Author Archive | Elena Ives

Obama world

I was surprised last weekend when Obama justified higher taxes to an entrepreneurial-minded citizen: “It’s not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you that they’ve got a chance at success too… I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” […]

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McCain’s motives

I’m worried about, Chloe, our little dog. Right now she is under the table, sleeping on my feet. Fifteen minutes ago she was gazing up at me with an expression of rapt adoration. Soon she will awaken and have a drink of water and then check to make sure the front yard is still there. […]

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Mission improbable

These are trying times. Wall Street sunk like an elevator yesterday as the interminable convulsions of the current banking/housing correction grind along.   We’re pretty sure Osama Bin Laden isn’t dead yet – which means he’s still cowering in that cave, waiting for his hellfire missile and wishing he’d never messed with George W Bush. […]

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Bill Clinton: Backseat driver

   Last week the Democrats got together for a convention, the theme of which was something like “George Bush Bites Heads Off Bunnies.”  Not surprisingly, former-president Bill Clinton was there, once again loudly trumpeting his successor’s many flaws.     It’s sad, s uch animosity. Clinton and Bush are the same age. In another world they could […]

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Carter’s compassion

A while back a concerned group managed to get the plight of a tiny snail-darter before the U.S. Supreme Court, and a brand new dam was nearly torn down – arguably one of the most ludicrous examples of misguided charity in U.S. history.   At least until Jimmy Carter started playing elder statesman, roaming the […]

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Maybe he should try Ebay

Steven Ybarra, California lawyer and Democratic National Committee member, doesn’t care who gets his super-delegate vote, Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.   Forget the usual fuss over issues and experience. What Ybarra wants for his vote is some campaign treasury cash – $20,000,000 to be exact – which he will use to convince Hispanics that […]

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Tale of two generations

There has been a lot of talk lately about Barack Obama’s connection to William Ayers, a former sixties radical who feels he “didn’t do enough” when he helped bomb the New York City Police Headquarters, the Capitol building, and the Pentagon. Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois, is a bona fide member of […]

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Jeremiah Wright: Leftist in sheeps clothing

Monday morning I caught Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s appearance at the National Press club, and guess what? He thinks America is a murderous, imperialistic force in the world. Also, we had the 9/11 attacks coming.   Declaring that he speaks for all black Christians – which somehow prohibits dissent – Barack Obama’s former pastor described his […]

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Barack Obama: Junior psychologist

Barack Obama must grow weary of being all things to all men, and sometimes it shows. Like last summer’s clunker when he tried to establish rapport with some Iowa farmers by asking, “Anyone gone to Whole Foods lately and seen what they charge for arugula?”   So, it’s no he wonder felt inclined to relax […]

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The missionary heart

Bob Pierce, the founder of World Vision, once said, "Let my heart be broken with the things that break God's heart."   One day last fall God saw Clara, a critically ill Guatemalan woman, and His heart was broken. She had two children, a useless prescription for antibiotics that she couldn’t afford, and two pieces […]

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Level of semantic hysteria ‘worst in history’

Last week former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, pronounced the Iraq War the “worst disaster in American history,” proving something that I’ve been suspecting for a long time: those darn Democrats sure love their superlatives.   It’s especially true this election season. You can’t turn on your radio or television without hearing some form of […]

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Dubya soup

You can always tell by the noise when a fresh supply of Dubya Soup has hit the streets. That’s because people start yelling, “Torture! Wire taps! Abuse of power! Bush lied! Impeach!”   The latest infusion took place shortly before the Pentagon released its exhaustive study of 600,000 Iraqi documents – 1600 pages of analysis, […]

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