The process of watching our citizenry slowly succumb to the Almighty power of the U.S. Government is at once frightening and fascinating – we of course notice the train wrecks (Obamacare) and 10-car pileups (the castration of SB 1070), but let’s not forget those little nails that are pounded, daily and ceaselessly, into the burial box of American ingenuity and initiative.
A couple of times a year for as long as I’ve been in the collection business (that’s two decades, partner), an exposé is done by ABC News or Dateline NBC or some other media outlet detailing the nasty, back-alley techniques used by bill collectors to extract the funds from poor saps who are just trying [...]
The absolute, club-footed idiocy of asking Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) to perform “Peace Train” at the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert “Rally to Restore Sanity” has been well-remarked upon. You can only shake your head and cackle in disbelief. It’s the perfect poison Halloween treat. James Hudnall at Big Hollywood: “And to show how inclusive they [...]
Everyone knows that Islam is a sublime and gentle religion. Right? I mean, to think that a Saudi religious academy in Fairfax County, Virginia (of all places!) might be a haven for intolerance and possibly even violent exhortations to its young believers is simply too shocking to bear! Yet the evidence seems to be there, [...]
Gawd, fishin’ sure is fun! Sittin’ out in the boat with a buddy or two, talkin’ smack, crackin’ open some cold ones…what is really better than that? Besides, casting for Crappies is in many ways an act of pure patriotism – citizens bankrolling Government, if you will. Think of the tax revenues just a couple [...]
From the The Heritage Foundation’s Morning Bell newsletter of October 5th, 2010: “Yesterday afternoon, President Barack Obama told his Economic Recovery Advisory Board: ‘I realize that we are facing an untenable fiscal situation. What I won’t do is cut back on investments like education.’ Meanwhile what our Commander in Chief is very willing to cut [...]
There are lots of targets on Arizona’s back these days. And no shortage of archers itching for a shot at the bullseye. Everyone knows about SB1070 and the beating it took at the hands of judge Susan Bolton; and of course there’s the recent inclusion of the law into a human rights report from the [...]