Bundy vs. The Bureau of Land Management: An Overbearing Government?

  The gap between what is right and what is legal is often a chasm of cultures. – Anonymous Recent events involving Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are a case in point.  … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Federal Government, Government Regulation, Land Use Laws, Leadership, President Obama | 6 Comments

Jobs and Wages Lack in the Obama and Oregon Recovery

Recessions are a natural phenomena of a free market.  In the simplest terms recessions result from an over supply and they recover when the excess supply is eventually consumed.  Left alone, a recession will cure itself over an abbreviated time … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Obamacare, Oregon Government, President Obama | 4 Comments

Obama’s Guile Comes Home to Roost

There are consequences for being a demonstrable liar – no one believes you.  There are consequences for being a back stabber – no one trusts you.  And there are consequences for being a feckless leader -–everyone pushes you around.  President … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Ethics, Iran, Israel, Leadership, President Obama, Terrorism, Ukraine | 17 Comments

The Crimea: What Would You Do Different?

We were at a gathering last week and the discussion moved from the plight of Malaysian Airline Flight 370 to the fiasco in the Crimea.  As the discussion evolved and criticism of President Barack Obama rose, someone (probably one of … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Benghazi, Hillary Clinton, Individual Responsiblity, Iraq, Leadership, President Obama | 24 Comments

Can Republicans Win on Obamacare? Only If They Can Fix It

Last week Republican David Jolly beat Democrat Adelaide (Alex) Sink in Florida’s 13th Congressional District.  Mr. Jolly cast the election as a referendum on Obamacare while Ms. Sink, who supported Obamacare, chose to try to scare the bejezzus out of … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Congressional Races, Health Care Reform, Liberalism, Obamacare, President Obama | 23 Comments

Twisting the Political Process in Crook County

Each Spring at the annual meeting of my golf club, somebody stands up to propose rule changes.  In virtually every instance it is because the person proposing and/or his golfing buddies aren’t winning and they believe a change in the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government reform, Leadership, Liberalism, Non-partisan elections, Public Employee Unions, Transparency, Voting | 9 Comments

Ukraine: Another Foreign Policy Failure by Obama

It is difficult to determine which is more tragic: Justin Bieber trying to act like a “hardass” to prove he is grown up, or President Barack Obama trying to act resolute to prove he is a world leader on the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Leadership, President Obama, Syria | 8 Comments

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