Archive for the '2012 Election' Category

Whittling away the Bill of Rights One Pesky Plank At A Time

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Pollster Scott Rasmussen told a local radio host this week that if GOP Congressman Ron Paul were to pursue a third-party candidacy next fall — which he considers unlikely — Paul would draw more votes from Barack Obama than from the Republican nominee. That is how upset the anti-war Left is with the president, Mr. […]

The proper role of the county sheriff

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Richard Mack first came to national attention when, as sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, he successfully brought the lawsuit Mack v. United States (re-named Printz v. United States, when Mack’s suit was joined with that of Sheriff Jay Printz of Ravalli County, Montana), arguing Congress had no legitimate power to order local law enforcement officials […]

Would the statist press even boycott a Ron Paul inauguration?

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

They say when you stand at the base of the great pyramid of Khufu and look up, you don’t see a pyramid, at all. The proportions are so vast that the third dimension drops away, and it appears you’re simply gazing at a flat new horizon, albeit tilted up at 51 degrees. (This may be […]

Sell off the federal lands

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Steve Hill, a Las Vegas businessman and new executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, visited with us this month to discuss a new 178-page report from the Brookings Mountain West division, recommending new ways to diversify Nevada’s economy. While Nevada still scores high (everything is relative, you understand) on its tax and […]

Let us count the magic beans

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The congressional deficit-reduction “supercommittee” said Nov. 21 it had failed to reach an agreement on slashing the U.S. deficit by at least $1.2 trillion. That failure will supposedly trigger mandatory cuts to military spending and some social programs, starting in 2013. Or, perhaps, when pigs fly.

Anything to distract us from main issue: zombie economy

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Shall we choose our next president based on who smooched who behind the bleachers in the eighth grade? The presence on the GOP ticket of black businessman Herman Cain would take away the last likely line of Democratic attack against those who might decline to re-elect failed socialist poseur Barack Obama — that if you’re […]

Since there is no such thing as a ‘flux capacitor,’ that can’t be a ‘flux capacitor’

Friday, November 18th, 2011

“The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race,” the Obama administration said in a Nov. 4 statement. Honest.

The ‘Green Road’ to economic ruin

Monday, November 14th, 2011

The political cyncism of President Barack Obama — who’s been on a seemingly non-stop “jobs”-themed re-election tour for a month — as he now postpones for another two years the creation of thousands of high-paying, private-sector jobs building a pipeline to bring $15-a-barrel Canadian oil to American refineries, is stupefying. The $7 billion, 1,700-mile Keystone […]

‘’Until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess from the public treasury’

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

A record 49 percent of Americans live in a household where someone receives at least one type of government benefit, according to the Census Bureau. That’s up from 46 percent in 1975 and 18 percent in 1940. In fact, 63 percent of all federal spending this year will consist of checks written to individuals for […]

How many U.S. Marines does it take to hold a hill?

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

I see where Paramount has announced an Aug. 10, 2012, release date for their upcoming sequel to 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” Stephen Sommers has reportedly bowed out; Jon Chu will direct the follow-up special effects extravaganza. I reported back in 2007 that Hollywood had already decided a movie based on the Hasbro […]