In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


I Saw the Helicopters Last Night

Every year, about an hour after the State of the Union, as I’m walking my dog, I see the helicopters. They come in over my house, and head toward Washington. Last night, two of them ran separately, a couple of minutes apart. I’ve also seen them in a small pack, flying loosely in formation. I think I know what they are doing. They are ferrying

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White House Hoses Hosni

Well, so much for helping out the U. S. of A. for 30 years. The White House today made clear it’s ready to cut its losses quick if Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak goes down. Mubarak is a dictator, but he has been our ally for three decades and has served as a bulwark against Islamic extremism. We’ve abided his abuse of civil liberties for years,

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New Press Secretary Decision Likely this Week

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today said a decision on his replacement could come this week, saying the final moves in a broad White House restructuring are likely to be announced over the next few days. The leading candidates to replace Gibbs appear still to be Biden communications director Jay Carney, a former reporter for Time Magazine, and Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton.

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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This is the traditional post-State of the Union trip to tout the new initiatives. Doesn’t seem like any of these companies are involved in cutting the deficit. Actually, I think they may have their hands out for your “investment.” 11:35 am || Arrives in Green Bay, Wisc. 12:35 pm || Tours Orion Energy Systems; Manitowoc, Wisc. 1:00 pm || Delivers remarks on energy 1:30 pm

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Obama Asks Bhutan to Solve America’s Problems

Thanks for all your comments on the speech in the previous post. Lots of great ones. Here’s my take: IS ANYBODY RUNNING THIS COUNTRY?? We have some big problems in the United States. They are: 1. The deficit 2. The three wars we are involved in: Afghanistan, Iraq and the battle against Islamist terrorism. 3. The mortal threat posed by the development of nuclear weapons

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