Six Degrees of Separation

Those of you who have read my letters, columns and blog over the years know that I not only believe in a smaller government, I believe in a more localized one. This is set forth in the Tenth Amendment, ratified in 1791, presented here in its entirety: The powers not delegated to the United States…

We must choose wisely…

Since I seem to be on a “choosing” kick today, here’s another post from the groove-yard of forgotten favorites…originally written as a “letter to the editor” and never submitted. The big question that faces us in 2012 and beyond, and has been the 800 pound gorilla for a while – the crazy relative in the…

A Time for Choosing

In discussing many contemporary situations and people, not just in the political arena but in real life as well, many times these phrases come up: I don’t believe that “progressives” are evil, what they believe is wrong. Or: They seem to want the best for America, they just are going about it the wrong way.…

Michelle, My Belle…

Victor Davis Hanson reminds us of a tactic used in the Obama campaign of 2008 – the deployment of Michelle Obama as a political weapon. She was used to great effect by the campaign to energize and gain support within the cadre of liberal feminists and to play identity politics within the community of black…

The Ultimate Definition of “Bad Luck”…

…or maybe “wrong place, wrong time”? From The Sun in the UK… THESE were the scenes of devastation after a man’s lawnmower set fire to his neighbours’ house, car, caravan and motorbike.   Shed … set fire to fence Flames quickly destroyed his shed and leapt to a fence shared with neighbours Shaun and Jackie…

If this was a climate crime scene…

…wouldn’t this be enough reason for more investigation? It was hailed as the scientific study that ended the global warming debate once and for all – the research that, in the words of its director, ‘proved you should not be a sceptic, at least not any longer’. Professor Richard Muller, of Berkeley University in California,…

A National Case of Stockholm Syndrome?

President Obama recently lamented that the American people have lost the ability to do big things. In a speech, he whined: “…lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge.” Surprisingly, I agree with the President – somewhat unsurprisingly, I disagree as to why. I don’t…

Rule 5 – My Favorite Bond Girls – Ursula Andress

By popular demand, TRNL presents one of the first and perhaps THE classic Bond Girl – Ursula Andress from the 1962 Bond film, Dr. No. WARNING – I have exercised my free speech rights to post nekkid pictures below. Ursula did many photo sessions in a disrobed state. Ursula was not much of an actress…

Rule 5 Roundup – Week 43

Around the horn: Reaganite Republican: KNOW YOUR ENEMY! ‘Miss Russia 2011’ Natalia Gantimurova The Camp of the Saints: A Little Hump Day Rule 5: Cher Butler and Rule 5 Saturday Maggie’s Notebook: Rule 5 Saturday Night: Curvy Girls Innocent Bystanders: Baseball is My Favorite Sport The Classic Liberal has this… Jake Finnegan has this Burkalesque…

America Must Manage Its Decline

This is from my stack of stuff that I just haven’t had time to get to. From the Financial Times: Recently I met a retired British diplomat who claimed with some pride that he was the man who had invented the phrase, “the management of decline”, to describe the central task of British foreign policy…

The Marshall Mao Plan

Perhaps the most significant accomplishment in the post-WWII world was the initiation of Public Law 472, otherwise known as the Marshall Plan. In the current era of European anti-Americanism and the purposeful denigration of America’s greatness and global leadership in the 20th Century by a “progressive” intelligentsia, this 4 year plan of rebuilding financed by…

FOX in the Henhouse?

FOX News is claimed to be right wing, to have a right wing bias. I’m not convinced that they are. Just because an outlet presents and explores right of center positions that others won’t, that doesn’t constitute bias. I am right of center, have called myself a libertarian leaning conservative but as Black3 points out,…

Government Sponsored Institutional Bias

So, many on the left are claiming that cleaning out the #Occupy[yournamehere] protesters is tantamount to depriving them of their constitutional rights of freedom of assembly and speech. Ejected or about to be in: Atlanta and LA. What about requiring permits and a fee for the Tea Party and not for the communist rabble? I…

Rule 5 – My Favorite Bond Girls – Eva Green

Warning – before you click on this post or scroll down, you need to know that there is nakedness present here. Sweet, gorgeous nakedness but nakedness nonetheless…so if such things offend your sensibilities, do not click here. Ye have been warned… By suggestion of a favorite reader and sometimes contributor, we begin a series…this will…

The World According to…

…everybody, apparently. Maetenloch at AOSHQ points to this… It is a mapping of stereotypes over the world. I think that it is meant to be satirical but is pretty damn funny in its accuracy! Enjoy… Click here for larger version. And now for the Greeks: