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10 Minutes

When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away. Ten minutes away, in the case of a home-invasion murder/rape that almost took place last week in Loganville, GA – and which would have taken place if Melinda Herman had depended on the state’s costumed goons for her safety. (See here.) Instead, she depended on a…

The Dunsel Mobile

What is it about not doing things for oneself that’s so appealing to so many people? Here’s the latest – something I’ve been dreading for years: The first production driverless car:  The 2013 Lincoln MKZ. The thing can be set on what amounts to autopilot, at which point a combination of cameras, servos and computers…

Permanent Checkpoints

Well, why not? If the occasional random roadside stop n’ frisk is a good idea – and not a violation of anyone’s rights – why not make such gantlets ubiquitous – and permanent? That’s the nut of San Antonio Deputy Police Chief Anthony Trevino’s argument in favor of establishing permanent DWI checkpoints. He’d like them…

Conspiracy . . . or Merely Convenient?

Many new cars are optimized for ethanol – “flex-fuel” compatible is how it’s usually described. The problem, of course, is that a majority of cars in service are not optimized for ethanol; many are not even compatible with it. One effect – intended or not – of the ever-increasing concentration of ethanol in “gas” is…

To All Republicans

The Chimp pursed his pouty lips and announced that he’d “decided” – and you Republicans (you conservatives) didn’t object. Many of you actually cheered. So, please – don’t complain when Obama “decides.” As I expect him to in the weeks and months ahead. When Congress declines to “act” to “protect our children” from evil pieces…

Eat Your Veggies… Or Else!

NHTSA and the insurance Mafia want to see fines for not buckling-up jacked up to as much as $100 in order to “encourage” higher compliance with mandatory seatbelt laws. Apparently, the $25 hit imposed at gunpoint that’s the current national average fine just isn’t sufficient. Neither are the DMV demerit points some states and (of…

Speed Limiters, Too?

Most people – including people who favor what they call “gun control,” would probably not support the idea of fitting all cars with speed governors. But why? Isn’t the principle exactly the same? A car is a machine that’s capable of being used for “illegal” purposes. It can be used to cause harm, even to…

Some Perspective. . .

The worst mass-killing at an elementary school didn’t occur last week – and it didn’t involve a gun. On May 8, 1927, 55-year-old Andrew Kehoe detonated multiple homemade bombs at the Bath Consolidated School in Clinton County, Michigan. At about 8:45 in the morning, the first of the bombs went off, destroying most of the…

If Guns Are “Bad”….

If guns are bad, how come: All high politicians – including Dear Leader and Gauleiter Bloomberg – are surrounded by heavily armed guards? There is never a mass shooting at a police station? There is virtually no “gun crime” in Switzerland, even though the Swiss are armed to the teeth, with full-auto military  combat rifles…