Another Tragedy Shows the Importance of Gun Ownership

Most people who elect to spend money on lottery tickets and not on gun ownership do just fine, except for the wasted money on lottery tickets. Craigory Burch Jr. and everyone around him probably thought he was luckier than most unarmed lottery players. He won $434,272. But he wasn’t lucky at all. He would have been luckier if he’d never won the money. You know what comes next. After his winnings were announced (all over the local media one can assume) the door of Burch’s residence Read more […]

No Jackpot yet for Illinois Lottery Winners

Illinois lottery winners are promised their money is “there” but they just can’t get it yet. Danny Chasteen has been playing the lottery for years, according to the video news story embedded at CNN Money. Unlike millions who pay into those state lotteries year after year and never win anything substantial, Chasteen recently won a quarter million dollars! Except he doesn’t get it—at least, not yet. According to CNBC, The Chicago Tribune reported that disbursements of Illinois Read more […]

What to Do with Free Money? Welfare v. Work Ethic

Last year I wrote to someone getting free money, “An Open Letter to the Welfare Cage: Dear Lucy, Nothing from THEM is ever Free.” Lucy was a woman who seemed both articulate and honest who called into a local conservative radio show. The two hosts were talking about people living off welfare and why anyone would live that way. She replied, If someone is going to give me money to do nothing and get to smoke pot all day, why wouldn’t I take the money? (That’s a paraphrase: you can listen to Read more […]