Monthly Archives: April 2007

Seeing the Unseen, Part 2

Bill Whittle writes Eject! Eject! Eject!, one of the sites on our blogroll. He puts out a major essay only a few times a year, so you mightn’t visit it too often. Part 1 of a three part essay called … Continue reading

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Fake Band Reunites to Highlight Fake Crisis

Spiinal Tap, a fake band featured in the mockumentary movie This Is Spinal Tap, is “reuniting” to play a gig in the UK for global warming. How apropos?!

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Mark Steyn’s Little Story

Mark Steyn wrote a good column on gun control and the Virginia Tech incident. I liked this little story in particular: I live in northern New England, which has a very low crime rate, in part because it has a … Continue reading

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Giuliani is Right on the War

I have many problems with Rudi Giuliani as a presidential candidate, but I have to give him credit–he’s right on the money with this speech given in New Hampshire on Tuesday: See the top of today’s Best of the Web … Continue reading

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Absolutely Brilliant Column on Iraq……..By a Democrat

I’ve been a fan of Joe Lieberman’s foreign policy for a long while. Today the Washington Post published this gem from Senator Lieberman on Iraq and the strategy of the terrorists there. Lieberman on Iraq

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Don’t Mess with Miss America 1944

This is Venus Ramsey, Miss America in 1944. She’s now 82 years old and just used her .38 snub-nose to stop a robber. She had to balance her walker as she fired the gun, but she made her shots and … Continue reading

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John Lott’s VT/Self-defense Online Discussion

John Lott has a long, fact-filled online discussion at the Washington Post regarding gun control and self-defense as it relates to the Virginia Tech shootings. There’s also a link to a similar discussion by the Brady Campaign nit-wits (formerly known … Continue reading

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Professor Fired Over Pro-Gun VT Class Talk

Emmanuel College professor Nicholas Winset was fired after having a class discussion about the Virginia Tech shooting. The Boston Catholic college fired him by couriered letter without any of the normal peer-review process at the school, and without even discussing … Continue reading

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Flashback: VT’s Response to a Call for Arms

The recent event wasn’t the first shooting involving the Virginia Tech campus. Last August, an escaped jail inmate shot two people before being caught at VT. Read this piece on the Buckeye Firearms Association site, with a prophetic commentary published … Continue reading

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Fred Thompson on Armed Self Defense and VT

I was already hoping Fred Thompson would go ahead and throw his hat in the ring for President, but after reading his National Review piece on self defense as it relates to the Virginia Tech tragedy, I’m really eager for … Continue reading

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Socialized Medicine Learns Capitalism

Health Canada apparently makes a 1500% profit on the sale of medical marijuana. Pfizer and SmithKline executives fired for being softhearted [milksops]. Story Update: Milksops???!! Who uses a word like milksop? My word was better.

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Quote(s) of the day

So I was scanning a few articles earlier and came upon one from the NY Times entitled “Tax Returns Rise for Immigrants in US Illegally” from which comes my favorite quote of the day from the commissioner of the IRS … Continue reading

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Sigh…..Another Icon Loses His Reputation

Apparently, a couple of teenagers managed to rob Ted Nugent’s house. They took ATVs and crossbows. No one was shot. This would have never happened at Sammy’s house. Clearly the Nuge is not Sammy. Alas, alas. Story

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A Long-Term Private Stopping Power Study

Evan Marshall is now retired from the Detroit Police Department and performed his own study on his own dime of various police shootings using different ammo of different calibers. He only considered torso shots and excluded any multiple shot incidents. … Continue reading

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Hummer Better for Environment than Prius

Read this article about a study that looks into lifetime energy use of the huge Hummer versus the supposedly “green” Toyota Prius hybrid car, including manufacturing and factoring in the Hummer’s expected 300,000 mile lifetime and the Prius’ 100,000 mile … Continue reading

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