Archives: Current Events

Local Boy Makes It To The Big Time

September 26, 2015 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Local Boy Makes It To The Big Time | Filed in: Arizona, blogging, Current Events, Doug, Jon, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, steve, Todd.

Four guys were hanging around a coffee shop on a Saturday morning in 2006, solving all the world’s problems in just a few hours. We’d known each other from college, and all of us shared a passion for technology, Christ, our families, and our country. Oh, and Salma Hayek. Her too. We decided to start • Read More »

Well there goes the narrative

August 26, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Well there goes the narrative | Filed in: Crime, Culture, Current Events, Guns, Kevin.

Turns out the shooter in Virginia was a straight white guy hell-bent on starting a race war because of the riots in Ferguson. Wait, no, that’s not what I meant. He was a gay black man who wanted to start a race war because of the shooting in Charleston. “What sent me over the top • Read More »

EPA Announces New Regulations Designed to Halt Invasive Washington Press Corps

July 5, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on EPA Announces New Regulations Designed to Halt Invasive Washington Press Corps | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, global warming, Humor, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics.

The Environmental Protection Agency has rolled out extensive new regulations to stop the spread of the free press in order to stop it before it becomes a danger to the Washington, D.C. ecosphere. “We need to look at the lifecycle of the press corps in terms of how it interacts with the other parts of the • Read More »

The Suicide Bombers of the Free Speech Movement

June 4, 2015 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Art, Culture, Current Events, Guns, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Another “Mohammed Cartoon Festival” is in the works, this time in Phoenix, Arizona. Unlike the last one, which was held on the property belonging to a Texas educational institute and therefore “gun-free,” (funny how the jihadists didn’t get that message…), the organizers of this festival are encouraging participants to come armed. Jon Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday’s • Read More »

Not to rain on your free-speech parade, but…

January 16, 2015 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, War On Terror.

Just about a year ago, the Nigerian Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped, raped and sold into slavery an entire school of 12-15 year old girls, due in large part to their Christian faith. The reaction from the Obama administration was swift and self-righteous: It immediately asked millions of Twitter users to express their outrage • Read More »

I hate wasting good stuff on an away game.

December 27, 2014 | By KevinC | Comments Off on I hate wasting good stuff on an away game. | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, GOP, Guns, History, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Michael Bane went off on Obama/Holder/Sharpton/et al’s current machinations to re-make America in their own image, and I chimed in. Walter Russell Mead’s work on the death of the Blue social model has been outstanding and the guide post I’ve used these past two years. The elaborate social/cultural machinery of the technocrats have built of the past • Read More »

Channelling Heinlein

November 30, 2014 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Channelling Heinlein | Filed in: Books, Crime, Current Events, Guns, History, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, Quotes, War On Terror.

“With national governments in collapse at the end of the XXth century, something had to fill the vacuum, and in many cases it was the returned veterans. They had lost a war, most of them had no jobs, many were sore as could be over the terms of the Treaty of New Delhi, especially the • Read More »

First in Arizona, then in the rest of the nation.

November 4, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on First in Arizona, then in the rest of the nation. | Filed in: Arizona, Current Events, Democrats, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Michael Barone talks about what today’s elections will mean for the Democrats.  President Obama’s ideology — expanded government, Obamacare — has been less widely acceptable and his reputation for competence is currently in tatters. He was able to eke out re-election with a reduced percentage by good organization. But he leaves his party in trouble. • Read More »

Out of the one, many.

November 4, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Out of the one, many. | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Leave it to a Libertarian to notice the (decentralized) elephant in the room. Just 39 percent give Democrats a favorable rating and just 33 percent do the same for Republicans. Not coincidentally, each party has also recently had a clear shot at implementing its vision of the good society. If you want to drive down • Read More »

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Towards Bigger Government

October 17, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Towards Bigger Government | Filed in: Current Events, HEALTH, History, immigration, Kevin, Medicine.

Phillip Klein writes about something I’ve noticed as well, the outcry on right for increased intervention from the government in the Ebola crisis that is coming from people who usually treat bigger government like, well, Ebola.  Though there are fair criticisms of the CDC’s handling of Ebola, by giving into the temptation to point fingers • Read More »

Mumbai…Oklahoma City…Nairobi…Woolwich…Ottawa?

