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Third verse, same as the second

December 30, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Third verse, same as the second | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Guns, Humor, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs.

Reacting to pressure from conservatives over the looming drastic cuts in defense spending as a result of the budget deal from last year, the Obama administration announced a plan late Friday to house American troops inside of U.S. homes without the homeowner’s permission. “The fact that the problem of funding our national defense is complex • Read More »

Three Old Books for the New Year

December 28, 2012 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Books, Economics, History, Kevin, Politics, War On Terror.

I’m finding these days that I’m recommending the same three books over and over again to people who want to learn more about the where conservatism is and where it’s going. So without durther afew, here they are.  The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright. Exhaustively researched well-written, it lays • Read More »

A step in the right direction

December 27, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A step in the right direction | Filed in: Arizona, Crime, Education, Guns, Kevin, Politics.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne wants school principals to carry on-campus.  Horne said he ideally would like to have a trained police officer in every school. But he said the state’s budget constraints make that a financial impossibility. Conversely, Horne said having a single individual with access to a gun is preferable to letting each • Read More »

Reagan and Newtown

December 27, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Reagan and Newtown | Filed in: Crime, Culture, Guns, Kevin, Medicine.

Not much to disagree with here in Robert X. Cringley’s thoughtful piece on stopping the next Newtown/Aurora/Columnbine before it happens.  Today, thanks to the Internet and laws supporting victims’ rights, I can find where convicted sex offenders live in my neighborhood, but I can’t find my local Adam Lanza. And maybe that’s okay and my • Read More »

Get in front of it, Jan

December 24, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Get in front of it, Jan | Filed in: Arizona, Current Events, GOP, Guns, Kevin, Politics.

Jan,  First off, belated congratulations on using SB 1070, a bill that sat on your desk unsigned for three days, as a way to catapult yourself into the national conservative spotlight.  But Jan, you need to step it up. You vetoed discrete carry on campus, but you need to re-think that. Rick Perry is stealing • Read More »

Taking Our Guns

December 23, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Taking Our Guns | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Democrats, Doug, Guns.

…yes, that’s what the Left wants. Need proof?  If you can bear it, go to the Daily Kos and read this admission. Need more proof?  Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) is talking about “confiscating” being an option. The refrain that is being heard is a call to ban those scary, black “assault rifles” and other arms • Read More »

New tone for Newtown

December 21, 2012 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Crime, Culture, Guns, Kevin, Military.

Remind me again how we’re supposed to play all nice and such when people start with “crazy”, “decadent” and “depraved” and then go downhill from there?  I think a Fisking is called for!  LaPierre: “Politicians pass laws for Gun-Free School Zones. They issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them. And in so • Read More »

The Moronic Convergence

December 21, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The Moronic Convergence | Filed in: Democrats, Guns, History, Kevin.

Just a thought: Modern statist liberalism sprung from the B.S. that Rousseau talked about, where man in his “natural state” is without sin and it’s the corrupting influence of civilization and industrialization that makes him do bad things. Given that load of  hooey as a starting point, is it any wonder why modern liberals think • Read More »

No Hope, No Change

December 21, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on No Hope, No Change | Filed in: Democrats, Doug, Environment.

From Hope and Change to more of the same.  As Powerline points out, this is the case both with drone strikes and climate change.  Despite a lot of rhetoric dating back to 2008, the current President is continuing on with the policies of the last President.  That is to say, all the environmentalist talk about • Read More »

Yep, it’s true, the left wants your guns

December 20, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Yep, it’s true, the left wants your guns | Filed in: Culture, Democrats, Guns, Humor, Kevin, MSM and New Media.

And here’s proof.  That reliably insane bastion of liberal thought, The Nation, tweeted this out a minute or so ago:  Real Movement on Gun Control? tnat.in/ggny3 — The Nation (@thenation) December 20, 2012 A link that led to this page:  THEY WANT TO DENY YOU ACCESS TO YOUR GUNS, PEOPLE, IT”S AS CLEAR AS DAY • Read More »

Whew. For a minute there, I thought we were in trouble.

December 19, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Whew. For a minute there, I thought we were in trouble. | Filed in: Crime, Guns, Kevin, Politics.

After the horrible tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut, Obama has sprung in action and… created a committee to look into the problem.  Five days after the murder of 20 children and six faculty members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., riled the nation, President Obama announced the formation of a task force to provide • Read More »

Profit and Loss

December 19, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Profit and Loss | Filed in: Doug, GOP, Politics.

