Tag Archives: Victor Davis Hanson

Wyoming prepares for the worst

The Wyoming legislature’s new doomsday bill may be overblown. They might need an army, an aircraft carrier (!) and their own currency?

On the other hand, the national debt does stand at an unprecedented $15 trillion, and the MSM keeps looking the other way—letting Obozo lie about what he’s doing while the missus keeps taking expensive vacations on our dime.

Meanwhile, gasoline is now above $5 a gallon in Los Angeles. Where, indeed, will it end?

Concludes VDH:  Probably near $10 a gallon.

Via Instapundit.

Those Californicators

Victor Davis Hanson’s take on why I am seeing so many California license plates in the H.E.B. parking lot these days. Because they’re leaving the West Coast, at the rate of at least 2,000 to 3,000 a week:

“…a state that has the highest sales and income taxes, the most lavish entitlements, the near-worst public schools (based on federal test scores), and the largest number of illegal aliens in the nation, along with an over-regulated private sector, a stagnant and shrinking manufacturing base, and an elite environmental ethos that restricts commerce and productivity without curbing consumption.”

This time we better all pray these California trends are NOT the wave of the future.

VDH is such a hoot

The famed military historian and one of my favorite authors on our pathetically inept prez:

“His speech today was fine—if one ignores the usual serial invocation of ‘I’, ‘me,’ and ‘my’ that we’ve become accustomed to, as the president tries to radiate authority with first person pronouns rather than common sense reality.”

Heh.

Soldier-Citizen candidates

“…other than a shared furor at out-of-control spending, government takeovers and corruption, the [more than twenty Iraq and Afghanistan veteran] soldier-citizen candidates are an odd bunch. Some are officers; others are enlisted men. A surprising number were wounded in combat.

“The vast majority are running as Republicans and seem to have little if any money. They were not so much preselected by Republican operatives as pushed forward through grassroots and sometimes Tea Party support.”

Read it all.

The Californicators

They are a weird bunch, the California drones as VDH calls them. The ones who moved here back in the 90s to escape the hoards of Mexican illegals can be discerned by a proclivity to honk after the light changes when you don’t move ahead fast enough to suit them.

The stay-at-homes, VDH contends, apparently long ago dissociated their minds and attitudes from the sweat and effort that makes societies work. And, now, as their bloated fun-in-the-sun welfare state goes bankrupt, what else can their over-privileged children do but riot?

An early Xmas wish

"I think not merely the thrill is gone, but a righteous anger about an Obama trifecta— of serial apologies and bows abroad, massive borrowing and deficit spending, and government-take overs of private spheres of life—is swelling up in the electorate. I haven’t seen in my lifetime anything quite like it. And this furor of being had has the potential not just to take Obama down, but also his ideology and supporters along with him for a generation."

Oh, yes, Santa, pretty please. There is an alternative.

California bailout

Speaking of suckers, why should we spend our money to bail out a bankrupt California which has spent decades looking down their oh-so-much-better noses at the rest of us? They have it all. They just can’t pay for it.