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One of our greatest presidents, James K. Polk, proved that one can accomplish an ambitious but limited agenda in a single term if one is willing to work hard enough. Unfortunately, he literally worked himself to death.
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Make Trade, Not War

silentCalfan Wrote: Sep 18, 2013 1:18 AM
Stossel endorses the Monroe Doctrine. Too bad most politicians don't.
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Syria and Obama

silentCalfan Wrote: Sep 11, 2013 1:21 AM
Our greatest danger comes not from Syria or any other country, but from the fools and liars we elect to leadership positions in both parties.
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You Don't Have to Stay Poor

silentCalfan Wrote: Sep 11, 2013 1:09 AM
Wealth building is not difficult. It just takes a lot of time and self-discipline. There is no legitimate excuse for remaining poor. I and most of my friends were relatively poor as youngsters, but none of us are poor now.
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It’s Not That Difficult: No Mas!

silentCalfan Wrote: Aug 31, 2013 3:09 AM
A smaller, constitutional federal government will not be achieved by cosmetic surgery, but only by wholesale amputation of departments and programs. I would start by abolishing the Dept of Education and H.U.D. Rejecting phony disability claims (e.g., many claims of mental illness) would save a ton of money. Subsidies of companies and individuals should be slashed. Loan guarantees for private enterprises is unwarranted. The lists of fraud, waste, and folly is almost endless.
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Don't Know Much About Geography

silentCalfan Wrote: Aug 15, 2013 3:13 AM
Obama's ignorance of matters of common knowledge is appalling. Obamabots assert he is very smart and he went to very good schools. Both assertions are demonstrably false. He is merely glib.
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Don't Know Much About Geography

silentCalfan Wrote: Aug 15, 2013 3:13 AM
Obama's ignorance of matters of common knowledge is appalling. Obamabots assert he is very smart and he went to very good schools. Both assertions are demonstrably false. He is merely glib.
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Obama is the Anti-Coolidge

silentCalfan Wrote: Aug 10, 2013 2:39 PM
The Republican Harding-Coolidge administration inherited a terrible depression from the racist progressive Democrat Woodrow Wilson. Following the advice of their Treasury Secretary, Andrew Mellon, they cut federal spending by almost 50%, cut taxes, and restrained regulation. The result was perhaps the greatest period of prosperity in the 20th century, the "Roaring Twenties", with average incomes increasing by 30%. President Coolidge posted 4 consecutive balanced budgets.
Obama is following the FDR model: use the US Treasury to reward your friends, the IRS to harass your political enemies, and other administrative agencies to hobble or destroy private enterprise. That model has a name: tyranny.
San Diego has had some really fine mayors (e.g., Pete Wilson in the 1970's and Jerry Sanders until last year) and a number of mediocre mayors in between them, but we have never had a disgusting and arrogant creep like Filner. His days as mayor are numbered. He will be gone before the end of this year, recalled by an embarrassed citizenry.
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Saving the Washington Post

silentCalfan Wrote: Aug 10, 2013 12:26 AM
"Rosebud" was the mysterious last word spoken by the dying Citizen Kane. Hugh was trying to make a clever response to Tapper's reference to the movie, combining it with the odd spelling of Bezos' name.
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