Sunday, February 17, 2008

News In Brief (And The Usual Opinionated Commentary)

AC, at Fore Left, has some analysis on the Obama candidacy and the grand plans that Obama has for the country, but doesn't necessarily communicate in his speeches. As we learn more about Obama and his plans for America, one has to wonder how well those plans will go over, once they are analyzed and critiqued.


Lawrence Kudlow, an economist, has some analysis on Obama's vision for the country. As you may expect, what little Obama has revealed, certainly has "big government" written all over it. Read this and you'll quickly see why, it's no wonder he is opting for the "feel good" speeches and isn't openly promoting his plans at his rallies.


At least Hillary Clinton articulates her anti-capitalist, socialist agenda. Read about what she says, she plans to do.


Mustang, at Social Sense, has some questions on the recent rash of school shootings, in his latest post. With some interesting things to note in the comments section, as well. I wonder how many more of these will have to occur before the faculty senates at these universities start screaming for the right to carry licensed, concealed weapons.


MSNBC is reporting some rude behavior of one Obama supporter at a rally for Hillary Clinton in Ohio. Obama's campaign has become well-adept at using surrogates to do the dirty work for them. (Here is the article.) Read it and see who you think the aggressor was in this instance.


Kosovo's parliament has declared full independence from Serbia. Before you think this is a justified action, ask yourself what you would think if one of our states were to declare independence from the union.


Here's a study that won't make the NBC Nightly News. Some consensus, huh? (Hat Tip: Neal Boortz)


7 comments:

Rand McNally said...

//I wonder how many more of these will have to occur before the faculty senates at these universities start screaming for the right to carry licensed, concealed weapons.//

Are you Nuts!!!!!!! Boy, that would really give a new twist to "Final Exam".

Rocket said...

So Robert Holeman gets his 15 minutes of fame. Seems a bit tragic these days that people are willing to go to such extremes to get themselves on the Internet.

LASunsett said...

Rand,

//Are you Nuts!!!!!!! Boy, that would really give a new twist to "Final Exam".//

How many kids do you think would have been killed if the professor at Va Tech had a weapon, when the shooter began his spree? My guess is it would have been a lot less, if he knew how to shoot.

LASunsett said...

Rocket,

//So Robert Holeman gets his 15 minutes of fame.//

He was nothing more than an attention whore.

Greg said...

The common thread in the school shootings that no one wants to talk about is mental illness. Every school shooter I can remember had an extensive history with psychiatric institutions. Perhaps the law needs to be changed to force this information to be part of one's college application. That way, at least, the school would know who it needs to watch closely.

I am also flabergasted each time this happens and you find out the person was able to obtain a firearm legally. Once you've been institutionalized, I think you should permanently lose the right to carry a weapon. This is a definite loophole in our laws, apparently.

Failing that, if not allow students and faculty to carry their own weapons, at least the schools should invest in armed guards. Lord knows they have the cash.

Greg said...

Brief comment on Kosovo: I don't know how this will turn out long-term, but it sure was nice to see American flags enthusiastically waved by Muslims in Europe.

I don't think there is any question about whether the independence movement was justified. Maybe about whether it's in everyone's interest long-term....

Wait and see....

Greg said...

The common thread in the school shootings that no one wants to talk about is mental illness.

Actually, it turns out that IS what Mustang wants to talk about. :)