Halloween, NPR, Saluting Veterans And The Nanny State


*If Obama made the rules for Halloween. The funniest cartoon I’ve seen in a while featured three little tykes, dressed in their Halloween costumes, knocking on someone’s door. A guy opens it and says, “Look how much candy you have! I’m going to take half and give it to the kids too lazy to go trick-or-treating for themselves!” Then he grabs half their goodies. One kid turns to the other two and says, “Oh, crap, a Democrat.”

*Time to make it National Private Radio. I’ve got to admit, I’m glad NPR fired Juan Williams for his allegedly “intemperate” remark about feeling nervous when he sees Muslims in burqas board the same plane he’s on. Maybe Congress will finally get fed up enough with this bastion of political correctness and shove them away from the government trough. Let’s hope the new Congress tackles this soon after taking office next January.

*Do they do this at every airport? I was at the Atlanta airport last week, waiting for my wife to arrive from Washington, when I saw an amazing sight. An older gentleman carrying the American flag came marching proudly through the lobby. He was followed by 15 or 20 soldiers dressed in battle fatigues. As they walked toward security, the crowd began to applaud. Many in the area stood up; some even saluted. You could see our soldiers standing a little straighter and looking a little prouder as they passed in front of us.

*Big nanny government strikes again. The Federal government just learned something that most literate Americans have known for years — something printed in all capitals is harder to read than upper and lower case. So guess what? Our masters in Washington have ordered every city and town in the country to change their street signs from all caps to capitals and lower case. Why did they have it wrong for all these years? Because of other Federal regulations, of course! Want to guess how many millions of dollars this will cost?

— Chip Wood

Personal Liberty

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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