Archives: Politics

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 »

“For The Children” is the new last refuge of the scoundrel

October 1, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on “For The Children” is the new last refuge of the scoundrel | Filed in: Kevin, Law, Politics, Privacy, Technology.

“Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson “Attorney General Eric Holder ripped technology companies Tuesday that he said are ‘thwarting’ the federal government’s ability to stop child abuse” – Time Magazine Mr. Holder, please stop. My privacy is, well, MY privacy, not yours. If that means it’s a little bit harder • 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 »

It’s a good day when Michael Barone agrees with me.

September 12, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, Guns, History, Kevin, Money, politcs, Politics, Technology.

This has been a bugaboo of mine for quite a while now: We are entering into an era of increased personal empowerment unseen since the invention of the printing press. I don’t HAVE to watch the evening news to know what’s going on, I have my podcasts and RSS feeds. I don’t HAVE to limit • 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 »

Do All Gun Control Proponents Want To Be Gun Runners

March 26, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Do All Gun Control Proponents Want To Be Gun Runners | Filed in: Democrats, Guns, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Based on a sample size of one, I’d say yes.  A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in • 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 »

On SB1062

February 26, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on On SB1062 | Filed in: Arizona, Culture, Family, GOP, Humor, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics, Religion.

An ASU law prof weighs in on Arizona’s “controversial” anti-gay/pro-religious freedom bill and finds it to be a big, fat nothing-burger.  “…in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, which do extend rights based on sexual orientation, only the government can take action against an offending firm, with companies already able to claim a shield against government action • Read More »

History in the making.

February 11, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on History in the making. | Filed in: Arizona, beer, blogging, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

The Beatles first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. The invention of sliced bread.  What do all of these have in common? They all PALE  to the the Arizona Bloggers (Conservative) meetup on the 22nd, location TDB. If you’ve gone to one, you know they’re always a good time of fun and • Read More »

Free to be you and me

February 10, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Free to be you and me | Filed in: Culture, Democrats, Economics, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics, Privacy.

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released its assessment of Obamacare’s impact on the jobs market, and the message it sent to the few remaining supporters of the law was brutal. In its new budget outlook, CBO very clearly states that Obamacare amounts to an implicit tax on work and workers that will reduce employment • Read More »

Have a Coke and a smile

February 5, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Have a Coke and a smile | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Culture, Entertainment, Football, Humor, immigration, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Sport, Sports, Television.

It appears that the dextrosphere is panicking over the fact that an iconic worldwide brand closely associated with a nation of immigrants uses immigrants to sell its product.   For the record, as an immigrant to the U.S., I thought this Coke commercial was pretty neat. It’s a good reminder that people come to this country • Read More »

You just know they wrote this sentence with gritted teeth.

January 31, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on You just know they wrote this sentence with gritted teeth. | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Imagine you’re a copy editor at the Washington Post and this comes across your screen: “Still, the new findings suggest that most Americans are ideologically at the center to center-right.”   AHHHHH!!!!! IT BURNS!!! IT HURTS US!!! TAKE IT AWAY!!! TAKE IT AWAY!!!!!!! And it just goes downhill from there for the statist left.  “Nationally, • 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 »

Freedom is breaking out all over.

January 28, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Freedom is breaking out all over. | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, History, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

The Tea Party is gaining favour in the land that popularized tea.  Nigel Farage’s right-wing UK Independence Party (UKIP) has once again rocked the British political establishment by coming first in a recent poll which quizzed Brits on their feelings towards the four main political parties. While UKIP hasn’t yet mustered up any elected members • Read More »

Rand Standing

January 27, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Rand Standing | Filed in: GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics.

It’s a long, long time since I’ve been excited about a political candidate, because they’re hasn’t been a candidate that does things that encourage excitement. Rand Paul is making waves, and I’m liking it.  First off was his inspiring filibuster against assassinations of American citizens on American soil that galvanized the left AND the right • Read More »

Ten new gun bills in the Arizona Legislature

January 24, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Ten new gun bills in the Arizona Legislature | Filed in: Arizona, Crime, Culture, Democrats, Guns, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

There’s a lot of variety in these new bills: Some of them appear to advance gun rights in Arizona, some don’t really affect the status quo in any meaningful way, and some try to repeal the gains that gun rights have made in the past few years. Senate Bill 1063: Allows people to carry guns in • 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 »

Point, Counterpoint.

January 18, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Point, Counterpoint. | Filed in: Economics, Environment, global warming, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science.

China A Leader In Fighting Global Warming “China is ‘doing it right’ when it comes to addressing global warming, the United Nations’ chief climate official said. The nation has some of the toughest energy-efficiency standards for buildings and transportation and its support for photovoltaic technology helped reduce solar-panel costs by 80 percent since 2008, Christiana Figueres, • 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 »