Fascism begins at home, in your neighborhood, and even in your driveway.
Technically, the Orlandos don’t own their driveway. According to Syracuse.com:
The Orlandos have lived in Kimry Moor, which has 84 single-family homes off Mott Road near the village of Fayetteville, for about six years. The residents in the development own their homes, but the common areas, which include the driveways, are owned by the homeowners' association, according to the bylaws.
Every lot has a driveway and Read more [...]
Politician makes new attempt to leave Americans disarmed — by banning body armor.
Back in the beginning of 2013, Gary DeMar wrote an astute post entitled, “It’s OK to Kill When You’re the Government.” Among other things, he said:
In 1992, the government went after Randy Weaver on trumped up charges. The story is long and involved. You can read a fair account of it here and here. In the end, Vicki Weaver was shot dead as was the Weaver’s son. Fourteen-year-old Sammy Weaver was shot Read more [...]
Peggy Noonan claims Congress is disrespecting the President, but they are really showing respect for the Constitution.
In an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, A Republic of Disrespect, Peggy Noonan castigates the Congress for inviting Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session. She sees it as in bad form. In her words:
The United States has an elected president who serves a four-year term, and in that time he gets to conduct the nation’s formal diplomatic efforts Read more [...]
A state tries to protect the lives of Down syndrome babies and others from selective abortions. Liberals want them wiped out.
It is really good to talk about Down syndrome children and abortion because it causes Liberals to show what sociopathic Nazis they really are. A Down syndrome child used to be an understood fixture of a few families. Now, a Down syndrome child causes shaking of the head. “What kind of parents don’t get tested these days?” And: “Surely they would have gotten Read more [...]
The refusal to pass the abortion bill for preventing pain for babies was a GOP betrayal, nothing less.
Recently, the Republican-dominated Congress suddenly changed their minds about an abortion bill they had already passed. As the Federalist notes, this cannot be excused. It means the Republican Party is deliberately destroying the wishes of a majority of voters—especially in their own party: “Why Everyone Should Be Terrified By The GOP’s Abortion Bill Debacle.”
Pro-lifers were promised Read more [...]
A Democrat billionaire politician has demanded that the middle class “have less things”? Why the outrage?
This editorial in the Denver Post seems really outraged: “Jeff Greene's patronizing twaddle from Davos.”
Sounds like a rather dismissive title.
But the first thing I thought when I read the piece was, “Why are they so mad? The mainstream media is constantly endorsing super-rich liberals who advocate higher energy costs and other expenses that would be devastating to the Read more [...]
You see political privilege when a state senator claims to be exempt from DUI laws the rest of us must obey.
There is an argument some will make that DUI laws are too strict and somewhat arbitrary. Others will disagree. I can respect both sides of the argument. What I can’t respect is someone who wants the laws to stay in place for everyone except himself because he is so special.
So now we have this report from WKYT: “State senator wants DUI charge dismissed based on 1891 rule.”
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The TSA is boasting about weapons found in carryons, but the agency exists to protect us from a real terrorist attack.
The USA Today released what is essentially a Transportation Security Administration public relations memo: “TSA finds record number of firearms in carry-on bags.”
A record 2,212 firearms — most of them loaded — were discovered in travelers' carry-on bags at U.S. airports last year, according to 2014 statistics released today by the Department of Homeland Security.
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Offering to allow readers to flag “fake” news could also be a way of stifling dissent.
According to Reuters, “Facebook clamps down on fake news stories.”
Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network.
The company said it had introduced an option to allow Facebook users to flag a story as "purposefully fake or deceitful news" to reduce the distribution of Read more [...]
Why should they be punished if Dorian Johnson was rewarded with a city job?
According to a report in the Smoking Gun (“Surveillance Video Shows Tidal Wave Of Looters Ransacking Ferguson, Missouri Market.”), authorities are asking for assistance to identify nearly 200 looters who took part in a grand theft following the decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson.
In a bid to identify more than 180 looters, police today released surveillance video from inside a Ferguson, Read more [...]
When the government helps jobless people it doesn’t help them find work.
When we are forced to “invest” in people who aren't working... what do they do with their time? In other words, what benefit does the nation receive for its “investment”?
The New York Times published an answer under the headline: “How Nonemployed Americans Spend Their Weekdays: Men vs. Women.”
Watching television and movies is a significantly more common activity for the nonemployed than looking for Read more [...]