Archive for the ‘Quick Shots’ Category

A Practical Experiment: Texas vs. California

December 5, 2012

A Practical Experiment: Texas vs. California

On the Denise Miller radio show, the other morning, an expert in economics compared the socio-economic-political status of Texas and California.

Politically, Texas is very conservative–perhaps “Reaganesque”. California, on the other hand, is an enduring symbol of liberal/progressive politics and socialism.

The expert reported that Texas won against California in comparisons of job creation, percent of population that are poor, welfare recipients, unemployment, school  performance, tax rates, business starts, and more that I cannot now recall.

I also remember that he reported that large numbers of people were leaving the State of California and moving to Texas.

This is a pretty neat “natural experiment” comparing the many outcomes of a conservative socioeconomic culture to the outcomes for a long-time liberal/progressive culture.

This comparative outcome has been demonstrated through history, around the world. What will it take to help our simple-minded fellow citizens to understand this resounding fact?

How about a cartoon?!

VTM, 12/4/12

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

By Michael Ramirez – November 26, 2012

Ancient Rome Warns America

November 27, 2012

 Ancient Rome Warns America

The following quote is taken from The Path to Tyranny, by Michael E. Newton.

“These two men, Cicero and Cato, warned the Romans of the approaching Tyranny, but the populace was captivated by the demagogues who promised them land redistribution and wealth. The people got their dictators and land redistribution, the Roman Republic died along with Cicero and Cato.” p.68

When it comes to the failed political designs of cultures, history repeats itself ad nauseam. Sadly, thus far, I can find nothing that has both luminary success and permanence.

VTM, 11/27/12



Voter Fraud and America’s Decline

November 24, 2012

Voter Fraud and America’s Decline

I assume there was voter fraud in this last election. For all that I know, there was some on both sides of the political contest.

However, I suspect there was more voter fraud on the democratic side because, although both parties have displayed the ability to circumvent the constitution and other commonly accepted rules of ethical conduct, as well as the ability to lie and deceive the general public, the Obama’s Democratic Administration wins the prize for its incessant nefarious conduct.

That is the way I see it.

But I see more than this. I see that the United States is destroying its own representational democracy by failing to exercise a reasonable level of quality control over its voting processes. This is self-destructive buffoonery, independent of which party cheats the most.

If the citizens of America tolerate increasingly early voting, conditions that preclude our Military personnel’s right to vote, and voting procedures that do not absolutely require some appropriate form of voter I.D., they will get exactly what we deserve.

In fact, we are getting exactly what we deserve now: A corrupt government and an increasingly corrupt electorate. A rapidly growing proportion of our electorate  (living or dead) that votes, perhaps more than once in an election, largess for itself. This along with a growing socialist government in disguise, rapidly evolving toward tyranny, that disperses its stolen largess in return for votes.

This senario is as old as the hill our Capital is built upon. Aristotle (384-322 BC) and many other notable and perceptive political observers have warned us of this typical end to democratic systems  throughout history (yes, I know we are a Democratic/Constitutional Republic).

Compared to the world’s greatest long-lasting cultures  of Greece and Rome, America is now foundering in its  infancy.

VTM,  11/24/12

“The Path to Tyranny”

November 23, 2012

“The Path to Tyranny”

While reading Michael E.  Newton’s book, The Path to Tyranny, I have learned an important thing.

Thoreau once wrote, and I paraphrase, the years teach us what the days never knew.

So it is with what I am learning from Newton’s great book.

The thought has struck me that our perceptions of stability and permanence in life are simply a combination of  illusion and wishful-thinking. We defend ourselves against this frightening reality.

Live long enough and this is plain to see.

I have been slow on the up-take.

VTM, 11/23/12

The Duty of the Elderly to Die

November 19, 2012

The Duty of the Elderly to Die

With Obama-Care on the way, I suggest you give some thought to the following issue.

I hope that everyone will do so, and particularly if you are approaching the “autumn of your life” and you voted for Obama.

This is one of those tricky ethical questions. A sociopath might consider it practical to encourage the elderly to die and to get out-of-the-way. But most of the elderly would like to live as much as any of us…and they would rise up and assert their right to live as long as they can. So, the devious sociopath  would then find a way to slip such a mandate through the “back-door”,  while promising better health care for all.

This ethical question is nothing new. The ages have taught us that the deferred consequence of purposefully killing any class of citizen (innocent of heinous crimes) is death to other classes of citizens, at some time in the future. Small minded and short-sighted sociopaths cannot see this, or more probably, they just don’t care.

See now what our liberalized laws on abortion have gotten us.

Look-out for the elderly snare of Obama-Care!

VTM, 11/19/12

P.S. Today I celebrate this post, number 800.

If You Have A Dream..Dedicate It To A Veteran

November 10, 2012

If You Have A Dream..Dedicate It To A Veteran

If you have a dream, no matter how old you are, attack it..go for it!

Pursue your dreams for those who sacrifice every thing so that you could.

God Bless the veterans who returned to us.

A special reverence and God’s Care for those who remain on eternal patrol guarding America’s Constitutional Liberties and freedoms from tyranny.

Please read this inspiring veteran’s story. Then see the next impressive video and watch-out for the lump in your throat.

VTM, 11/10/12

President Obama and Your Supporters: “How Do You Sleep At Night?!!

November 5, 2012

President Obama and Your Supporters: “How Do You Sleep At Night?!!

Ok folks! This is it…tomorrow you vote!

I ask that you please watch these two powerful videos send me by Lee Hornack. Lee has supplied me with some important Obama-Policy-Related videos. I have forwarded them on my blog while I have been helping Sally recover from heart surgery. I have not been able to generate any original writing during this time. I hope to be back into my old routine soon

Sally comes home today and is doing well in her slow recovery.

How can you sleep at night?!

An appeal to your  from some of our distinguished veterans

VTM, 11/5/12

My Dear Sally- II

November 2, 2012

Dear Friends,
As some of you may know, My  wife Sally had open heart surgery to replace a bad valve. This surgery was last Friday and as of today I can say she is now walking and eating her meals without assistance. She gets very tired with her short walks and still has periods when she feels poorly. Still she is making good progress and her vital signs are positive.
Sally had hoped to be home on Saturday to watch the Notre Dame football game, but the Dr.  judges she won’t be released until Sunday or Monday of next week.
I have been too troubled and busy to post my blogs on a regular basis. However,
 I wrote a little essay on this ordeal. If you are interested in reading it, it is my last entry several days ago. Just visit:
I know Sally would want me to say this too you.  Please save America and vote for Romney. Please vote against Obama-like policies at all levels of government.
Tom Mawhinney

Our President: A Master of Deceit!

October 27, 2012

Our President: A Master of Deceit!

Surgery for my dear Sally has been rescheduled to Monday.

Please study the following threat to our Nation.

Wake-Up America!

VTM, 10/27/12

Something Is Terribly Wrong: Obama!

October 25, 2012

Something Is Terribly Wrong: Obama!

We are preparing for heart valve replacement surgery for my dear wife Sally, tomorrow morning.

For the next few days, I will try to highlight something quick and easy -yet worthy of your attention- on daily basis.

Like this!

VTM, 10/25/12

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