October 9, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Mumbai…Oklahoma City…Nairobi…Woolwich…Ottawa? | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Guns, International, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Mumbai: An attack by militant Islamists shooting randomly into crowds kills dozens and injures hundreds. Military and police forces were almost powerless to stop the rampage. Oklahoma City: A convert to radical Islam beheads one coworker and attempts to kill others, but he’s stopped by a good guy with a gun. Nairobi: Radical Islamic terrorists • Read More »

The Glower Behind The Throne

October 3, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, GOP, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

John Fund goes there:  On Capitol Hill, members of both parties are more and more mystified at Obama’s apparent disengagement from parts of his job. Months before he dropped the ball on ISIS, he failed to keep himself properly apprised of the problems with Obamacare’s website. Jarrett appears to exercise such extraordinary influence that in • Read More »

A pack, not a herd.

September 26, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A pack, not a herd. | Filed in: blogging, Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, History, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Grover Norquist lays out the case that America isn’t having a “libertarian moment”, it’s having a libertarian MOVEMENT.  “So forget ‘moment.’ Think trend. And consider the once-impossible political shifts that have taken place over the past 30 years. The relevant dividing line is not right versus left or Republican versus Democrat but the expansion of • Read More »

Daily Carry.

September 2, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Daily Carry. | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Guns, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

When I had my little misadventure last month, I was in the midst of testing out gear for a daily carry messenger bag to have near me no matter what. Something as simple as always having a ready and available source of water makes a big difference on a 2 hour road trip, and the • Read More »

How to fix the mess in Ferguson

August 14, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on How to fix the mess in Ferguson | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Guns, History, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics.

Think that dealing with a heavily-armed police force is something that’s happened only in a world of M4’s and MRAP’s?  Think again.  The English dealt with this same issue almost 200 years ago, and Sir Robert Peel laid out nine rules to help society and an armed law enforcement play nice together.  To prevent crime • Read More »

Treason Is The Highest Form Of Duty

June 11, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Treason Is The Highest Form Of Duty | Filed in: Current Events.

“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury • Read More »

The collapsing reality of modern progressivism

March 16, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, HEALTH, History, International, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Politics, Quotes.

“‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’” – Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises The years of the Obama presidency have been challenging for America, but they’ve placed an even greater strain on American progressives. From the utter failure of Obama’s economic stimulus package to the own-goal • Read More »

Two-Faced

March 9, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Two-Faced | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Humor, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Obama to Dems: “It’s Time to Worry”  Obama has increasingly sounded like the nerdy kid in a bad horror movie constantly warning his friends to stay out of danger as he’s called on the Democratic base to not be complacent in 2014. “You’ve got to pay attention to the states,” he begged at a recent • Read More »

Putin tells Obama, “Crimea river”

March 2, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, global warming, History, International, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics.

There was a time, a long time ago, when modern liberals understood there were enemies abroad as well as enemies overseas. My political heroes in my teens and twenties were men like Democratic senators Sam Nunn and Joe Leibowitz Leiberman and New Republic editor Marty Peretz, men who understood that freedom abroad and freedom at • Read More »

The kids are alright

January 28, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The kids are alright | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, Education, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

There’s nothing in the streets, looks any different to meAnd the slogans are replaced, by-the-byeAnd the parting on the left is now parting on the rightAnd the beards have all grown longer overnight I’ll tip my hat to the new constitutionTake a bow for the new revolutionSmile and grin at the change all aroundPick up • Read More »

We talk a good game, but…

January 23, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, Kevin, Military, Money, politcs, Politics, space.

… I’m afraid Chuck Schumer might be on to something here.  Schumer will argue that Democrats must defend popular government programs such as extended unemployment benefits and student loan subsidies to persuade Tea Party voters that they can benefit from federal programs. “The average Tea Party member, like the average American, likes government run Medicare, • Read More »

Neutral No More.

January 10, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Current Events, GOP, immigration, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

I sat on the sidelines during the 2008 Arizona Republican Senate primary because I didn’t see J.D. Hayworth as an upgrade from McCain. Yes, Hawyworth spouted all the right immigration buzzwords, but lordamighty, his voting record in the House was anything but a model of fiscal conservatism.  This primary, though, things are different. McCain has • Read More »

The news is brought to you by the Democratic National Committee

December 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The news is brought to you by the Democratic National Committee | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Arizona, Current Events, Democrats, Kevin, Law, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics.

If you were unfortunate enough to watch KPNX’s 6:00 news show yesterday, you would have been treated to one of the most blatantly pro-Democrat “stories” of the year running as their lead story. Apparently, according to CNN, 2013 won’t be known as the year that the IRS was used as a weapon of political chicanery • Read More »