You knew it was coming. Democrats, hardly able to contain their enthusiasm for their new-found excuse for the kind of gun control they’ve always wanted, couldn’t even wait for the victims of the Connecticut shooting to be buried. From President Obama’s thinly veiled threat to the outright demand for yet another “assault weapon ban” from Democrats like Senator Diane Feinstein, the gun control zealots are | Read More »
Mind Game – A Different Take on Guns in America
In the wake of the Jovan Belcher murder/suicide case, sportscaster Bob Costas made his now well-publicized anti-gun rant during half-time of a football game. The reaction was immediate, and overwhelmingly negative. Surprisingly, a number of NFL players chided Costas for blaming guns, noting that 3 out of 4 of their fellow NFL athletes are gun owners, with few incidents of violence. Even super-sports-celebrity Charles Barkley | Read More »
The Little Falls Break-In. Self Defense? Or Murder?
The recent incident in Little Falls, Minnesota, in which two teenagers apparently broke into a man’s house and were subsequently shot by the home owner, brings into sharp focus the issue of what constitutes legitimate self defense. The story first broke just after Thanksgiving: http://brainerddispatch.com/news/2012-11-27/little-falls-shooting-killing-2-teens-sparks-homeowner-rights-controversy As a longtime firearm instructor and gun rights activist I am constantly amazed at the lack of understanding by the | Read More »
2012 – Why Republicans Lost. And What They Must Learn to Do…IF They Want to Recover.
Now that Barak Obama has been reelected, the usual flurry of excuse-making and finger-pointing by Republicans has been even more intense than usual. “Democrats cheated!” – So what else is new? They always cheat. So get a big enough margin and it won’t matter. Democrats cheated when Reagan won 49 states. Who cared? “Obama spent millions on vicious attack ads!” – Once again, this is | Read More »
Lessons from “Sandy” – Think About Energy When You Vote on Tuesday
If there is anything that was made perfectly clear as a result of “‘Superstorm Sandy” it is this: America runs on ENERGY. But not just any energy. America runs on COAL, OIL, GASOLINE, NATURAL GAS, and ELECTRICITY that has been generated by coal, oil, and natural gas. The plain fact is that 99.6% or our energy comes from good old fossil fuels. Contrary to the | Read More »
“Suppression” and “Disenfranchising” of Voters – the Same Old Democrat Canard
As the handwriting on the wall becomes ever more clear, the Democrats are already gearing up to cry “FOUL!” should Barak Obama lose the election. You’ve probably seen the Michael Moore inspired video from the Marxists at MoveOn.org. It features (surprise) foul mouthed senior citizens threatening civil war if America dares to send Barak Obama packing: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/30/michael-moore-moveon-org-video-features-dirty-mouthed-old-people-lambasting-republicans-romney/ Now, liberals using course, vulgar, and even violent | Read More »
The Fiscal Cliff: No Pain, No Gain.
The reaction to the final presidential debate underscored what anyone who is paying attention already knows: The current state of the American economy is the most important issue on everyone’s mind. Foreign policy is important, but the lack of jobs and weak growth are simply more immediately felt by the average citizen. Thinking people also recognize that unless major changes are made, we are headed | Read More »
“If It’s Not Close, They Can’t Cheat!”
The above title is taken from a book by Hugh Hewitt - author, Constitutional Law scholar, and popular conservative talk show host. The full title is “If It’s Not Close, They Can’t Cheat: Crushing the Democrats in Every Election and Why Your Life Depends on It.” I highly recommend it, especially this election season. Here in Minnesota, we have had abundantly clear examples of how a | Read More »
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 »