Archive for June, 2010

Would this administration rather fight al-Qaida, or join them?

Monday, June 28th, 2010

President Obama last week made another change of command in the Afghan War, an historically bizarre enterprise that continues to sap American military morale and manpower, yet for which Mr. Obama has already announced his surrender-and-withdrawal date (July, 2011.) Mr. Obama relieved Gen. Stanley McChrystal due to a profile of the general appearing in the […]

Another proud member of the Baby’s Daddy Removal Team

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

As I mentioned the other day, Sequioa Pearce was made to kneel before the Las Vegas police officers who held her at gunpoint in her bedroom Friday night, June 11, and watch them shoot her unarmed fiance in the head. The 20-year-old, who was nine months pregnant, could see her fiance, Trevon Cole, reflected in […]

Another triumph for the Baby’s Daddy Removal Team

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Sequioa Pearce was made to kneel before the Las Vegas police officers who held her at gunpoint in her bedroom Friday night, June 11. The 20-year-old, who was nine months pregnant, could see from the darkened bedroom into the bathroom where her fiance was reflected in the mirror. He, too, was being held at gunpoint […]

Pay your taxes — finance the incumbent you hate

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Imagine you’re unhappy with the performance in office of some incumbent politician. You throw your hat in the ring and proceed to spend months raising the hundreds of thousands of dollars necessary to wage a viable electoral challenge. Or, maybe you’ve spent decades of hard work amassing the private, after-tax savings necessary to fund such […]

Hamas to receive $400 million in U.S. taxpayer rocket money

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

President Obama on June 9 called for sharply limiting Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, following the May 31 deaths of nine Turkish blockade runners when Israeli forces blocked an uninspected shipment from Cyprus to Gaza, as they repeatedly warned they would. The White House also announced a $400 million aid package for Gaza and […]

Where are all these handouts coming from?

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

A rather heated debate seems to ensuing — in fact, it ensues about every 90 days, merely growing louder at each iteration — about whether the Congress should again “extend unemployment benefits” for the unemployed. The question that draws the most attention, understandably, is whether this is a good idea. As usual, the main question […]

Let the would-be tyrants explain why they’re opposed

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

“Constitutional amendments we’d like to see” is usually an ineffective game. But this one keeps occurring to me. It’s about 600 words, but I still believe it passes the basic test of comprehensibility, despite being in three parts. It also gives us a litmus test to determine who — if anyone — in the political […]

Do you really believe they’re going to pay off this debt?

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

If I invoke the phrase “Greek debt crisis,” do your eyelids start to grow heavy? Do you somehow find it difficult to summon up a fresh wave of outrage if someone mentions that when Barack Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (better known as the Democratic Tax-Hike Justification Front) convened for its second […]

The language of deception

Friday, June 4th, 2010

The creatively goofy leftists at the “Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada” have emerged from their ongoing Frantz Fanon reading group long enough to press the cities of Reno and Las Vegas to support a boycott of Arizona over the new state law there instructing local police to do what they were already allowed to do […]