Archive for December, 2007

GUNS NOT ALLOWED AT OMAHA MALL

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Police have identified Robert A. Hawkins, 19, as the young nut case who killed eight innocent people — seriously wounding five more — with a semi-automatic rifle (not an assault rifle) at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska Dec. 5. Chalk up eight more deaths to “gun control.” Hawkins left a suicide note, in which […]

COKE JOKE NOT FUNNY

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

The U.S. Sentencing Commission is supposed to see to it that defendants receive uniform punishments for similar crimes. And while the Constitution gives Congress itself little responsibility for setting criminal penalties — domestic crime was supposed to be the concern of the states — it too, operates under a presumption that prison sentences should be […]

NY TIMES OPINES ON PUBLIC LANDS

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Apparently running short of local issues in this Grinchtide season, the exalted New York Times on Sunday turned its editorial attention to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. As cornucopias go, it is hard to top what has been happening in Nevada,” wrote the Timesmen, as Christmas carols and popcorn-sated pigeons wafted up toward […]

INDOCTRINATION? WHAT INDOCTRINATION?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Some teachers have written in, challenging my assertions about what currently gets taught in the government youth propaganda camps (“public schools”). “I’m surprised to learn I’ve been teaching all this propaganda promoting the merits of collectivism or whatever else Suprynowicz accuses me of,” reads a typical missive. “I’ve reviewed my curriculum and I can’t find […]

Colorado’s Myth of Private Property

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Howard Hawks’ “Red River” isn’t just any Western. It was the last movie playing in the small-town Texas theater in the Peter Bogdanovich/Sybil Shepherd film (from the Larry McMurtry novel) “The Last Picture Show.” It was Montgomery Clift’s first – and many say John Wayne’s best – film. And how does novelist Borden Chase’s quintessential […]