The Trump Era: Beginnings

Featured

Tags

, , , , , , , ,

trump-people-control-nationLet us, gentle readers, in words and photographs, explore some of the contrasts with which we’re going to be bombarded in the coming years as the media and other fellow travelers do their best to attack Donald Trump, his family, and everyone associated with them. That includes us. That includes America.  We begin with this from The Washington Post: 

Visitors to the newly revamped White House website get more than a simple rundown of first lady Melania Trump’s charitable works and interests — they also get a list of her magazine cover appearances and details on her jewelry line at QVC.

Continue reading

Alfred Olango: Suicide By Cop–Coda

Featured

Tags

, , ,

160928113823-01-el-cajon-police-shooting-0928-exlarge-169On October 01 2016, I wrote of Alfred Olango, a Ugandan immigrant who was shot and killed by a San Diego Police Officer. Olango, apparently mentally disturbed, and potentially under the influence of drugs, pointed a vaping device at two police officers in a stance that exactly mimicked a handgun firing stance. My tentative conclusion was that Olango committed “suicide by cop,” a not uncommon tactic of some who act in such a way as to convince police officers they are an imminent, deadly threat. I wrote:

Continue reading

The Ferguson Effect: The Chicago Way

Featured

Tags

, , , , ,

credit: agileofis.com

credit: agileofis.com

The Ferguson Effect is in full force across America, and one of the most powerful incentives for police officers to do as little as possible is the Obama Department of Justice. The Ferguson effect, to review, is the reality that police officers, particularly in Democrat-controlled cities, or anywhere with a large black population, are only answering calls. They are avoiding pro-active police work, and absolutely avoiding having to deal with young, black males. As a result, crime rates, after a very long decline, are once again on the rise. Officers understand all too well that merely doing their duties properly can see them disciplined, fired, or even prosecuted and jailed. And when their jurisdiction is done with them, the federal government has been more than willing to jump in to impose its own punishment, such punishment including onerous and horrifically expensive consent decrees giving the DOJ absolute control over day to day operations.

Continue reading

Chelsea Manning: Fellow Travelers–UPDATED

Featured

Tags

, , , , , , ,

I've always relied on the kindness of marxists...

I’ve always relied on the kindness of marxists…

In the immortal words of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in “Serenity”: “I aim to misbehave.” If you seek political correctness, do not continue to read.

In June of 2014, I wrote Pardon Me, an article about the law relating to presidential pardons, and Mr. Obama’s then current pardons of less than savory criminals. Toward the end, I wrote:

Continue reading

Guns: Securing The Right To Self-Defense And Life, Part 13

Featured

Tags

, , , , , , , ,

screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-7-54-18-pmHaving worked through the decision to be armed and having accepted the responsibility for the protection of self and loved ones, the next step is the choice of an appropriate cartridge and handgun. Let’s presume, gentle readers, you’ve decided on a handgun/cartridge combination. Now comes a surprisingly difficult matter: choosing how to carry the handgun.

Virtually all long-time gun owners that actually carry their handguns have a box–or boxes–full of holsters, magazine pouches, and related gadgets that have been tried and put aside for something new, something more comfortable, lighter, or simply better. It’s part of the process, and part of the fun, and it’s absolutely necessary. Regardless of the good intentions and advice of others, it’s difficult to know what will work for you until you’ve had the chance to try it.

Continue reading

WoW! Magazine Forum For 01-16-17

Featured

Tags

, , , ,

The Forum, Rome, Italy credit: wikipedia.en

The Forum, Rome, Italy
credit: wikipedia.en

Every week on Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Was Trump’s Confronting CNN Publicly A Positive Or A Negative?

Continue reading

Education: Ask The Real Professionals

Tags

, , , , ,

credit: my.mccombs.utexas.edu

credit: my.mccombs.utexas.edu

Here we go again, with an article by David Harsanyi in The Federalist titled: Public School Is Often The Most Destructive Institution In American Life (Yet Democrats demand the status quo).

There’s something perverse about an ideology that views the disposing of a child in the third trimester of pregnancy as an indisputable right but the desire of parents to choose a school for their kids as ‘zealotry.’  Watching Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, answer an array of frivolous questions was just another reminder of this warped worldview.

Continue reading