Archive for June 2010

Good Guys Win in McDonald v. Chicago — Mayor Daley Beside Himself

The good guys have won in the Supreme Court today. In McDonald v. Chicago the United States Supreme Court reversed and remanded the 7th Circuit decision upholding the Chicago gun ban. The Supreme Court held today, in a 5-4 opinion by Justice Alito, that the Second Amendment is incorporated against the states by the 14th…

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Lower Your Taxes? Don’t Be A “Smartass!”

Joe Biden takes a break from trying to save Russ Feingold’s re-election to a get some ice cream from a Wisconsin frozen custard vendor. Biden: “How much do I owe you?” Custard man: “Just lower our taxes and we’ll call it even.” Biden: “Can’t you say something nice without being a smartass!” John Hinderaker retorts:…

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A Rendezvous With Destiny

The title of the 29-minute speech given by Ronald Reagan on October 27, 1964 was “A Time For Choosing” or just “The Speech.” I’ve always (mistakenly) called it the “Rendezvous With Destiny” Speech [also the name given to FDR’s speech at the 1936 Democrat Convention] for that memorable phrase from this part of it: “We…

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Grizzly Burger Anyone?

A restaurant in Mesa, Arizona (Il Vinalo) is serving lion meat burgers. The restaurant says it is paying homage to South Africa for hosting The World Cup. Of course, animal rights activists are incensed. The African lion is a threatened species but not an endangered one. It is legal to eat the big cat and…

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Here Come the Tax Increases

In this short video by The Wall Street Journal Stephen Moore and Mary Anastasia O’Grady discuss the impending tax increases on the middle class. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.952448&w=640&h=405&fv=videoGUID%3D%7B96C3BE63-F597-44A8-AEC5-58DB17B0E26B%7D%26playerid%3D1000%26plyMediaEnabled%3D1%26configURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwsj.vo.llnwd.net%2Fo28%2Fplayers%2F%26autoStart%3Dfalse]

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In The Actions of Ordinary People Lie The Preservation Of Freedom

Fifth Amendment, United States Constitution, 12/15/1791: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger;…

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The Danger of Taking Freedom For Granted

The most disturbing part of liberalism is the willingness of liberals to endorse a philosophy of “the ends justify the means.” No liberal admits to believing any such thing, but if we know people more by their actions than their words liberals stand convicted, beyond a reasonable doubt. No other explanation exists for why liberals…

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54 Shot, 10 Dead In One Weekend? The Chicago Way, Again

In The Chicago Way I talked about how gun control works in Chicago, and it’s true purpose, which is decidedly not keeping the innocent safe from gun violence. Then there had recently been 25 shot and 1 dead in a single weekend. Mayor Daley and his idiotic notions of gun control seem to be more…

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Mika Brzezinski Takes Dictation From The White House

Rush Limbaugh has called the old media the “State-Run Media” not because it actually is run by the state as Pravda or Izvestia, but because it voluntarily acts and performs its functions in a manner indistinguishable from a newspaper or television outlet that is run by the state. He has also said that old media…

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Traveling — Available Internet Connections Sloooooooow…….Grizzly Kills One Man — Another Man Convicted of Killing a (Different) Grizzly

Can’t really post anything with such slow connections. I’m on a satellite connection now, the HDTV is great, the internet connection isn’t. Man shoots grizzly that was feeding on a carcass after it stood up and looked at him. He called Game and Fish immediately to report it. Two weeks ago a Jackson, WY Jury…

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