Outside the Asylum
Last week, word filtered back from the Mideast: Syria, normally a veritable Shangri-La, loaded chemical weapons into warheads for deployment against rebels in the civil war which has torn the land asunder and absorbed billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives. What should the United States do?
On Thursday, I shared with you the story of Devin McLean. The Air Force veteran and father-to-be called the offices of Personal Liberty Digest™ to correct some details that have raced across the Internet. McLean worried that he was being depicted as more heroic than he felt was warranted.
Faced with the attempted armed robbery of the AutoZone store where he worked, Air Force veteran Devin McLean ran to his truck, retrieved his firearm and sent the would-be assailant scrambling for cover. Instead of accolades for bravery, he received a pink slip for violating corporate policy.
While Jovan Belcher’s final act appalls me, that revulsion is nothing compared to how I feel about the ghouls who jumped on the situation in order to push political ideologies. Writing for FOX Sports, Jason Whitlock managed to turn the orphaning of a 3-month-old into a bizarre rant against the 2nd Amendment.
On Tuesday morning, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell decried President Barack Obama’s continued refusal to address the “fiscal cliff.” According to McConnell, Obama needs to get off “the campaign trail.” For what it’s worth, McConnell is right.
Liberals don’t just hate conservatives; they loathe them with every twitching, twisted fiber of their beings. Of course, liberals are defined by their white-hot hate. Their whole movement is based on pitting Americans against each other.
Thanksgiving, traditionally associated with a sort of idyllic multicultural fairy tale, is now regarded by many college professors, vegan hippies and face-in-the-crowd losers as an ersatz celebration of genocide and religious repression.
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice lied repeatedly about the source and progression of the murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Democratic attempts to besmirch her critics with the venerable smear of racism are unremarkable, absolutely stupid and somewhat offensive.
No matter how many affirmative votes it holds on the issue of sovereignty-violating, internationally administered gun programs (the most recent went 157-0 with 18 abstentions), the U.N. has no chance to grab so much as an air rifle from your fists.
Just to be clear on this: We’re against politicians keeping a “girl Friday” on the side? I’m asking only because the sudden resignation of retired Gen. David Petraeus as CIA director has me a bit perplexed.