Archive for July 2015

Bill Otis on crime and punishment

Bill Otis is adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law School. His remarks begin at the 35:00 minute mark in the video and last for 9 minutes. Move the slider to the 35:00 minute mark to listen and watch his remarks. It’s hard to get right on the mark so you may need to listen…

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The old SNL is back!

Seriously, when I first watched the video below I thought it might be a skit by the old Saturday Night Live, you know, back a few decades ago when they did skits that were actually funny.  But alas this is grim reality on parade here.  I did laugh several times, though, at the very dark…

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Angelo Codevilla’s prediction for 2016

“The 2016 election is simple; the person who runs on the platform ‘Who do they think they are?’ will win.” In this Powerline post a few days ago Steven Hayward reported that Angelo Codevilla said this in a conversation a few months ago. Codevilla is the author of The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America…

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Reynolds: Politicians put graft before progress

USA Today: On Twitter, the other day, someone tweeted a quote from Will Spencer: “When life gives you lemons, apply for a business license, a food service license, and a sales tax license and make lemonade.” This cynical-but-realistic statement drew a reply in the same vein from Tennessee Sen. Frank Niceley: “Then hire a lobbyist…

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It’s time for McConnell and Boehner to resign

Mark Levin: It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to resign for the good of the nation and the Republican Party. The nation and GOP are both suffering as a result of the unwillingness or inability of McConnell and Boehner to effectively defend either. Instead, these politicians are consumed with consolidating their own…

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Charles J. Rhone, legendary Wyoming cowboy

                                      Charles J. Rhone first came to the Dakota Territory as a child in 1876. He later became a legendary cowboy and railroad man in Cheyenne. I don’t know too much about his life, and I’m trying…

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The big lie about gay marriage

How many times have you heard, “Hey, it doesn’t affect you!” Then you’re told to “just get over it.” The big lie about gay marriage is that you should not oppose it because it doesn’t affect you. But it does. The big lie hurts everyone in a big way because it is a totalitarian movement that…

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Vet Stops Armed Robbery

From NRA-ILA Daily alert: Army veteran Don Rogers was inside a gas station in Sycamore, Ga. when a robber armed with a gun entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. Rogers responded to the threat by drawing a pistol and firing at the thief, striking him twice and causing him to flee. The…

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The power of individual liberty is the power of a country

“Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of a community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation.” —John Quincy Adams One of the first steps to individual liberty is to understand how ridiculously absurd…

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Obama says, “Inaction on guns biggest frustration of my presidency”

Obama: Inaction on guns biggest frustration of my presidency Sir, YOU are the biggest frustration of your presidency. YOU want to take guns away from the good citizens who didn’t do anything wrong, while leaving the criminals armed to the teeth. YOU are releasing illegal alien criminals from prison and ICE holding cells to prey…

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