Browsing All posts tagged under »Tea Party«

Donald Trump – your newest Lucy Van Pelt

January 31, 2016

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Everyone that grew up with Charles Schulz’ Peanuts cartoon strip and the animated specials, recognizes someone like Charlie Brown, the earnest, good hearted, self conscious and regretfully easily duped, little fellow that really wants to believe. He’s also mildly neurotic and tortured by insecurity and doubts. Many of us even see a bit of ourselves […]

The Donald Trump Natural Born Nonsense that won’t die Naturally

January 18, 2016

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The Natural Born Citizen issue that reared its ugly head before and during the most recent GOP Presidential debate in Charleston, SC – is still actively being disputed in the Conservative social media universe and in the news cycle itself. Donald Trump is hammering on it in speeches in Iowa and, not surprisingly, Ann Coulter […]

Don’t Forget About Sarah

March 9, 2014

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We are now in the process of evaluating this year’s CPAC, and that’s something I intend to properly address in a day or two, but meanwhile, I was doing a little housekeeping, cleaning out old emails and email drafts and found one about a person that has been enormously influential, but of whom, very little […]

The Internet Sales Tax – More is Never Enough

May 22, 2013

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The Internet Sales Tax.   Nothing illustrates the ravenous nature of BigGov and its insatiable desire to destroy even the smallest extant vestiges of Free Enterprise in America than the effort underway to pull millions of small businesses into their net of taxation.  While the support this legislation is getting on Capitol Hill from Democrats […]

The Fed Feeds the Bull

April 7, 2013

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A lot of people are puzzled by the strange disconnect between the behavior of investors in the stock market and the underlying fundamentals of the economy.   Psychologists call this ‘dissonance’, which is an expensive word to describe the feeling that what I’m seeing doesn’t make sense.  You’ve been seeing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, […]

Sgt. Prepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

March 27, 2013

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I wrote a piece last year called “Tea Party Terrorists”, in which I detailed that the Department of Homeland Security – the Frankenstein monster spawned from the ashes of 9/11 – commissioned a survey from the University of Maryland National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.  The study concluded that conservatives […]

What Is Conservativism and what isn’t?

January 22, 2013

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Communication on Blasted Fools is not simply a one way street.  I’ve decided that for the new year, I want to encourage more reader involvement in the posts.  I’m going to start off with something that I think about daily and keeps insisting on some answers.  What is ‘Conservatism’ and what defines a person as […]

The Awakening

November 28, 2012

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Some events are of such magnitude that they tend to elicit a reaction from even the most inert societies.  Think France and its typical moral ambivalence.   Similarly, some events have the tendency to create a level of discomfort that even takes us out of our natural comfort zone of common and basic cultural foundations.  […]

November 6th – the New April Fools’ Day

November 26, 2012

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The one point of universal agreement among people who look at the world and events through the lens of conservatism, is that this election is a wake up call. Not the typical one we tend to imagine – the morning alarm, but more akin to being summarily doused with a nice, cold bucket of water […]

The Harpy

October 25, 2012

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Harpy:  from Greek mythology, a vicious winged monster; often depicted as a bird with the head of a woman a ravenous creature with a woman’s head and trunk and a bird’s wings and claws. a malicious woman with a fierce temper large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit a […]