Google, Inc. wants to keep the money it earns. In 2011, the company shifted about $9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company in order to avoid about $2 billion in worldwide taxes.
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.
Redistributionists on both sides of the aisle are proposing increased spending and higher taxes as a “solution” to the fiscal cliff. Neither side is talking of cutting spending in any meaningful way.
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.
A North Carolina first grader was asked to write a poem for her school’s Veteran’s Day program. About her grandfather, she wrote: “He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength.” A parent objected to the use of the word “God,” so administrators banned the girl from reading her poem in the program.
Jovan Belcher didn’t kill Kasandra Perkins and himself. The gun did it. Daily abuse of alcohol and painkillers didn’t contribute to Jovan Belcher’s murderous and suicidal rampage. The gun did it. The effects of too many blows to the head suffered by his choice of profession didn’t have anything to do with it either. The gun did it.
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.
Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Stan Lenic understands the Constitution, and his stand on its behalf has made him an overnight Internet sensation. Lenic got it right and deserves all the accolades he receives for his actions.
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.