The fear-mongering that has become a hallmark of the American media was on full display these past weeks, as talking heads did everything but appear in Haz-Mat suits to convey the seriousness of the “nuclear incident” in Japan. It was almost as if the 9.0 earthquake and Tsunami, which caused thousands of deaths and produced massive devastation, was suddenly put on the back burner, as | Read More »
Oil Prices – Some Basics
I am continually surprised at the lack of understanding exhibited by liberals and conservatives alike when it comes to the issue of oil prices. Even putatively educated people seem to lose all common sense amidst wailing and gnashing of teeth over perceived “gouging” of the public (note: there is no such thing as “gouging” in the free market – only government can force you to | Read More »
Gas Prices 101
There is no magic to the price of gas. At $3.89 a gallon, about where prices are today (or soon will be) the components break down approximately as follows: $2.64 – Cost of Crude Oil $0.48 – Taxes (and up to $0.68 in some states like Hawaii) $0.33 – Refining $0.30 – Distribution/Marketing/Retail Cost of operation $0.09 – Profit to Refiner (EXXON, BP, etc.) $0.05 | Read More »
Will Lead be Gold in 2012?
An ongoing legal battle in Illinois may prove to be a watershed event, one that could easily result in Democrats taking an even bigger hit in 2012 than they did in last year’s mid-term election. As the excerpt from the article below summarizes: “In a showdown over the privacy rights of gun owners, the Illinois State Police are refusing to release a list identifying all | Read More »
The Left Exposed…Can They Realy Be THIS Stupid?
Since the 1960s, the radical Left in America has been quietly using both the media and the public school system to gradually condition American young people to accept and embrace the idea of socialism. And nowhere is this indoctrination campaign more glaringly obvious than in our major universities. But don’t take my word for it, especially if you happen to be one of those gentle | Read More »
Obama – Inexperienced. Inept. Indecisive.
If there was any doubt that Barak Obama is completely unsuited to being the leader of the free world, all such doubt has been erased. His pathetic comments on the violent crackdown in Libya are merely the latest examples of his lack of experience and judgment. Faced with a maniacal dictator who is gunning down his own people, and after waiting more than a week | Read More »
Pay More – Get Less! The Reality of Government Unions
The current chaos in Wisconsin and elsewhere has illuminated the biggest reason that so many American states are at or near bankruptcy – government unions. As more and more Americans discover exactly how much government workers are raking in with their lavish compensation and benefit packages, they have less and less sympathy for the protesters. Which does not bode well for the future of government | Read More »
The New Civil War
The “protests” by government union members in Wisconsin are a perfectly predictable reaction to the beating that Democrats took in the 2010 elections. When hard-working people of Wisconsin finally had enough of liberal tax-and-spend policies that threatened to bankrupt their state, they threw the bums out – Republicans swept the state legislature and the governor’s office. And how did their so-called “public servants” react when | Read More »
Action Alert – Wal-Mart Security Employees Fired for Disarming Store Gunman
Take action. It only takes a couple of minutes. Then send to everyone you know and tell them to do the same. This kind of politically correct nonsense must not be tolerated. This is ridiculous. The policy forbids employees to endanger themselves to protect merchandise. In this case, however, they were clearly fighting for their lives.Shut down their switchboard! Call the Layton, UT store at | Read More »
Democracy is Not the Answer
You’ve heard the liberal pundits, giddy with delight as they report on the new wave of “democracy” that is sweeping Egypt. Well, they would be well advised to take a deep breath and consider a bit of reality before celebrating. First, the Egyptian Army currently controls the country, and we will have to wait and see exactly what sort of genuine governmental changes finally occur. | Read More »