A FORGOTTEN WAR: What is remarkable to anyone viewing these statistics for the first time is the massive number of non-combat deaths in the military. That over 13,000 military personnel died from accidents in the 1980s alone is shocking. Clearly, effectively training to kill and destroy is a dangerous and sometimes lethal business.


THE PLATFORM OF REPUBLICAN FAILURE: Once upon a time the Liberal Elite invited these decent Citizen Liberals to a game of Three Card Monte, and, with a little sleight of hand, replaced a platform comprised of unpopular ideas with the Platform of Republican Failure. This is demonstrated by Citizen Liberals’ complete ignorance of what...


 BREAD AND CIRCUSES (OR GAS AND MORTGAGES): Yet, despite Obama’s election, the conservative nightmare of plebs voting themselves gas and mortgages did not come to pass. "Despite widespread predictions of record turnout in this year’s presidential election, roughly the same portion of eligible voters cast ballots in 2008 as in 2004." (Politico, That Huge Voter Turnout? Didn't Happen.) How, then, was Barack Obama elected? Astonishingly enough, those who supply bread and circuses to the plebs provided the critical votes that secured victory for the Democrat candidate.

Posted by Aslan, 11.11.2008 | |


A LESSON IN CONSERVATION: If drilling in ANWR were a question of developing all 19,000,000 acres of land, there are some who would still support the effort, recognizing the staggering importance of energy independence in a world where massive stockpiles of oil are controlled by Hugo Chavez, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and duplicitous Saudi sheiks.  In such a debate, wiser people would of course argue that we must maintain some percentage of the refuge for future generations.  If the response to that reasonable appeal was to give back 99.9895% to the caribou and to nature, who could possibly argue?

Posted by Aslan, 1.7.2006 | |