Clear Thinker

Feb 232011
 
Shameful DE Human Rights Commission Ruling Overturned

Time for some straight talking and clear thinking, folks.  Unless you’ve had your head in the sand for a decade or more, you’ll know that any type of ‘Human Rights’ or ‘Race Relations’ or ‘Equality’ commission or board or other quango group is appallingly biased and myopically focused not on free, full, and fair rights for all, but instead obsessed with finding often imaginary slights and affronts that may possibly relate to certain minority pressure […]

Feb 222011
 
Happy Birthday, George Washington - Quotable Quotes

Feb 22, 1732 saw the birth of George Washington, commonly considered ‘the father of our country’. He played a leading role in the War of Independence and was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army (a position he resigned at the end of the conflict), he presided over the constitutional convention that was responsible for writing the Constitution in 1787, and was unanimously elected as the nation’s first president, serving from 1789 – 1797. […]

Feb 202011
 
What's Wrong With This Picture - Columbia U vs ROTC

We all go through various phases in our lives.  The terrible twos.  The teens.  Perhaps a mid-life crisis.  Maybe even dementia.  But surely the worst of all stages is as we exit the teens and become fully empowered with all the rights of adulthood that society chooses to bestow upon us, but none of the maturity and sense with which to use our new rights. The picture, taken from this NY Post article, illustrates a […]

Feb 152011
 
News You Don't See :  Swiss Reject Gun Control

I bet you didn’t see a headline in your local newspaper, or a lead story on television news this week about the Swiss rejecting a plan to restrict the ability of their citizens to lawfully own and keep fully automatic weapons in their homes. Amazingly, a French website tells us what our local gun hating media prefer to pretend did not happen, in an article headlined ‘Swiss overwhelmingly reject plan to tighten gun control in […]

Feb 152011
 
Real Life James Bonds - Fascinating Reading

You might have heard of the apparent assassination of a high ranking member of Hamas by what was subsequently claimed to be a team of Mossad agents from Israel, who intercepted the Hamas terrorist in Dubai.  This took place in January 2010. Here now is a fascinating and very detailed account of what transpired, that makes for reading that is as interesting as any James Bond story ever was. But – a word of caution.  […]

Feb 112011
 
A Casualty of Our Society - A Sense of Humor

Whether it be due to their outrageous cost, or the huge audience that watches them, making television advertisements to show on the Super Bowl represents one of the highest stakes biggest challenges for corporations and their advertising agencies. A 30 second Super Bowl ad in 2011 cost about $3 million to show, and it probably had over a $1 million budget to produce.  Add other fees, agency charges, and whatever else, and these ads are […]

Feb 102011
 
Who Do You Believe - the Director of National Intelligence?  Or me?

The executive branch of the US Government is falling over itself to push Egypt’s President, Hosni Mubarak, out, and are assuring us that this will be a Good Thing for Egypt, for the US, and for the world as a whole. Apparently we should ignore the fact that for almost 30 years, Mubarak has been a sensible force for good and moderation in the Middle East.  He was the first leader in the region to […]

Feb 092011
 
Why a Good Shot is Not Necessarily a Good Role Model

I went shooting with an acquaintance the other night for the first time.  He could out-shoot me every which way, and did an excellent job of getting rounds close or exactly on the target bullseye, at quite impressive ranges. But.  And it is a big but.  Although he could shoot very accurately, he would not be a good person to take lessons from in learning the art of prudent firearms-based self defense. Firstly, he was […]