With the EU slapping more sanctions on Iran to force nuclear talks – Iran now is making moves to close the straight of Hormuz. What will happen if we go to war with Iran? We already have a large group of troops deployed in Afghanistan and an additional 15,000 troops deployed in Kuwait. We’re poised to strike. Seriously the idea of getting into yet another war in the middle east sounds really bad. But the idea of Iran nuking the neighboring countries is equally bad.
I agree. But shutting down this site will have little to no impact. Both proposed bills are horrible and have consequences that are far reaching. Sure you need to stop piracy but this legislature is not going to do anything other than hurt law abiding people of many countries. Don’t give our government more power.
I think one of my biggest pet-peeves now-a-days is that people are taking less and less responsibility for their actions. And it’s for anything. I would like to say that words mean something but giving your word apparently doesn’t mean anything today. If you say you’re going to help a friend move, and then don’t show up, what does that say about you? If you say you’re going to be at a gathering or get together and then don’t show up what does it say about you? If you say you’re going to meet a deadline and then miss it, what does […]
From here. Americans received plenty of guns and ammo in their stockings this past Christmas season as gun sales were the highest ever on record for a single month. In fact, the gun buying ramped up just before Christmas, as 102,222 background checks were conducted on December 23rd, making it the second busiest single day of firearms purchases ever. Despite already breaking records, the data doesn’t even reflect the total number of possible guns sold, as in many cases, individual buyers could have gone home with multiple firearms. All of this has sparked a lively discussion in the media and blogosphere about […]
While its been a slow year on this site it hasn’t been a slow year for us. On the manly front we’ve seen good progress on all things manly. In politics we have a good selection of mostly conservative candidates shaping up for the 2012 election. As we come to a close on this year its time to take stock and consider what next year will bring. I’m not sure what direction this site will take next year. I do think a redesign is in order to something a bit more snazzy and even less newsy as far as […]
H.R. 1639 / S. 1461 – Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act Did you know that on April 26, 2010, December 20, 2010, and July 7, 2011 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration publicly posted their intent to regulate cigars in the Federal Register? Some of the measures FDA could consider, as we believe they are, include: Ban on walk-in humidors, self serve cigar displays, and mail-order cigar sales; Ban on all flavored cigars, that are enjoyed by legal-age adults; Deface ornate, decorative cigar boxes, often considered an art form with grotesque images; Ban on cigar events […]
From here. Isn’t it like a government entity that competes with private sector companies to be over budget, offer worse service, and now slower service to still be in business? Seriously, any other company would have gone bankrupt by now. But not the postal service because tax payers are paying for them to be slow and inefficient.
From here Students in a Texas public high school were made to stand up and recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment, but the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson. It happened last month in an intermediate Spanish class at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas — a city located about 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. Really nothing wrong with this? What the hell is happening to our school systems? Do we go to Mexico and demand they say the United States Pledge?
Really? Think they are actually going to make cuts? In a time when its political suicide to let any government downsizing happen – the post office is broke. Hell, its been broke forever. It can’t run like a business because you have politicians ruling over it. Other countries have successfully privatized their postal service, why can’t we? There is little consensus on legislation to overhaul the agency, which could include cutting Saturday delivery, allowing the agency to dip into an estimated surplus in a retirement fund or raising its borrowing limit. Wait? Dip into a retirement fund? Am I reading that right? […]
You know there is nothing more disgusting than a media knowing the truth but ignoring it in favor of ratings. That’s exactly what they tried to do this weekend, and I think most Americans that had common sense took note of it. I found a great article discussing just that here. But the apocalypse that cable television had been trumpeting had failed to materialize. And at 9 a.m., you could almost hear the air come out of the media’s hot-air balloon of constant coverage when Hurricane Irene was downgraded to a tropical storm. Not everyone was willing to accept […]
The regular news media has been fawning over itself to talk about how horrible this hurricane would be.. the coming apocalypse for New York. Sure there is high tide, and some flooding, but it was a Cat 2 when it made landfall and quickly downgraded to a Cat 1 and then lower – it weakened very fast to what? A big thunderstorm.
From here. A man charged with unlawfully shooting and killing a grizzly bear in defense of his family, garnered so many supporters at his arraignment in U.S. District Court Tuesday that the judge had to move the hearing to a larger courtroom. Even in the larger space, however, every seat was reportedly occupied as the man’s family, friends and neighbors vied for a place to show their support. Jeremy M. Hill, 33, pleaded not guilty to killing the grizzly with a rifle on his 20-acre property near Porthill, Idaho, at the Canadian border. Because the Endangered Species Act classifies the grizzly as a threatened species, […]
All of us have heard the term moonshine before, all of us know it’s illegal, but few of us really know what it is or how it’s made. For most of us it’s just something that they do in the hill country of Arkansas and Tennessee and doesn’t really effect us. But that’s not really true. This history of moonshining and the science behind it effect our lives today from everything from soda pop to professional racing and a lot of things in between. Here is a brief primer on both. First, lets get a few things straight. This whole […]