Newspaper Guild Was At Rally Where Tabitha Hale Was Attacked
On Wednesday Tabitha Hale was attacked outside of her office at FreedomWorks by union protesters who had gathered to rally in support of the Wisconson public employees. The attacker was part of Communications Workers of America. Instapundit noted that The Newspaper Guild was part of CWA, so the lack of MSM coverage was unsurprising. Looking at the CWA web site I discovered that CWA has | Read More »
Unions Forfeit My Sympathy
To say that my mother’s family was rabidly pro-union would be to demean the word “rabidly.” They were coal mining people from along the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. My grandmother lived in a company town- A town where the mine owners literally owned the town. They were partly paid in script that could be spent at the company store. If you displeased the boss, you weren’t | Read More »
History Rhymes in the Middle East
Twain was reported to have said “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.” He may not have said it, but it’s a useful metaphor. For over thirty years we supported a dictator in the Middle East. He was our ally, and was important to our policies in the region. His military had a lot of US equipment, and benefited from American training. A Republican president, trying to | Read More »
Giffords Shooting Gun Q & A
On Saturday someone shot a congresswoman, a federal judge, and several bystanders. The congresswoman is still alive at this time. The judge, a nine year old girl, and four other people are dead. As I mentioned elsewhere, partisans are pointing the finger of blame at each other, but so far it appears the accused shooter is just crazy. The murder of public officials is a | Read More »
CONAD, NORAD, Santa, and Scrooges
I’ve seen a few Facebook and several Twitter posts that sound a great deal like Scrooge. “Christmas! A fine excuse for NORAD to pick the taxpayer’s pocket every 25th of December!” from the childless who have apparently lost their inner child, and a few rueful remarks from parents who are suffering through the throes of their kid clicking Refresh every couple of minutes to see where Santa is RIGHT NOW! But the rueful parents will smile at the memory, as will their kids in later years.
As for the Scrooges: Get over yourselves.
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My friend Lori wrote a post on NewsReal Blog about people who posted a stream of messages on Twitter about having had an abortion. (For those familiar with Twitter, they used the hashtag #IHadAnAbortion.) After making sure that the link was good I repeated her message about her new post to my own Twitter followers. One of my other friends on Twitter took vocal exception to the contents | Read More »
Bob “Who’re you?” Etheridge Cranks Up the Dem Recount Machine
Election day came, and for most people, has gone. A few can’t be called yet, for various reasons. But here in North Carolina the usual game of a Democrat trying to recount his way into an office he lost has begun. Etheridge was running for reelection in North Carolina’s second congressional district, which covers all or part of ten counties, against Renee Ellmers. Bob “Who’re you?” | Read More »