An Odd Citizen’s Search For Vanishing Freedoms

Here’s a story everyone should read about the total idiocy of our Federal Government, particularly but not limited to the TSA. (from ) TSA search of soldiers returning from war. A bureaucracy is an organization specifically designed to relieve anyone participating in it from taking responsibility for anything it does or making any judgment […]

The current bruhaha over TSA’s naked body/grope screening is symptomatic of Federal attitudes towards everyone. In the “mind” of the bureaucracy, we’re all potential criminals and miscreants. Just take note of the signage at any Federal facility, post office, park, government office building, etc. The first thing you’ll notice is a series of stern warnings […]

$1.15 Billion for what? The lame-duck Senate, by voice vote (what else?), has voted to give 70 to 80 thousand black farmers $1.15 Billion to compensate them for claimed discriminatory treatment by the U.S. Department of agriculture. There is something wrong with this. Namely: Much of the cause for concern is the fact that there […]

OK, I give up. I don’t really want to write about the subject, but it just won’t go away. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The real question we should ask is, do we really need or want homosexuals in the military? Why the pressure to have openly “gay” men as soldiers? Or even “closeted” homosexuals as […]

The President’s Commission on debt reductions is composed of sissies who want to send the budget to the salon for ‘do’, when it should be sent to a barber shop for a true haircut. Or better yet, it should be submitted to a bunch of loggers for a clear-cut. My suggestion for easy and permanent […]

Two harmless guys trekked across my property yesterday and stopped to drink from the garden hose. They’d walked for five days, originating near Veracruz, Mexico — about 890 miles south of here. They said they had to pay “Mafia types” $100 each to let them continue their northward journey. But some of this traffic isn’t […]

I have a hard time bending my mind around things like interest rates, FED open-market operations, bond yields and international exchange rates, but today I found some articles that discuss these things in terms of stock prices, something I’m quite comfortable discussing. A chain of articles, starting with This Is What Happens When The Market […]

Now that the Republicans have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives and strengthened their position in the Senate, what should they now do? Here are my suggestions for the first few months: 1) Forget about 2012 and the presidential race. That’s too far in the future and a distraction. There is more serious […]