Friday, May 20, 2011


Arnold Schwarzenegger proves the adage that behind every successful man is a woman; but behind every failed former successful another woman.

Originally published in the Chicago Tribune, May 22, 2011.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Republican Presidential contender Ron Paul presents us anti war, social progressives with a real dilemma.

His libertarian philosophy makes him 100% right concerning our bankrupting, criminal wars. He is totally against them as contrary to libertarian principles, the Constitution, and common sense.

That is the good Ron Paul

Unfortunately, his libertarian philosophy makes him 100% wrong on domestic issues. He is against virtually all forms of governmental social services such as FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) as not only being unconstitutional, but immoral as well. If people are in the way of a natural disaster like a hurricane or a flood, they should rely on the generosity of their neighbors, not the federal government. Smart, rich white guys like Paul live on high ground and have the personal resources to deal with any calamity. Speaking of white guys, candidate Paul came out this week against the civil rights act of 1964, even though its been on the books for47 years. Why? Because Paul's libertarian philosophy dictates that you can't legislate a private business into serving blacks, or any other group or person it chooses not to, as an unconstitutional intrusion on personal property rights.

That is the bad Ron Paul.

You see, its all about the cult of libertarianism to folks like Big Paul (Ron) and Little Paul (Senator Rand of KY) who walk around with dog eared copies of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and speak in hushed tones about "the virtue of selfishness".

Paul's candidacy is simply an amusing sideshow in President Obama's upcoming re-election cake walk. Hey, the President could use the good Ron Paul. How about replacing the interventionist hawk Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State with Ron Paul? He would be fabulous when the neo-cons beat the drums for more war. But please, when the talk turns to domestic issues at cabinet meetings, send the bad Ron Paul out for coffee.