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Matty's Corralled Thoughts

Matty’s Corralled Thoughts

Following her predecessor’s lead (Collin Powell), Hillary Clinton left her war paint at home and greeted her Bangladesh counterparts au natural, a couple days ago. The media has been going ga ga ever since about her ” I don’t give a dam” look. She might have been coming off of…

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From Detroit With Love And Mr. Peace

From Detroit With Love And Mr. Peace

Author: The Amazing Chattburger:

There are sports figures that have set good examples for their fans, and then there are those whom you wouldn’t invite home for dinner.

Lloyd Bernard Free apparently set a trend when in 1981 he changed his first name to “World”.  That’s right; his name…

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Romney and Obama are battling over Dogs.

Romney and Obama are battling over Dogs.

 

Romney and Obama are battling over dogs.

I love epic events the can define a generation.  Nowadays, most epic events start the letter “X” (X-games, XFL, Xbox, Xanax).  That letter just seems cooler.  But, for an older generation, our epic events started with the words “the battle of…” …

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Jon Bruning Announces for Senate?

Jon Bruning Announces for Senate?

Jon Bruning Announces for Senate?

Stop the presses!

Attorney General Jon Bruning, Nebraska’s Joe Biden, has made his official announcement he is a candidate for United States Senate.

Sources close to Attorney General Bruning state Jon is just the type of whiz kid we need in the United States…

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Political Correctness and Christmas: Where does it get us?

Political Correctness and Christmas: Where does it get us?

Election 2012 is upon us, but first, we must get through the most political time of the year….Christmas.

I decided, that before we get full tilt into Newt, Mitt or Herman, we should enjoy a witty observation by none other than Ben Stein, a Conservative Jewish American who does a…

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Occupy Wall Street: The Rich Can’t Help Benefiting the Poor

Occupy Wall Street: The Rich Can’t Help Benefiting the Poor

What the Occupy Wall Street crowd fail to appreciate is the rich can’t help benefiting the poor.

Money is simply a medium of exchange.  It has no inherent value.  It is extremely useful to facilitate trade between humans.  Trade is voluntary.  People who provide goods or services make money from…

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Governor Heineman or Governor Milk Toast?

Governor Heineman or Governor Milk Toast?

There has been a lot of speculation as to what Governor Heineman will do when he leaves the Governor’s Office in two years. Romney’s VP? Secretary of Ag? Lobbyist?

My suggestion: Sing high tenor for the Vienna Boy’s Choir… I will let your imagination fill in the blanks!

It’s not

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The US Credit Rating: Another Term for Ponzi Scheme

The US Credit Rating: Another Term for Ponzi Scheme

America’s credit rating being downgraded by Standard & Poor’s should come as a shock to all Americans who have had their heads buried up their assess for the last eighty years.  Stating the obvious, S&P merely noted, if the present rate of spending continues, the deficit…

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The 2011 Deficit is becoming a Greatest Generations Moment

The 2011 Deficit is becoming a Greatest Generations Moment

The 2011 Deficit is becoming a Greatest Generations Moment.

Now, from a actual life or death point of view, I would not compare this to the hundreds of thousands who died in WWII to keep us free.  However, I would say, without exaggerating, that the 2011 Deficit battle is one…

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The Deficit Dance

The Deficit Dance

Why can’t Congress agree on fixing the Deficit?

Republicans and Democrats have been spending a tremendous amount of energy discussing the deficit, the debt ceiling, and the need to pass legislation to address the August 2nd deadline.  Both sides are accusing the other of being unwilling to compromise.  What can…

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My Prayer for America

My Prayer for America

My Prayer for America,

On Tuesday President Obama stated he cannot guarantee retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3″ absent an agreement with Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

I composed this, my  prayer for America:

Dear Lord, If, on August 2, 2011, the full faith and credit

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News of the Day: Matty's Corralled Thoughts

News of the Day: Matty’s Corralled Thoughts

News of the Day: Matty’s Corralled Thoughts

The Pamplona Running of the Bulls is taking place now. It is a part of the S an Fermin Festival, which runs in Pamplona, Spain, from July 6 to July 14 every year.  The race- which has people dressed in white shirt…

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Unconfirmed Breaking News: Funny State Spending

Unconfirmed Breaking News: Funny State Spending

Author: Blake Grantham

Government waste state by state, part 1

Mississippi – $1,400,000.00 on why 38% of the homes still have outhouses.

Rhode Island – $875,000.00 on research trying to figure out how this tiny place became a state, instead of a suburb of Massachusetts.

Illinois – Considering…

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What Memorial Day Means to Me

What Memorial Day Means to Me

What Memorial Day Means to Me

This weekend, we packed up the car and headed up to our daughters track meet.  My wife and I watched them throw shot put, long jump run various events.  After we packed up our coolers, we drove three hours down to Kansas City to…

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Osama Bin Laden is Dead: Congratulations USA

Osama Bin Laden is Dead: Congratulations USA

We are on different sides of the aisle politically, but we congratulate President Obama and the US Military for finally bringing Osama Bin Laden to justice.  He received his May-Day basket from all of us.  We also wish to congratulate former President…

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Obama And Reid To Starve Soldiers

Obama And Reid To Starve Soldiers

A Government Shutdown looms and the Democrats are latching onto this as hard as possible. First the Dems claim 70,000 children will drop dead right in front of us, then Nancy Pelosi claims 6 million elderly will go hungry with the Republican…

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Matty's Corralled Thoughts

Matty’s Corralled Thoughts

The biggest news coming out of Washington today is not America’s response to Egypt, Japan, or the rising gas prices.  It is Obama’s NCAA basketball picks! The president took the safe road by picking all four of the favorites to win their regions (Duke, Kansas, Ohio State, Pittsburg).  The president…

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Young Duds And The Debt

Young Duds And The Debt

There will be no government shutdown for the next three weeks.  John Boehner promised no government shutdown (of course anybody who has played poker knows, don’t show your hand but that is just what Boehner did) and he delivered .  Boehner and company also delivered funding for Obamacare, and funding for…

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Wisconsin Teachers Unions Explained

Wisconsin Teachers Unions Explained

How Teachers Unions Work (In Wisconsin or anywhere else)

Though this video is a little monotonous, it is really worth a good viewing.  The very contradictions that the teachers unions stand for are why their arguments are so ridiculous in the first place.

Here are some of those contradictions

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Obamacare:  Your Action Is Needed Today!

Obamacare: Your Action Is Needed Today!

Obamacare:  Your action is needed today!

November’s election was as much as anything else a mandate to roll back Obamacare.  John Boehner promised to Repeal and Defund Obamacare.  Boehner held up to his promise in so far as Repeal was concerned but we all know that move was symbolic…

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