Conservative Wanderer

“A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.” — Ronald Wilson Reagan

Vacation!

As soon as I get done with work today, I will officially be on vacation for about the next week and a half.

Depending on time and events (both things that I am doing and things happening in the wider world), I may or may not be posting anything during vacation. Regular blogging should–God willing–resume on or around Monday, 12 September.

And lemme tell ya, it felt good to turn the alarm off this morning instead of just resetting it for tomorrow… and I can’t wait to hang a sign on my monitor at work just before I leave. :)

New White House Top Economist Says Unemployment Benefits Are Not Stimulus

Gotta love the cognitive dissonance:

Princeton University economist Alan Krueger, who will replace Austan Goolsbee as the White House’s chief economic advisor, “is likely to provide a voice inside the administration for more-aggressive government action to bring down unemployment and, particularly, to address long-term joblessness,” according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

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Romney Walks Back Global Warming Statement

It really wasn’t a good day for Mitt Romney today… he’s been caught trying to at least partially walk back his statement about global warming.

Hours after being called “mushy on environmental issues” by a Republican senator, Mitt Romney has tweaked his position on global warming.

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Unions To Abandon Democrats?

It would be nice, but color me skeptical

The growing rift between labor and their Democratic allies was on full display Thursday, as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters that labor groups are planning to scale back their involvement with the Democratic Party in advance of the 2012 elections.

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Boehner Responds To Biden Walkback On China’s One Child Policy

Following Biden’s crack about understanding China’s forced-abortion policy, and the White House mouthpiece’s walkback of same, John Boehner shot back:

There are two things the Obama administration can do immediately on this front.  One is for the Vice President himself – the individual who holds the office, and who uttered the damaging comments Sunday – to publicly state the new words his staff has used.  The other is for President Obama to announce the United States will stop contributing money to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which supports China and has been linked to implementation of the one-child policy.  Until the administration takes these actions, the clarification issued by the Vice President’s spokesman Tuesday will ring hollow.

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