Archive for March 2014

A criminal organization masquerading as a political party

Michael Walsh: I don’t know why I’m telling you this, but maybe now you’re beginning to understand the high-stakes game we’re playing here. This ain’t John McCain’s logrolling senatorial club any more. This is a deadly serious attempt to realize the vision of the 1960s and to fundamentally transform the United States of America. This…

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186,873 Reasons to Carry a Gun

186,873. That’s the number of outstanding felony warrants for criminals who aren’t being pursued by the cops because they don’t have the resources to do it, according to USA Today (based on statistics from the FBI).  These are persons with outstanding felony warrants that have left the state in which they are wanted and have been…

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Burglars In Blue

This is a repost from February, 2010. The Denver Post today carries an obituary for Mr. Winstanley who died Saturday at age 78. Beware when you embark on crime while young, even if you go on to live on the right side of the law for the next 50 years your criminal past may be…

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Joe Biden says raising the minimum wage is good for business

Biden says fair wages generate worker loyalty, leading to higher productivity and less turnover. He says it boosts the economy by generating $19 billion in additional income for the neediest people. Oh.  Well, if that’s true why does the government have to force businesses to do it. If it’s really good for business wouldn’t they…

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Marriage advice for a happy life from Charles Murray

Think of marriage as a business. Some are mergers, some are startups. From Murray’s column today in the Wall Street Journal: Merger marriages are what you tend to see on the weddings pages of the Sunday New York Times: highly educated couples in their 30s, both people well on their way to success. Lots of…

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Point of law — Vehicular Assault-DUI

In Colorado, § 18-3-205(1)(b)(I), C.R.S. 2013 provides: If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs*, and this conduct is the proximate cause of a serious bodily injury** to another, such person commits…

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A Conflict of Visions

Thomas Sowell wrote A Conflict of Visions in which he describes two conflicting visions of how the world works that seem to have existed in conflict with each other for all time.  He described these conflicting ways of thinking as the constrained vision and the unconstrained vision.  Those who hold with the constrained vision believe…

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More on the criminal justice system has become a crime

John Steele Gordon in Commentary Magazine: “The problem with the system is that prosecutors have acquired far too much power and face few consequences for bad behavior. Prosecutorial discretion—deciding whom to go after and whom to ignore—is an open invitation to corruption. And this corruption can have consequences beyond the individuals involved. Had Senator Ted…

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