You have probably wondered why no matter which party you vote for, government spending and regulation continues to increase. The Federal budget grows, faster under some regimes than others, but always growing, never contracting. Worse, every time you turn around, there is some new “czar” or agency infringing on your private life. The national debt has soared to around $15 TRILLION – up 50% in | Read More »
Guns to Grub – the Insidious Cancer of Regulatory Tyranny
An incident the other day illustrated just how widespread and insidious the growth of the “nanny-state” has become. While at a local indoor shooting range, I was talking with one of the employees and the conversation got around to what kinds of ammunition the range could accommodate. Gun ranges, especially the indoor variety, vary in their ability to handle certain kinds of ammunition. Some gun | Read More »
“Act of Valor” raises a thorny question: Would YOU die for your country?
Last night I attended a private screening of the new film, “Act of Valor” which features real-life Navy SEAL operators in an almost documentary-like recreation of SEAL operations. The movie was even better than I expected, much more exciting and compelling than yet another Bourne-style action flick. The deep family attachments of these men were highlighted, and in spite of my own previous associations with | Read More »
Obama Plays Chess…and the Republican Candidates Play Checkers
The “controversy” over President Obama’s mandate that Catholic institutions provide contraceptive services to their employees would be laughable if it weren’t such a diabolically clever ploy. Because Obama knows that the minor backlash by Catholics will fade into distant memory by the time election day rolls around. But what will not fade (thanks to Obama’s cooperative media toadies) is the utterly false, but soon-to-be indelible | Read More »
“Firewater” Politics – Blame it on Bud
The headline said it all: TRIBE TO SUE BEER COMPANIES FOR ALCOHOL PROBLEMS http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57374043/tribe-to-sue-beer-companies-for-alcohol-problems/ That’s right. A Native American tribe is actually blaming their drinking on…yep, those evil beer companies: The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota announced Thursday it will demand $500 million from five international beer manufacturers for the cost of health care, social services and child rehabilitation caused by chronic alcoholism on | Read More »
Democrat Media Shock Troops Launch First Wave in “Re-Elect Obama 2012″
It’s already starting. When I opened Yahoo’s main page this morning, here was the top story: Unemployment rate hits 8.3 pct. after hiring burst “In the most impressive surge for the job market since the middle of last decade, the United States added 243,000 jobs in January, far more than economists expected. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years.” Note | Read More »
Republicans Form a Circular Firing Squad
Facing an incumbent president with Barak Obama’s abysmal economic record, it should be a cake-walk for whichever Republican candidate runs against him. But thanks to the GOP’s penchant for self-destruction, the prospects for unseating Obama are diminishing by the day, if not the hour. The current round of Republican debates has done little more than provide Obama’s campaign staff with magnificent material for their upcoming | Read More »
Why Are Republican Candidates Reluctant to Use One of Their Best Weapons?
Historically, whenever guns and gun control are even mentioned, it bodes ill for Democrats. Even the most hardcore union Democrats have shown that they will jump across party lines whenever there is but a hint of a threat to their 2nd Amendment rights: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=18194 “The past four federal election cycles have shown the awesome voting power of America’s sportsmen, hunters and gun owners. Bill Clinton | Read More »
Scott Peck, psychiatric professional and widely read author (“The Road Less Traveled”), once remarked that “Neurosis is the avoidance of legitimate pain.” By that definition, half of all Americans, if not more, could easily be considered neurotic. After all, most of our economic problems are the result of a stubborn unwillingness to “bite the bullet” and face what needs to be done to reduce the | Read More »
Gina Carano – The New Role Model for American Women?
The new action movie “Haywire” stars the beautiful mixed-martial-arts star, Gina Carano, as a covert operative who is even more formidable than Matt Damon’s character in the highly successful “Bourne” series. Trailer for the film can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFV0Uvzpz0o Carano is the latest in a trend toward woman who are just as competent or assertive as men – in Carano’s case, she is also | Read More »