Monthly Archives: October 2013

Five Lessons from Conservative Persuasion Bootcamp

By |October 17th, 2013|

It happened right under our noses, even though we all knew better: a cabal of determined con men and women got everyone to believe that they were championing open and enlightened discourse, while they were actually just frightening everyone into silence ahead of the reality that the oligarchic governmentality to which they entitled themselves was in fact completely incoherent. […]

Shutdown shows need for Article V convention

By |October 17th, 2013|

The shutdown of many parts of the Federal government due to the debate over Washington’s control of medical care is just a symptom of a much deeper problem. As significant as is the debate over who should control our medical systems, it is but one aspect of the real problem.

We have lost our vision for constitutional federalism. […]

Shutdown: Who benefits short- and long-term?

By |October 17th, 2013|

By the time you read this, “The Shutdown” may be over, but the first ten days did reveal some things worth noting. In purely random order they include the following:

The conventional wisdom endlessly trumpeted by the “mainstream media” is that the shutdown is a disaster for Republicans.  Yet the very fluid first week polls on “Blame” averaged 44%  of the people pointing the finger at Republicans, and 35% at Democrats- bad numbers for the GOP, but hardly catastrophic. […]

"Breaking Bad" plays the Bible card

By |October 17th, 2013|

I didn’t actually see my first episode of much-awarded mega-hit “Breaking Bad” until a few days before September’s series finale. One episode and I was tragically hooked. Having never binged on a TV marathon before, I’m embarrassed at all the hours I watched, unable to turn the thing off. It became an epic overdose that reduced my eyes to tiny red stinging slits. […]

Shutdown showdown confirms powers still separate

By |October 11th, 2013|

Regardless of whether or not the federal government shutdown has ended or continues to drag on, I suspect a vast majority of Americans can’t tell the difference. […]

When "Yes We Can" Becomes "It Is What it Is"

By |October 11th, 2013|

In the Obama era, the future isn’t what it used to be. […]

Ballot-palooza floods Colorado mailboxes, benefiting Dems

By |October 10th, 2013|

A third of a million Coloradans who have shown little interest in voting will get ballots in the mail this month anyway, teeing up a big pool of low-information voters for manipulation by Democrats and expanding the opportunities for election fraud.

The trigger for this was House Bill 1303, enacted last spring, which not only provides for same-day voter registration, but also requires election officials to reclassify […]

What Obamacare means for rural Coloradans

By |October 7th, 2013|

Whether by design or coincidence, rural residents can expect to take it in
the pocketbook as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka
“ObamaCare”) takes effect over the next 15 months. […]

Beware of Amendment 66

By |October 2nd, 2013|

Route 66 is a famous highway; Amendment 66 is a fiscal dead end, taking over a billion dollars yearly in new state taxes. Here are three strikes against #66 almost no one knows. […]