AirBnB Under Attack in Boston

Supposedly, AirBnB is a danger because it is “a completely unregulated industry.” We should pray for a day when all industries are unregulated. What Mark Horne wrote awhile back about Santa Monica’s attack on AirBnB applies pretty well to the recent news story about Boston. To understand how stupid and short-sighted Santa Monica is being, let’s think about three groups of people. First, there are people who need temporary residences and are willing to pay for those residences. These people Read more […]

Mother, Children, Terrorized by Police by Mistake

She was naked, clutching her children, and praying as her fiancé was also terrorized by police. I guess Marianne Diaz should count herself lucky that no one in her household was shot dead, while lying face down. CBS Boston reports, “SWAT Team Raids Wrong Worcester Home, Residents Say.” Marianne Diaz and her fiancé, Bryant Alequin, felt their lives were in danger when a SWAT team raided their third-floor apartment on Hillside Street with guns drawn. Diaz says she grabbed her seven-year-old Read more […]

Police Point Guns At People At Massive I-270 Road Block

I understand that police are supposed to catch bad guys. And I understand that a society where bad guys get caught is safer than a society where they get away with crimes. And, in this case, since the bad guys were caught without anyone being shot, one could say that the police did their job. But their methods seem legally questionable and extremely dangerous to bystanders. From the Washington Post: “Police halt Montgomery County commuters on I-270 to hunt for bank robbery suspects.” Police Read more […]

Democratic Mayor of Boston Says He Would Blow Up Detroit If It Were His City

Thomas Menino, a Democrat, has served as Boston’s mayor for thirty years, longer than any previous mayor.  Even though he enjoys a high approval rating, he is also known for saying and doing some very controversial things. In 2001, he stepped in to block a drugstore chain from opening up a new store several blocks from the pharmacy owned by one of his political supporters and close friends.  In 2012 he announced he would block the opening of any new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Boston because Read more […]

Boston Bombers Had Illegal Guns But Legal Pressure Cookers Gun Permits

This is rich. “A Massachusetts police official says the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn’t have gun permits.” Wow! What a surprise. Their illegal possession of guns didn’t stop these two men from getting guns illegally and using them to kill MIT campus cop Sean Collier. If they had more opportunity, they most likely would have killed more people. Criminals don’t care about laws. Here’s what we know. The two alleged bombers Read more […]