Archive for February, 2013

Taxing the poor, seizing the homes of accused ‘pimps’

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

It’s a well known doctrine of economics that what you subsidize you get more of, and what you tax you get less of. Thus, the United States government in its infinite wisdom subsidizes poverty and out-of-wedlock birth, along with unmarried women raising children without any man in the home, and gets more of all three […]

Too much time on their hands

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Not content with banning or at least fining those who traffic in cigarettes, trans-fats, salt, and big sugary soft drinks, New York City’s Mayor and millionaire chief busybody, Michael Bloomberg, last week set his sights on a new villain: Styrofoam. In his State of the City address Thursday, Mayor Bloomberg pushed for a ban on […]

And you thought you could trust them to give it back?

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

A reader — one of many similar — recently wrote in to complain “They tell us that Social Security and Medicare are broken. The fact is the government used that money for wars and should have left the money in the so-called lock box. … I’m incensed that those programs are called entitlements. I paid […]

Obama turns focus to destroying economy

Friday, February 15th, 2013

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Barack Obama made a few favorable references to his erstwhile opponent, Mitt Romney, the guy who four months ago was such a heartless cad that he “didn’t even care” that some woman got sick and died years after she left a company that Bain Capital took […]

Try amnesty without the hypocrisy

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Delegates of both parties preparing to cave on amnesty for another 10 to 14 million illegal aliens might want to take a gander at a new Pulse Opinion Research survey of 1,000 likely voters nationwide, available at http://tinyurl.com/axlxkyn. “A new poll using neutral language — and avoiding the false choice of conditional legalization vs. mass […]

‘A dramatic increase in neurological diseases’

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

JoAnn Rupiper, a former pediatric nurse now employed by the Southern Nevada Health District, spoke Jan. 26 at the 2013 Live Well Health Expo at the Bill and Lillie Heinrich YMCA, here in Las Vegas. A report on her talk, billed as intended to “dispel vaccine myths and misconceptions,” appeared in the Jan. 27 Review-Journal. […]

From the mailbox

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Vin’s note – I received this from Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, a retired neurosurgeon and author. He generously granted permission for me to post his answer here. Dr. Blaylock is a former clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and is currently a visiting professor in the biology department at […]