Jeb Bush's Losses Keep Piling Up

Bush boys I know there are those who still think he is in the running. I, too, can't get over my dread that he still has a way to win the Republican nomination. But that seems to be getting less and less likely. Thus, the Washington Times headline: "Jeb Bush burns through campaign cash, slides in polls." Mr. Bush and his super PAC burned through more than half of the $133 million they raised in the first three quarters this year. The return on that investment has been a drop in polls from about 15 percent Read more [...] Continue reading →

Christmas Banned in Bethlehem

censored gagged The town is Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Gotta love the irony. The Daily Caller reports, The town named after the birthplace of Jesus Christ has banned signs celebrating the holidays at an intersection in the town that has become a local battleground for the War on Christmas. Officials from Bethlehem, New York had a “Happy Hanukkah” sign and a “Merry Christmas” sign removed from a busy intersection and have refused to put up any new holiday signs out of fear the signs would be breaking Read more [...] Continue reading →

Police Told to Change Their Behavior!

open bible I remember more than once being outraged over the way Christian chaplains were ordered to hide their crosses while stationed in an Islamic country, or at the military burning Bibles. We've come quite far since then. From the Independent Sentinel: "Texas Politicians to Police: No Reading the Bible at Lunch and No Displaying the National Motto Either." What do you think of a politician telling you what you cannot read at lunch? How about politicians banning the National Motto? A group of police Read more [...] Continue reading →

Merry Christmas Around the World

NativityScene If you travel around the world, you discover so many differences, unique ideas and strange customs that make one people distinct from another. And yet, the birth of one child in a land few of us have visited can be the catalyst for bringing together widely separated cultures. Enjoy this small collection of different takes on the birth of Jesus Christ from across the globe, and have yourself a merry Christmas. Read more [...] Continue reading →

Freddie Gray and The Price of Rebellion against God

Baltimore flames The whole city of Baltimore was on edge last week as the judge declared a mistrial of the first officer tried in the death of Freddie Gray. “The police department canceled leave for all officers this week while [the mayor] opened an emergency operations center and pleaded for calm.” The jury for officer Porter’s trial had a tough job determining who might share responsibility in the death of Gray. You can be fined for failing to wear your seatbelt, but Freddie Gray was not buckled in Read more [...] Continue reading →

Christmas Eve Surprise: Release of Benghazi Emails

hillary clinton But they're not covering for anyone. No, there's nothing strange about government bureaucrats working on the holidays to release information when everyone is doing their final Christmas shopping. The Hill reports, "Heavily redacted Benghazi emails released on Christmas Eve." The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released a handful of sensitive documents Thursday morning dealing with terrorism suspect Anwar al-Awlaki and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The Christmas Read more [...] Continue reading →

New York Times V. Truth, Reason, and Nail Salons

korean manicurists When the New York Times wrote an attack on the nail salon industry, Mark Horne pointed out that the article was so biased as to be worthless. But I missed the story about Reason.com's counterattack and the New York Time's less-than-adequate response. If you have time, make sure you watch the video above. The New York Times' falsehood unleashed self-righteous indignation of Governor Anthony Cuomo and his army of "inspectors" (like customers and workers can't inspect a business for themselves Read more [...] Continue reading →

Restaurant Employee Shoots Masked Gunman. Will He Be Charged?

concealed carry 5 I wouldn't be surprised if this armed employee is fired by the restaurant because he as carrying a weapon. Most businesses make their property a gun-free zone at least as far as employees are concerned. Whether or not he was supposed to do so, this restaurant employee was prepared. The Sun-Sentinel reports, "Masked gunman shot dead by restaurant employee." The tables turned for a masked gunman when he was shot and killed by an employee of the Miramar restaurant he attempted to rob, police said. Just Read more [...] Continue reading →

Donald Trump Says Merry Christmas

trump face I don't know how sincere Donald Trump is being when he says this kind of thing, but the point is he says it: From the CNS News blog: "Trump: ‘We Are Going to Start Saying Merry Christmas Again … That’s The Way It Should Be’" Real estate mogul and best-selling author Donald Trump, echoing remarks he made in September about the importance of saying “Merry Christmas,” told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that when you go to stores today, you rarely see the word “Christmas,” Read more [...] Continue reading →

Ominous News about the Every Student Succeeds Act

lamar alexander When I posted about the Every Student Succeed Act, I was somewhat skeptical, but I followed what the Wall Street Journal reported, calling it "a baby step in the right direction." I assumed Lamar Alexander was being somewhat accurate. “We have an opportunity today to vote to reverse the trend toward a national school board,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health and Education Committee and chief architect of the bill, along with Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.). Read more [...] Continue reading →

TSA Gives Themselves the Power to Force You into Nudie Scanners. Merry Christmas!

tsa-badge The TSA, up until now, had given us the option of a pat-down instead of a full body scan. While the pat-down, which is sometimes quite invasive, causes far more discomfort than the scanner, it doesn't produce a digital image of your naked body. For that reason, some prefer the pat-down. Too bad. The TSA has taken away that option for some (all?) people. Reason reports, Quietly, on December 18, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a change of the rules for the use of body scanning Read more [...] Continue reading →