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17
Jun

Walter E. Williams: Some facts worth knowing

Imagine that you are an unborn spirit in heaven. God condemns you to a life of poverty but will permit you to choose the country in which you will spend your life. Which country would you choose? I would choose the United States of America.

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Wed
17
Jun

I’m mad; stop this craziness

I’m mad; stop this craziness

I can’t tell you how upset I got the other day when I heard that Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam will no longer be allowed to carry a firearm as Looney Tunes characters. The producers of the shows have become looney tune characters themselves.

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Wed
10
Jun

Kurt Schlichter: Democrats will totally protect you

Watching the Minneapolis Police Department abandon its precinct to the torch and crowbar-wielding peaceful protesters in that Democrat-run state and city, my first thought was that I should disarm.

After all, I have been reliably informed by our smart and competent elite betters that I don’t need firearms because the police will protect me, and I am sure that even though they can’t defend their own police station they will absolutely defend me, my family, and our pet unicorn Chet.

Confusingly, I have also been reliably informed that the police are evil monsters of racism and badness and that they should be the only ones with guns because of reasons that I am not clear on, but I do know that our smart and competent elite betters know better. If you have any doubts about that, just look at the urban paradise that is progressive Minneapolis. I hear the zoo has a new unicorn exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
10
Jun

Derek Hunter: Liberalism kills communities

Remember this week when it comes time to vote in November. What we’re seeing across America is what Democrats have created coming to fruition; it’s the natural end result of a progressive philosophy that works overtime to absolve individuals of their responsibility and place blame on others for political advantage.

It’s rage for the sake of motivation to vote, to hate, to not think. It has worked for progressives in the past, and there’s no reason to believe it won’t work for Democrats now. But in order to work, it has to destroy. Liberalism, progressivism, or whatever they choose to call the Democratic Party’s agenda, kills.

It kills people, it kills businesses, it kills communities.

Wed
10
Jun

Things have changed during past 80-years

Things have changed during past 80-years

I’m still trying to come to grips with turning 80 years of age. I don’t feel any different that I did at 50, or 60, or 70…maybe just a little slower.

And I thank my Lord that for the most part, I have been blessed with good health during my life.

During my birthday celebration, someone gave me a copy of “The Daily News” – Extra Birthday Edition, dated 1940, with a price tag of 1-cent. Let me share a few of the things on the front page of that edition in 1940.

In the news, the 40-hour workweek goes into effect. Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes America’s first third-term president. The first McDonald’s opens in San Bernardino, California. British complete the “Miracle of Dunkirk” by evacuating 338,226 allied troops from France.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
03
Jun

Robert Knight: Taking liberties with Falwell, Trump

Did you hear the good news?

Liberty University, which the media predicted would be Ground Zero for a deadly outbreak of coronavirus, has not reported a single on-campus case. Not one.

This is welcome news to any person of goodwill. But not to the press.

In March, the media went bat crazy, essentially accusing Liberty President Jerry Falwell, Jr. of risking mass murder by welcoming some students back from spring break.

The New York Times headline on March 29 was “Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus, Too.”

 

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Wed
03
Jun

I was humbled by your actions

I was humbled by your actions

I really don’t know where to begin, other than to say thanks to everyone who had a hand in surprising me on my 80th birthday. I was very humbled and appreciate your efforts, although I’m not sure I deserve such attention.

I know over the past few years, several of my children have approached the former and present mayor of Jena about having a special day for me. Each time when the mayor asked me, I said “no”. Apparently there is a part of “no” that Mayor LaDawn Edwards didn’t understand.

With the underhanded help of my wife Bonita, other family members and others, the Mayor was able to pull the event off – and completely surprised me. I never suspected what was about to happen on that Friday prior to my Sunday birthday.

 

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Wed
27
May

Derek Hunter: Garbage in, garbage out

The only way to learn anything from an experience is to have accurate information about it when you’re through it. It’s called “learning from your mistakes.” People do it all the time. It’s how we get better as human beings. Thomas Edison reportedly said, “I didn’t fail. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work,” about creating the lightbulb. Politicians, on the other hand, are incapable, or at least unwilling, of learning from the mistakes they’re making because they believe they’re benefiting from the disinformation. And we’re all going to suffer because of it.

How many people have died from COVID-19? You can cite the official numbers, which vary depending on your source. They’re horrific, of course, but are they anywhere close to accurate?

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified this week that the number is probably higher, Dr. Deborah Birx, it was reported last week, thinks the number may be inflated by as much as 25 percent. Who is right? We don’t know.

Wed
27
May

Bill Murchison: Ain’t we ‘deplorables’ deplorable?

So. A Texas day care center can open now. I said “right now.” Come Friday, May 22, Texas bars and bowling alleys, by gubernatorial writ, are allowed to pry their doors partly -- and, yes, cautiously -- open.

On the same day, and under the same dispensation, Texas restaurant owners can beckon inside their premises a larger contingent of customers: up to 50% capacity. By the end of the month, Texas sports camps have gubernatorial permission to resume operations -- c-a-a-a-a-r-r-r-efully -- to see how things go. No Texan is obligated to take advantage of these opportunities. They’re there if you want them.

Wed
27
May

Civil War: How do civil wars happen?

Civil War: How do civil wars happen?

My old newspaper friend, W. B. “Bert” Hatten of West Monroe, sent me the following article, saying, “this is a fascinating (and scary) read. It’s one of the best nutshell descriptions of our current political situation that I’ve seen.

The article was written by Dr. Jack Devere Minzey, born Oct. 6, 1928 and died April 8, 2018. He was the Department Head of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of education and the government role therein. This article was the last of his works.

By Dr. Jack Devere Minzey

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