A Brief Review of Presidential Competence and Morality

Let’s take a look at the competence and morality of some of our past presidents. Jimmy Carter was the epitome of incompetence. As a young reporter for Newsweek, I was assigned almost weekly to the “Jimmy f***-up stories.” They were many and varied, particularly his economic program that lead to double-digit inflation, double-digit interest rates … Continue reading A Brief Review of Presidential Competence and Morality

Why Black Americans Think That the Federal Government is Our Friend

by baldilocks Originally posted on December 10, 2009. While hanging out yesterday at Ace's yesterday [sic; December 9, 2009] as he was flogging racists, I happened to mention that many if not most black Americans view the federal government as beneficial and friendly.  Some other commenters were surprised and I was surprised at their surprise, … Continue reading Why Black Americans Think That the Federal Government is Our Friend

The Hugo Awards, LBJ and the Retaking of the Little Congress

If you are a regular reader at DaTechGuyBlog You might be surprised to see a 3rd piece on the Hugo Awards, Sad Puppies controversy in two days here. I suspect most of my readers have never heard of the Hugo award, are unfamiliar with the books that are nominated and would conclude with upon examination … Continue reading The Hugo Awards, LBJ and the Retaking of the Little Congress

On the Research Road

by baldilocks I'm deep into research and Breitbart provides one of the keys/tracks/clues via The Truth about LBJ and MLK--a piece which is tangential to the release of the movie Selma. The truth is that Lyndon Baines Johnson was a life-long segregationist who resisted numerous attempts to eliminate the poll tax and literacy tests during … Continue reading On the Research Road

The Fisherman

by baldilocks No, not that Fisherman. The other one. The power to tax is the power to destroy. --Daniel Webster, et al. The 36th president of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, is infamous for many things. Most domestically notable are two programs: the Great Society and Medicare. Both programs can arguably be viewed as … Continue reading The Fisherman

Patronage

by baldilocks As the opposite is so for many of us in America, citizens reared in other countries have little understanding of politics, history, and culture(s) in the USA.  I am in a special place in that my biological father is Kenyan and my siblings from the Old Country have trouble understanding the political opposition to … Continue reading Patronage