When government fails, citizens rise

This is an election year, mid-term for many congressmen and senators — you can expect the rhetoric to steadily ratchet up between now and November, but with National issues there are only three that will carry through to November & potentially impact results. How will they play in the mid-terms?

Right now the three top national issues are gas prices, illegal immigrants, and the war.

The war I expect will take care of itself, while violence does continue, by November with a real government in place and the people of Iraq starting to turn on the jihadis, I don’t expect this to decide local elections except for the hard-core who are already committed. By a year from now we will begin seeing “Iraq — the Forgotten War” leads from the MSM.

By November, the gas prices will be forgotten, unless they stay high until then. If so, expect a major bloodbath among all Congressional incumbents.

Illegal Immigration is the one issue with definite staying power, and congress-critters had better tune in to the mood of their constituents and quickly, because it’s not about peace love and understanding anymore.

School-bus Nagin disallows trailer trash by his gated communities

Another episode in the FEMA trailer drama, School Bus Nagin finally allows some trailers in after a stern talk from Chertov.

In an excellent article, Von Mises institute explains better than I did last night why Congress is responsible for the gas shortage, and why they are the only ones who can fix it.

Meanwhile, 73 percent of adults in america now cruise the internet regularly. Farewell dotcom bust, farewell MSM — it won’t be long before most of america is screaming for bandwidth that isn’t there, and the “dark fiber” we have today will be lit brighter than a thousand suns.

Japan is faced with Defense cost sticker shock now that we are asking them to become more self-reliant.

China is building nuclear reactors at a pace of two per year.

Virginia Postrel points out some interesting demographics on church governance.