Archive for February 2010

Do Democrats See Defeat In November As An Acceptable Trade Off For Getting Their Government Health Care Enacted?

Obama’s health care summit was a bust with voters. The latest Rasmussen presidential tracking poll, which tracks likely-voter responses over three consecutive days, two of which were after the health care summit, clearly shows that the Democrats’ plans for a government-run health care system remains as unpopular as ever. In fact, more than ever. The…

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Unemployment Map — County By County 2007 — 2009

“We’re IN the Moneeeey…..Come ON, Honeeeey….. We never see headlines or redlines…..and when we see the landlord we look that guy right in the eye…We’re IN the Moneeey…Come ON Honeeey…” This interactive unemployment map of the United States shows the growth of unemployment from January, 2007 through December, 2009, on a county by county basis…

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“Taxed Enough Already” — Tea Party Movement Spreads to Britain

Daniel Hannan, MEP from South East England, and others are organizing a British Tea Party movement with its first rally at Brighton today at 10:30 A.M. MT in the U.S., 5:30 P.M. in Brighton. Hannan appears on Fox News occasionally and is known in America for his conservative criticism of the way Gordon Brown has…

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Update on Wyoming CCW Reciprocity

In a prior post, Possible New CCW Reciprocity Law in Wyoming, I reported that a new law in the Wyoming State Senate, SF 26 sponsored by Senator Cale Case of Fremont County (Lander), would widen CCW reciprocity in Wyoming by taking away the ability of the State Attorney General to limit reciprocity to those states…

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Heartbeat Detector

You can get an option with the Volvo XC70 that includes a heartbeat detector. That is, when you return to the parking garage your keyless entry will tell you from 300 feet away if someone is in your car. These devices may not be new but they were to me.

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“Loser Revenge” Laws Being Pushed Back In New Mexico

This is good news. A notorious “loser revenge” law may be repealed in New Mexico. What, you say, is a “loser revenge” law? I’ll answer that, but a bit of history first. Until a few years ago New Mexico had no provision for citizens to get permits to carry concealed firearms. Carrying a concealed firearm…

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Political Cartoons Get Directly To The Point

Cartoonist Thomas Nast was thought to have played a pivotal role in bringing down Boss Tweed of New York City’s Tammany Hall in the 19th Century. Referring to an immigrant population many of whom did not read English, Tweed was reported to have said of Nast, “People may not be able to read but they…

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Principles, Not Ideology

I’ve always been uneasy with the notion that liberalism and conservatism are competing ideologies. Conservatism differs from an ideology, I’ve always thought, because conservatism is based in experience in the real world, and not upon theoretical abstract beliefs. Conservatism is an intellectual pursuit. Liberalism is overly emotional and not well thought out. When I say…

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