Sunday, April 30, 2017
Have you ever noticed that certain states, particularly the high tax Northeastern ones, tend to be bleeding people? A lot of New Yorkers have moved to lower tax, warmer weather states. Unfortunately, some of these transplants bring Leftist sympathies with them and vote for the same policies that are ruining their home states.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
In the Nashville I grew up in, a lot of people did not even lock their doors. Then we started to grow into a big city. Marcia Trimble was abducted in the mid-1970s and all of a sudden everyone was locking their doors. Now that Nashville is a growing metropolis, we hear about home invasions on our local news telecasts. Locking your doors no longer seems enough.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Donald Trump has a rather mediocre record at this point, not because Democrats have opposed him, that was to be expected, but because the GOP establishment has not pushed forward much of what Trump wants. Trump has blamed the Freedom Caucus to an extent, but it is not these Republican conservatives who have tripped Trump up. It is the elite moderate/centrists in his own party who will not expend any political capital to move Trumpism forward, but quite a bit to dial Trump back.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
I will not pretend to be an authority on hockey. I have been on skates twice in my life (once ice, the other roller, when I was a child). I have never even attended a hockey game. All that being said, I hope my hometown team defeats the teams from other towns as a pro championship for Nashville would be a first in any sport.
Friday, April 21, 2017
My hometown hockey team just swept the (formerly) mighty Blackhawks. This means nothing going into the next round of the playoffs. By entering the final tournament with the worst record, Nashville has assured itself visitor status in any (every) upcoming series in 2017. The Predators are a decent hockey team but the odds are still stacked against them.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A terror threat to disrupt France's election has been interrupted by several arrests. A former footballer has offed himself in prison on the day his former team is supposed to visit the White House to celebrate their last championship. All's right with the world (or maybe not so right).
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Erdogan will win his dictatorial power referendum. The budding despot has characterized his opponents as "Nazis". He has called Western Europeans who would not give him free reign to manipulate Turkish expatriates on European soil "Nazis". He allowed a terror-supporting flotilla to sail from his shores to breach the Israel's self-preservation blockade of Gaza and when Israel had to use lethal force to protect Jews trying to stop the Mavi Marmara terror ship, Erdogan called the Jews the aggressors. Erdogan sometimes refuses to permit the US to wage the war on terror from US bases on Turkish soil. Erdogan would not let the US attack Saddam Hussein from those Turkish bases. Erdogan allowed the sale of oil by the Islamic State. Erdogan always denies Armenian genocide was perpetrated by Turks in the twentieth century. There is a real and dangerous tyrant that has smashed dissent against him about to assume even more power in Turkey.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
We were caught in a two hour traffic jam on I-65 South in Bowling Green, Kentucky after a three car pileup. I saw smoke and flame shooting into the sky just as I passed the last exit before the scene of the wreck, but before I could react and pull off the highway. A life flight helicopter landed on the highway to transport some of the casualties. I pray everyone survives from the crash.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Watching the United Airlines video, I am reminded of the "special treatment" reserved for Jews by the Nazis in World War II. Who in their right mind would book a flight with an air carrier who put a paying customer in the hospital, if there was any way to avoid it, including driving hours more to your destination?
Monday, April 10, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
More grotesque attacks against innocents have just been staged by fanatic Sunni jihadists. Attacking Christian worshippers has become routine in much of the Arab world. In fact, Christian life is being extinguished across the Arab world. There is not enough being done in the Christian West to protect Christians in the Arab and broader Muslim world. The civilized world must protect the lives of religious minorities everywhere.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
When an Islamist murderer plows over more than a dozen innocent people in Sweden, every civilized person becomes a Swede.The Swedish people become the New Yorkers of September 11, 2001. We are all in solidarity that fundamentalist fanatics must be stopped.
Friday, April 7, 2017
I am having a hard time understanding how Syrians killed with Sarin are more dead than those murdered with gunfire or barrel bombs. No doubt Assad is what W (Bush) called an evil-doer, but I do not think we need to start World War III over less than a hundred dead Syrians when several hundred thousand others had already been butchered with barely a peep.