RECENT BLOGS FROM Sidney

Recent Blogs
In the Clown Car

What Of Flynn’s Sin?

Blog From
December 4th, 2017

Last week, Lt. General Michael T. Flynn stepped into a Federal courtroom and pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The lie was denying lawful contacts with the Russian Ambassador in the month following President Trump’s election. Most media outlets exuberantly characterized Flynn’s guilty plea as the beginning of the end for the Trump Presidency since […]

Posted in In the Clown Car | No Comments »

 

 

Pants on Fire

About Those Hacks

Blog From
March 9th, 2017

Once upon a time, there was a very big political Party. After a long period in power, it came to believe that it would live happily ever after in control of just about everything. But, as these things go, the Party’s arrogance precipitated a fall. It took a header in the 2016 Presidential election, suffering […]

Posted in Pants on Fire | No Comments »

 

 

Over the Top

A Tale Of Two Strategies

Blog From
February 8th, 2015

Back in 2008, campaigner Barack Obama was full of promises of the glories to come if he were elected President of the United States. He would usher in the next utopia on the domestic front. He vowed to increase respect for America on the world stage. According to a Gallup poll taken the week after the election, 76% of the responders believed…

Posted in Over the Top | No Comments »

 

 

Pants on Fire

The Incredible Shrinking President

Blog From
January 23rd, 2015

Yesterday, the U.S. backed government in Yemen fell to the rebels it fought unsuccessfully for years. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, one of America’s strongest allies in the region, died. The leanings of his successor are unclear. The Israelis provided aerial photos of a new Iranian long-range missile capable of reaching our shores. And President Obama was in the White House taking selfies with a…

Posted in Pants on Fire | No Comments »

 

 

Seeds of Destruction

Free Speech Double Whammy

Blog From
January 12th, 2015

Much of the analysis of the Paris massacres perpetrated by Islamic extremists focuses on the chilling effect of the murderous rampage on free speech. If your life will end violently because your utterances or writings offend the sensibilities of barbaric cowards, you’re apt to keep your ideas to yourself. It’s an Orwellian nightmare come to life…

Posted in Seeds of Destruction | No Comments »

 

 

Over the Top

The Real Fuss Over An Imperious Presidency

Blog From
November 23rd, 2014

President Obama finally did what he said about two dozens times before that he couldn’t do. He is “shielding” four million more illegal immigrants from deportation and granting them social services funded by American taxpayers. What Obama once characterized as only possible if he were an emperor, he now justifies because it’s just. Like, just after the election when voters can’t take it…

Posted in Over the Top | No Comments »

 

 

In the Clown Car

Why We All Want The Republicans To Win

Blog From
November 3rd, 2014

Election day is tomorrow. It can’t come soon enough. Campaigns these days are longer, nastier and more devoid of substance than ever before. This year, Republicans are running against President Obama and his dismal poll numbers. Democrats are running against the GOP brand using every fear tactic that creative marketing minds can muster. The candidates themselves are up to their necks in mud slung too often and too hard…

Posted in In the Clown Car | No Comments »

 

 

Pants on Fire

Minimum Wage, Minimum Thought

Blog From
October 26th, 2014

On Friday, Hillary Clinton made a campaign appearance on behalf of Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, Martha Coakley. In a lackluster, disconnected performance, Clinton embarrassed herself by explaining her theories of minimum wage, job creation and trickle-down economics. Her thoughts were so whacky that they will surely come back to haunt her in two short years…

Posted in Pants on Fire | No Comments »

 

 

In the Clown Car

Snatching Defeat

Blog From
October 19th, 2014

Another mid-term election is a mere sixteen days away. Just a few weeks ago, pundits were predicting that the Republicans would take control of the Senate in January. There’s plenty of election history along with pretty charts and graphs to back that up. But, votes shouldn’t be counted before they’re cast because the electorate has a funny way of ignoring the polls…

Posted in In the Clown Car | No Comments »

 

 

Fast and Curious

Failure Is Not Our ISIS Strategy?

Blog From
October 14th, 2014

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry informed anyone who would listen that losing the Syrian City of Kobani to ISIS is not a big deal. According to Kerry, the anti-ISIS coalition strategy is not defined by its failed efforts to save Kobani because the City is not a top priority…

Posted in Fast and Curious | No Comments »