Thursday, September 30, 2010

Our Friends to the South

Problem on the U.S./Mexico border?  What problem?

Great News!

According the the New York Times, the TARP bailout programs are likely to cost nothing in the end.

That’s right.  I said NOTHING.  In fact, they may even net us little people (the slightly more than 50% of us who actually pay taxes) a tidy little profit.

So I guess I’ll just kick back, relax, and wait for my refund check from good ol’ President Barry from his “stash”.

Should I hold my breath?

Monday, September 20, 2010

More Shots Fired at the Second Amendment.

Costco owes the whole country an apology, but especially the family of this innocent American hero.

Illegally crossing an international border and committing theft of tax dollars?  No longer a crime.

But minding your own damned business, shopping, and exercising the Constitutional rights that you have put your own life on the line for?  Apparently a capital offense, at least in Sin City.  Come to think of it, that may be the only thing you can get in trouble for in Vegas.

If the same rules of engagement placed on our military were placed on the Las Vegas police, this guy would have gone home that night and slept in his own bed.  And if more people exercised their Constitutional right to pack heat like this poor soldier did, the police wouldn’t have to be so aggressive when responding to a scene – the Citizenry would have already gotten things under control.

I am a huge supporter of the police, almost all the time.  It’s an extremely difficult and largely thankless job under horrible conditions.  This, however, definitely sounds like a bit of a hair trigger, IMHO.

Rest in peace, sir.  I have a sinking feeling that a lot more of us won’t be far behind.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Semper Fidelis.

Even as demoralized as I’ve been lately, my Band of Brothers never fails to put a smile back on my face.

No better friend; no worse enemy than a United States Marine.