Archive for December, 2012

Just a few ‘reasonable restrictions’

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

During this fall’s election campaign, a few far-seeing observers warned “Watch out, Barack Obama and Harry Reid and Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer will end up trying to grab your guns.” “Nonsense!” responded the mainstream media. ““Gun control hasn’t even been an issue in this campaign. Besides, the Democrats learned their lessons when they lost […]

Everybody still crazy ’bout a gun-free zone

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

John Lott, whose ground-breaking 1998 book “More Guns, Less Crime” exhaustively documented the way crime drops when local law is changed to require authorities to issue concealed firearm permits to all qualified applicants, made an interesting observation following the tragic Dec. 14 murders of 20 schoolchildren and six disarmed adults in Newtown, Conn. Back in […]

And now the clock chimes, and all the impostors drop their masks …

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

“U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said Wednesday he would not rule out allowing tax rates to increase for higher-income Americans if it is coupled with substantial spending cuts … in a bid to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff,’” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported last week. Few bothered to read further down, where the newspaper reported […]

Steal from the rich, and give it all to … me

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

As much as I love Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings”, the Peter Jackson movie is better in several ways, one of which is the haunting voice-over introduction, in which Cate Blanchett’s Galadriel intones, overdubbing herself so she’s heard in both English and Elvish, “The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel […]

Where now, Grand Old Party?

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

The divided Republican Party failed to mount much of a get-out-the-vote campaign this fall. Here in the battleground state of Nevada, National Republican forces, wary of a state party whose largest county organization — Clark — was dominated by a disgruntled Ron Paul insurgency, did an end run around the state GOP apparatus (such as […]