Archive for May, 2009

Why It’s Safer To Eat At Ruby Tuesday’s Than Buffalo Wild Wings

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

I’ve had some requests for follow-up on the group of local residents who met for lunch in North Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, and then proceeded to a downtown park — adjacent to the North Las Vegas police station — to pick up trash. (See http://www.lvrj.com/blogs/vin/Gun_owners_announce_plan_to_open_carry_in_North_Las_Vegas_this_Sunday.html) The idea was to conduct a demonstration of […]

‘We have decided we’re going to regulate the commons, which is the sky, or the air’

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Despite giveaways designed to win votes from coal-mining states and others likely to be heavily stomped, “Many environmental groups” still support the 940-page greenhouse gas permitting bill that was endorsed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on May 21, because “it still creates a ‘cap-and-trade’ system,” The Washington Post reported May 26. “This requires […]

I wish the earth WERE warming — it would save a lot of lives

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

First, if the earth was warming at a rate of about 1 or even 2 degree per century in recent decades, there are reasons to believe that’s slowed or stopped. One of those reasons is that the “global warming” fanatics have abruptly shifted their rhetoric, adopting instead the new nonsense euphemism “climate change.” This is […]

‘Are they going to take my horsepower down?’

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

“Obama’s new rules will transform U.S. auto fleet,” read the May 19 headline. “Some soccer moms will have to give up hulking SUVs,” explained Associated Press auto writer Tom Krisher, fanning himself to keep from flushing with excitement. “Nearly everybody else will drive smaller cars, and more of them will run on electricity. The higher […]

‘That’ll be about a hundred dollars. Yeah. About a hundred dollars’

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

The Charleston Antique Mall is one of those seven-day-a-week outfits that rents out space to 45 or so independent antique vendors. Think Victorian furniture, Depression glass, Coca-Cola collectibles, old Elvis records. Proprietor Cal Tully says the mall is doing fine, despite the current economic squeeze — maybe because of it. (Full disclosure: The brunette sells […]

Of squeeze plays and shakedowns

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Carson City Democrats and their clapping seals among the pundit brigade first ridiculed Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons for showing some reluctance about accepting strings-attached federal “bailout” funds this winter — and then ridiculed him again when he finally agreed to take the handouts to ease the state’s budget woes (just as they had wanted him […]

Going for gun control’s ‘brass ring’

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

John Browning’s Model 1911 pistol, an engineering wonder for its day, still serves as a design platform for much modern pistolsmithing. Old examples, especially with military markings, are now highly valued on the collector market, where they can bring hundreds or even thousands of dollars each. Yet 16 years ago, early in the Clinton administration, […]

Obama ‘bitterly clinging’ to his fake gun numbers

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

American gun-owners, en masse, are “casting their ballots” on how much they believe Barack Obama’s campaign-trail promise to “not take away your guns.” They’re driving the price of ammo through the roof, swarming gun shows and leaving the pallets and floors of the ammo suppliers’ booths as naked as a wheat field after the locusts […]

If all we get is a circus, can’t we at least have trained seals and bears on unicycles?

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

The Interior Department is directing more than $300 million in federal “economic stimulus” money to the Bureau of Land Management to update its facilities, roads and trails and jump-start renewable energy projects across the country, said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, honking and clapping like a trained seal here on Saturday, May 2. Secretary Salazar said […]

Light at the end of the tunnel: They only need another $20 trillion

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I always enjoy perusing the concise summaries of the increasingly ludicrous nonsense being peddled by our government lackeys when I open the monthly newsletters of the Tucson-based Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. From the March newsletter: “ ‘Stimulus’ packages always fail. A 2004 UCLA economic study revealed that FDR’s New Deal prolonged the depression by seven […]