Archive | July, 2011

This Is Just Wrong

Accused child sex criminal, Weldon Marc Gilbert, gets to watch the 100 videos that were seized when he was arrested because he’s representing himself and is entitled to review the evidence. Gilbert worked as a pilot and is accused of using offers of flying lessons, money and alcohol to lure more than a dozen boys […]

THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL

I admit it.  I hate change.  Well, some change.  Not all change. I didn’t mind when carbon paper became obsolete and photocopiers were available everywhere.  Try typing a 10-page Will with three carbons and no typos.  It was a secretary’s nightmare. I didn’t mind giving up my manual typewriter for an electric one and “oohed” […]

Down the Drain

            Federal agencies spend nearly $1.3 billion a year on printing costs of which $440.4 million is spent unnecessarily.  The Department of Defense, alone, has printing costs of $1.4 billion annually, of which $490 million is unnecessary.   I can’t even begin to imagine the number of copies that were made […]

I See Dumb People

                  Florida traffic court judge Rhonda Hollander was arrested earlier this month for taking cell phone pictures of a man standing at a courthouse urinal.  Although she admitted taking the pictures, she refused to give up her cell phone stating, “it was a public restroom and that […]

THE NANNY STATES OF AMERICA

Minnesota, like so many states, is facing a harsh reality.  On July 1st, the government shut down and each side began blaming the other for failing to pass a budget that would solve the $5 billion deficit. What caught my attention was the story of Sonya Mills, a 39-year-old mother of eight children – six […]

If You Think Evil Doesn’t Exist….

….you should think about Virginia Ironside, a British television pundit who stunned pro-life advocates around the world when she went on television and said that any “good mother” would smother a deeply suffering child with a pillow because of the frustration bringing up such a child would pose.  She said, “If a baby’s going to […]

Can You Spell C-A-R-P-E-T-B-A-G-G-E-R?

With my liberal U.S. Representative Jay Inslee running for Governor of the state of Washington, it shouldn’t surprise me that uber-liberal Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has already visited the island and is making yet another visit to Seattle to scope out his opportunities. Apparently, his district may be eliminated by re-districting and he has to […]

Down the Drain

The Economic Development Administration was created in 1965 to promote economic competitiveness and create jobs.  In reality, it’s basically a slush-fund for the well connected. In April, it gave a $2 million grant to build a “culinary amphitheater,” wine tasting room and gift shop at the Port of Benton and the Walter Clore Wine and […]

I See Dumb People

From appearances on Letterman and American Idol to 10,000,000 followers on Twitter, Lady Gaga is just about everywhere.  She’s cutting deals with Google, Polaroid, Sprint and Estee Lauder.   She even had our State Department help arrange for her to do some gig in Italy.  Right now, she’s hot and she’s cashing in on her celebrity.  […]

CAYLEE AND THE SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS

I watched in disbelief as I heard the jury’s verdict read today declaring that Casey Anthony was not guilty of the death of her 2-year old daughter, Caylee, who was dumped by the side of the road like garbage only to be found months later.  I was stunned but no more stunned than when I […]