Well, I'm finally back in town. I apologize for the hiatus, but it was unavoidable.
And here's what I come back to: J Michael McKoy at 98.3 WOW-FM was fired this week.
I don't even know what to say.
For those of you not so familiar with the air waves in Central Iowa, this station is the place we get to hear Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bob and Tom (unfortunately), Michael Savage (a bit extreme to me), Bill Handel's Handel On The Law, Kim Komando, and Dennis Miller (past my bed-time).
And then there's Mac's World, a little piece of local conservative sunshine in the midst of mostly syndicated conservative content.
McKoy has been [...]
BitHead provides an excellent featured piece on this important day. Please read it... you'll be glad you did.
This is a day that brings together the best of who we are as a secular nation, and the best of who we are as servants of God.
Though we struggle in our thought of independence to the extent that many outwardly disdain acknowledgment of God, as a whole (and to a greater extent historically) we still find ourselves taking the time to recognize that we have a good life here in the United States. That Providence (if we see it as such) has delivered us to the most blessed time of human intellect, engineering and liberty, is undeniable in my opinion.
Which leads us to explaining this: Thanksgiving doesn't really mean much if you don't know WHO should be thanked for [...]
We are thinking heavily here about how to present a systematic approach to understanding what we call "Conservatism". Just this week, a fellow Iowa blogger Albert Bregar penned his thoughts at Red County Polk County and Iowa Defense Alliance.
Albert provides an excellent start with a view to how many of us think about defining the way conservatives see the world today (okay, such a view would include "Ronald Reagan came back for more"). We will certainly start looking around blogdom and start collecting a list of such statements as "Smaller Government" and build them into a resource.
But in stating the conservative view of today's world, we do limit ourselves to more of a statement of "how does conservative thinking apply to today's issues". What I hope we may eventually find is more of a basis for conservative thought. It's great to say [...]
... for the most boring interview in history. Last night felt more like 3600 seconds. For those of you that missed it (lucky you), it was the big "first interview of the 44th President Elect of the United Stated". Steve Kroft, one-on-one with Obama for half the show, Michelle included in the second half (with a little time for Rooney).
Softball questions by Kroft... oh, wait a minute, he did press Obama mightily to reveal yet unannounced cabinet position appointments. Darn, Barack refused to slip up on that!
Why oh why do we care about Obama's position on college football playoffs?
Very little of what was discussed from a policy standpoint was any different than what we've heard on the campaign OR Obama just didn't provide a real answer. Auto industry? Let's see what happens. Gitmo? Shut it down... and as a commenter at James Hibberd's The Live Feed said, no follow-up from Kroft on an obvious question: what to do with the prisoners?
Economy: do [...]
About a two and a half years ago we started this blog with a vague idea of what we wanted to accomplish. That first post was pretty much just a "hello", with a short commentary on me. It took four months for me to write a second post, and a year after that for the third one. From that point on our vision for The Conservative Reader began to take form and about a year ago we began writing in earnest.
Since January 1 2008, we have provided one or more pieces of commentary on politics, government and business (okay, an occasional cutover to sports) every single day. As the Presidential Election took shape we pretty much got wrapped up into the whole political cycle and almost exclusively commented on current events, especially the election.
Now it's time to get back to what we came here for. Our mission [...]