Africa for Africans Capitalism Defeating Communism

President Obama just concluded a conference of African Heads of State. The conference was the first in our Nation’s history, which is a sad commentary in America’s relationship with Africa. I believe the conference needed to happen, even if only for historical purposes. The President of the United States, an African-American, … Continue reading

Squandering the American Dream with Wasteful Spending

Do we really need 234 military golf courses around the world, an $80 million military ski resort in the Bavarian Alps and a parade of unnecessary weapons, ships, and planes?It is increasingly obvious that our enormous untouchable “military” budget is not always being used for our national defense.Likewise, our massive … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

(Programming note:  I’m going to keep the round-up, short and sweet.  But, I will continue to post a video for the day and make my usual commentary on my own crazy blog.) News gotcha feelin’ bitter?  Well, today’s Ten Post Round-Up ain’t gonna make ya feel any better: 1: Iraqi … Continue reading

Nobel Laureate Refuses Olympic Torch

There’s been a lot of news about the upcoming Olympics in China and the various protests and calls for boycotts. NPR reports today that “Kenyan political activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai turned down an invitation to participate in the Olympic torch relay in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.” … Continue reading

House and Senate Pass Resolutions on Chinese Crackdown of Tibet

On Wednesday, the House overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on China to “end its crackdown on Tibet and release Tibetans imprisoned for “nonviolent” demonstrations.” The resolution passed on a vote of 413-1, with “Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who recently dropped out of the presidential race, was the lone congressman voting against it.” The resolution passed … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

We got snow for Easter, in my neck of the woods.  As the snow began to melt, today, I could see the first signs of Spring, sprouting up out of the brown ground; the first sprigs of green grass.  I think we are going to need another decent snowstorm, to … Continue reading

Nancy Pelosi Speaks Out on Tibet, Bush Silent

I’ve been watching the situation in Tibet unfold in recent days but have not found the time to write about.  China has been censoringthe news coming out of Tibet on the protests there and have sent in the military to crackdown. FreeTibet.org has a wealth of photos, news links and videos … Continue reading

Why Does the Bush Administration Not Want Small Business to Export?

I had a rather interesting and disconcerting experience today, as a small business owner. I make natural bath & body products and I wholesale and retail them on the internet. I’ve been in business for nearly 13 years and occasionally I get international orders from shop owners and individuals in various locations … Continue reading

Flying the Chinese-Made American Flag to Stimulate the Economy

Walking down Main Street, pushing a grocery cart loaded with clothes, toys, and appliances was Marshbaum. Fastened to the right front corner of the cart was an American flag tied onto a three-foot ruler. “Patriot!” he was calling out. “Step aside for an American patriot!” “You posing as a homeless … Continue reading