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    Star Trek technology to the modern battlefield

    Fans of the original Star Trek television series will remember Commander Spock giving accurate directions to Captain Kirk to send mortar shells across a desert battlefield in the episode “Arena“. Now American soldiers have similar capabilities using their smart phones. An American officer spent $26,000 of his own money to develop an iPhone app that assists soldiers in mapping and plotting locations on the battlefield. | Read More »

    School board chooses not to succumb to PC threat

    The Cherokee County (GA) School Board has voted unanimously to keep their high school graduation ceremony at its current venue. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State* has threatened legal action if Cherokee County schools don’t move their commencement ceremony from the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, where the commencements have been held since 2005, to a secular venue. The organization says it | Read More »

    Will Indiana choose right-to-work?

    Indiana Republicans want to make the state a right-to-work state. Instead of being required to pay dues to the unions there, employees would instead have the right to refuse union membership and keep their money. Bills filed in the Indiana House that would ban workers from being required to pay union dues could spark a debate so divisive that Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels wants to | Read More »

    Missouri eminent domain reform threatened by SoS Robin Carnahan

    It seems that statists will do anything–including repeating previous errors–to prevent protection of individual rights. Such is the case in Missouri, where Secretary of State Robin Carnahan recreated an issue that kept a ballot measure from reaching voters last election. After the Supreme Court’s historic Kelo decision, which held open the door for developers to use eminent domain to redevelop private property whether or not | Read More »

    North Korea as an example of Modern Liberalism

    In the past, the term “liberal” meant a person who believed in loose political control of social and economic matters. In the modern linquistics, where up has become down and tax increases are called tax cuts, “liberal” has become synonymous with abject political control over people’s daily lives. In fact, people who called themselves “liberals” in the 18th century would find themselves ideologically more attuned | Read More »

    North Korea threatens nuclear war. Again.

    North Korea has threatened a nuclear war if the United States and South Korea continue to cooperate on military exercises and coordinate diplomacy with Japan in seeking to disarm the regime. North Korea has made similar threats in the past and has yet to carry them out. In fact, the recent shelling of civilians and South Korean marines on a border island is one of | Read More »

    The Tax Trap

    I would like to claim credit for this idea, as I espoused it among friends long before I heard it on the radio.  In reality, before writing it I heard it on my daily ride home in the brief segment of the Sean Hannity Show that I listen to before getting annoyed with Sean it and changing to my music station.  I have expanded upon what the | Read More »

    At posts entombed

    Though they did not yet know they were at war, An armada crested upon their shore. Thousands of Sailors, Airmen and Marines In the sights of foes who were yet unseen. From the air and the sea the Rising Sun Let loose heady bombs and fired wrathful guns On the men who slept in their quiet peace Until the sirens’, their slumber released. On the | Read More »

    Intemperate Thoughts IV

    It has been a few months since my last catharsis of intemperate thoughts. It’s now time to release my latest list of politically-incorrect musings about life in these United States. Get ready, ’cause I’m coming out with barrels blazing! Intemperate Thoughts   The people of New York deserve Charlie Rangel. Despite the ethics cloud and numerous alternatives both liberal and conservative, they still voted for | Read More »

    An Open Letter: Gun control and the belligerent New York Times

    Dear New York Times Editors, After reading your editorial about the NRA’s push to overturn handgun age restrictions for citizens 18-20 years old, I can only surmize that no one in your editorial staff has ever read, nor would ever care to read, the Constitution of the United States.  Nowhere in that foundational document does it state that one’s rights activate on one’s 21st birthday.  | Read More »