Archive for: January 26, 2007

January 26, 2007

The Penguin and the Bureaucrat

Filed under: The Nanny State - 26 Jan 2007

Today I want to share with you a story about how politicians and their bureaucrat buddies screw up that which they decide to meddle with. It’s a story about our local hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now I …

Internet Store Tells Ordering US Soldier ‘Pull Out of Iraq’

Filed under: Politics In General,War On Terror - 26 Jan 2007

One of the correspondents on my main site,Publius’ Forum, has been trying to clear up a wretched email that was sent to one of our boys in Iraq refusing him service and telling him he should “pull out of …

Supporting the Troop Surge Is About National Security

Unless you are Rip Van Winkle, you now know that President Bush wants to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq. Personally, I would have felt better if the president had come to this conclusion a bit sooner.

The State of the Union: An Ordinary Citizen Responds

Filed under: Immigration,Politics In General,Uncategorized - 26 Jan 2007

After the president has spoken, the Democrats will respond, in both English and Spanish. All of the speeches will be loaded with outrageous hyperbole and exaggerations, if not downright lies. The real problems facing the nation will be …

The New Face of Organized Crime

Filed under: Crime and Punishment - 26 Jan 2007

While most of the focus of federal law enforcement today is on counterterrorism, federal police agencies must still contend with more traditional anti-crime operations including emerging organized crime gangs.

Soft People, Hard People

If the 1976 western The Last Hard Men has it right, we Occidentals metamorphosed into jellyfish sometime around the early twentieth century. Although this title is more movie marketing than historical statement, there may be something to it.