Profiting by loosing is not a good thing, it takes away the sting of defeat and does not prompt the introspection needed after a loss.  Just as pain is the body’s way of telling you something is wrong, so is losing in elections.  At least on the national level, there seems to be something wrong • Read More »

A Tax on both their houses

December 18, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A Tax on both their houses | Filed in: Arizona, Democrats, Economics, Kevin, Money, Politics.

Return with us now to those glorious days of 2008, when then-Governor (now head of DHS) Janet Napolitano directed the setup of speed cameras all over the state, certain, CERTAIN that we’d blast through them at 15+ mph, bringing in millions and millions of dollars into the state coffers.  Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano announced on • Read More »

Playing the game by their rules

December 18, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Playing the game by their rules | Filed in: Crime, Guns, Kevin, Politics.

The blood-dancing over the tragedy in Connecticut is worse than usual. There has been non-stop emotional outcries by supposedly “neutral” journalists for banning guns and “assault weapons” for the sake of the children.  But children are the reason why I own guns.    These are my sons. When my oldest was three years old, there • Read More »

DOOM, Coming Soon!

December 17, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on DOOM, Coming Soon! | Filed in: Culture, Doug, Economics, Politics.

There used to be a regular posting over at Ace of Spades called DOOM, where a blogger would write about events and trends that identified impending problems.  For the past few months, there haven’t been many DOOM updates, mostly because people’s energies were focused on the 2012 elections.  However, a DOOM article from a few • Read More »

Improve your game, don’t work the refs.

December 17, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Improve your game, don’t work the refs. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Politics, Technology.

” I once heard the conservative political philosopher Hadley Arkes, in a speech, refer to media bias as akin to the “law of gravity.” There was much wisdom in that comparison: To say that the law of gravity is the cause of plane crashes is not especially helpful, and if airlines got in the habit of relying • Read More »

Staring at the lion

December 15, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Staring at the lion | Filed in: Crime, Culture, Guns, Kevin.

What makes us safer? Less prey, or slightly defanged predators? Is a declawed lion any less a lion? What if that lion knew how to make a tool to make up for its lack of claws?  Are wildebeest on the veldt more safe if the lions only have four claws per foot instead of five, • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 12/15 Edition

December 15, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 12/15 Edition | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Guns, Kevin.

“After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.”  – William S. Burroughs  Yeah, that William S. Burroughs. 

Quote of the day, 12/14 Edition

December 14, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Quote of the day, 12/14 Edition | Filed in: Crime, Culture, Guns, History, Kevin, Politics.

The only surefire prescription for no gun violence? Near-total social equality. Two ways to get that: small-nation homogeneity, and tyranny. — Joshua Treviño (@jstrevino) December 14, 2012

Tolerating the intolerable

December 13, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Tolerating the intolerable | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, Kevin, Money, MSM and New Media, politcs.

The riots in Greece over their Greece’s economic hopelessness didn’t start out as riots. Rather, they started out as protests that turned more violent as time went by and the protestors grew more frustrated with the government’s perceived inability to give everybody everything they asked for, and not have to pay for it.  Flash-forward a • Read More »

Small Business, Big Heart, Union Target

December 12, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Small Business, Big Heart, Union Target | Filed in: Business, Crime, Current Events, Doug, Economics.

Lost in the legacy media’s non-coverage of union violence in Lansing, MI over the past few days was the plight of a local hot dog vendor.  Clint Tarver is a local small businessman who has been operating his hot dog near the State Capitol for years, for a little background watch this short video about • Read More »

Latest news from MinTruth

December 12, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Latest news from MinTruth | Filed in: Culture, Democrats, Humor, Kevin, Politics.

Oh, to live an a world where Occupy Cleveland protesters DON’T try to blow up bridges and Democrats DON’T call for civil war from the floor of the legislature and people AREN’T assaulted for their political beliefs, but Congressmen who AREN’T assaulted, are.  Why do I want to live in that world? Because it’s clearly • Read More »

Default By Any Other Name

December 11, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Default By Any Other Name | Filed in: Doug, Economics, Politics.

This should not surprise anybody but there are going to be some adjustments coming in the near future.  Forget about the so-called”fiscal cliff” and the debt ceiling talks for now, major changes to entitlement programs are in our future.  Despite the Left’s protests, this is going to happen and it won’t be minor adjustments.  It • Read More »

The irony of this

December 11, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The irony of this | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, Kevin, Money.

… is that Dan Pfieffer doesn’t know what the meaning of irony is.  The irony of this is that the White House offer had very specific cuts, the GOP counteroffer had almost none — Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44) December 11, 2012 Name one spending cut in the President’s budget proposal, Dan. Name one.