What? LBJ A Criminal? How Shocking!

I have no idea if Lyndon B. Johnson had a hand in the public execution of John F. Kennedy. The list of suspects is so long I don’t see how anyone would figure it out. I am pleasantly surprised that Fox News gave TV coverage to a book fingering LBJ as the main perpetrator. Even if the thesis is wrong, it will at least provide readers with more reason to doubt the official lone gunman theory—which richly deserves doubt. But what I do find grotesque is the response the Fox & Friends host Read more […]

Pat Buchanan: Republican Politicians Hate Republican Voters And The Media Applauds

The media/liberal (but I repeat myself) hysteria against the Republicans in Congress who are demanding that Obamacare be delayed a year are being treated as if they were evil. Yet all they are doing is (1) honoring the wishes of the voters who put them into office and (2) ignoring the wishes of Wall Street money or other people who are not in their district. Here we have a situation where, for once, our government is not being completely run by an oligarchy. There are a sizable number of people Read more […]

Pogo the Possum, Obama Speak, and Self-Government

In his recent address to Ohio State University, Obama had some interesting comments to make about his version of “self”-government. Many conservatives have focused on the part of his speech where he said: Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just Read more […]

Defeating the NRA is Like ‘Defeating the Nazis’

Bob Schieffer compared Obama’s gun control speech to “passing civil rights legislation, as Lyndon Johnson was able to do; and before that, surely, defeating the Nazis, was a much more formidable task than taking on the gun lobby.” When young people study the history of what the Nazis did to the Jews, one of the first questions they ask is, “Why didn’t the Jews fight back?” With what? The guns had been taken from them by law. The only people who could legally own guns were non-Jews Read more […]