I agree that Mitch Daniels is an excellent Governor and Hoosiers should be proud that he is in charge. As a business person (and a conservative), I find that the best solutions usually come from a combination of ideas. Some conservative, some liberal, some pragmatic, and not always evenly divided. I am curious as to how you would answer solve some of our nation's biggest issues.
Maybe, in a future post you can cover this topic. I know you have covered it in bits and pieces in other posts, but I would love to read a concise, "Here is what Rick Moran would do...".
Thanks and keep it up.Comment Posted By JustIce On 24.02.2010 @ 12:48
Nice post, Rick. As always you do take an interesting point of view. Keeps the discussion on a more relevant (less emotional) level. Look forward to more.
Brad: Great ideas. When you run for office, you got my vote.Comment Posted By JustIce On 24.02.2010 @ 13:09
Michael Reynolds...you are just so clever. Your wit and wisdom, are truly those of a superior intellect. In fact, you sir are a fine example of an Left-wing Ass (it's a Biblical word)...err....I mean elitist.
My original point was and still is that the power of the "left-wing" to censor political discussion has been altered by the abundance of communications media. It is true that repeal of the "Fairness Doctrine" enabled TV and radio to finally become "fair". However, computer and information technology has accellerated the discussion far beyond the control of government. But, of course someone with your intellect already knew this. You're just toying with me. That's why you pull quotes out of context.
And by the way no response, is a response.Comment Posted By JustIce On 9.11.2009 @ 09:28
It is easy to look prosperity in the face a laugh at those who are on the other side. This is temporary political prosperity for the Dems and liberals. Technology is the enemy because it doesn't adhere to political protocol. The emergence of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News and even this blog are all results of technological advances. These communication media didn't exist 10 years ago. Watch as more people become disillusioned with the hyperbole that is Democrats and the scare tactics of the left are exposed. I can only hope it comes swiftly.Comment Posted By JustIce On 8.11.2009 @ 18:32
What a sad day for America.Comment Posted By JustIce On 8.11.2009 @ 13:53
What a sad day.Comment Posted By JustIce On 7.11.2009 @ 19:58
Rick, You seem more thin-skinned these days. "Conservative Intellectual" is such an insulting moniker, as to be off-putting to most conservative intellectuals (those that read your blog for example). Therefore you should expect some backlash. I believe that jackson1234 was a sample of that backlash. Actually, I'm surprised it has been this tame.Comment Posted By JustIce On 7.10.2009 @ 16:14
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. You can spout all you want about this and that. The reality, as I said, earlier, is that MOST voters are not political junkies. They don't read blogs (most don't even know what they are), they don't lsiten t talk radio, they don't even read the New York Times. They are too busy going about their daily lives. They may occasionally tune into the nightky news, but even that is rare. They pay attention to what they hear at work, and what they are exposed to after hours with their friends.
Rush, Glen Beck, Ann Coulter, Fox News, whatever source you want to put down is simply trying to compete for the short attention span of today's American.
Sp go ahaead and bitch about Conservative values, complain that Intellectual Conservatives are not being heard, put down those who don't agree. Not a single person you want to convince is listening. They don't have the time, they're too busy trying to live through it.Comment Posted By JustIce On 5.10.2009 @ 22:02
You are missing the point of Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck. They are simply the Conservative versions of the more Liberal mainstream media. Please don't say that I am broad-brushing mainstream journalists, I understand that some of them are indeed objective. However, they are a small minority, in my opinion (I will admit I have no factual evidence to support my case other than political contribution surveys).
Most major publications and broadcasts are decidedly slanted with a bias towards Liberal and Democrat ways rather than neutral and questioning. Since the majority of people still get their news from the Big Three networks and the newspaper (all of which are visibly anti-conservative) there is little chance that anything conservative will break through the Liberal blockade. Hence the extreme nature of the attacks. To get covered on the nightly news casts requires something extreme. The only way they cover Conservative issues is if they perceive them as being way out there.
Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh oblige them. They know they are extreme, they intend to be extreme, it's the only way, in their opinion (and mine) to catch the short attention span of today's harried voter.
It would ignoring the obvious if one were to think the average voter has or takes the time to examine the details of the current political rhetoric. For the most part, they only read the headlines and listen to the sound bites. As much as that may aggravate those who are political junkies (I include myself) it is an observable fact.
To this audience the Rush Limbaughs and Glen Becks of the world direct their efforts. The Liberal media is the same way, except they have perfected the illusion of legitimacy, which came mainly through a 30 year monopoly of the news industry. If it hadn't been for technological advancements in information flow, they would still maintain their domination.
I must say, that I truly enjoy reading your thoughts on the issues of the day. I don't always agreee, but I always find them well thought out. I guess that is why debating you is such fun.Comment Posted By JustIce On 5.10.2009 @ 13:08
Unfortunately, I have to agree that a military strike against Iran would cause a world-wide disruption in oil shipments along with a vast upheaval of all things dependent upon the continued flow of oil.
So it seems we have no choice but to brace for a Nuclear war started by Iran. My expectations are that Iran will gain nuclear weapons capability. Strike and destroy Israel, and then be obliterated by the Israeli counterstrike, which will be launched moments after Iranian missles are detected in-bound.
This will, in turn, produce the results stated above, only this time, it will be "politically acceptable" to use military force against what remains of the Irainian government.
I am curious, though, as to why everyone seems to avoid talking about the Nuclear Elephant in the middle of the room. Israel already has nuclear weapons. If they really suspected that Iran has an would use nukes on them, why would they be hesistant to strike first with theirs? That would certainly end any possible Irainian counterstrike(And scare the bejeebers out of the rest of the Middle East). Don't misunderstand, I am not advocating that teh Israeli's attack Iran with nuclear weaplons, I am simply stating that when confronted by the problem presented by Iran. It would seem likethe obvious answer. Plus the Israeli's have been known to strike first, strike hard, and not apologize.
In any event, if/when Iran gets nukes the world will find out what nuclear tension really means. I believe it will make the first Cold War look all warm and fuzzy by comparison.Comment Posted By JustIce On 1.10.2009 @ 08:24
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