Category Archives: Political Opinion

The Town Crier

Sometimes, as with the Jonathan Gruber scandal, which the major media either ignored or downplayed, I realize that a great many Americans have no idea how much lunacy and larceny is taking place right under their noses. Therefore, it falls on my tiny shoulders to get the word out. To start with, the only reason…

Ferguson, Truth, and The End of Time

Remember Time Magazine? The weekly journal that was once must-reading for informed Americans died long ago; in its place is a publication that shares the Time name but none of its former prestige or relevance. So why bring up an irrelevant magazine? Because of all the idiotic things said and written about the Ferguson rioters,…

Gnomes In The News

I recently saw a photo taken during a September event called the People’s Climate March in New York City. There was Jane Goodall in the front rank holding a couple of stuffed toy monkeys, thus making herself more readily recognizable to caption writers who might not otherwise recall that she spent a large portion of…

What Obama’s Ferguson Sermon Left Out

In his 967-word statement to the nation about the Ferguson grand jury decision on Tuesday night, President Obama devoted precisely one sentence to the risks and sacrifices police officers make to keep the peace. One. Obama delivered a tepid, obligatory acknowledgement that “our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single…

Ferguson!

Anyone paying attention saw the trouble coming. A white cop kills an unarmed black teenager, shoots him six times. Who didn’t think there would be mayhem in the streets of Ferguson if the cop weren’t indicted? Those who called for justice had their own handy definition of the word: first, an indictment, then a trial,…

We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One

As we await protests and riots scheduled for Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere if a grand jury in Missouri does not indict the white officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, a little moral clarity is called for. For decades now, we have been told that there is a black-white divide in America….

“Who Needs Amendments?” and “Liberals Are All Scaredy Cats”

In the old John Huston movie, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” when Humphrey Bogart’s Fred C. Dobbs asks to see the badge of the Mexican bandit leader trying to pass himself off as an officer in the Federales, Alfonso Bedoya carved a niche in motion picture history by replying: “Badges? We ain’t got no…

Tax In The Form Of A Billy Club

Taxes have always been something that normal people resented. It’s not simply because the money raised is often wasted by those in power, whether those people happen to be kings, czars or congressmen, but because, as individuals, we resent many of the things our money goes to support. But something else that everyone should resent…