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January 16, 2013

Texas Gun Owners

by @ 7:05 pm. Filed under Politics

Not to be outdone by New York, Texas just released a map of its gun owners.


From here.

January 11, 2013

Ben Shapiro CUTS Piers Morgan DOWN

by @ 4:18 pm. Filed under Politics

This is how to handle the liberal gun controllers. Use logic and reasonable arguments and avoid the emotion. As a typical gun grabber Morgan refuses to define “assault weapons” and his specific proposal when confronted by Shapiro.

Liberal hysteria and their need to do something, anything, even when it is unlikely to affect the problem, is no match for logic and reason.

December 22, 2012

Gun Control

by @ 6:34 am. Filed under Politics

In the wake of recent incidents, including the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the gun grabbers are coming fast now. Many of them use raw emotionalism and inaccurate definitions. They also use bad data.

Dr. Gary Kleck, Professor of Criminology at Florida State University discusses several gun control related issues including how pro gun control groups have twisted data, why he changed his stance on gun control and the effectiveness of self-defensive gun use.

December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck – RIP

by @ 5:12 pm. Filed under Music

November 9, 2012

Post Election Mood :( All my sorrow, sad tomorrow, Take me back to my old home

by @ 12:52 pm. Filed under Politics

So sad that a majority of Americans voting on Tuesday have elected to continue down the road away from liberty and personal responsibility towards bigger, intrusive government.

The changing of sunlight to moonlight
Reflections of my life, oh how they fill my eyes
The greetings of people in trouble
Reflections of my life, oh how they fill my eyes

All my sorrow, sad tomorrow
Take me back to my old home
All my cryin’, feel I’m dyin’, dyin’
Take me back, to my old home

I’m changin’, arrangin’, I’m changin’
I’m changin’ everything, ah everything around me
The world is a bad place, a bad place
A terrible place to live, oh but I don’t wanna die

All my sorrow, sad tomorrow
Take me back to my old home
All my cryin’, feel I’m dyin’, dyin’
Take me back, to my old home

All my sorrow, sad tomorrow
Take me back to my old home
All my cryin’, feel I’m dyin’, dyin’
Take me back, to my old home

September 20, 2012

Top 10 Percent of Earners Paid 71 Percent of Federal Income Taxes

by @ 3:37 pm. Filed under Politics

The Heritage Foundation has a chart showing who pays federal income tax.

Top earners are the target for new tax increases, but the federal income tax system is already highly progressive. The top 10 percent of income earners paid 71 percent of all federal income taxes in 2009 though they earned 43 percent of all income. The bottom 50 percent paid 2 percent of income taxes but earned 13 percent of total income. About half of tax filers paid no federal income tax at all.

September 17, 2012

We’re From The Government And We’re Here To Help You

by @ 7:46 am. Filed under Politics

Alleged ‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker taken in for interview

September 12, 2012

Romney Is Not Perfect…..And Other Revelations

by @ 11:13 am. Filed under Politics

Sarah Hoyt nails it in this piece: Romney Is No Savior, and That’s the Point – Belief in an all-seeing human is the Left’s disease, not ours

Don’t hold your nose and vote for Romney. Pull up your socks, get your act together and return to American principles. Romney is just part of the solution.

Is he perfect? Oh, goodness, no. Is he exactly what we need? Probably not. Who is? Do you know the trouble we’ve got ourselves into by trusting presidents for this long? It’s a big hole. No one man can get us out of it. Only we can. And it will take time.

But that’s fine. He won’t be anointed by any gods. There will be no halos and no Greek columns. Instead, he’ll be the elected by the people and the people — the sovereign people of this free land — who are now awake will stand ready to make sure he knows it.

Perhaps we will once more save our democratic republic for another generation. Perhaps we’ll turn the tiller and start the long way back from deep blue statism.

In the end, as someone said, perhaps we’re the ones we’ve been waiting for. No hero will ride to the rescue — we will.

We’re Americans. We don’t need emperors. (If that’s what you want, to quote Romney, “you must vote for the other guy.”) We don’t want lords and masters. We’re free and at last aware that we must work to stay that way.

Read the whole thing.

September 11, 2012

Never Forget

by @ 6:03 am. Filed under Politics

September 8, 2012

Mom hands out gift bags on flight for tolerating her babies

by @ 5:48 am. Filed under Travel

I still don’t understand why infants must travel, unless it has to do with obtaining medical care. But at least these parents had some consideration for neighboring passengers. They handed out goody bags which included a note from the twin baby boys and also were prepared to supply ear plugs.

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