Mark Helprin Redux on DADT

In case anybody forgot. From Jan 2007 to Jan 2011 The democratic party held both houses of congress. From Jan 2009 a democratic president was in the White House. During all of this time democrats had the ability to repeal DADT... ...they did not. Now with less than 60 days to go in their majority, … Continue reading Mark Helprin Redux on DADT

Give me a break Katherine

You choose to enter a military academy knowing what the rule was and now you've decided that you are going out, or should I say coming out in style. While at the academy, I have made a deliberate effort to develop myself academically, physically, and militarily, but in terms of holistic personal growth I have … Continue reading Give me a break Katherine

At what point will the media actually decide…

...that this administration is exactly what they accused the Bush Administration of being? The groups were protesting don't ask don't tell (I've given my opinion on it here) but if they haven't figured out that President Obama used them for suckers then they haven't figured out anything. The idea that an administration would close a … Continue reading At what point will the media actually decide…

Around the blogroll 3/19/10

Let's take a peek around the blogroll and see what we can see: Dan Collins notes a double standard on gaffes: But despite all of the available evidence that so easily destroys the meta-narrative of Obama’s brilliance, we still have yet to see him get the same treatment that Gerald Ford, Reagan, Quayle, or G.W. … Continue reading Around the blogroll 3/19/10

There seems to be some confusion here concerning CPAC and homosexuality etc…

Most of it is in the form of running gags so let me make my own positions clear, these are positions I have articulated in the past and they haven't changed: I do not favor gay marriage, I believe that to redefine the institution of marriage is an excessive in narcissism. I DO believe that … Continue reading There seems to be some confusion here concerning CPAC and homosexuality etc…

Ok what about Don’t ask, don’t tell?

I've teased supporters of this president in the past because he has been unwilling to address items such as "don't ask don't tell", but I've never devoted a piece to my opinion on the subject so here goes... My opinion on "Don't ask, don't tell" is a variation of Lincoln statement on slavery. Our goal … Continue reading Ok what about Don’t ask, don’t tell?

Q: Why is it a pipe dream for me to expect my mayor to enforce federal law?

A: Because why should I expect her to enforce federal laws when apparently the elected president doesn't plan to do so. The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws, under new policy guidelines to be sent to federal prosecutors Monday. Two Justice … Continue reading Q: Why is it a pipe dream for me to expect my mayor to enforce federal law?

A challenge to the those on the left who want President Obama to put up…

In comments below name the republican candidate that you would be willing to vote for in the 2012 election instead of Barack Obama. If you can't name one then you are wasting your time complaining about him, he will do what he wants when and if he is ready to do it. Update: No comments … Continue reading A challenge to the those on the left who want President Obama to put up…

Another reality check: Don’t ask don’t tell

There has been a gay rights march in Washington and the president has again promised to repeal "Don't ask don't tell" so in keeping with today's theme it's back to reality: Don't ask don't tell is enacted into law in 1993 by congress The Democrats have had control of congress since 2006 The Democratic majority … Continue reading Another reality check: Don’t ask don’t tell