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Team Obama Floods the Zone…and It’s Working

In football it’s called flooding the zone. The offensive receivers outnumber the defenders, thus creating an obvious advantage for the team with the ball. The defense becomes confused; there are too many receivers to cover. The defensive scheme breaks down, unable to prioritize multiple threats. Often in the confusion the offense makes a significant gain,…

In the Middle of the Rubicon

We are all familiar with the idiom. Crossing the Rubicon means to pass a point of no return and refers to Julius Caesar’s army’s crossing of the river in 49 BC. I strive mightily to avoid using melodramatic hyperbole though the temptation to do so rears its seductive head almost daily. Lord knows the regime’s antics over the last…

Our Wink and a Nod Ruler

From Politico… Senior White House staff knew of the ongoing investigation into the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups ahead of the release of a report from a Treasury Department inspector general, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday, but held off on informing the president to wait for a final report.  With the knowledge of…

On Monitoring Free Speech…

Matt Drudge tweeted: “Warning to reporters and sources: Assume all your communications are being monitored. Time to move back to the parking garage.” I’m neither a reporter nor a source. I write political commentaries, and they’re not particularly supportive of the Obama administration. Compared to the media heavyweights the relative impact of my writing is all…

Ban the Pressure Cookers

This morning I saw a story on CNSNews.com. In part, it reads: A local news outlet is reporting that the home-goods retailer, Williams-Sonoma has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves in the aftermath of the Boston attack.  According to the Dedham Patch, Williams-Sonoma has pulled pressure cookers off the shelves out of respect for the…

Situational Respect for the Dead

This morning I open Drudge and read: “Dems Block Resolution to Honor Lady Thatcher…” And, ”Police fear ‘death parties’ will disrupt…” And, “ Protesters to line street, ‘turn backs’ on casket…” Finally, “BBC chief refuses to ban broadcast of ‘Ding Dong The Witch is Dead’… In my last blog I expressed shock and dismay at the death of a thirteen-month…

The Depths of Cultural Depravity

I’m an early baby boomer, and the country has changed dramatically in my lifetime. I, like many, ignore the positives; advances in medical science and development of the computer and internet to name two notable examples. However, I’ve observed other changes not so positive. Today’s political environment troubles me; I write about it often on this blog. The deterioration…

The GOP: Delusional, Schizophrenic or Just Plain Stupid?

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Another day of political news reports. Another day of flip-flops, ridiculously late recognition of the obvious and disjointed and dispiriting dribble from the Grand Old Party. Geez…can they possibly be this mindless and out of touch? Yes, me thinks. Where in the world to start? There’s enough material for a whole season’s worth of political…