Gun control is not the answer. In fact it could have made the Aurora massacre much worse.
Much has been made about the fact that James Holmes, the alleged shooter Friday morning in Aurora Colorado, was armed with two Glock pistols, an AR-15, a shotgun and thousands of rounds of ammunition. The gun control nutcases are out in force saying that this tragedy could have been prevented if only Holmes had not been able to acquire the guns. Balderdash! The booby-trapped | Read More »
There’s somethin’ happenin’ here
What it is ain’t exactly clear. I’ve had a great time reading and listening to all the various pundits struggle to explain what happened in South Carolina yesterday. From the network newsheads to our own Mike “gamecock” DeVine ( SC teaches its gamecock a lesson: Newt is acceptable ), they’re trying to come to grips with the fact that a candidate with supposedly fatal flaws has | Read More »
A Flight to Nowhere
The following article was published in the Sept4, 2011 edition of the Las Vegas Review Journal. The link to the original is here: http://m.lvrj.com/lvreview/db_/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=JIf0y91T&full=true#display This is the first time I’ve had anything published anywhere. I thought I’d share it with my friends here at Redstate. I apologize for the diary formatting, I’m not very good at this tech stuff. A Flight to Nowhere The article | Read More »
Paid to do nothing. By taxpayers, no less!
Most of you are familiar with the “work rooms” that the UAW used to keep people on the payroll even when there was no work to do. I say “used to use”, I have no evidence to indicate that they have stopped the practice. However, common sense would dictate that after accepting billions of dollars from taxpayers to stay afloat, they might do away with | Read More »
I don’t care if you call it socialized medicine, just give it to me!
A letter to the editor in today’s Las Vegas Review-Journal, titled “Hand Out”, http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/57603302.html got me a little riled up and I simply had to respond: To the editor: I want to thank Paul Gwin, of Las Vegas, for pointing out, in a very clear and concise manner, what is wrong with America today. In his letter to the editor, posted this past Sunday, | Read More »
Is Obama Trying to Crush Small Business?
Let me say, up front that I am not in favor of any government intervention in the private markets other than sensible regulations to ensure a fair playing field for all participants. But, His Majesty, the King, President Obama obviously believes quite differently. You would think that, with all of Obama’s talk about understanding the importance of small business and wanting to insure | Read More »
A Letter to the Editor
The Las Vegas Sun is a liberal rag along the lines of the New York Times and the Los Angeles times. It’s circulation is somewhat less though. You see the Sun has such wide distribution, that it would be out of business if the editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal did not take pity and inlcude the Sun in it’s distribution operations. The Sun | Read More »
When I listen to Barack Obama, I am filled with hope.
I am filled with hope for the future of this great country. I am filled with hope that our economy WILL rebound and return to its rightful place as the envy of the world. I am filled with hope that we WILL win the war on terror. That our military WILL remain the strongest and proudest in the world. I am filled with hope | Read More »
Is Rupert Pushing Back?
Regular viewers of the Fox News prime time line up will agree, I think, that over the last week or two, O’Reilly, Hannity & Colmes, and Greta, have all begun to lean a little to the right in their content and commentary. More so than usual, at least. We’ve been seeing more and more of the Three Rusketeers; Newt, Dick and Karl. And, they’ve really | Read More »
The markets know, and tell us, which party can handle financial crisis
This morning, Jim Geraghty at NRO let us know that Senator John McCain is proposing a new version of the Resolution Trust Corp. that helped get us through the savings and loan crisis a few years ago. You can read Jim’s blog here. Yahoo!announced this afternoon the Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson wants to do exactly what John McCain suggested this morning. The result of that | Read More »
Sarah Palin’s e-mail hacked!
I know this is not a diary. I don’t see an open thread today. But this news just hit. Sarah Palin’s private e-mailhas been hacked. Townhall.com has the early details here I’m sorry. Two 500 errors after I tried to post this, I saw that Moe had beaten me to it. One of the moderators may want to delete this. Rick
Who is more middle class than Sarah Palin?
No one. No one is more middle class than Sarah Palin. No candidate, in my admittedly limited political memory, has ever really fit the definition of “one of us”. I always thought that if someone had the “pull”, connections and money to get elected President or Vice President , couldn’t really be one of us. But Sarah Palin is still one of us. She is | Read More »
Lunch Money and Liberals
I have long believed that if my father hadn’t intervened during the second grade, I might have grown up a liberal. In 1961, my dad was transferred to Hickam AFB on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii. I was seven years old. My parents believed in living on the local economy (rather than in base housing) so that we could experience the culture. That worked | Read More »
“The Tools of Free Men”
There is an excellent article by A.W.R Hawkins on Human Events today. He talks about why the Democrats are against oil, guns and free speech. It’s not a new thesis to most of us, but I liked his rugged, free American approach to the subject. Hawkins also stresses the importance of teaching the costs, meanings and benefits of freedom to our children, so that they | Read More »
“I will end this war!”
“I will end this war!” Five simple words. Five one-syllable words that are music to the ears of anti-war nut roots. Yet, at the same time, these five simple words scream defeatism, retreat and capitulation to the millions of moderate and right leaning Americans who don’t like to lose wars. Americans who mourn the outcome of the Vietnam War. Five words. But, only one has | Read More »