Ben Crystal Archive
Ben Crystal is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power. Email this author.
Observing Gun Appreciation Day strikes me as a bit on the juvenile side. It’s almost as if the celebrants will be throwing an exceptionally noisy tantrum. It also undersells the importance of the central issue: making private firearm ownership a bone of contention instead of the symbol of American unity it should be.
Over the weekend, I had a chance to discuss with an acquaintance firearms and the current controversy surrounding them. I realized that he also falls into the “doesn’t really know much about firearms” category; he joins nearly every liberal on the planet in that ignorance.
Ol’ Pluggsy has a plan; (and so does the Accomplice General). Hide the ambassadors! And I’m sure you’ll find work, Current TV staff! All this, plus, Big Daddy Bubba! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
The use of human suffering to further their nefarious goals has never coincided with a perfect storm like this one: a criminal President who believes he’s above the law and the Constitution, a Democratic Party bent on subjugation of the people and an electorate willing to trade freedom for perceived security.
With the impending sale of his failed hate-speech outlet, Current TV, to terrorist-linked Al-Jazeera, Al Gore has transcended the usual hypocrisy that defines modern liberalism to become its living god. He will personally make somewhere in the neighborhood of $70 million.
Obama leaves the real work to the “professionals.” They’re certainly scraping the barrel for heroes these days. And — THAT is CNN? All this, plus: ManBearPig cashes in! Presented in 1080 hi-def, for free! It’s The Great Eight from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Like many Americans, I rose to greet 2013 with a renewed sense of hope and a belief that the new year would bring forth joy and success. I made it as far as my morning news roundup before I realized I was wrong.
In an interview with David Gregory, President Barack Obama repeated his opposition to the National Rifle Association’s suggestion to place armed security at the schools Obama’s and Gregory’s children pass on their way to the mall. The two men send their children to the excellent — and well-defended — Sidwell Friends School.
Dianne, David, Dwight — oh my! Obama talks about his favorite subject: himself. And where, oh where, has Hillary gone? All this, plus, welcome to the NFL! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Being the helpful sort of fellow I am, I thought “why not catch a movie and then yammer about it in print for the Personal Liberty Digest™?” Since Bob Livingston wasn’t around to say something like “that’s the kind of idea which makes me consider replacing you with a syndicated horoscope;” off to the theater I went.