Published April 09, 2009
Welcome home, Mr. President. You sure had a long trip. I hope your cold is much better and you get a chance to rest over the Easter Weekend.
There are folks that are a lot smarter than I am, or at least the media thinks they are, who are giving your trip a full political and policy proctologic examination.
Published April 01, 2009
Now that General Motors has effectively been taken over by the government and Chrysler has been given last rites, it might be helpful to see what kind of cars the government might produce.
We only have to look at the results other government's attempts at producing cars -- the Soviet Union and their Eastern Bloc allies during the Cold War.
Published March 23, 2009
Unlike the wildfires we have every year here in California and throughout the West, it is not consuming acres of forest and people's homes -- unless you count the huge drop in home values. It is consuming America's trust and confidence in the very institutions that we count on to guide this nation.
Published March 17, 2009
Most of the criticism leveled at the recent Omnibus Spending Bill was about the 8,000 pork barrel projects it contained. Oddly enough, some of the folks complaining the loudest had their snouts deepest in the trough.
Published March 09, 2009
As the economic crisis worsens -- with seemingly with no end in sight -- I have been watching the TV coverage, listening carefully to the radio and reading all the blogs. Across all media the economic experts, pundits and wannabe political strategists tell viewers and listeners how Americans are coping with the recession.
Published March 02, 2009
The Elitist Populist ( Liberalus Arrogantus) is a member of the Elitist species of which there are three classes. The first two are the Elitist Republican ( Conservatus Rightus) and the Elitist Democrat (Liberalus Leftus).
Published February 27, 2009
Dear Mr. President,
First let me tell you that you delivered one helluva speech on Tuesday. You are without a doubt one of the most gifted orators I have ever seen and I have seen quite a few.
Published February 24, 2009
When it comes to analyzing America's current economic woes and how we got here, I have heard just about all the whining, navel-gazing, excuses, television talk show psychobabble, hand wringing and pundit puffery I can stomach.
Published February 20, 2009
The battle over the California's budget has ended. The gaping $42 billion deficit will be closed though a combination of higher taxes and spending cuts. Neither Democrats nor Republicans are happy about result and most of our problems have still not been addressed.