The “Resistance” to Trump: Leslie Knope Strikes Back

Parks and Rec

The television sitcom Parks and Recreation is one of only a handful of fine moments in television’s recent history.  Whoever came up with the idea of a show having a rabid libertarian as the director of a city parks department — the very archetype of comfortable bureaucratic inefficiency — I mean, the jokes write themselves!  It was a stroke of genius. And, apparently, also prescient.   Because the longer I watch the ongoing battle between Donald Trump and the self-styled resistance both from outside and from within “his” own executive…

Five Reasons Why Hillary Clinton will run in 2020

“I believe he knows he’s an illegitimate president. He knows. He knows that there were a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out the way it did… But hey, it was like applying for a job and getting 66 million letters of recommendation, and losing to a corrupt human tornado.” – Hillary Clinton on CBS Sunday Morning Insiders who have known Clinton since the Arkansas days and have gone on record discussing the true nature of the person can all agree on one thing: the woman lives for…

Cedar City’s Planned Ice Rink Becoming Rent-Seeking Run Amok

Ice Town Costs Ice Clown His Town Crown

Fans of the TV Show Parks and Recreation may remember an episode in which it’s discovered that City Manager Ben Wyatt was once mayor of a city in Minnesota. Voted in at 18, he quickly ended up bankrupting the city by building a winter sports complex named Ice Town. He was subsequently removed from office after a scant two months and constantly asked about the failure whenever he’s in a high-profile situation. In a case of life imitating art, Cedar City is plotting a course all too similar to this…

Electric Cars for Everyone? Not Quite Yet!

I do not subscribe to the mainstream global climate change theories. There are more holes in the current narrative than a factory full of Swiss cheese. But that does not mean that the environment is not important. It is, and our stewardship over the environment should always be of primary concern. To this end, I have added to my collection of vehicles a fully electric car and an electric motorcycle. Who can argue with zero emissions? They are interesting machines, making instant power and torque and functioning with the reliability…

Who won the #DemDebate?

I watched most of the #DemDebate on Tuesday, and this is how I would rate how they did. 12. BETO O’ROURKE – The guy is just not ready. He couldn’t recover from the dressing-down Pete Buttigieg gave him, and his answers were hollow. And his plans (“Tax mosques!”) are just getting more desperate. 11. TOM STEYER – His strategy was to look directly into the camera for all of his answers, but he looked stiff when doing so. It reminded me of the charisma-free businessman Steve Forbes (okay, not quite…

Coup or Crackdown; Race against History

“Trump is turning over rocks and the snakes are angry. He has turned on the lights and the cockroaches are scattering. The only way out for these people is to impeach the President” – Andrew Wilkow, XM Patriot Radio “It is the most reliable standard in politics. In fact…this is the Rosetta Stone to American Politics. Whatever the left accuses you of is exactly what they are doing themselves. Every time.” – Tucker Carlson, Fox News The newest impeachment efforts against President Trump are yet another fabrication by the left.…

Arabian Knights?

It has been almost two weeks at the time of this writing that missile and/or drone strikes were launched against Saudi Arabian oil production facilities. Lives were lost and a dent was put in global oil refinery capabilities. It is estimated that these attacks destroyed some five percent of the entire global refinery capability. Most readers might worry about the impact at the gas pump, but increased gas prices may be the least of our worries. To understand the full implications of this situation we have to go back to…

Trump Asks China to Interfere in 2020 Election

Donald Trump stood in front of press cameras on the White House lawn and asked Ukraine and China to investigate the Bidens. He claimed he’s doing it as his duty to look into foreign corruption, but he’s only curious about digging up dirt on his political rival and his family. When asked about any other examples of examining corruption that involved US citizens, Trump could not provide any. Since White House press briefings have been permanently canceled, there’s no way for White House reporters to get more details. On the…

Crisis of Confidence

The last few weeks have exposed a major problem in the current political fabric in America. The Lewandowski hearings, the exchange with the President of Ukraine that is being used for more phony impeachment talk, along with other hysterical leftist carryings-on, has emphasized a growing lack of confidence in our national leadership. Little good can come from this accelerating phenomenon. Just a week ago Corey Lewandowski mocked a congressional inquiry panel about his involvement in the alleged Russian scandal. His responses were nearly as sophomoric at times as the punitive…