California R.I.P.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 \PM\.\Wed\.

Califonia RIP

As California continues on a course that may well end in bankruptcy, the indispensable Iowahawk decides to give us a sneak peek of the future California funeral here.  Any relation between California’s funeral and the funeral of a pop singer this week is purely intentional.  After all, they both died broke!

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A Plan For Palin, A New Contract With America?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 \AM\.\Wed\.

Sarah Palin

[Updates at the bottom of his post]

Governor Sarah Palin recently announced her resignation as governor of the great state of Alaska and there has been a flurry of analysis of her motives, her character, and her future plans.  Some of this analysis were sincere, others were borderline antagonistic.

This is all occurring in the midst of an Obama presidency steering both Democratic controlled chambers of Congress that have substantially increased spending and enlarged the government to the detriment of our freedoms.  Couple this with the lack of a clear Republican plan to challenge all of this, the American people are in need of a leader to guide us out of this wilderness.

I believe Governor Palin can and should play this important role.  She stated in her final address as governor of Alaska that she wants to do what’s best for her state.  If she is a person of principle and a patriot then it is logical to presume that she wants what’s best for America.  And what’s best for America right now is to have a strong and vigorous counterweight to the liberal agenda of President Obama and his enablers in the Congress.

The plan that Governor Palin should pursue is to proactively lead Americans to take back Congress as part of the pact with America.  She should do what then House Leader Newt Gingrich did in 1994 with the Republican Party’s Contract with America that gave the Republicans control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.

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Bullet Points on Caritas

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 \AM\.\Wed\.

L'Osservatore Romano

A  helpful post courtesy of Father Z here on the major points of Caritas gleaned from L’Osservatore Romano.  I found this very useful.


Malta and Doug

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 \AM\.\Wed\.

Malta

As I predicted here, some of the Maltese are beginning to cast a jaundiced eye at Douglas Kmiec, the proposed ambassador to Malta.  Father Z has all the details here.  Doug, the wages of political sycophancy just are not what they are cracked up to be!  Enjoy your diplomatic payoff!


Here’s to You Mr. Jefferson

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 \AM\.\Wed\.

With apologies to Simon & Garfunkel.  Hattip to Smitty at the other McCain.  A parody song dreamed up by Mike Church.  If the Founding Fathers could see the fix we are in today with government spending, I am sure it would anger them but it would certainly not surprise them.

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