Powell On Rationality – Today’s Quote

It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.

Former Secretary of State, National Security Adviser and General (RET) Colin Powell


Blinded By Science – Today’s Quote

I repeat: I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier.  I’ve long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists.

“The debate is settled,” asserted propagandist in chief [President] Barack Obama in his latest State of the Union address. “Climate change is a fact.”  Really?  There is nothing more anti-scientific than the very idea that science is settled, static, impervious to challenge.

Dr. Charles Krauthammer, Physician, Commentator and former speech writer for Vice President Walter Mondale via The myth of ‘settled science’ – The Washington Post

Too Unjust To Tolerate – Today’s Quote

…too unjust to tolerate

Attorney General Eric Holder, Our nation’s senior law enforcement official bemoaning the fact that many States bar felons from voting via Holder: State Laws That Bar Felons From Voting Are ‘Too Unjust to Tolerate’

Andrew’s Note:  I can think of lots of situations that are ‘too unjust to tolerate’ but I don’t think felon disenfranchisement rises to that level.  I can think of a few situations that do though…like suing States to keep them from enforcing laws that are substantially similar to Federal laws, refusing to pr0secute voter intimidation at polling places based on racial preferences/discrimination, using the instruments of government to bar States from assuring the integrity of the ballot box or standing by while the U.S. assassinates U.S. citizens overseas without due process (Anwar al-Awlaki was a bad man and I don’t mourn him but I do mourn the death of the ‘due process’).

Bring Photo ID – Today’s Quote

DO bring photo identification (driver’s license, passport or other valid photo ID) with you and keep it on your persons at all times.

NAACP directions for those participating in a protest against requiring photo ID to enter a ballot box

Andrew’s Note:  So you need a photo ID to enter a Federal Building, cash a check, enter a military base and even attend a protest but not to exercise your vote…what’s more important!

Human Stupidity – Today’s Quote

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

Andrew’s Note:  Human Stupidity:  A situation where a human or an entire society believes that this time…in spite of all historical evidence to the contrary… fascism/socialism/communism/centralized planning will result in positive outcomes

Equal Rights – Today’s Quote

If you believe in equal rights, then what do “women’s rights,” “gay rights,” etc., mean? Either they are redundant or they are violations of the principle of equal rights for all.

Dr. Thomas Sowell via Random Thoughts

Lewis on Progressive – Today’s Quote

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

C.S. Lewis

Statistics – Today’s Quote

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

Mark Twain

American Leadership Not Hyphenated American Leadership – Today’s Quote

The time is long overdue to stop looking for progress through racial or ethnic leaders.  Such leaders have too many incentives to promote polarizing attitudes and actions that are counterproductive for minorities and disastrous for the country.

Dr. Thomas Sowell via Who Is Racist?

NFL Disarms Law Enforcement

Are you ready for some football!  Maybe not if you are a federal, state or local law enforcement officer.  Off duty law enforcement officers will now be prohibited from carrying their firearms into all National Football League (NFL) stadiums under a new League policy.

It’s hard to imagine a more target rich environment for a madman or terrorist group than the crowds that gather for America’s other great pastime.  An attack on an NFL game wouldn’t have to be as sophisticated as the one imagined in the 1977 film, Black Sunday to successfully spread terror and damage the way of life that we’ve come to cherish.  A mass casualty attack on an NFL game could now be accomplished by an individual or group wielding edged weapons as we’ve seen with a number of high profile knife attacks in firearms restrictive zones over the years.  Yes, there are still on duty and contracted police officers stationed at games but why would you give up a trained, sober (you’re not drinking if you’re an off duty cop carrying), ‘undercover’ and free security presence embedded with the crowd.  After some of the shenanigans that have taken place over the years at NFL games you’d think that the teams would be distributing pairs of tickets spread throughout the stadium to various law enforcement groups just hoping to get more trained, ready peace officers into the stands.

NFL Disarms Law Enforcement


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