Archive for August 2014

Political correctness is a tool liberals use to fret about trivia

Liberals on America’s campae have been trying to ban the word “freshman” for some time, wanting to replace it with the words “first year student.”  Lately they’ve defended that bit of silliness by claiming the word “freshman” is not inclusive because it contains the word “man.” So how long before the word “woman” is declared…

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Hickenlooper’s squishy stance on the death penalty

Nathan Dunlap has been on Colorado’s death row since 1996 for a mass murder he committed on the night of December 14, 1993.  Murdered were Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant employees Colleen O’Connor (17); Benjamin Grant (17) Sylvia Crowell (19) and night manager Marge Kohlberg (50). Dunlap was also convicted of the attempted murder of another…

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Showing us what the world would be like if we’d never been born

Here is a well-written story in just 350 words of how the blood and labor of generations built a general peace, and how an ideological and historically illiterate President of the United States, with the support of an uncomprehending electorate, tore it all down in a matter of months. They fail to understand that weakness…

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Government unemployment figures are wrong

From CBS Money Watch: The [National Bureau of Economic Research] report notes, “It is possible that unemployed respondents who have already been interviewed are more likely to change their responses to the labor force question, for example, if they want to minimize the length of the interview (now that they know the interview questions) or…

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Wolves and the balance of nature

I don’t know how factual this is, but it seems plausible. It kind of makes sense. It’s also sort of beautiful and if it’s true, then it’s good. Good, true and beautiful. We’ve found it, at last. Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is suffering destruction from an over population of elk. Get some wolves…

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Franklin D. Roosevelt on Government Unions

Excerpt from letter dated August 16, 1937 from President Franklin Roosevelt to Luther C. Steward, President, National Federation of Federal Employees: All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management.…

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The search for the Great White Defendant goes on

Tawana Brawley, Duke Lacrosse, Jena Six,Trayvon Martin and now the Michael Brown crisis centered in Ferguson, Missouri and spreading across the country; the media’s search for the “Great White Defendant” goes on. In each one of these cases left-wing race hustlers from the Democrat party along with an ignorant and over zealous media stir up…

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The “even if” versus the “moreover” way of arguing a point

“You heard Mr. Jones testify that he doesn’t allow his dog to run loose. Even if Mr. Jones’ dog was running loose it could not have bitten Mr. Smith.” “You heard Mr. Jones testify that his dog did not bite Mr. Smith. Moreover, Mr. Jones doesn’t allow his dog to run loose.” Before I retired from law practice I…

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