New Problem for Government to Save Us From: Fitness DVDs

As a person who lifts heavy and occasionally sprints, I despise the majority of exercise DVDs. But that doesn’t mean I think the government should save us from them. Yet that is what recent media stories have promoted. If only we had bureaucrats to tell us what the “settled science” is regarding how we should work out, and censoring anyone else, we would all be better off. Thus, Newser.com: “Exercise DVDs May Actually Be Psychologically Harmful.” Exercise DVDs are a mostly unregulated industry, Read more […]

This Is What Happens When the Government Disarms You

This story enrages me. FOX 2 reports: “Horrific playground gang rape has NYPD asking public for help.” Another crime in a gun free zone. New York police are looking for five men who forced a father at gunpoint to leave his daughter behind so they could take turns raping her, according to a press release. The 18-year-old female was with her father at the Osborn Playground in Brooklyn around 9 p.m. Thursday when they were approached by five men, according to a press release from Read more […]

Venezuela Voters Defeat Socialism and Celebrate Loudly

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had such public rejoicing in the United States? From USA Today: “Venezuela’s opposition wins legislative majority.” Venezuela’s fractious opposition won a crushing victory in legislative elections over President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist party, as voters rejected the system created by the late leader Hugo Chávez 16 years ago, officials announced Monday. The opposition’s Democratic Unity coalition won at least 99 of the 167 seats in the National Assembly. And Read more […]

The Price of Violence

What does God desire of us as the disciples of Jesus Christ? Micah 6:8 puts it in a way that you could call…Discipleship Defined – Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Here are three things God requires.  Beginning at the last it is a personal relationship with Him, humbly walking through life in step with Him. That means we hear from Him by reading His Word, Read more […]

Thanksgiving, Collectivism and Christianity

I know way too many ultraliberal folks. (Probably comes from living in California.) That being the case, Thanksgiving is not only a day for giving thanks, but it is a day of annual inevitability when the conversation at some point will turn and someone will assert that Thanksgiving is the very model of socialism and a demonstration of how collectivism is the moral duty of mankind as demonstrated in the Bible. Said assertion means Thanksgiving is also the day when I annually choke on a piece Read more […]

Big Pharma Plans to Bankrupt States

The Associated Press reports, “New $710-a-day drug hailed as a lifesaver but shows how treatments can strain Medicaid budgets.” A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. But it comes with a punishing price tag — about $710 per patient per day. The treatment takes a bite out of Medicaid programs that are already facing big budget problems, Read more […]

Obamacare Is a Socialist Fantasy

The big news about UnitedHealthcare bailing on Obamacare may make people forget about the failed Obamacare cooperatives and, more importantly, why they failed. Despite the widespread belief that expert planning was involved in the Affordable Care Act, it is pretty obvious that these co-ops were thrown together as the embodiment of a bunch of Liberal/Progressive cliches. They were doomed to fail. According to Reason.com: A government program being poorly run is nothing new, of course. But the Read more […]

Insurance Company Bailing on Obamacare Exchanges

While, at one time, insurance companies were supporting Obamacare as a path to profits, the crony venture doesn’t seem to work anymore. The Hill reports, “Major insurer may leave ObamaCare.” One of the country’s largest health insurers warned Thursday that it may leave the ObamaCare exchanges within two years, delivering a shock announcement that could ripple through the marketplace. At a shareholder meeting Thursday, UnitedHealthcare cast doubt on its ability to carry plans on the healthcare Read more […]

The Democrat Legacy: Low Wages

Politico had an interesting headline this weekend: “The Democrats’ wage problem.” Democrats were gleeful this week when Donald Trump blurted out in Tuesday’s debate that “wages [are] too high.” But as Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley prepare to debate Saturday night, the Democrats have a wage problem of their own: American incomes have dropped during the Obama presidency. It’s a vulnerability that Republicans haven’t figured out how to exploit, and it’s clearly one of the Read more […]

Racism, Economic Illiteracy Fuel Campus Protests

Yesterday apparently was unofficial Protest Day at campuses across the country. Encouraged perhaps by the nonsense that has recently been going on at “Mizzou” — the University of Missouri — students around the nation took up their pickets and pitchforks and marched. What for exactly varied, and in some cases the students themselves didn’t seem too certain why they were making a hullabaloo. Racism seemed to be the main issue, although as befitted a fundamentally socialist movement, economics Read more […]

HIPAA and How it Affects Parenting

It’s every parent’s nightmare.  You get that phone call in the middle of the night delivering the horrific news that your child was in an accident.  You rush to the hospital, numb, but ready to serve as your child’s advocate and to make all the right decisions about his care.  When you get there, you’re told that you have no say in his care.  Ok, then, you wonder: why did they call me?  Oh, yes, you are the party responsible for the financial obligations.  You can pay, but you can’t say! For Read more […]