An Odd Citizen’s Search For Vanishing Freedoms

Finally there are some concrete proposals to actually reduce Federal Spending. One such has been presented by U.S. Rep. Rand Paul. Here’s the Overview Summary which is well worth reading. It includes the rationale for the reduction in each agency’s budget and justifies elimination of numerous government programs and agencies. It’s a little start toward […]

It has gotten slicker and slicker. The Obama White House has a very impressive and undoubtedly very expensive web site to promote the President’s agenda and image. See: Here. Now they even have their own I-Phone “App” so you can get a call whenever the Prez. decides you need more info. I wonder what that […]


It puzzles me mightily how a debt “ceiling” authorizing ever more government borrowing can be called a ceiling if it is automatically raised every time borrowing gets near to it. Help!!! I need someone in Congress or at least Washington, D.C. to explain this to me.

Over 100 Mobsters Arrested say the headlines, for crimes including “murder, loan-sharking, drug trafficking, arson and labor racketeering”. Meanwhile Hu Jintao, China’s Communist Party Chairman is feted at the White House. Mr. Jintao says that contrary to popular perception, China “stands for the peaceful resolution of disputes and has a ‘defensive’ military posture, Hu pledged: […]

Here’s a little personal story that shows why medicine is in such a mess. Last week my elderly mother was startled while sleeping on a couch. She bumped her head on the coffee table leaving a small bruise, a little swelling and some soreness. It was obviously not a serious injury. She lives in an […]

See: I do not want civil discourse Well said. Enough said.

The parties should sit separately at the State of the Union speech as they have done traditionally. It is beneficial for the citizens viewing and hearing the speech to see what positions are backed and which are opposed, and by whom. We are at a point now when the tide of “progressive” job-killing, liberty limiting […]

Gradually, one violent event at a time, the bureaucracy and the politicians adopt a bunker mentality to protect themselves from the citizens, some of whom are violent and crazy. See below the design of a new government office building. In the wake of the murders in Tucson we have congressmen (Peter King R-NY) calling for […]

RECOMMENDED: The Scary World of Jared Loughner; Dems Target Political Speech By Chris Stirewalt This is a well reasoned discussion of the political “do-something” climate already swirling around this weekend’s murder rampage by Jared Loughner.

In the wake of the shootings of Gabrielle Giffords and others here in Tucson, AZ, our Pima County, Ariz., Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has not made things better by trying to blame the violence on his political opponents. Sheriff Dupnik is an ardent Democrat, and friend of Gabrielle Giffords. In this sense, the sheriff might be […]

Even without knowing anything about stratospheric photolysis one could detect the odor of group-think and scientific fraud surrounding the “Hole in the Ozone Layer” scare of some years back. Remember that? The warm-up for global warming fraud claimed all kinds of calamities if we didn’t stop using Freon. Freon was then banned, but it looks […]

By now you undoubtedly know that U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and several others were shot at a local store here in Tucson. The latest is that one victim of the shooting, a 9 year old child, has died and that Ms. Giffords has survived and is in intensive care. Most of the other “news” and […]

Do the news sources report the news faithfully? Read the two versions of the same event, below. Are the reporters talking about the same Muqtada alSadr giving the same speech? (They don’t even use the same spelling for his name.) New York Times Version: (The peace lover returns from exile.) Iraqi Cleric Embraces State in […]

The attempt to censor and re-write Mark Twain’s classics Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn so as to eliminate the word “Nigger” from Twain’s “Nigger Jim” and the word “Injun” from “Injun Joe” is a literary and cultural travesty. To somehow deny that this language was common usage at the time of Tom and Huck’s adventures […]