Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Here's a quick rundown of his vocabulary:
Kat (whispered for some reason) = cat
Guh or Daaa = dog
dat = that (?)
ba ba ba = bye (he's learned to wave, sometimes at himself)
muh muh muh... = I'm upset (unfortunately, it doesn't yet mean "mom")
da = dad (maybe)
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
There are plenty of captains of industry that have no more respect for rule of law and a properly functioning competitive capitalist economy than the bandana-wearing anarchist at your local Move-On rally. The key, since we the people ultimately make the hiring and firing decisions in the legislature, is for us to work to keep some people's grubby hands off of the controls of the "do it or I'll shoot you" machinery. The problem we encounter is that we can hardly agree whose hands are grubby and whose are pure.
I propose we limit the powers of the national government to a very limited list of roles we can all agree on, and leave all other powers to the states or the people themselves. (We used to call this "The Constitution") This includes limiting the power of the judiciary to invent new, controversial federal powers by "interpreting" the "living Constitution", and chucking those earmarking career politicians out of office. And yes, that means voting out the likes of Robert Byrd if you're a West Virginian even though he does "so much good" for your particular state. (Read: "he takes everyone elses money and funnels it to us"). Ask yourself: Why do politicians start their careers rich and end them spectacularly, obscenely wealthy? Politicians should not be allowed to make *any* income other than their salary. And that salary should be equal to the national average. Eliminate the lucrative career path.
Friday, March 03, 2006
Homosexuality: It is suggested that one's being gay is influenced by genetics. Thus, the only way a "gay" gene could be passed along is if a carrier were forced into a heterosexual relationship and hence reproduced. Therefore, allowing gays to marry each other (and adopt) would seem to be a great way to gradually winnow down the gay population.
Abortion: People with deeply-held convictions who oppose abortion are going about it the wrong way. We get a lot of our social, religious and political views from our parents and therefore the best way to winnow down the number of people who support abortion is to let those who currently support it go right ahead and do it. Presto: In 100 years hardly anyone will support it - or for that matter, I suspect, be a Democrat.