Monthly Archives: March 2009

Are We Becoming a Dictatorship?

The following excerpt is from an article here. the House Financial Services Committee, led by chairman Barney Frank, has approved a measure that would, in some key ways, go beyond the most draconian features of the original AIG bill. The … Continue reading

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My Dad Shot Maxwell Smart

Once upon a time, when I was about 12 years old, my Dad shot Maxwell Smart. It happened like this: Dad had bought himself a used Belgium Browning .22 rifle, take-apart; it was the same as the one in this … Continue reading

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Where Is Mexico Getting Guns?

I keep hearing on the news that the Mexican drug syndicates are getting all their guns from the U.S.; mostly purchased at gun shows and then transported across the border. Nearly every news article on the subject of Mexican drug … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged

I’m about half-way through Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. I got started on this out of curiosity – I kept seeing references to John Galt, on protest signs at the Tea Parties. So I looked it up – and he’s … Continue reading

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TAX, Revisited

They’re working up to voting on this even as I write this. See my previous article on taxes. Some of this is covered there. A 3.6 Trillion Dollar Budget. With an anticipated 1 Trillion Dollar DEFICIT each year for the … Continue reading

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The Biggest Hoax of All Time

The biggest hoax of all time is being perpetrated. That is the global warming myth, upon which our illustrious government is basing their economic policies. Some real, live scientists debunk it. Truly good graphs of what the climate is actually … Continue reading

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So Who Are You Going to Believe?

Interesting. From Fox News: The Democrats say: Joe Biden’s economic adviser Jared Bernstein said: “What we do expect … <is> energy reform, health care reform, education, all done in the context of a budget that cuts the deficit in half … Continue reading

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OK, This One’s for Ali

Quite a long time ago, say about 51 years ago, my sister decided to dig a swimming pool. She was about eight years old at the time. Having secured our father’s permission, she started digging a hole in the back … Continue reading

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It looks like they’re going to try to tax away the bonuses received by those AIG managers and others who work for companies that have accepted bailout money. Don’t get me wrong, I am not happy about those huge bonuses. … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Benefits, Revisited

Nancy Pelosi said: “President Obama listened to the genuine concerns expressed by the veteran service organizations regarding the option of billing service-connected injuries to veterans’ insurance companies,” said Pelosi. “Based on the respect President Obama has for veterans and the … Continue reading

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This is Just Unbelievable

There has GOT to be something weird going on. Regarding the previous post about Veteran’s Benefits; Obama can’t possibly be that stupid. This will hurt his popularity terribly. It may also cause potential military people to re-think whether they want … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Benefits

Amazing. WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization says he is “deeply disappointed and concerned” after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for … Continue reading

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Project Canvass

From the email that Obama’s organization sent out to all the drones about Project Canvass: Partisan voices and special interests are showing real resistance to President Obama’s call for making the necessary reforms and investments in energy, health care, and … Continue reading

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What He Said – Global Warming

Are We Lumberjacks had a good point to make about global warming… -Popgun

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What’s In Your Pockets?

I’ve seen this done by other bloggers, and thought it was a neat idea. However, it seems I never had a camera handy at an opportune time, until today. So here it is – the contents of my pockets (and … Continue reading

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Why Islam is a Dangerous Religion

<UPDATE> I’d like to update this article to make a point. A comment left by Akhter (see the comments) quite correctly makes the point that my article paints Islam as being at fault because I cite the case of three … Continue reading

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My Day Job

I don’t blog much about work. Not because interesting things don’t happen there, but I would never want to cause my employer difficulty by anything I might inadvertently say. However, some of this last week holds lessons that deserve to … Continue reading

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As If You Didn’t Have Enough to Worry About

The subject is Iran. The story is here, on Home On The Range. Brigid tells it so well that I can’t add anything. Well worth reading. I fear our present leadership is not paying any attention to the snake in … Continue reading

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Oh, By the Way

Oh, by the way – I do monitor comments on this blog. If you are one of those drive-by ranters from the far left who rabidly spews hate and are incapable of rational discourse – your comments will not be … Continue reading

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Half a Brick Shy of a Load

Thanks to the Lady Tam at View From the Porch for pointing this one out: Pro-Obama pundit at CNN, Jack Cafferty complains about George Bush & Co. because they had “huge deficits, a doubling of the national debt, and a … Continue reading

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