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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Willful ignorance…

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That is how retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn,  the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency,  characterized Obama’s Middle East policy,  though I would argue it applies to all of his foreign policy.  If you didn’t catch him on Fox News Sunday,  watch  him here.

 

 

 

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March 30, 2015 at 10:17 am

Rubio’s tax reform plan…

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In the opening paragraph,  Sen. Marco Rubio displays more economic savvy than His Oneness has in six years as President.   I’d like more details,  but the outline  is quite  interesting.

I will say that the Senator’s statement on Mr. Obama’s understanding of the economy is correct.  Both Barack and Michelle Obama have at various times issued statements evidencing that they believe economic winners win by taking from the losers.   They see the  pie as static,  and their only aim is to be in control of selecting the winners.   That is the statist mind at work,  totally incapable of comprehending that the size of the pie can be increased so that everyone benefits.

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March 29, 2015 at 11:16 pm

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Places I’d like to be…

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The world has some perfectly  marvelous locations,  doesn’t it?

 

 

 

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March 29, 2015 at 10:11 am

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Burgos excavation…

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I often wonder if so many Americans are interested in archaeology because we live in such a young country by historical standards.   Yes,  our continent’s history is much older than our nation,  but large civilizations in North America  were rare.

Whether you’re a archaeology enthusiast like me or not,  the finds at the old port of Burgos,  Bulgaria,  are exciting.   See for  yourself.

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March 28, 2015 at 11:23 pm

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Chief George’s blessing…

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Chief Dan George offers  a blessing.   We could all use one,  couldn’t we?

 

 

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March 27, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Earth’s most colorful places…

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I’ve seen the tulip fields in Holland — mile after mile of broad bands of color  —  and marveled that the flowers are regarded as unimportant,  since the growers are after the bulbs.   I hope to see a few  more of  these colorful wonders.

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March 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

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Supreme unanimity…

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Even Justices Sotomayor and Kagan got this one right by joining in a decision  that when  shareholders sue  a corporation for making false statements of opinion in filings,  they must establish that the statements were knowingly false.   That seems plain common sense to me,  but it is a direct blow to the trial lawyers’ lobby,  an important Democratic support group,  and one which has increasingly used such lawsuits as a means of legal extortion.

I myself have owned stock in a corporation which was attacked in this manner,  and it was costly to the company,  and thus to shareholders,  not merely in the expense of fighting the suit,  but also because it held up a large business deal.

I am always reminded that people obtain law degrees for one of three reasons:  1)  because they love the law and wish to seek justice;   2)  they see it as a means to become wealthy;  or  3)  they wish to learn how to subvert the law.  The last option is what drove both the Clintons and the Obamas.   None of them have any respect for the law or the Constitution on which it is based,  nor do they have any for the dignity of the office of the Presidency.   They are merely tools in their arsenals of corruption.

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March 26, 2015 at 11:26 pm

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