Or maybe Vurkey? From Edward Niedermeyer, New York Times: GENERAL MOTORS introduced America to the Chevrolet Volt at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show as a low-slung concept car that would someday be the future of motorized transportation. It would go 40 miles on battery power alone, promised G.M., after which it would create its own […]
Weren’t these the same people that screamed about the terrible Patriot Act?
I was interviewed by Stefano DiPietrantonio on 100723 on the 10 O’clock news regarding the necessity of ensuring that your Wi-Fi (wireless) network is secure to prevent data theft, identify theft, viruses and network intrusion. This story was prompted by a piece of scum who was running servers for child porn out of his house […]
From DRJ, Patterico’s Pontifications: The hottest story of the week was Shirley Sherrod. Alexander Marlow at BigGovernment looks at why Sherrod was silenced by the Sunday media shows Was silence the price the Obama adminstration extracted from Mre. Sherrod as the price of getting back on the public dole?
Fast Company Social Media Influence Project nearing 20,000 users. Check out your Influence in the expanding world of social media.
I was interviewed by Larry Shields on 100719 on the 11 O’clock news. We discussed how attorneys are increasingly using social media, blogs, and other sources to dig up dirt for court, especially in divorce cases, and how Online Reputation Management (ORM) is increasingly important in all facets of your life. You can watch this […]
—Sun Tzu, The Art of War
The two major forms of Republicanism each have a doctrine that is tied to actual documents. Religious social conservatives have The Bible, while fiscal and Constitutional conservatives have the Constitution. It is safe to say that the vast majority of Republicans have their political tenants supplied by one, if not both, of these documents. This type of textual anchor is a positive philosophically and morally but in a strictly political sense can be a liability. The resulting positives are what tend to be deep, time-tested convictions, stability, certainty and, when used, an effective measuring stick for candidates in primaries. However, in our current event driven and largely politically uninformed society the negative is that this rigidness makes it nearly impossible to adapt positions to individual situations and use current events for maximum political gain.
This is a problem that the modern day liberal Democrat will not have anytime soon. They indeed stand in the starkest of contrast. Having left the Constitution behind decades ago, they move forward with no defined doctrine. No set of black and white documents that create, inform, or guide their ideology (and don’t even try to give me the party platform). This creates a situation in which changing party leadership sets an evolving standard as to what defines a Democrat. This not only allows them to easily tailor their political message to what they perceive to be popular at the moment, but grants them the option of playing the role of “lifeguard” and coming to the citizenry’s rescue with politically crafted legislation.
This, in tandem with the current perception that this is indeed the role of government, is extremely effective but thankfully also comes with disadvantages. First, the […]
From Jake Tapper, ABC News: Speaking about the Uganda bombings, the president said, “What you’ve seen in some of the statements that have been made by these terrorist organizations is that they do not regard African life as valuable in and of itself. They see it as a potential place where you can carry out […]
An interesting John Hawkins interview with Victor Davis Hanson: Victor Davis Hanson: I think that’s just part of what it means to be a privileged Westerner. It means that you’re going to be wracked by self doubt and you’re going to be constantly picking apart, tearing apart you society to make it better. That means […]
Thanks to incredible clients and partners, my company Libertas Technologies, LLC is celebrating its 9th anniversary!
(Sigh) It’s become obvious that I’m unable to post regularly to the blog in the current set up work conditions, absent a laptop computer to put in the truck with me. So, until I get one, you’ll need to bear with me for a while.
I see it as nothing short of alarming that we go forward with the Fourth of July /Independence Day celebrations as if nothing was wrong; as if the instrument which has served better than any other to protect our freedoms …namely the Constitution of these United States… wasn’t under direct attack by those currently in […]
For a fitting tribute to the now departed Senator Robert “Sheets” Byrd, late of West Virginia, a cite Michelle Malkin 2001 article in Capitalism magazine, via Ed Dristoll, Pajamas Media: The ex-Klansman’s admirers praise his historical knowledge, mastery of procedural rules, and outspokenness. They refer to the Senate’s senior Democrat as the “conscience of the […]
I’ve been watching the nonsense over GOP Chair Steele’s comments on Afghanistan, with a somewhat jaundiced eye. Look, the DNC may like to claim that Steele is “betting against our troops and rooting for failure in Afghanistan”, but what’s really happening here is that Steele is demonstrating the ability to see reality… something Democrats almost […]