Archive for July, 2011

Norwegians ‘need a license to own a gun and must keep them in a safe’

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

The text for today’s reading in the Gospel of the Politically Correct comes to us from the July 25 London Evening Standard, current sad spokesrag for a nation which rose to greatness in the day when the average peasant was supposed to regularly practice his ability to kill with a longbow at several hundred yards. […]

Vocal Oasis

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The monsoon was obliging Monday, considering it was late July in the Mojave. Flocks of doves and then the occasional itinerant bat swooped in to see what we were up to as the low-scudding pastel clouds turned evening gray; a moderate breeze sprung up to spread the smoke from the bundle of sage smoldering behind […]

Spinal Tap, the Schmenge Brothers, and now … The Great Debt Ceiling Debate

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Wow. Talk about alienating your base. Did you see where the AARP disowned Barack Obama, vowing to support his 2012 Republican challenger (whoever that may be), after the president called for bumping the Social Security and Medicare retirement ages to 70, and then “means testing” both programs, cutting off benefits to anyone whose home and […]

‘. . . Without which the United States will default’

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

I happened to tune in a news broadcast on National Public Radio as I was driving home last week. The newscaster said progress was slow, but President Barack Obama still holds out hope for a deal to raise the national debt ceiling by Aug. 2, without which the United States will default on its debt. […]

It’s all a vicious game of ‘Let’s pretend’

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

By now most folks have likely heard about the case of Nigerian-American Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, also known as Seun Noibi. On June 25, America Flight 415 from New York’s JFK to Los Angeles was two hours into its journey when passengers in the upscale “Main Cabin Select” section complained that the man seated in […]

THE HISTORY WE CELEBRATE TODAY

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Image via WikipediaThis column was originally published July 4, 2006 This weekend we celebrate that stirring day in history, July 4, 1812, when the first president of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, emerged from the old State House in Boston, held up the new Constitution freshly penned by Thomas Jefferson of New York, and announced […]

‘They’ve lost their jobs and so we’re defaulting all the time’

Monday, July 4th, 2011

“Of course everyone agrees a failure to raise the debt ceiling would have devastating repercussions for our economy,” says the voice on the radio — one of a myriad. “But what the Republicans have to be sure they get in any deal to raise the debt ceiling is a firm commitment to cut spending in […]

The whole problem is ‘tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires’

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

This “post-partisan” president was going to “bring us all together,” some may recall. But at his press conference last Wednesday, President Obama said: “If we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, … then that means we’ve got to cut […]

Progressives to ban slavecreatures — unless you promise to eat them

Friday, July 1st, 2011

“I’m sure you’ll be satisfied with Silver Blaze,” says the distinguished gentleman in the cigar lounge of San Francisco’s exclusive Bohemian Club. “The horse has run well at both Golden Gate and Del Mar, and you’re getting him at a bargain price.” “Time will tell,” smiles the buyer, handing over a handsome check. “More than […]