The Joke’s on Us

There is an old joke about the Department of Agriculture:  One day a bureaucrat in that arcane agency notice a co-worker with a long face.  He inquired, “Why the long face?”  His coworker said, “My farmer died.”

It’s a bad joke, but the joke’s on us.

In the 1900’s more than half of the population of the U.S. was involved in farming.  Today it’s less than two percent.   Today there are more people working in technology related to the computer industry than farming.   Continue reading “The Joke’s on Us”

Haspel Fight Proves Democrats are the Anti-Woman Party

Gina Haspel, president Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, is my hero!  I’ve never met the woman but from what I know about her she is the real deal — a real feminist in the truest definition of the word.

She is not the radial cheap imitation so popular with the left — the kind of feminist who says, “I want that job.  I may not have earned it, but I’m entitled to it because of some liberal perfect-world quota system that says what you do is not as important as your gender, race, sexual preference, etc., etc. etc.”  By the way, to be the kind of feminist acceptable to the left you also have to pledge allegiance to the right to kill one’s unborn child for any reason through the full nine months of pregnancy, including through the birth process itself.

The current queen of the anti-real feminists is Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) who first praised Haspel’s nomination and her year as deputy director of the agency saying,  “I have spent some time with her … We have had dinner together.  We have talked.  Everything I know is that she has been a good deputy director of the CIA.” Continue reading “Haspel Fight Proves Democrats are the Anti-Woman Party”

Needed: A New Trump Advisor

“Through a multitude of counselors there is safety”  Proverbs 11:14

Every president has a multitude of counselors: national security, economic, health, environment, etc.  Some serve officially.  Others are at his beck and call.  This president, however, is sorely in need of one more — a linguistic counselor.

There was a time when a person’s dollar earning power could be measured by a simple vocabulary test.  The theory being that a large vocabulary is a good indication of a person’s level of education — the more you know, the higher your earning potential.  Certainly, that is no longer the case as our schools have been dumbed down and a good vocabulary is no longer valued.   Continue reading “Needed: A New Trump Advisor”

The U.S. vs China

How can China hurt us?  Let us count the ways:

First and foremost, they hold most of our foreign debt, 19 percent or $1.17 trillion.  By buying U.S. treasuries, China keeps our interest rates low but it also gives China leverage over U.S. fiscal policy.

What would happen if China stopped buying U.S. treasures or, worst still, called the loans?

China also controls the supply of the world’s rare earth metals that are used in most of the high-tech products we take for granted like smart phones and hard drives.  More importantly, these materials are necessary components for building smart bombs and military radar.  It’s not that we don’t have any of these minerals.  It’s just that our government shut down our only rare earth mine and allowed the Chinese to buy the company that supplied them.

Lastly, China now has access to our most sensitive military technology.  That which wasn’t stolen was transferred overtly by previous administrations.   Continue reading “The U.S. vs China”

The Comey Cavil

James Comey was an imposing presence at the FBI.  At 6’8” he was head and shoulders above most, and from this lofty perch he often looked down his nose at everyone else.  After being unceremoniously dumped by President Trump, he now feels the need to preach to us and has written his version of the events for a book titled A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which is coming out later this month.

Those who have worked with Comey say preaching is something he did quite often when facing colleagues who disagree with him.  That earned him the title of “The Cardinal.”

Newspapers and television networks have been working overtime to make sure Comey has as loud a megaphone as possible in which to tell his tale of woe and sling as much mud as possible in the direction of his persecutor in the White House. Continue reading “The Comey Cavil”

Easter Reality Check (The Gods that Tempt Us(

This is the week that Christians prepare themselves to commemorate Christ’s death and resurrection.  By far, it is the most important event on the Christian calendar. Without Christ’s sacrifice, there would be no forgiveness of sin and without His resurrection there would be no hope of eternal life.

While, mere ritual and religious observance are useless, it is important that we fully understand and remember the price that was paid for us and why?  It is also a time, for a serious reality check. Continue reading “Easter Reality Check (The Gods that Tempt Us(“

Sex or Gender? (At One University Reason Prevailed)

On Monday, reason prevailed as Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s president, Dr. Michael Driscol, announced that senior Lake Ingle would be allowed to return to his religious studies class needed for graduation.

Ingle was kicked out of that class by Professor Allison Downie and accused of violating the schools Academic Integrity Code.  What was Ingle’s crime?  He dared to question the premise  that there are more than two genders.

For the uninitiated, discussions on college campuses and most public schools have turned into politically correct indoctrinations where no contrary facts or opinions are allowed.  If one dares to question one’s teacher or professor, the student is often “shamed” into silence.  Hardly a healthy environment for learning!   Continue reading “Sex or Gender? (At One University Reason Prevailed)”