Thursday, January 24, 2013

Public Service Announcement

A little something non-political for your Friday afternoon:

Serious Journalists!

This was too funny not to share...

The Huffington Post describes itself as "The Internet Newspaper." If current trends continue, they may want to change that to "The Internet Tabloid."

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Are we going backwards?

Yesterday was Barack Obama's second inauguration as President, and the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as well. As expected, the festivities of the day included a number of references to Dr. King as well as our sixteenth President, Abraham Lincoln.

America's first black President, elected to a second term, sworn into office on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, taking the oath with the Bible of the President who freed the slaves. It should have been a triumph for civil rights...but is it really?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rubio responds to Obama's gun policy announcement

After President Obama had his press conference earlier today announcing his ideas for gun control policies, Senator Marco Rubio's office sent out the following statement in response, "reiterating his support for the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens:"

"Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking"

Scarecrow: I haven't got a brain... only straw.  
Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain? 
Scarecrow: I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?  
Dorothy: Yes, I guess you're right. 
- The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Oh, Scarecrow, how right you are.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Marco Rubio demands end to "Washington's reckless spending"

Senator Marco Rubio published an op-ed in USA Today yesterday, emphatically stating that any increase in the debt ceiling must be accompanied by real and significant spending cuts, as well as entitlement reforms:

Monday, January 14, 2013

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings wants to use drone planes

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings
Privacy-schmivacy. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings wants to use drone planes to spy on us:

Orlando Sentinel | Sheriff's Office wants to fly drones over Orange County skies
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is experimenting with two surveillance drones that it hopes to turn loose over Metro Orlando skies this summer.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The blind squirrels at the FCC found an acorn!

Credit where credit is due...just as a blind squirrel find an acorn once in awhile, sometimes a government agency gets something right...

Awww. Good job, buddy. You did it.

Without getting too bogged down in all the scientific details, this means that next time you're at the airport or at a conference, the wireless internet (hopefully!) will be faster.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hey Congress, check this out!

"Honey Boo Boo"
I have done my darnedest to avoid learning what exactly this "Honey Boo Boo" phenomenon is all about. I certainly never planned to blog about the show.

Now, I'm not claiming that my television viewing is any more intellectual than anyone else's, but every time I've seen that annoying kid screeching and making weird faces in the commercials, all I want to do is grab the remote control as fast as I can.

Turns out, however, that maybe we should all be paying a little more attention to this Honey Boo Boo kid...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

High Five to Texas, Part II

When I visited Austin in November, I wrote a post about how Texas was great about its dedication to Tenth Amendment principles. It should come as no surprise that the Lone Star State is also strong on the Second Amendment.

Greg Abbott, the current Texas Attorney General, posted a tweet last night that will put a smile on the face of every Second Amendment fan:

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