Freedom of speech mortally wounded in the UK, but may survive in Australia

The politicians have finally figured out how to regulate the press in the United Kingdom (Telegraph). No, that’s not a good thing. The entire political spectrum outside of Parliament (from Toby Young to Dan Hodges) is furious. Hodges is particular about how “it’s already undermining legitimate journalism” – with specific examples of critical British stories… More Freedom of speech mortally wounded in the UK, but may survive in Australia

Worst Editorial Board in the Commonwealth strikes again

Paul Akers, the schitzophrenic Editor of the Free-Lance Star, has come out with another biased editorial excretion without any semblance of balance. This one, one the topic of the much-discussed Rappahannock Toll Road. Some background: for some years, there has been a need for a new Western crossing of the Rappahannock River. As Stafford and… More Worst Editorial Board in the Commonwealth strikes again

How conservatives view today’s political debates, Part I

Fmr. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hit the ball out of the park with this op-ed piece in the WSJ today. There are so many good points, it’s hard to know where to begin. As always, I would begin with the Constitution: Engrained in it is the “pursuit of happiness”, listed as one of the unalienable… More How conservatives view today’s political debates, Part I

Worst Editorial Board in the Commonwealth slimes again

Seriously, every member of the Free Slant Star Editorial Board should be replaced, immediately. One of their most obnoxious members, Richard Amhrine, put forward one of the worst examples of childish screed I’ve ever seen in a (what used to be) respectable paper. For those just joining, allow me to refresh some of the FLS Editorial Board’s… More Worst Editorial Board in the Commonwealth slimes again

The Worst Editorial Board in Virginia Strikes Again

The good folks at the Free Lance Star editorial board have struck again today, allowing 5- count ’em, 5- leftist letters to the editor to appear today, with nary a conservative. As someone who has had his submissions ignored because they “are GOP talking points”, I find the hypocrisy appalling. One particular truth-challenged submission challenges… More The Worst Editorial Board in Virginia Strikes Again

I’ll Let This Speak For Itself…

The father of the 9-year-old who was killed in Saturday’s attempt on Congresswoman Giffords’ life does not want any more freedoms restricted as a result of this tragedy. Though I doubt it will happen, I hope our government will heed this grieving father’s request.

Justice Thomas On The Citizens United v. FEC Case

Justice Clarence Thomas has expressed his thoughts on the recent 5-4 ruling in the Citizens United v. FEC case that found corporations have a First Amendment right to free speech in the political realm, at least as far as making unlimited independent expenditures in favor or opposition to specific candidates. First up is this nice… More Justice Thomas On The Citizens United v. FEC Case

“Least Famous Black Hate-Crime Victim In America”

Who is Kenneth Gladney?  Well, Mark Steyn at National Review says Mr. Gladney may very well be the “Least Famous Black Hate-Crime Victim In America.” You see, Mr. Gladney is an African American who was beaten by members of the Service Employees International Union while they called him racial epithets.  Why did they beat him?… More “Least Famous Black Hate-Crime Victim In America”

Has Anyone Reported Virtucon To Obama’s Ideological Purity Czar Yet?

The big news yesterday out of the White House was their call for Americans to snitch on their family, friends and neighbors if they were badmouthing Obamacare, even if it was just in “casual conversation.”  (By the way, 1940s Germany called and said it wanted its idea for this back.) Well, today U.S. Sen John… More Has Anyone Reported Virtucon To Obama’s Ideological Purity Czar Yet?

Biggest S. Ct. Ruling Is The One They DIDN’T Issue

While many may focus on today’s S. Ct. ruling overturning Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s lower court ruling on race-based job promotions, the real big news comes from the ruling that the court DIDN’T issue — Citizens United v. FEC. This case is now set for a special hearing in September and could potentially knock down the… More Biggest S. Ct. Ruling Is The One They DIDN’T Issue

Obama Admin. Targets Private Citizen’s First Amendment Rights

Today it is Rush Limbaugh.  Tomorrow it could be you or me. By February, [James] Carville and [Paul] Begala were pounding on Limbaugh frequently in their appearances on CNN. Neither Democrat would say so, but a third source said the two also began pushing the idea of targeting Limbaugh in their daily phone conversations with… More Obama Admin. Targets Private Citizen’s First Amendment Rights

“When you can’t ask a question to your leaders anymore, that gets scary”

On the personal scrutiny that Joe the Plumber has received from the media since he asked Barry Obama a substantive question about his tax policy: I asked a question. When you can’t ask a question to your leaders anymore, that gets scary. That bothers me. Just wait until the Fairness Doctrine is reinstituted and even… More “When you can’t ask a question to your leaders anymore, that gets scary”