Police cameras are supposed to record what police do, but if legislators get their way, they will be useless.
Equipping police with cameras requires a great deal of money. So it is interesting that Yahoo News reports that, having given us a way of monitoring police at great expense, legislatures are now moving to take it away: “State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos.”
State legislators around the country are pushing to make it much harder for the public to obtain police Read more [...]
The lying headlines say that the law is about “refusing gay customers.”
Just to be clear, I am opposed to any law that singles out practicing homosexuals for special exclusions in business service, but I think it is a fundamental human right to refuse to associate with anyone on any grounds. Everyone should have the right to refuse any customer.
People act like the world would come to an end leaving people to starve in the streets. That is ridiculous. Businesses remain in existence by serving Read more [...]
The Obama Administration insists that Yemen still counts as a counter-terrorism success.
How do we measure success or failure in our counterterrorism operations?
We don’t know that U.S. drone strikes and other activities made Yemen more politically unstable. But in order to be able to claim that the Administration’s campaigns there have been successful, the Administration needs to be able to demonstrate to us that they understand the situation in Yemen.
Does this description from Read more [...]
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was tampered with in order to use visa program to help certain businesses.
The Inspector General reports that, as head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas interfered with his own staff in order to make sure favors were bestowed upon friends of the Obama Administration and of the Clintons. The report is detailed at Watchdog.org: “Investigation finds Mayorkas used visa program to help White House allies.”
Alejandro Mayorkas, Read more [...]
Why won’t Republicans oppose those in Big Business who hate them?
I don't necessarily support the packaging of this essay at USA Today, but he makes some devastatingly good points I've tried to emphasize over and over in discussing things within the economy.
The Republicans have a real opportunity to connect with voters and win big in 2016. But to do so, they'll have to get over their traditional love for Big Business. Will they be smart enough to do that? The prospects don't look especially Read more [...]
The Tenth of the Ten commands, Exodus 20:17. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.” This speaks clearly to our whole society, which if you haven’t noticed is largely given over to this sin of covetousness.
Consider the multi-billion dollar industry of Madison Avenue. It is devoted to manipulating people to desire things they probably Read more [...]
I loved my career as a football coach. Is it ok to say that? Does it make me seem worldly to say that? Forgive me Lord, but I loved it. I loved the smell of the battle. I loved the mud. I loved the blood. I loved the human drama of competition. I loved how competition strengthened a man.
Fight or flight was the choice that the frightened young men were forced to face. Will they face their fear and storm the castle, or will they roll up in a cocoon and yield ground to the enemy? Read more [...]
I can only take John "I Served in Vietnam" Kerry in limited doses. Listening to him makes my sides hurt from all the laughing.
Kerry the ketchup gigolo was speaking to U.S. ambassadors at the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference in Washington yesterday, when he started thumping his copy of "An Inconvenient Truth" and swearing that conference attendees will be dealing with "climate refugees," "if not now, in the not-too-distant future."
(Why do I hear Humphrey Bogart when Kerry says that? "Maybe Read more [...]
The transgender madness will soon be forced onto the Armed Forces.
The Associated Press is reporting on the story as if it is a foregone conclusion that transgender is a real thing (other than a mental illness) and that they must be received into the military in the name of equality.
The headline makes it clear that transgender in the military is an inevitable move of history: “US Officials: Military Worries About Easing Transgender Ban.”
U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations Read more [...]
The regime propaganda is not working on Americans, who are much more worried about their drinking water than about global warming.
As much as I sometimes want to lose faith in Americans, sometimes I have to admit that they are quite admirable. Apparently, our countrymen are too practical to be scared by regime propaganda. When asked about their environmental concerns, they are more worried about their drinking water, about water pollution, and air pollution than they are about species extinction Read more [...]
The women soldiers battling ISIS in Syria are reportedly part of a movement of anarchists against Jihadists.
I’m not a left-wing anarchist who opposes the market as if it were some kind of force for exploitation. And I’m certainly no Feminist. But there is a left-wing news site that has published an extremely intriguing story.
As background, the mainstream press has published stories about women fighting ISIS. For example, Marie Claire reports,
There's a group of 7,500 soldiers who Read more [...]
When Big Brother drives, he isn’t just controlling you; he is attacking the American heritage.
When I learned to drive, the national speed limit was still 55 miles per hour. It is impossible to explain to my children, whom I am now teaching to drive, the stupidity of the regime that we then served under. Indeed, we served time under it—endless time, seemingly, spent driving on a highway system built to easily accommodate speeds over seventy miles per hour. It was a disgusting, not only Read more [...]