Archive for May, 2008

A love song for Christine

May 30, 2008

Pudge produced a nice love song for our lovely Washington State governor, Christine Gregoire. (link)

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Another Gun Saves Lives

May 29, 2008

A shootout in Nevada leaves several survivors. (Story)

Let me rewrite the story if lawful people were not allowed to carry guns in bars.

On Sunday May 25, 2008 at approximately 2:30 a.m. the Winnemucca Police Department was dispatched to the Players Bar and Grill …. There were approximately 250 dead…

The officers on scene discovered 250 adults who had died from obvious gunshot wounds. 50 additional gunshot victims were also located[, treated, and released from the hospital]….

The … investigation lead detectives to believe that [Ernesto Fuentes] Villagomez[, 30,] entered the bar and at some point began firing multiple rounds. At least two of these rounds struck and killed the other two decedents, Jose Torres age, 20 and his brother Margarito Torres, age 19 both of Winnemucca. At some point during this shooting spree Villagomez allegedly stopped and according to witnesses reloaded his high capacity handgun and began shooting again. He then proceeded to kill the cornered patrons, reloading as necessary until all were either dead or wonded. Afterwards, he turned the gun on himself.

The investigation is currently pursuing a lead that indicates that this event may have been the result of a long standing feud between several families….

Remember, guns are the great equalizer. It used to be that the strongest or fastest would have the better chance of surviving a fight. With guns, even a 90-year-old grandmother can win a fight with a 21-year-old professional kickboxing champion.

And as long as everyone’s armed, killing sprees can’t happen.

Flat Tax brings wealth to 25 countries

May 29, 2008

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity put out a new mini-documentary on the flat tax. (video)

Let’s pause for a moment and think about what would make a tax system great.

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In a disaster, don’t rely on the government to help

May 28, 2008

China is still suffering terribly from the earthquake that hit so many weeks ago. It seems like there is going to be no end to the dead, wounded, and displaced. My heart and prayers go out to these people and their loved ones.

Amongst this tragedy, perhaps there is something for us to learn.

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Are prostitutes consenting adults?

May 26, 2008

This might come as a shock to some of you, but apparently prostitution is a form of slavery, where women are threatened to do things they don’t want to do. (link)

This is one case where free market economics don’t apply. I would guess that most, if not the vast majority or all, prostitutes do not want to be prostitutes. It’s a lifestyle we should not support in any way.

This Memorial Day

May 25, 2008

President Bush’s weekly radio address on memorial day:

This Memorial Day, I ask all Americans to honor the sacrifices of those who have served you and our country. One way to do so is by joining in a moment of remembrance that will be marked across our country at 3:00 p.m. local time. At that moment, Major League Baseball games will pause, the National Memorial Day parade will halt, Amtrak trains will blow their whistles, and buglers in military cemeteries will play Taps. You can participate by placing a flag at a veteran’s grave, taking your family to the battlefields where freedom was defended, or saying a silent prayer for all the Americans who were delivered out of the agony of war to meet their Creator. Their bravery has preserved the country we love so dearly.

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Let’s take a moment to use Memorial Day for what it was intended to be used for.

The comments are open for those who wish to thank our veterans.

Summary of Conservatism

May 23, 2008

I am surprised, again and again, at the foolish beliefs of liberals or progressives (or socialists or communists or whatever you call them nowadays.)

Let me begin by summing up what I consider fundamental beliefs of the conservatives.

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Fiscal Conservatives should be Moral Conservatives

May 22, 2008

Here’s a great report on the effects of immoral living. (link) The bottom line is the bottom line. Immorality costs a lot of money. Morality is cheap.

Why are you paying $4 a gallon?

May 22, 2008

Congress called in the oil executives yesterday to tell them why we are paying so much money at the tank.

I guess they missed their economic 101 course in college. Or they forgot. Or worse.

See, when supply is limited, prices go up. If you free up the supply, allow new people to bring new resources to the market as needed, the price goes down.

The #1 reason why gas prices are so high is congress, not the oil executives.

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Convicted Murderers, Rapists, and Child Molesters Permitted in Your Home

May 21, 2008

Thanks to Governor Gregoire and the democratic party, convicted felons, including murderers, rapists, and child molesters, are given state licenses to work in your home. (link)

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