Archive for December, 2011

Letter from Louisiana

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

The following is a slice of Louisiana life from Ken Ringle, friend, boat partner and retired Style writer from The Washington Post. Consider it a New Year’s gift from me. TFS
Friends of Liberty:
In my never-ending effort to spread the gospel of Louisiana culture, I thought I should apprise [...]

The Fire Next Time

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

For the record books, the U.S. military involvement in Iraq is over.
The last units withdrew from Iraq into Kuwait just before Christmas. The only uniformed American military personnel still in Iraq are the roughly 200 members of an Office of Security Cooperation lodged in the American Embassy that is supposed to coordinate arms sales [...]

The Other Nine Per Cent

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Recent public opinion polls – I am sure you’ve seen them — suggest that nine per cent of the American public actually approves of Congress and the way it is doing its job. Of course, that was before this weekend’s bi-partisan wrangling over the payroll tax cut extension.
Who exactly are these nine per [...]

The Voice of Reason: Ron Paul?

Friday, December 16th, 2011

I know Ron Paul can be zany, especially when it comes to abolishing the Fed, returning to the gold standard and reducing the federal government to a mom-and-pop-sized enterprise.
He certainly has his eccentricities, such as refusing to wear a seat belt in a car, or a helmet when bicycling, both of which he apparently [...]

Here I Go Again….

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Anyone with a modicum of common sense, and my record as a political prognosticator, would avoid making any predictions in a campaign as chaotic as the current Republican Presidential nomination sweepstakes. After all, I predicted Carter over Reagan in 1980, Gore over Bush in 2,000, (well, of course, Gore did win that [...]