Texas Deputy Ambushed And Shot To Death At Stop Light

A Bexar County (San Antonio) Sheriff’s deputy was stopped at a red light on the East Side when someone ambushed him — an attack so sudden he was unable to reach for his weapon or call for help. He died … Continue reading

Quote of the Day — Unexpectedly!

Michael Barone says: “I’m confident that any comparison of economic coverage in the Bush years and the coverage now would show far fewer variants of the word “unexpectedly” in stories suggesting economic doldrums. “It’s obviously going to be hard to … Continue reading

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Memorial Day Speech At Keene, New Hampshire — 1884

Below are the opening and concluding paragraphs from “In Our Youth Our Hearts Were Touched With Fire”, a speech delivered by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. at Keene, New Hampshire on Memorial Day, May 30, 1884. He spoke of the meaning … Continue reading

Ten Cities With The Highest Violent Crime Rate

Overall violent crime is down across the U.S., according to the latest FBI stats. This is remarkable because most people think crime increases during a recession. Even if generally true it doesn’t seem to be true right now. Also, and … Continue reading

Take a Leisurely Downhill Bike Ride This Memorial Day Weekend

Whatever kind of ride you do it will probably be considered leisurely compared to this ride in Valparaiso, Chile.  This one is a little insane…¡un poco peligroso! Y tenga cuidado del perro. [A little dangerous! Watch out for the dog.] … Continue reading

Assigning Blame for the 2007-2008 Economic Meltdown

In a nutshell, here’s what happened. Some politicians, almost all of them Democrats, decided that banks were not making enough home loans to poor people. Banks were demanding what banks have always demanded of borrowers — proof that the borrowers … Continue reading

Liberals Are Stupid

You think that’s a radical statement? No, it’s not. Here is the definitive proof: $500 Million Obama Administration Program Will Help Kids ‘Sit Still’ in Kindergarten That’s right. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is spending $500 million of … Continue reading

Innovators Going John Galt — The Wages of Government Sin

Envy of what others have created, manifested as an “entitlement attitude” has to be the most destructive force on earth. It not only destroys what others have created but also the hopes and dreams of those who covet what they … Continue reading