Have it your way.

Prevailing wisdom says let the government default. Allow our credit rating to drop. Pay the interest on our outstanding debt first and stop payments on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Do not, under any circumstances, raise taxes.

I’ve reached the point that I realize opposing those ideas is counterproductive. Any kind of balanced approach to solve our debt crisis and avoid default will not succeed in Washington, and is anathema to the vast majority of the American people. They want Obama out of office and they want America to start over, with a clean slate.

No logic, no reason, will change anyone’s mind, so what’s the point? Americans are more upset that Obama interrupted The Bachelorette than that we might be headed for a major economic crisis. So, have it your way.


The law’s the law.

A couple of years ago, the Minnesota school district Michele Bachmann represents passed legislation that school employees could not teach that homosexuality was a ‘normal, valid lifestyle.’ The policy was later changed to require staff to remain neutral on the subject, but only if it should come up in class. Since then, nine students, victims of anti-gay bullying, have committed suicide:

Michele Johnson, whose 13-year-old daughter Samantha was one of the first students in the Anoka-Hennepin district to commit suicide in 2009, says she now wishes she’d never moved to the area.

‘I feel if I hadn’t moved to this district my daughter wouldn’t have died,’ Ms Johnson told Mother Jones.

The teachers used the excuse that they chose not to intercede for fear of losing their jobs. No, I’m not making that up. These public servants, who are charged with the duty of teaching our children how to survive in this cold, cruel world, decided that their paychecks were more important than human life.

The law’s the law? Well, if that’s true, and these teachers were simply “following orders”, they should be held guilty under the law. Nine murders. And these “public servants” signed contracts, knowing full well they would lose their jobs if they helped a victim of bullying. So the murders they committed were premeditated.

You have a problem with “homo-neutral” legislation? Work to get the law changed. But for now, these teachers need to be prosecuted to the furthest extent of the law.

Let us pray…

Have you heard what many are calling the greatest prayer ever? It’s the prayer that was offered before the start of the NASCAR Federation Auto Parts 300 race in Nashville over the weekend:

The Rev. Joe Nelms not only thanks God for Ford, Toyota and Dodge – to which Drive On says “Hallelujah!” – but then starts almost reading the sponsor’s stickers off the sides of the car. He mentions Sunoco Racing Fuel and General Motors Performance Technology, for instance.

And after thanking the Almighty for his “smokin’ hot wife”, he concluded with “Boogity, boogity, boogity”…

While Nelms received a few negative comments, surprisingly, most of the responses were positive. Many true believers said we need more of this kind of upbeat spirit. Many backsliders said this made them consider returning to the pews.

Now, since I’ve given up on Christianity, I don’t much care about this guy’s eternal soul. But I will say, this is the kind of thing Moses was talking about when he said, “Don’t take the Lord’s name in vain.” And maybe why Jesus said, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Can somebody explain this to me?

A just-released report may spell the end to any hope Barack Obama might have had to win reelection:

The wealth gap between whites and each of the nation’s two largest minorities—Hispanics and blacks—has widened to unprecedented levels amid the housing crisis and the recession, according to new research.

The median net worth of white households is 20 times greater than that of black households and 18 times greater than that of Hispanic households, according to an analysis of newly available 2009 government data by the Pew Research Center, an independent think tank.

What I don’t understand is, why have pundits across the political spectrum blasted the current President for the housing crisis that occurred under the previous President? I’m not just talking about Fox News. I’m talking ABC, NBC, CBS; even the New York Times and MSNBC!

They’re all referencing the same report I read and linked to above. Now, I’m not saying things have gotten any better for Blacks or Hispanics since 2009. They probably haven’t. But that doesn’t answer the question: Why is this report, from 2005 to 2009, bad news for Obama?

Hope that clears it up…

Washington’s debt ceiling showdown is nearing a dramatic Hollywood blockbuster conclusion sure to keep pundits and partisans on the edge of their seats till the final credits roll. This is clearly a case where right-versus-wrong logic fails us. There are many conflicting and divergent aspects to this situation.

Republicans generally believe taxes are a drain on the market, which is bad for jobs. Democrats generally believe the only fiscally responsible position is to look at both sides of the ledger, revenues and spending. Some on the left sincerely believe the federal government has an obligation to stand up for the disenfranchised. Some on the right sincerely believe in limited government. Many simply enjoy the brinksmanship. Some are wholly owned subsidiaries of interest groups. Most of them are worried about getting reelected. And I believe all of them think they’re doing what’s best for the country.

Hope that clears it up…