April 16, 2013 |
I was considering giving up my gun a while back. Hadn't been to the shooting range in months. Target shooting, not self- defense, was why I bought the thing. But it was serving no purpose locked in a case, unloaded and hidden away. Then President Obama began coming up with the oddest ideas about keeping guns from "falling into the wrong hands. " Dangerous hands, irresponsible hands, he says. But the national gun control legislation set for debate in Congress would rely on a bureaucratic dragnet of " background checks " so extensive...
November 7, 2012 |
NBC News appears to have won election night, ratings-wise. But ABC News was tops on Twitter. More than 12.1 million viewers watched NBC in prime time, though broadcast numbers would be adjusted Thursday, Nielsen said late Wednesday. That puts NBC ahead of Fox News Channel, which averaged 11.5 million — its biggest prime-time audience ever. ABC finished third, snaring 10.5 million. That makes the 9.3 million logged by CNN look pretty good — beating the 7.9 million for CBS, as well as the just less...
October 2, 2012
Regarding the Sept. 30 Metro article " Powering down ": Certainly most of Alexandria is pleased to have GenOn's Potomac River Generating Station closed. The opposition to it was significant. I have noticed over the years equally strong opposition to plans for additional power lines in the D.C. area. The lines reportedly are needed to accommodate ever-increasing demands for power. I offer this observation in combination with this statement in the article: "The plant, which provided energy mostly...
September 12, 2012 |
Underneath the headlines of the presidential campaign, there are growing signs that we are moving toward another war in the Middle East. This week Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly scolded the United States for refusing to draw a " red line " on Iran's nuclear program that, if crossed, would commit Washington to military strikes. He added that he would not accept a "red light" placed in front of Israel. Unless something dramatic changes its course, Israel is on a path to strike Iran's nuclear facilities in the next six to nine...
July 10, 2012 |
Just in case you're not suff iciently horrified by Jay Leno 's " Jaywalking " segment, which reveals shocking levels of stupidity among random people on the street, you might want to check out the Transportation Security Administration's blog chronicling the truly dumb things people pull at airport security. With summer-vacation travel season in full swing, the blog's worth a look, if only to understand why those lines might be so long. It could be because that guy ahead of you plunked down a grenade (but, he insists, it's just...
June 17, 2012 |
We pay our presidents for judgment, and President Obama committed a colossal error of judgment in making health-care "reform" a centerpiece of his first term. Ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and regardless of how the court decides — it's clear that Obama overreached. His attempt to achieve universal health insurance coverage is a massive feat of social engineering that, by its sweeping nature, weakens the economic recovery and antagonizes millions of Americans.