There exists in Texas, something of a bizarre situation in regards to the state politics. What happened, several decades ago, when the Democrats ran the place, was that the Austin County Prosecutor's Office became vested somehow with a state authority to prosecute politicians for various infractions. The Travis County District Attorney's Office is partially funded with revenues collected from the entire state, and they act as a, "watchdog," group for all of Texas. As far as…Continue
As Ferguson consumes the new normal in terms of news cycles, one crisis dominating a two week period of time, wiping the continuing crises from our collective consciousness, (remember, the border crisis, Gaza, Ukraine, and Isis are all still out there,) some things have struck me over the last few evenings of riotous stupidity. One, I'd like to formally welcome the strange and logic defying anarchist/communist alliance to the mix. You'll remember this group of fun loving…Continue
Some things in life work like a swiss watch. At least twice per week, I'll read on my Facebook's bad news feed, a post which begins with something similar to the following, "we'll see who my real friends are by whoever reposts this desperate appeal for attention." The implication is clear. "Are you out there world, do you care about me?" Every time I read one of these posts, my original thought is, "where did we as a society go so horribly wrong, how did we create an entire…Continue
I've stayed away from the mess in Ferguson for several reasons, chief among them is the fact that the fuse on this powder keg remains an event about which no actual facts are yet known. That hasn't stopped the usual suspects from swooping down upon the town of twenty-one thousand and running amok. Ferguson, a city with a little more than 50 cops, has been forced to contend with more outside hooligans rampaging through their streets than the actual population that their tiny…Continue
I saw this one yesterday at Hot Air. It immediately reminded me of a statement made by IronFist over at The Blogmocracy. "Our police have ceased being peace officers and have become simple highwaymen, incorporated into municipal revenue schemes." I may not have gotten the quote exactly correct, but in paraphrasing, I believe that I've…Continue
Two of my pet peeves in life have long been the substitution of cliche for coherent statement and snark for debate. These things represent the scoundrel's way out of a losing hand. They're deflections, illusions, misdirections, or more to the point, simply dishonesties, all dressed up and placed into the arena meant for ideas, as if they really belonged there. The perfect example of snark being substituted for debate would be President Obama's statement to Mitt Romney that…Continue
In almost every forum on the web, the battle rages on, as it has since chat rooms and the quicker web based forums have existed, is Islam a religion of peace, or a religion of blood lust and savagery? Somehow, tiny Israel, no matter what the circumstance, has found herself dragged, (often times by the most tenuous examples of logical gymnastics,) into the debate. An example of this is the argument which states that the only reason why Muslims ever commit any acts of savagery, which is not…Continue
The reason why I suggest that this is all you'd ever really need to know about Common Core has less to do here with what it's all about, or what it's really about, or what each side says about the other's arguments or facts or what have you, than who it is that is speaking out in this particular video. During the entire Common Core creation and implementation, there had only ever been the involvement at any level, two actual experts in education within their respective fields of subject…Continue
Those of you who have played the game of Hearts will understand this sentiment. Once you've started down the path of, "shooting the moon," you'd better succeed. Make no mistake about it, Operation, "Protective Edge," represents, in a very real sense, Benjamin Netanyahu's, "shooting the moon," and he's already swallowed the queen of spades. He can not afford to leave a single heart on the table.
The good news in all of this is that unlike his predecessors, Bibi…Continue
It's most definitely that special time during the biannual cycle where one specific type of mythical creature gets itself sighted with greater frequency than all others combined. The headlines are woefully short of Big feet, Yetis, Loch Ness monsters, Abominable Snow Creatures, and Chupacawbras. Conservative Democrats however, have been sighted so far in Arkansas, Alaska, and now also in Colorado, along with West Virginia.…Continue
So this morning, while just beginning to plug back into the world, I noticed that the news reports are focusing in on the effects of severe budget cuts to that one piece of our government the political left is more than willing, we'll call it down right eager, to cut, our military. Defense spending for those of you who have not read the document, is one of two items of expenditure mentioned specifically within our Constitution. The other is a National Postal Service. Active…Continue
This is one of those instances where I'll hear someone, or a couple of people, state a Universal truth in such a manner that it makes even better sense to me, and helps me to clarify my perspective. I've written before about the sheer idiocy of the, "proportional response," a term invented by our friends who reside on the left side of the political aisle. This is the concept that says, regardless of the fact that side A initiated the hostilities with an unprovoked act of violence, the…Continue
I caught this one on my news feed yesterday, and I seem to have remembered reading it before. In fact twice before. The first time was in the Spring of 1980, and the second time during the Clinton Presidency. I remember vividly the 1980 story, because Mr. Ruthers, my history teacher at the time graded a report I did based upon that Time Magazine piece. (I was a flaming liberal in those days of life without consequence.) The main crux of the argument went something like…Continue
I was all set to do something on Fauxcahontas' Eleven Commandments for America's future today, and then I saw this one. So now it seems as though 19 IRS computers magically crashed, obscuring incriminating emails and other proofs of nefarious communication betwixt Lois Lerner, and basically everyone she communicated with.
From the Daily Caller…Continue
So, here's this weeks submission for a replacement hour of network television over your weekend. Think of it as an alternative to that hour long conservative bash fest that all Hollywood produced crime dramas seem to have become. It's all seven of the excellent Bill Whittle, "What We Believe," videos put together in one shot. Personally, I'd not seen all seven previously, as I missed one or two of them. As the sunspot activity this week is actually something that's been labeled an, "All…Continue
Alternate Headline: Is the world really this stupid, collectively speaking?
This is a statement so stupid, it could only have come from someone with a college education.
- Dennis Prager
When Thomas Wolfe wrote those oft repeated words, "you can't go home again," he was referring to the fact that his hometown did not remain static after he'd left as a youth, seeking his fortune in the world. His home town did not turn itself into a shrine,…Continue
So, remember one or two crises ago, when collectively, we all had our panties in a bunch over the VA Scandal. (I hate to sound flippant or sarcastic over something that really does deserve to be scrutinized. It's just that this one left the collective front burner, and it deserves to be placed back there, along with Benghazi, Pigford, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, the Green Fairy, IRS Targeting Scandal, NSA Domestic Spying Scandal, the Bergdahl Swap, Arab Spring, and any of…Continue
I can't think of much to add to this, except that this crisis was created from nothing, by a President who seems hell bent on destroying the fabric of this nation. I am for immigration reform, but my version of it I guarantee you is vastly different than what our President's version is. It's most certainly different that Harry Reid's or Nancy Pelosi's. It's probably not even…Continue
Cryptozoologists the world over have been seen dancing in the streets the last few nights. With the rumored sighting of the mythical creature known as a Conservative Democrat in the state of Alaska,…Continue
Being a science fiction fan, Star Trek, pretty much all of them with the exception of Voyager, are a part of my permanent collection. Outside of the technobabble being used to magically extricate themselves from far too many problems, I have only ever had one other major complaint about the shows. That was the obvious leftist slant used to spin the use of military force when warranted. Time and again the audience gets to watch the Enterprise correctly identify that they're…Continue