“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

Archive for May 8th, 2008

Rep. Jeff Haverly Running for Dist. 35 Senate Nomination

From today’s mailbag, District 35 Rep. Jeff Haverly is running for the Republican nomination to the Dist. 35 Senate seat being vacated by Senator Bill Napoli. He is running against Alice McCoy for the Republican nod. Representative Jeff Haverly, R-Rapid City, has announced he is seeking election to the South Dakota Senate for District 35. […]

High Gas Prices: Big Oil or Big Government?

With gas prices so high, the daily drum beat is on about oil company profits. Oil companies are certainly making money (aren’t businesses supposed to do that?), but is that evil capitalist greed solely to blame for high gas prices? Like so many things that seem one way when we’re fed by the “mainstream” media, […]

Our "First Black President?"

Time on-line has an article in which ten questions are submitted to author Toni Morrison, one of which caught my attention because I remember so well the New Yorker article in which she stated that Bill Clinton is “our first black president.” This was meant as a high compliment and she was dead serious, as […]

Honorable RINO Hunting

Pat Toomey of the Club for Growth has a piece in the Wall Street Journal today defending the honorable practice of RINO hunting. The column explains why some Republicans don’t care much for the Club for Growth, and what RINO hunting is: Elect as many Republicans as possible, regardless of how they will vote once […]

Our "First Black President?"

Time on-line has an article in which ten questions are submitted to author Toni Morrison, one of which caught my attention because I remember so well the New Yorker article in which she stated that Bill Clinton is “our first black president.” This was meant as a high compliment and she was dead serious, as […]

The Fundamental Basis of Our Laws

American Minute from William J. Federer The 33rd U.S. President was born MAY 8, 1884. He was captain of a field artillery battery in France during World War I, a county judge, a U.S. Senator, and Vice-President under Franklin Roosevelt. He ended World War II by dropping the atomic bomb. His name was Harry S […]

Another Thune-Daschle Fight?

Tom Lawrence of the Rapid City Weekly News floats the idea of a Thune-Daschle rematch fight, this time as VP contenders. But Thune is a favorite of the far right for his victory in 2004 and he is young, well spoken and a McCain supporter. I chatted with him about the VP slot a few […]