Unemployment Magically Drops Below 8% just a Month Before the Election…Gosh, Who’da Thought?
We hate to say “we told you so” but…we did. The diary entry below was published last February, long before we even knew who the Republican nominee was going to be. But the flawed methodology behind the “official” (U-3) numbers, and the media’s linguistic strategy in doing everything possible to re-elect Barak Obama, are as insidious today as they were then. And remember that today, | Read More »
Election 2012 – Obama targets the SUV
No, I’m not talking about Sport Utility Vehicles…I’m talking about Stupid Uninformed Voters. And if you have any doubts that appealing to this segment of the population IS a big part of the Democrat strategy in 2012, you need only look at the numerous video interviews of those who voted for Obama in 2008, as well as the more recent (and downright hilarious) examples circulating | Read More »
Obama and the Middle East – Jimmy Carter 2.0?
Watching the violence unfolding in Egypt, Libya, and now Yemen, it is impossible to avoid recalling the embarrassing impotence of the Carter administration in dealing with the Iranian Hostage Crisis. And since today’s “protesters” clearly have no compunctions about killing American citizens, it is obvious that they have no more fear of the United States than the Ayatollah Khomeini did in 1980. In my own | Read More »
Who Are the Greater Threats to Public Safety – Police or Armed Civilians?
Two events this past week clearly illustrated a reality that has long been understood by firearm trainers, but is virtually unknown to the public – that most cops are really poor shots with a handgun, placing the public at great risk when they engage in shootouts with suspects. In New York, a disgruntled employee opened fire on his ex-boss right in front of the Empire | Read More »
Chicago: Poster Child for Failed Gun Control
The headline says it all: 13 people shot and wounded in 30 minutes of Chicago violence, including 8 on a single street http://www.startribune.com/nation/167314005.html?refer=y I grew up in the Chicago area, so I am more than a little familiar with the city’s insane policies on guns. Illinois is the only state left in the nation where citizens have no ability to legally carry a gun for | Read More »
Democrat Dirty Tricks? You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet…
It’s now about 90 days until the 2012 Election, and the “Chicago Way” is already being employed by campaign Obama. Harry Reid’s scurrilous insinuation that Mitt Romney paid no taxes is just the latest example: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-harry-reids-latest-broadside/2012/08/06/91d99cae-e012-11e1-a19c-fcfa365396c8_story.html And make no mistake, the Obama administration is secretly chortling with glee at “Dirty Harry” and his vile attacks. As for Harry, he is delighted with his role of | Read More »
Another Madman Kills – and Democrats Sing the Same Old “Gun Control” Song
In the wake of the Aurora shooting, gun sales are soaring in Colorado – local stores report purchases up 40%. Apparently, the citizens are not as gullible as politicians think they are. The Century Theater where James Holmes went on his rampage not surprisingly had a ridiculous “No Guns” policy – complete with signs – so that Holmes knew in advance that his “audience” would | Read More »
Want Economic Prosperity for Everyone? Cut the TOP tax rates, not the bottom.
The biggest problem with President Obama’s view of tax policy is that he, like most Democrats, sees the tax code not as a way to pay for government, but as a way to redistribute wealth. Note how often Obama talks about who “deserves” or “needs” a tax cut. But need or “fairness” is irrelevant – the purpose of any tax plan should be to effectively | Read More »
Reminder – It’s INDEPENDENCE Day
It’s Independence Day, and I can’t help recalling Thomas Jefferson’s famous quote: “That government is best which governs least.” We sometimes forget that this country was founded by people who desperately wanted to extricate themselves from precisely the kind of overbearing, dictatorial central government under whose thumb we now find ourselves. More than anything else, the early American Colonists wanted simply to be free. Free | Read More »
“Fast and Furious” – Obama’s Watergate? Why the pundits are getting it wrong.
The most annoying part of the “Fast and Furious” debate is the constant reference to the ill-fated program as being “botched” – as if there were a legitimate motive behind it, but that “mistakes were made” that caused an otherwise noble idea to fail. Wrong. The violence and carnage that occurred in Mexico as a result of the “Fast and Furious” program was not some | Read More »