Bill Whittle speaks to just how wrong the idea that “it takes a village” really is. Anybody got a shovel?
Our peripatetic president shared a few thoughts yesterday on shootings, violence and gun laws. In the space of less than 2 minutes, he managed to get at least the following completely (empirically) wrong. No, this is not a question of politics or perspective. It is a matter of hard data. Strike 1: “Our levels of gun violence are off the charts.” Except that the country’s own Department of Justice has noted that gun violence levels were at a 20-year low last year. No reasonable person would find that view that as “off the charts.” Gun-related homicides dropped by 39% and….
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I think I’m pretty well numb to things (particularly large, wasteful numbers) and then I read about 4 states which just torched the taxpayer’s money: Each of the states — Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and Maryland — embraced Obamacare, and each underperformed. All have come under scathing criticism and now face months of uncertainty as they rush to rebuild their systems or transition to the federal exchange. The federal government is caught between writing still more exorbitant checks to give them a second chance at creating viable exchanges of their own or, for a lesser although not inexpensive sum, adding still….
Bill Whittle takes on a critical topic and asks why Republicans in leadership are nearly indistinguishable from those who are on the other side of the aisle.
The putative Democratic party candidate for the the presidency has spoken: “I think again we’re way out of balance. We’ve got to rein in what has become almost an article of faith that almost anybody can have a gun anywhere at any time. And I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people,” she said. “[B]ecome an article of faith”? I’d say that rather than being an article it was an amendment, part of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. She also didn’t speak to the reality that she is accompanied, nay often surrounded, by….
So, last time we talked about how much we as a nation are tied to the concept of land ownership–and a few other things. Now, it’s time to delve into the details. 25%: Australia (.74 million square miles, or roughly 20 acres per citizen) 28%: United States (1.06 million square miles, or roughly 2 acres per citizen) 36%: Canada (1.38 million square miles, or roughly 70 acres per citizen) These are the percentages of the respective countries which are owned outright by the federal/national government. These numbers do not include lands owned by tribal, state or municipal governments. The reasons….
A very long time ago (as my children would put it) a fellow by the name of Woody Guthrie made a song rather popular. The song was “This Land is Your Land” and started with the following stanza: This land is your land This land is my land From California to the New York island; From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me. While the song provided greater support for socialism than the private ownership of property, it struck a patriotic chord with many people who never got past the….
I’ve not written on the matter of cattle, the BLM, and the Bundys because I was not quite sure what to make of things — other than that it seemed rather heavy handed of the BLM. John Hinderaker takes it from there. Bottom line? In this post rule-of-law era in which we find ourselves, certain behaviors are desirable to the Obama administration and its backers. Raising cattle is not one of them. UPDATE P&R does a much better exposition of the matter than do I.
In the beginning, there was one law: “Don’t eat from that tree. Yes, that one right there.” After massive global warming and global cooling there were approximately ten laws: “Thou shalt/Thou shalt not . . . .” Fast forward to the time of the Jews under Roman rule and those ten had exploded into roughly 700. “You may not go more than x distance from your home on the Sabbath. Unless you have your servant drop off a shoe there the day before, in which case you can go x distance farther because your shoe is your home.” Things rather….