Many of the more hilarious aspects of the current brouhaha over NSA’s collecting the raw data on everyone calling everyone else to talk about everything are the shocked comments emanating from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding how “shocked, do you here me, shocked” they are at what’s been going on “behind their backs.” The hilarity ensues from the fact that not only is awareness of the these sorts of programs… Read More »
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Steve Rustad illuminates issues and dissects politics
I think Man of Steel got bum-rapped by the critics. I just saw it and was quite entertained, certainly more so than I was by the Star Trek sequel. M-O-S is a certified, summer popcorn blockbuster. Henry Cavill is a perfectly suitable Kal-EL. Amy Adams nails Lois Lane and I loved Lawrence Fishburne as Perry White. There’s probably ten-too-many minutes of CGI destruction of Manhattan, especially since the sight of skyscrapers tumbling into clouds of dust can’t help but evoke… Read More »
Mainstream media (CNN, AP, NYT, Washington Post, etc.) is SHOCKED! Do you hear? SHOCKED!! to discover that Obama (the Magnificent) and his Merry Band of Miscreants are overreaching – well beyond their legal obligations and moral rights. Previous howls of pain from many other quarters of America went unheeded by the Fourth Estate because (righteous Liberals all) OBM was their guy, hired to put all non-Liberals in their place. But now that the media’s ox is gored…well, the dark night… Read More »
Unless you’re a tort lawyer, banker or union executive you’re probably worse off today than you were five years ago. This is worth remembering (say, next year) when you have the choice to vote for a candidate who promises you goodies paid for by other people.
Environmentalists are said to favor the creation of the “green” Sonoma County Power Agency. If the favor of those Utopian Fascists doesn’t warn you off, then you must be eager for ObamaCare to kick in, drive up your costs and reduce you access to services. Pretty much exactly what will happen if the Earth First crowd gets control of the power grid.
The media has largely ignored the history of blatant overreach and outright prevarication from the Obama administration until its own ox was gored when the DOJ (another “independent” agency, big O?) tapped the Associated Press’s phones without following proper procedures. Gee, isn’t the avoidance of “proper procedures” akin to breaking the law?
What a hoot. Obama’s Justice Department is going to investigate that notoriously “independent” agency, the IRS. Apparently, when Obama (the Magnificent) checked into the White House he didn’t thoroughly read the owner’s manual. Had he done so, he might have noticed the IRS is a division of the Department of the Treasury, the Secretary of which reports directly to Big O.
Though the faux Hotel Petaluma controversy has pretty much faded from the daily discourse, the example set by those chronically outraged by nearly everything, but who apparently can make no greater contribution to the common weal than to “occupy” somebody else’s space, lumbers on.
A particularly ironic oxymoron of the ever-growing Progressive Entitlement-topia is the demand for cradle-to-grave provision and the desire for selective anonymity.
Last week – along with about 25 other involved citizens – I completed the 10-week Citizen’s Academy course offered by the Petaluma Police Department. It was informative, fascinating and occasionally disturbing as when the instructors would tell the class about emerging trends in criminal behavior or the recent State of California policies that are pushing violent criminals down into already-overcrowded county facilities. Here’s a drawing of the 2013 PPD-CA presenters. God Bless the cops!