I have a voice archive
Category: Politics

July 31, 2012

thumbnail

Milton Friedman’s 100th

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Government, Politics, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

Today is Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday.  There are few people for whom I have as much respect, nor any I laud more frequently.  In celebration of his birthday, I’d like to extend this idea. What if, in the process of writing new legislation, a short treatise was required that referenced all the prior related legislation, […]

July 22, 2012

thumbnail

Why gun laws cannot work

by Nori
Categories: Politics, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: 3 Comments

One of the biggest problems we have as a society is the failure of the citizenry to attach reality to theory.  In theory, if you take away all the guns, there would be no gun violence, but that’s wrong on so many levels.  Gun laws just cripple the law abiding.  This is such an obvious […]

July 13, 2012

thumbnail

The Supreme Court and Obamatax

by Nori
Categories: Government, Politics, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

Since the Obamatax decision came down from the Supreme Court, it’s been fascinating to listen to/read different people’s take on what the decision means, both short term and long. Of all the bits I’ve heard and read, I have found the perceptions of Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University […]

June 28, 2012

thumbnail

Dashed expectations

by Nori
Categories: Government, Politics, Social networking, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

ken n 1: range of what one can know or understand; “beyond my ken” [syn: cognizance] 2: the range of vision; “out of sight of land” [syn: sight] For some reason beyond my current ken, I expected more from SCOTUS today on their ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Healthcare act.  To say I’m […]

June 16, 2012

thumbnail

Favorite news sources

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Energy, Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Social networking, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

In my RSS feed (I use Bloglines as I’m still boycotting Google) I have over 30 hard and soft news sources.  I can get away with having this many because most don’t produce a lot of data daily.  For example, one of my favorite singers, Diana Krall, adds concert dates every couple months.  I subscribe […]

June 16, 2012

thumbnail

Where the news is

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Social networking
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

Over the last six months the way I get my news has changed.  I used to be a devotee of Fox, but the cancellation of Judge Napolitano’s Freedom Watch was the end of a slow change. Napolitano’s show was the one I would watch faithfully.  Fox’s cancellation signaled a shift by Fox toward a more […]

April 20, 2012

thumbnail

Making connections

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Politics, Social networking, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

This morning I received an emailed article about the Obamas that elicited the following response. Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I wish it were a more intelligent rant, but it’s just a rant; not memorable, not pointed, just a generic rant about disrespectful communists.  That it comes from a black man isn’t even particularly notable. It wasn’t […]

April 4, 2012

thumbnail

Assigning homework

by Nori
Categories: Government, Politics, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

If you’ve been following the news, you know SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) had hearings last week on three things involving the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act. On day one they heard arguments to determine if they could hear arguments . . . it was one of those “it’s a tax!”, “no, […]

April 1, 2012

thumbnail

Still riding the “ain’t no such thing” global warming horse

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Energy, Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

The rain can stop any time now. If it doesn’t, I’m considering ark building as a potential hobby. There’s lots going on in the global warming debate. Much of the steam has seeped out of the global warmists’ engine. Poland, among other EU eastern border countries, has told the rest of the EU to eff […]

March 27, 2012

thumbnail

On Nancy Reagan and Jane Fonda

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

Does it bother you at all that avowed socialist Jane Fonda is slated to play the iconic Nancy Reagan? I have to say . . . it bothers me a lot. Not only because I don’t want the nation’s memory of Mrs. Reagan soiled by being associated with such an un-American person, but because I […]


user-avatar
Today is Saturday
September 18, 2021