Winston

Jan 212012
 

Ezra Levant hosts “The Source” on Canada’s Sun News.  In the below videos, this Canadian accurately explains how President Obama’s recent decision to prevent the Keystone Pipeline illustrates – among other things – the president’s siding with special interests over American interests, broken campaign promises to the American people, and the continued standing up for our enemies while standing against our friends. President Obama’s decision to prevent the creation of [more . . . ]

Jan 162012
 

Rev. King spoke and wrote many memorable words.  To commemorate this holiday on which we honor Rev. King, I offer you a few of his sentiments. In 1967, Rev. King spoke to the 11th annual Southern Christian Leadership Conference convention and delivered his “Where Do We Go From Here?” speech, in which he said: ‎When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker [more . . . ]

A Little Perspective

 Posted by at 1:51 pm
Jan 142012
 

In this recent piece, Cal Thomas reminds us that positively touching others’ lives is a good standard by which to measure a successful life.  Please read it . . . and prepare to be moved.

The “Vision Thing” Revisited

 Posted by at 10:50 pm
Jan 102012
 

I previously wrote about Mitt Romney’s vision problem.  Tonight, in his New Hampshire primary victory speech, Mitt took some steps in the right direction.  For example, he said: Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.” As I wrote in that prior post,  Mitt needs “to articulate the principles that his solutions serve.”  His speech tonight was a step in the right direction.  I [more . . . ]

Jan 092012
 

In 1988, then President Reagan addressed the Future Farmers of America and famously said, There seems to be an increasing awareness of something we Americans have known for some time: that the 10 most dangerous words in the English language are, ‘Hi, I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.”’ As the below video demonstrates, Reagan’s words apply more than ever. Best of luck to the Sacketts as SCOTUS [more . . . ]

Jan 082012
 

I like Mitt Romney.  I supported him for the Republican nomination in 2008, and I support him now (and I have since the primaries began and the candidates were determined).  I’m not looking for a Messiah in a presidential candidate, I’m looking for the best candidate, closest to my views, who can win.  I believe that Mitt is well-suited to satisfy that criteria.  But Mitt’s got a conspicuous problem.  He [more . . . ]

Jan 042012
 

Rick Santorum is a good man.  He ran a great campaign in Iowa and, although at the time of this writing the winner is yet to be determined, Santorum succeeded when it mattered by coming in first or second (probably second according to Karl Rove on Fox News…by 14 votes [Update: official, Romney wins by 8 votes][Latest Update: Santorum declared winner by 34 votes).  On a side note, Santorum’s success [more . . . ]

Jan 032012
 

Recently, the Iranian Navy conducted “exercises” in the Gulf and declared to the world that if other countries imposed sanctions on Iran’s crude oil exports, it may close the Strait of Hormuz.  Approximately 35%  of all seaborne traded oil is shipped via the Strait of Hormuz (20% of the world’s total oil).  In response to Iran’s wargames, the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier through the Strait of Hormuz.  Upon our [more . . . ]

Jan 022012
 

. . . and happy new year! Yesterday’s Los Angeles Times features a cover story decrying money in politics.  While the article’s authors specifically address and negatively portray “Super PACs,” their underlying premises are that: (1) large financial contributions on behalf of political campaigns by individuals and groups corrupts the political process; and (2) voters are unable to think for themselves.  For the following reasons, neither premise holds true. Super [more . . . ]

By Way of (General) Introduction

 Posted by at 10:48 am
Dec 252011
 

Hello and welcome to Wake Up Winston! Since today is both Christmas and Hanukkah, it is a time of miracles and therefore a great time to start something new . . . like a blog.  Given the nature of the day, I’ll preface this blog’s introduction by wishing you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a happy, healthy, successful, and prosperous New Year! The primary purpose of Wake [more . . . ]

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