State of Dis-union

As State of the Union speeches go, President Barack Obama’s overwrought, overlong and over-hyped seventy-one minute lecture Wednesday night was not very spectacular, not very stirring and not in touch with reality. Bill Clinton delivered much better State of the Union speeches. Clinton could speak for hours and keep people interested. Camers showed even Democrats […]

The end of Democracy

The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday drove the final nail into the coffin containing a dead American concept called democracy. In a 5-4 vote, the court lifted virtually all limits on corporate spending on election campaigns, opening the door to total and complete control of the electoral process by big business and labor unions. Gone are […]

Turn out the lights, the Democrats’ party is over

Hell froze over in Massachusetts Tuesday. Voters sent a Republican to Washington to represent the most liberal state in the union in the United States Senate. Defeated Democrats immediately launched their typical game — blaming the loss of seat held for so long by Sen. Ted Kennedy on everyone and everything except themselves. Most of […]

Politics: SNAFU, TACFU and FUBAR

When Republicans tried their hardest to use Bill Clinton’s inability to keep his pants zipped as a way to oust him from office, Democrats raised their hands in mock anger and decried that it as “just sex” and sex wasn’t all that important in the political scheme of things. Now Game Change, the book that […]

Oh, the inhumanity of it all

Horrific disasters like the earthquake that leveled the capital city of Haiti with a death toll that may top 100,000 brings out the best and worst of people. The best can be found in the millions of Americans who contacted relief agencies over the past two days and contributed their sparse and hard-earned dollars to […]

Harry Reid: The honkie in the woodpile

The latest closet racist to emerge in the United States Senate is Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Nevada casino bag-man who is already a marked candidate in the upcoming mid-term election. In a new book, Reid is quoted as saying Obama could become President because he is “light skinned” with “no Negro dialect, unless he […]

Will the last Democrat to leave office turn out the lights?

Just ain’t a good time to be part of the party of the jackass. Senators Chris Dodd and Byron Dorgan just joined a growing list of Democrats headed for the exits over in the House. They’re quitting. So is the Colorado Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter. A Democratic House member jumped ship over the holidays and […]

Cease & desist

The New Year brought a “cease and desist” letter from a Colorado attorney who works for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. We were to stop referring to “champagne powder” snow without referencing it as a trademark of his company. At first I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t. On Dec. 9, one of the […]

A painful decade comes to an end

The first decade of the new century began with so much hope, so much optimism, so much good fortune.

Jan. 1, 2000 dawned with a healthy economy, relative peace in the world and a bright future on the horizon.

The peace ended 22 months and 11 days later when terrorists seized control of four airliners, crashing two into the World Trade Center twin towers and one into the Pentagon. The fourth, headed for either the White House or the Capitol in Washington, hurtled into the ground at high speed after passengers stormed the cockpit.

Wars followed in Afghanistan and Iraq and both continue as the decade ended. More Americans have died in those conflicts than on that bloody day on Sept. 11, 2001 while the mastermind of that attack remains at large.