Mar 022013
 
Unintended Consequences in Liberal Seattle

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a law last year banning the use of plastic bags in grocery stores, and requiring stores to charge 5c each for paper bags. In truth, it seems the retailers were quite pleased about this.  They no longer had to give away plastic and paper bags for free, and – even better – could often make a profit by selling the massively marked up reusable shopping bags that it was […]

Feb 112013
 
Knowing When NOT to Shoot

So there you are.  You’ve surprised three felons about to burglarize your property.  Fortunately, you have your handgun with you, and when you confront them as an armed homeowner, the three felons very sensibly turn tail and flee. Great.  So far, so good.  Bravo. But what happens next can completely change your day if you’re not careful.  There you are – heart pounding, blood surging, adrenalin levels off the scale, full of righteous anger, and […]

Jan 152013
 
The Decline of the West as Measured by the Rise of New Skyscrapers

As we move into the new century, it is increasingly obvious that the 21st century belongs not to western civilization, but to other civilizations and regions. That’s an unpleasant truth and hard for most complacent westerners to appreciate or accept, particularly when they close their eyes to the rest of the world and surround themselves only with those selected snippets of information that encourage their belief in the innate supremacy of the western cultural/social/economic system. […]

Jan 032013
 
Should we Ban/Restrict Rifles?  Or Hammers?  Or Hands?

The sheep are predictably bleating in response to the Sandy Hook School shooting.  Ban this!  Restrict that!  Outlaw the other thing! The gun grabbers are leading this chorus with glee, while the sheep rush to sacrifice not just their liberty and freedom but also yours and mine too; all in the naieve ridiculous hope that the bad guys will voluntarily also sacrifice their liberty and their freedom. Most of the focus seems to be on […]

Dec 162012
 
The Most and Least Violent Countries in the Western World

As I write this, the country is going through a histrionic act of soul-searching after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown Connecticut last week.  Gun grabbers can barely hide their glee behind a veil of crocodile tears, and the rush to enact more gun control legislation is terrifying in its irrational intensity. The biggest problem with gun control?  There’s too much of it.  There’s a reason that people choose to shoot up schools […]

Nov 272012
 
Gun Sales Skyrocket

Black Friday this year set a new record for gun sales nationwide, which were up 20% on Black Friday last year. Gun sales can be loosely tracked to the number of calls to the FBI’s NICS background check service.  Any time a person buys a firearm from a registered gun dealer, the dealer needs to call the NICS service for an instant background check and obtain an approval code for the transaction.  Of course, not […]

Oct 112011
 
Disney Edits Shotgun Out of Mickey Mouse Cartoon

A seven minute Mickey Mouse cartoon, originally released back in 1938, had Mickey Mouse grabbing a double barreled shotgun from a wall rack in his bedroom to protect himself against what Mickey believed to be a dangerous escaped criminal (in actual fact, it turned out only to be a parrot). The cartoon is light-hearted and fun, as were all Disney cartoons back then. But in a recent re-release, Disney have edited out the shotgun, and […]

Aug 092011
 
Straight Talk on Our Debt Crisis

There’s been an appalling amount of nonsense put forth in justification of the differing points of view regarding how to solve our nation’s terrible debt crisis, and an even more appalling amount of nonsense is now being spewed out of the usual sources to try and shift the blame for our nation’s first ever credit rating downgrade onto anyone else but themselves. So here are the simple truths that you need to understand. Government ‘Spending […]

Aug 042011
 
Religious Hypocrisy Rules as Islam Displaces Christianity in Canada

Canada seems hell-bent on committing national and social suicide; turning its back on the country’s traditional values while welcoming and giving preferential treatment to a value system that is hostile to everything that Canada’s society has been built upon.  And while the examples in this post are in Canada, we all know the same thing is happening here in the US, too. Here are two examples that you should read and ponder the implications of. […]