The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk, on YouTube

I hate to break from my stream of mundane travel blogs on Scotland/Ireland but I just viewed this TED Talk with Elon Musk and I want to share it with you.  If even just 1 or 2 of you view it I will have made a real difference in the world. Musk, best know perhaps … Continue reading The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk, on YouTube

Careful Reading for Thinkers

[Categories: GUN CONTROL, GAY MARRIAGE, PHILOSOPHY, DEBT] By thinkers I mean YOU. I came across several thoughtful articles on current issues recently that I want to share.  I suggest they be read slowly and carefully, perhaps at bed time where their thoughtfulness may linger with your dreams. The first was in Imprimus from Hillsdale College. It … Continue reading Careful Reading for Thinkers

We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate

Here is a new op-ed by two people whose intellect and opinions I very highly respect.  I have read their book Free Market Revolution twice and I strongly recommend you read this 221-page book... carefully. OP-ED We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate If you're concerned about economic growth the cuts are far too … Continue reading We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate

T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 24 Feb. 2013. Taxes?! Of COURSE we need taxes! [UPDATED. See end of post.]

It is not often one can berate the WSJ (SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending) but one can ALWAYS find some die-hard liberal cause jumping from the pages of the NEW YORK TIMES. While catching up (discarding actually) recent digital back-issues, I came across this House Editorial (unsigned piece (who DOES … Continue reading T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 24 Feb. 2013. Taxes?! Of COURSE we need taxes! [UPDATED. See end of post.]

SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending

SHAME on the Wall Street Journal for making the Payroll Tax item a front page, above the fold, near-banner headline: I may have to institute an official Donald Sutherland/1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers SHAME AWARD for egregious (outstandingly bad; shocking) misrepresentation of facts to the public at large.  (See my previous post Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, … Continue reading SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending

T.O.T.N (Thoughts On The News) 17 Feb 2013: Minimum Wage

The WSJ Opinion Page has a good article on Obama's SOTU (State Of The Union) proposal to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour.  It has facts (what a novel idea), but as a friend often reminds me, "don't confuse me with the facts".  I will try to confuse you anyway. The … Continue reading T.O.T.N (Thoughts On The News) 17 Feb 2013: Minimum Wage

T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013

Obama's State of the Union Address, Minimum Wage, Marco Rubio, Immigration, Gun Control, oh my!  REALLY?! I could opine on conservative thought 3 times a day.  I definitely should opine more than 3 times a year.  If I have anything in life it is a surfeit (noun, an excessive amount of something) of opinions. I often … Continue reading T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013

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(More about Lesley shortly.  If you can't wait see Suggestions from the People that Know Best and Biggest Baddest Bucket List (at this link scroll down to vote).) I'm not going anywhere, other than that ticking clock of estimated remaining life represented by the number at the far right-bottom of the page should I be fortunate enough to reach my … Continue reading Thank you for the views, likes, follows, and comments, and vote for http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com

Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, and the New York Times

Purely for my own education I've been collecting references for, about, and against gun control as I come across them.  I'm looking for facts, ma'am, just the facts.  This article grabbed my attention in my Sunday 01/06/2013 email edition from the New York Times: . . . . After reading it I thought the article … Continue reading Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, and the New York Times

Do you Zinio? My library does, therefore so do I.

Books are amazing.  Magazines are amazing.  Libraries are STILL amazing and RELEVANT. I know I can go to my library and read books, magazines, and newspapers for free. I know I can request and download ebooks for free. I did NOT know I could download and read 170 different digitized magazines for free.  My recent … Continue reading Do you Zinio? My library does, therefore so do I.

False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy

False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency [Kindle Edition] by Gene Healy, from Amazon. A friend often asks me something to the effect of "is our current president incompetent or does he have a strategy to grow government and weaken individual rights", to which I usually reply "yes", meaning all of the above. … Continue reading False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy

Why Facebook is a house of cards

"Rich Karlgaard writing Monday at Forbes.com on Facebook's disappointing IPO: 1. Too late. Facebook's shares have been dead in the water for the last 12 months. Private investors had already bid up Facebook to a $100 billion value a year ago. 2. Mark Zuckerberg's disdain for investors. He never wanted to be a public company. … Continue reading Why Facebook is a house of cards

T.O.T.N. 3/15/12 Koran burning, contraception, the war on women, billionaire women, wind turbines killing raptors…

Thoughts On The News. From God's Country: KORAN BURNING: From today's New York Times: QUOTATION OF THE DAY "How can you compare the dishonoring of the Holy Koran with the martyrdom of innocent civilians? The whole goal of our life is religion." MULLAH KHALIQ DAD, a religious leader in Afghanistan, on the relatively muted reaction … Continue reading T.O.T.N. 3/15/12 Koran burning, contraception, the war on women, billionaire women, wind turbines killing raptors…

We have troops in Uganda?!?!

I had an email conversation this morning with a friend in which it was revealed to me we have U.S. troops in Uganda.  Here is how the conversation went: HWSNBN (He who shall not be named.): There are some interesting stats in this about the Democratic news media. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/11/11/scandal-no-one-is-talking-about/ ME: We have troops in Uganda?!? … Continue reading We have troops in Uganda?!?!

T.O.T.N. – Wed. 9/28/2011

Thoughts On The News. My main reads in the morning are the WSJ Opinion Page and the NY Times, both of which I receive via email. My most used online news site is MSNBC.COM because I find it reasonably complete and easiest to read and navigate. What American 'Political Prisoners'? An American hiker channels Noam … Continue reading T.O.T.N. – Wed. 9/28/2011

T.O.T.N.-Thoughts On The News, 9/27/11

First a thought on some of yesterday's.  (If the links don't work Google is your friend.) Susan Collins: The Economy Needs a Regulation Time-Out "America needs a "time-out" from the regulations that discourage job creation and hurt our economy. I have introduced legislation to impose a one-year moratorium on any "significant" new rules that would … Continue reading T.O.T.N.-Thoughts On The News, 9/27/11

T.O.T.N. – Thoughts On The News, 9/22/2011

Troy Davis executed: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44592285/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/#.Tnt9J6N5mSM I'm generally pro-death penalty, definitely anti- executing innocents. It's sad they couldn't have given a stay and more time, still the powers that be must have felt that after 30 years all avenues had been exhausted. Nasty business regardless. Meg Whitman to be named head of HP: http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/09/22/7900871-meg-whitman-to-be-named-new-head-of-h-p-report-says She did well … Continue reading T.O.T.N. – Thoughts On The News, 9/22/2011