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He Ain’t Hurtin’ No One…

A reader writes: “If drunk drivers were allowed to drive at 5 m.p.h. on the shoulder of the road, things would be a whole lot better and safer all around.” It’s a damn fine idea! He “ain’t hurtin’ no one” … so why not leave him be? Let the drunks safely gimp themselves home. It…

Electric Lemon Aid

Elon Musk is brave. You’ve got to give him that. After all, the PayPal billionaire and co-founder of Tesla Motors was ballsy enough to provide one of his six figure electric lemons (produced courtesy of $465 million in taxpayer-extorted “loans” to the company) to a writer for the New York Times. Who proceeded to write…

Let’s Enforce The Law

If it’s really wrong – ethically indefensible – to “speed,” then why not enforce speed limits to the letter? The law doesn’t spot shoplifters one pocketful of stolen stuff before action is taken. If you only pay some of the taxes you’re told you owe, they won’t overlook it. So how come we’re tacitly given…

King Clover Says: No Mundanes May Drive!

What is the predictable-as-Pravda solution to the problem of people who can’t deal with snow driving? Impose a ban on all driving, of course! That’s just what Massachusetts King Clover (er, governor) Deval Patrick has done. With a big snowstorm on the way, he has issued an order that none may drive after 4 p.m.…

The Running Man … For Real

How long will it be before they actually start shooting us from helicopter gunships a la The Running Man? In that movie, Arnold Schwarzennegger plays Ben Richards – pilot of a gunship who actually refuses to spray a crowd of helpless people with his mini-gun. For his refusal to be brutal, he is turned into…

Licenses For Illegals?

Here’s a quick way to tell whether a person is still under the sway of statism: Ask his (or her) opinion about this business of granting (word choice deliberate)  driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. Notice the already-accepted premise? Most people – Democrats or Republicans – will preface whatever their answer is with an implicit acceptance…

The Mind of an Enforcer

Want to understand how cops think? Or rather, how thought-less they are? Here’s a deconstruction of an interview (full text here) Yahoo conducted with ex-traffic op Mike Brucks: Yahoo asked Brucks, “How much leeway do you give someone before writing them a speeding ticket?” Brucks answered: “The speed limit in Texas used to be 60…

Why They Will Lose This Time

A reader – several readers – express their sense of hopelessness. That 1930s Germany is replaying itself out right before our eyes – and that most Americans either don’t see it or don’t care. One reader put it as follows: “I wish I had some faith in all of this but history isn’t kind to…

Will You Submit & Obey?

In New York, we have a prequel of what’s to come – the repeal of the Second Amendment and summary criminalization of peaceful citizens merely for possessing the means of self-defense, even in their own homes. As in Great Britain, citizens of NY  face prison if they use proscribed weapons against murderous thugs – even…

The Squeegee Man

If you’ve ever lived in a big city, you’ve probably  had to deal with the squeegee man. He approaches your car – even though you have not called him over. Without asking your consent, he commences to wiping your windshield with his greasy rag. In a moment, he will demand payment for his “services” –…