Time for Thorns

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There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.

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October 17, 2008 at 4:58 am

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CBO issues dire debt warning…

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The Congressional Budget Office  is warning,  yet again, that His Oneness and the Democrats are spending us into fiscal oblivion.   Are the American people listening?   Do they care?   Do they have even a glimmer of understanding?

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April 16, 2014 at 10:20 am

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Is the shopping mall dead?

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The Mall of America notwithstanding,  it may be that  the shopping  mall is a dying venue,  replaced by online purchasing and  small,  village-style shopping areas.   Of course,  various types of building and shopping go in and out of fashion,  but the closings of so many malls has an odd feel of permanence to it.

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April 15, 2014 at 11:53 pm

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Escape from liberal despair…

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Read Andrew Thomas’  account of  how moving from New York City to Florida changed the lives and attitudes of his relatives.   We’ll know the transformation is complete when he informs us they have joined the Tea Party movement.

Of course,  many liberals make far less drastic moves,  and end up importing the bad policies and practices of their former locations to the new ones.

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April 15, 2014 at 10:18 am

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Get ahead in suck-up city…

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Washington, D.C. is indeed  “suck-up city”,  because,  as Charles Murray so aptly puts it,  sucking up is part of a politician’s job,  and D.C. is stuffed to bursting with not only politicians,  but also all the people they suck up to and those who suck up to them.   Spend a few weeks there and you’ll see why so many politicians,  federal employees,  and lobbyists quickly come to believe they are somehow special,  entitled to obeisance and deference,  above all the laws and regulations which govern we the little people of no consequence.

Murray charmingly confesses that the first tip in his new book doesn’t  really apply  to this peculiar place.   He does offer some valuable advice for young job-seekers,  which they would be smart to follow.

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April 14, 2014 at 11:52 pm

China vs. Philippines…

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The Philippines is  suing China  over territorial rights to islands in the South China Sea.   Of course, even if China loses,  there is no guarantee it will abide by the ruling if it loses.

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April 14, 2014 at 10:13 am

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Rolling Stone cover screw-up…

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Rolling Stone put John  Hancock’s signature  on the Constitution it placed on the back of Julia Louis-Dreyfus for its new cover.   I doubt the actress knew he didn’t sign it,  and the magazine certainly didn’t care,  coming up with a series of lame excuses for its stupidity.   Of course,  the average man on the street under 50 probably also doesn’t know Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence,  thanks to our wonderful educational system which indoctrinates daily but seldom educates.

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April 13, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Street art…

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This time  someone nails  His Oneness at The Masters golf tournament.

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April 13, 2014 at 10:14 am

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