Archive for August 2013

Thoughts on Elvis Presley — on this anniversary of his death

Elvis died August 16, 1977 in Memphis.  He was the King — of Rock and Roll, we all know that. But he might have been another kind of king as well… August 21,  2002, The King of Anti-fascism The 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death has passed, and news reports have stressed his continuing influence…

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The truth about Egypt — Why do we care? Why should be care?

Michael J. Totten has posted an interesting interview of Eric Trager, described by Totten as “a real expert on Egypt [who] has been more consistently right than just about anyone.” The interview is a must read for anyone wanting a short and precise understanding of what’s going on in Egypt right now, and for a glimpse…

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The monstrous Southern hate crime you may not know about

THE GRUESOME STORY OF A MURDERED TENNESSEE COUPLE YOU MAY HAVE NEVER HEARD – BUT THAT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET. If ever there was a “hate crime”, this was it. But it wasn’t labeled a hate crime. It got little media attention. It went little noticed. The trial was a travesty of justice before a…

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Mad Magazine Ridicules Obama’s War On Privacy

In a brilliant application of Alinsky’s Rule No. 5 (“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon”) the August 27th edition of Mad Magazine ridicules Obama’s “War on Privacy.”  I was an avid reader of Mad Magazine from about age 10 to 14, which was from 1955-59.  I’m glad to see it’s still around.  I liked it…

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The real class war in America

In Ron Paul’s farewell speech to congress he asked a good question: “Why are freedom and liberty such a hard sell”? Freedom became a hard sell when too many Americans allowed themselves to be duped by politicians into believing they need government to run their lives for them.  Too many Americans turned against the idea…

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Today in History, August 9th

1854 — Henry David Thoreau publishes his classic, Walden. 1936 — Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics, spitting in der fuehrer’s            face with a hard rebuke of his venomous ideas of the so-called superiority of the Aryan race. 1945 — The United States drops an…

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Yes Virginia, more guns really do equal less crime

People think gun crime is up, and liberals believe more guns equals more crime. Both of these are wrong. The truth is just the opposite. Gun crime is down, way down, as gun ownership is up, way up. More guns = less crime, because most of the those “more guns” are in the hands of…

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Tweet of the day — Obama’s Benghazi problem

More of this is needed since Republicans have decided not to oppose Obama and the Democrats on much of anything. When the opposition party won’t oppose the party in power runs amuck. Republicans will never run amuck because, unlike Republicans, Democrats can always be counted on to provide opposition.

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