Daylight Saving 'To Do' List

Daylight Saving ‘To Do’ List

Some people advocate making the switch to/from daylight savings a trigger event for checking the batteries in your smoke detectors.  That’s a good idea, even though probably all smoke detectors these days have low battery alarms that make annoying chirping sounds when the batteries get low. It is barely conceivable that the low battery alarm […]

Sting or Entrapment?  Mission Creep or Commendable?

Sting or Entrapment? Mission Creep or Commendable?

Sting or Entrapment?  Mission Creep or Commendable? Don’t get me wrong.  I detest creeps who prey on young children as much as anyone else, and feel society’s needs would be well served by lining them up against the wall and shooting them, whether it be in the balls or in the head. But. We have […]

In a Reversal of Roles, Home Intruder Calls Police for Help

In a Reversal of Roles, Home Intruder Calls Police for Help

So, what do most burglars do when breaking into a house?  Yes, they start stealing things, right? And if they become aware of the home owner returning home, what do they do?  Hopefully, they leave quickly! But that’s not what happened when a man in Portland, OR, broke into a home there.  Instead of going […]

US Legal Tender - ie Cash - Not Accepted Without ID on FL Turnpike

US Legal Tender – ie Cash – Not Accepted Without ID on FL Turnpike

I don’t know when you last drove on one of the toll roads operated by the Florida Turnpike Authority, but believe you me, it can be an expensive experience.  What do they do – pave the roads with gold? Anyway, so there you are, pulling up to the ticket collector’s box, and you’re due to […]

Don’t You Have to Pass an English Test to Become a Citizen?

Don’t You Have to Pass an English Test to Become a Citizen?

Answer me this, if you can. First, only citizens can vote, right?   Okay, so that’s a no-brainer question.  We all know the answer to that.  You have to be a citizen to vote. Second, foreign immigrants have to pass an English language test to become a citizen, don’t they? Yes, they do.  But don’t just […]

Baa, Baa, Rainbow Sheep - A More Politically Correct Nursery Rhyme

Baa, Baa, Rainbow Sheep – A More Politically Correct Nursery Rhyme

You might remember the nursery rhyme Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full. One for the master, One for the dame, And one for the little boy Who lives down the lane. An innocent enough ditty, and one I’d always thought to be related to the fact […]

Shameful DE Human Rights Commission Ruling Overturned

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 […]

Happy Birthday, George Washington - Quotable Quotes

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 […]

Political Correctness Infects the Navy (Old News, but....)

Political Correctness Infects the Navy (Old News, but….)

Okay, sadly there’s nothing particularly new about how all our armed services have shame-facedly capitulated to the overwhelming force of political correctness. After all, the two main reasons the Fort Hood muslim terrorist was so successful (13 killed, 29 wounded) were : (a)  Because soldiers aren’t trusted with firearms.  Yes, read that again slowly – […]