Archive for February 2010

Spain’s In The Tank — Zapatero Blames Bush

Story at Pajamas Media. Spain GDP fell 3.6% in 2009, and unemployment stands at 20%. So when socialism fails, what is to blame? Why, capitalism, of course. And the conservative thinking preached by George W. Bush, too. [when did Bush ever do that?]. Nah, this won’t fly, Spaniards. You voted for socialist government and this…

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Guns Legal in Parks Tomorrow — It’s About Time

Tomorrow the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 goes into effect. That means, of course, that beginning tomorrow, if you can legally carry a firearm in a particular state, you may also carry your gun when you enter a National Park situated in that state (though not into the Park visitor’s center).…

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Obama and The Democrats Are Coming For Your 401K

Writing in U.S. News and World Report on October 23, 2008, Would Obama, Dems Kill 401(k) Plans?, James Pethokoukis said: I hate to use the “S” word, but the American government would never do something as, well, socialist as seize private pension funds, right? This is exactly what cash-strapped Argentina just did in the name…

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Climategate May Bring Some Relief From Political Correctness

I was at the Volvo dealer getting an oil change for my 11-year old Volvo and decided to look at the new cars while waiting. I hadn’t studied a new car brochure for quite a few years. The glossy pages are filled with assurances that the new car you are considering will do its part…

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George Will at CPAC

Here is the video, in three parts, of George Will’s speech Thursday night at CPAC [Conservative Political Action Conference] being held in Washington D.C. February 18-20. As usual with George Will, his speech has many good lines. One I like is “Envy is the only one of the Seven Deadly Sins that fails to provide…

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Obama Spreads His Sinister Petulance in Denver

Speaking at a fundraiser in Denver for Senator (Who?) Michael Bennet yesterday, The One said: Look, something you got to understand — for those who don’t believe in government, those who don’t believe that we have obligations to each other, it’s a lot easier task. If you can gum up the works, if you make…

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Possible New Law On CCW Reciprocity in Wyoming

Presently, Wyoming recognizes the CCW permits of 23 other states. A year or so ago the Wyoming Attorney General, pursuant to authority granted to him by the Wyoming CCW Permit law, determined that only six other states had laws “similar to Wyoming’s” and thus only permits from those 6 states would be recognized. A hue…

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Where Do Criminals Get Guns?

Well, we keep getting reports like this one: The nation’s Homeland Security officers lost nearly 200 guns in bowling alleys, public restrooms, unlocked cars and other unsecure areas, with some ending up in the hands of felons. I’m pretty sure those guns that federal agents leave lying around are not going into the collections of…

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The Road To Serfdom

Sales of this book have been hot for the last year. Presently it ranks #170 in books on Amazon. That’s astounding for a book first published in 1947: So what’s going on? Bruce Caldwell, the editor of this edition, and author Hayek’s Challenge, An Intellectual Biography of F.A. Hayek, has written an op-ed in The…

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