When your Freshman Congresswoman who took office on the wings of solid Tea Party support in 2010, turns to you in 2012 and tells you that the complaint she hears most frequently is over the “lack of cooperation among our politicians”…run as hard and as fast in the opposite direction from where she would otherwise lead you! This line is right up there with, “Hey little girl, would you like some candy?” She is speaking to you in the deadly dialect of…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on January 31, 2012 at 6:26am — No Comments
One of my favorite words because it brings to mind other favorite words, thoughts, ideas…sounds of silence, silent night…heavenly peace. But most important; what quiet brings to mind is what the mind needs most…
Interestingly, it was the one word request of the world from the Pope recently.
Good morning dear friend. I have an image in my mind of the old TV commercial from the seventies of the old Indian shedding a…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on January 29, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments
Congressional Corner with Nan Hayworth(R) NY 19 – WAMC Radio Interview 1/20/12
“Nan Hayworth, when we last spoke I was incredibly interested in two words you used…two phrases. You said, “We need a president who is both principled and patriotic.” One could not listen to that without feeling that you might be saying something about our present incumbent.”
The United States consumes 75 tons of Oxycodone (Oxycontin) per year! That is 80% of worldwide consumption! One might be tempted to wonder about the First Ladies sense of priorities. After all, crusading against French fries in our school cafeterias in the context of this picture is a little like putting a bounty on kittens when your pastures are overrun with wolves!
I guess Karl Marx had it wrong when he pronounced Religion as the…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on January 26, 2012 at 5:25am — No Comments
Our White House is currently occupied by a Great Pretender who has been ordered to appear before a Judge in the State of Georgia because he has failed to produce proof of eligibility to be the POTUS!
Our Legislative Branch of government has become the most lucrative sector of our economy!
Our Judicial Branch of government has just decided in its infinite wisdom to reject the Obamacare recusal of the radical justice who was practically…Continue
Honor (Please listen after reading)
Good morning dear friend! Today I would like to dedicate this 28th edition of the Tune-up to the man who inspired its creation, my friend John Hicks. John is recovering from his successful cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering on Friday.
What we are missing most in this world, is alive and well in John Hicks. So much so in fact,…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on January 22, 2012 at 6:44am — No Comments
“The character of the danger is, if possible, even less understood here than it was in Germany. The supreme tragedy is still not seen that in Germany it was largely people of good will who, by their socialist policies, prepared the way for the forces which stand for everything they detest.”- Friedrich A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom
There was a convergence in the blogosphere yesterday (1/18) that caught my eye.
The Becket Adams piece…Continue
On Wednesday January 18, 2012, the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama catapulted well beyond its flirtation with mere Carter-type legacy into the realm of Keystone Cops meets the Merry Pranksters. http://nationaljournal.com/congress/obama-rejecting-pipeline-pokes-back-at-gop-20120118?mrefid=subhplead_1
Your best friend stumbles…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on January 19, 2012 at 5:42am — No Comments
“If there’s a single issue you need to know more about — because of its major impact on the future of our economy and our sovereignty — its America’s involvement in the $1.3 trillion European bailout fund.” - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=48217
Added by Chip Murray on January 17, 2012 at 6:03am — No Comments
Deja vu Blues (Please listen after reading)
I don’t need no mansion on a hill
to feel the sunshine on my window sill.
Don’t need religion to find the best of me,
I give it all away religiously…
…and when it’s gone and…Continue
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.” – Henry David Thoreau
When I was a kid, there were many “cool” moments. A very subjective term; “cool” to me meant against the grain, different in a rebellious sense…like longer hair, “She Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!”
I remember walking into a restaurant in Wyckoff, NJ one morning to see this group of guys talking. One of them had a pierced ear…a…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on January 14, 2012 at 6:46am — No Comments
Think about how angry you would be if you were laid off from your job with no job prospects in sight. And while you and your wife are away for a couple of days at a National Job Fair to find work, your kids throw a lavish and elaborate party on your dime for their friends…unbeknownst to you!…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on January 12, 2012 at 5:10am — No Comments
“Our talks with the infidel West and our conflict with them ultimately revolve around one issue—one that demands our total support, with power and determination, with one voice—and it is: Does Islam, or does it not, force people by the power of the sword to submit to its authority corporeally if not spiritually? Yes. There are only three choices in Islam:  either willing submission…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on January 10, 2012 at 6:15am — No Comments
I’m gonna wake up every morning to lose what I must win,
and find another way of livin’ that feels good within my skin…
I’m gonna throw away the book of lies that brought me to this place…
gonna see myself reflected in the timelessness of grace.
Gonna tear down every stinkin’ wall I built to keep me…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on January 8, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments
“People in Russia are more prepared for the collapse of dishonest government than we are in the United States.” – Dmitri Orlov
As a Certified Financial Planner advising individuals and businesses for the past 18 years, I like to think I’ve got a better than average understanding and appreciation for risk and risk management.
Over the years I have seen the results of being unprepared up close and personal. I have seen…Continue
When Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride, life was much simpler…God was much easier to find, and the Devil was a lot easier to spot too! The enemy wore crimson red and stood out like so many male cardinals on newly fallen snow in open fields of the New England Countryside. My how times have changed…
I first learned about Home Rule from Professor Gerald Benjamin; one of New York State’s leading authorities on the subject of Government. Today, I…Continue
What About Freedom? (Play after reading!)
There are two trains on the same set of tracks running at full steam. One is the Engine of Self-Reliance heading North, and the other is the Engine of Self-Interest heading South. They are diametrically opposed where the fate of America is concerned and, unless a miracle occurs, we will all perish in the most apocalyptic…
Good morning dear friend. Let me be among the first to welcome you to the New Year! We rang in the New Year (sort of) with Popa Chubby at the Turning Point in Piermont last night. (I say sort of, because we went to the 7:30 “old geezer” show.) Chubby’s a local Blues player who puts on quite the show. I won’t give you the exact quote here, but he captured unanimously universal sentiment in condemning 2011 as if it were a mass murderer…and then proceeded to musically execute it in Chubby…Continue