Dominionist Hoedown in Salt Lake City and YOU ain’t Invited

[NOTE: Because it just might make you read it, longtime newsman Doug Krile lists this in today’s Krile Files as “The Best Story of the Night: Oh, my. There’s enough intrigue here to keep anybody interesting. Follow the twists and turns and be prepared to be surprised!“] What’s a “dominionist”? It’s important that you ask that question first, or else you’ll have no way of analyzing what’s going on. According to Wikipedia: Dominionism is described by some contemporary scholars and journalists as a tendency among conservative politically-active Christians to seek influence or control over secular civil government through political action — aiming

Breaking News Or Wind Or Something

SMOKING GUN UPDATE 4:04 AM PDT: Paul Singer is one of the three richest libertarians, according to Ron Paul‘s ex-Congressional Senior Aide and District Representative, Eric Dondero [Rittberg]: # Eric Dondero Says: January 30th, 2007 at 3:22 pm Just breaking… The London Herald-Tribune is reporting that Libertarian Billionaire Paul Singer has endorsed Rudy Giuliani for President. Singer, is a NYC Hedge Fund Manager. He’s regarded as one of the Top Three Richest Libetarians in the Nation, right up there with David Koch, and Howie Rich. Singer also is a Board Member of the libertarian Manhattan Institute. [emphasis added] Full story and link now up at The link is dead, alas. Among his fellow travelers at the Manhattan Institute: William … Continue reading

Private Legislatures

UPDATE 2 4:30AM PDT: A Major Update, with brand new links, reporting and information that can be found nowhere else is up at HVS: Disneyland Democracy. Good news of a sort, today — unless you happen to be one of those who make their living gathering petition signatures, or running petition campaigns for money in those twenty-plus states that allow ballot measures and initiatives. Another “stealth” petition drive has, seemingly, bit the dust in California, according to the Los Angeles Times: BREAKING NEWS: Electoral initiative backers give up Plagued by a lack of money, supporters of a statewide initiative drive to change the way California’s 55 electoral votes are apportioned, first revealed here by Top of the Ticket in July, … Continue reading

Playing Chicken with Children’s Health Care

If there’s anybody left who doubts that “compassionate conservatism” is an Orwellian smokescreen for the same old Republican policies, listen to this: After promising he’d work on “expanding health care for children,” the President has now unilaterally declared war on a successful, wildly popular program that gives health care to millions of low-income kids. Democrats see a successful program, S-CHIP, and they see 11 million kids still uninsured in the richest country in the world, and they want to build on what works and expand it. Makes sense, right? But this White House is so hell-bent on denying the Democratic Congress a victory, the President’s threatening to veto health care for kids. This is the same guy who never met … Continue reading

Chickenhawks, Chickenshits, Cowardly Candidates and a Craven Congress, Aint That America?

The progress being made in our 4 1/2 year war of terror on Iraq is phenomenal. So impressive are our recent gains that the “top tier” Democratic candidates who have lined up in competition to become the heirs of this great struggle for freedom, for Middle Eastern democracy, for oil and gas rights for western corporations and of course for lucrative contracts in arms sales and private security for campaign contributors, last night went way out on a limb and declared their goal of removing our troops from the quagmire in Mesopotamia by the end of their first term in office in 2013. Despite their boldness, they did not report whether or not they could guarantee the colonization of Mars, … Continue reading

What? Politeness Counts in Foreign Relations?

As noted HERE, HERE and HERE, other writers seem to have noticed what rude, boorish slobs America has been to the visiting Iranian head of state. It wasn’t about the Iranian President. The way that he was treated is seen in Iran as the way WE have decided to treat ALL Iranians. You disrespect the country’s leader, you disrespect the country. The USA has, collectively told Persia (Iran): Yo momma, fools! Imagine for a moment if even Bush went to, say, Thailand, and he was treated by the Thais the way that we treated Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?