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 »
Obama Stabs Young Americans in the Back – And Nobody Seems to Care
President Obama’s recent announcement (or should I say, pronouncement) that the Justice Department is basically going to give a pass to illegal aliens who just happen to fit into a certain demographic has engendered all sorts of reactions. Oddly, the response has included little of the kind of outrage one would expect. From the New York Times: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/what-obamas-immigration-decision-might-mean-for-2012/ “Even in an era where partisanship is | Read More »
“Fast and Furious” – Is Eric Holder Haunted by the Ghost of Timothy McVeigh?
History has taught us that what we don’t know CAN kill us. Pearl Harbor. The 9/11 attacks. The election of Barak Obama. And now we have the “Fast and Furious” scandal, which is currently embroiling Obama’s inept and corrupt Attorney General, Eric Holder. But will the “Fast and Furious” calamity eventually evoke a creepy feeling of deja vu? In the following excerpt from www.keenobserver.blogtownhall.com Rich | Read More »