A child was suspended from school for possessing a spent shell casing.
According to the Chanute Tribune, Chanute Elementary School is doing a grand job educating students that they live under the thumb of an anti-boy, anti-rationality police state.
[See also, “Massachusetts Educrats Lose Minds over Students’ Hobby.”]
The boy made the mistake of bringing a spent shell casing to the school to show his friends.
A student at Chanute Elementary School was suspended last week over possession Read more [...]
Barack Obama has tried to avoid executive orders in order to obscure how much of a dictatorial President he is.
Back in July, when President Obama was giving a speech in Austin, Texas, he defended himself from the charge that he was a dictatorial president:
The truth is, even with all the actions I've taken this year, I'm issuing executive orders at the lowest rate in more than 100 years. So it's not clear how it is that Republicans didn't seem to mind when President Bush took more executive Read more [...]
It is rather amazing that CNBC admits that we have a baby shortage.
The conservative “alternative media” has warned about the demographic implosion that is starting. Colleges are beginning to feel it. But we rarely find the mainstream media acknowledging the problem. So I was pleasantly shocked to find CNBC published this editorial by Jake Novak: “We need more babies! Seriously, this is a problem.”
We just learned that the U.S. birthrate fell for the sixth straight year in 2013 to Read more [...]
More terrorist attacks around the world, and once again our leaders deny a link between terror and Islam.
We live in a world where Christians get sued for praying in public, for putting a crucifix on your desk or even, as in the case of one fire station, putting up a "Happy Birthday, Jesus" sign during the Christmas season.
You don't have to travel far to hear complaints and even the most outrageous lies about Christians: Christians are trying to take away other people's religious rights, Christians Read more [...]
The NASA tower was built and then mothballed, never used.
Jesus once told a parable:
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, “This man began to build and was not able to finish.” (Luke 14:28-30 ESV).
What does this have to do with NASA? The agency decided to build a tower and finish it, even Read more [...]
Once again we find banks gambling—taking risks at the expense of the public.
Because 2008-09 was so much fun... let's do it, again!!
Hey, aren't you glad John Boehner and his buddies passed that $1.1-trillion spending bill, which also reportedly included a gift to the biggest banks, allowing them to place their riskiest financial casino bets under the protection of government guarantees?
Now, they're back to their old tricks in the lending game, too, because they've learned all so Read more [...]
What should hope and change really mean?
“Free health care!” “Free cell phones!” “I don’t have to make my car payment any more!” Such were the excited ravings that accompanied the political slogan/promise of “Hope and Change.” Really? Is that all hope and change amounts to…more “free stuff”? Given the opportunity, what would you hope for…for yourself, your family, for America? If you were “King of America” what changes would you make? You may protest Read more [...]
A columnist lets loose on cheap oil, showing hatred of corporations. Which, it turns out, means hatred of consumers.
I’m not exactly shocked by this editorial, because it matches up with news I have read. But the sheer hysteria of the tone does amaze me. As I read it, I kept wondering if the San Francisco Chronicle has decided to become another Onion. But the writer seems serious. His headline sums it up: “$2 gas is the worst thing to happen to America.”
Cancer rates, riots Read more [...]
Some thoughts on the Sydney hostage tragedy.
Just a few days ago a dangerous and deadly hostage ordeal unfolded in Sydney, Australia. According to news reports the Muslim man who perpetrated the event is a self proclaimed minister of the Islamic state.
As a result of his actions, liberties were sacrificed.
Lives were lost.
And, no matter his motives -- and no matter the motives of those he may have been trying to please – I think we can agree that his actions in that Sydney café Read more [...]
A large number of retail CEOs are leaving their companies.
Retail spending is up we are told, but is it up enough and consistently enough for big retailers to recover and survive?
Some of the retail news seems ambiguous. We have an increase in spending but Black Friday was lackluster (see this report, for example).
Are retailers feeling economic pressure and, as a result, moving on to other jobs?
This Forbes headline mentions Abercrombie, Walgreens, and Target. But the content tells of Read more [...]
Unlike the Left, Ted Cruz is willing to name the cause of income inequality.
OK, I am impressed.
From the Daily Signal: “Ted Cruz Strikes Back: ‘Too Many Republicans Willing to Be Complicit’”
In the midst of the debate over a mammoth government spending bill, Republicans and Democrats found something to agree on: their dislike for Sen. Ted Cruz, who forced a rare weekend session for the Senate.
But rather than back down, Cruz opted to call out Washington politicians on Sean Hannity’s Read more [...]
You have probably known this for a long time, but it is nice to see the Associated Press admit electric cars are not green.
People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.
Ethanol isn't so green, either.
"It's kind of hard to beat gasoline" for public and environmental health, said study co-author Julian Marshall, an engineering professor Read more [...]