Archive for the '2008 Election' Category

Why the rich people are packing their bags

Monday, July 13th, 2009

“President Obama believes America’s wealthiest households have become too wealthy and that the best way to ‘remedy’ this situation is to increase their federal tax burden,” Michael Franc of The Heritage Foundation wrote back on May 18. (www.heritage.org/research/taxes/bg2271.cfm) In a message accompanying his Fiscal Year 2010 budget, Mr. Obama explained: “For the better part of […]

Meet the new boss …

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Remember the huge controversy brewed by congressional Democrats when president George W. Bush’s Justice Department dismissed seven United States Attorneys on Dec. 7, 2006? Democrats conveniently ignored the fact their unlikely hero, President Bill Clinton, had sought the resignations of all 93 U.S. attorneys — including one who had been probing some of the crimes […]

Socialism leading to tyranny? That was just an unfortunate series of coincidences

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

We’re now instructed there are some functions which just have to be funded by government taxes — there’s simply no other way to do it. Courts, police, fire departments, ambulances … Well now, wait a minute. When I was a kid, growing up in a small Connecticut town of about 2,000 souls, my folks sent […]

Oh yes, your cash has got us very ‘stimulated,’ indeed

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

In old-fashioned retailing, it’s called the “Bait ’n Switch.” Advertise a product at an unheard-of low price to draw in the shoppers. Once they arrive, the salesman goes to work, showing them how they can get SO much more value for their money if they’ll just “step up” to the next higher quality model, at […]

‘An extreme approach which would have set the state back for decades’

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

How about that photo on page 3A of Thursday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal, featuring Nevada’s Assembly Speaker, Democrat Barbara Buckley, giving a big horse laugh as she wound down her triumphal 2009 legislative session? Or the equally shocking image, on page 1B, of Democratic Assemblyman Morse Arberry and supposedly Republican John Carpenter of Elko, trading broad […]

Global cooling ‘is not evidence that global warming is slowing’

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

My relatives in New England are fighting their way out from under a giant ice storm. Here in Las Vegas it’s been snowing all week, several weeks earlier than our usual one-day-a-year photo op of snow and icicles sparkling one of our palm-bedecked golf courses before melting away by afternoon. The National Weather Service calls […]

You wanted ‘change’

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Indications multiply that those who hoped Barack Obama and the resurgent Democratic Party tidal wave would calm down and “govern to the center” are about to face a rude awakening. On the campaign trail, candidate Obama — whose legislative record showed him to be a gun-grabber of radical degree — toned down his hoplophobia, vowing […]

Would that be a case of irony, or poetic justice?

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The Nevada Democratic Party and its affiliated unions did a great job turning out voters for the Nov. 4 general election, and placing in the hands of many of those voters endorsement sheets “recommending” how they might vote — all the way down the ballot to the supposedly “non-partisan” elections for judgeships, school board, etc. […]

On being a ‘bad sport’

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

(Concluding my column of yesterday, Nov. 8.) One particularly brilliant legal mind writes in, in response to a recent column: “List of lies in this column: … Illegal immigrants are barred from receiving federal welfare benefits, and even legal immigrants cannot receive those benefits for the first five years after they immigrate. See title IV […]

Messages of tolerance and sensitivity

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Channel-hopping on election night, you couldn’t help but notice the similar expressions on the faces of so many of the anchors, or correspondents, or whatever the networks now call their professional spokesmodelreaderpersons. From Katie Couric to Diane Sawyer, they were all beaming like cats who had just swallowed the canary. No, that’s not quite right. […]