HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce put out a tourism travel guide listing the ten ways you can get to Los Angeles. It won't work out. If you want to get to Los Angeles, you have to get here the way everybody else does, through a series of bad personal choices. Wisdom of the Psychopaths was published Monday which says that fifteen percent of Americans are near-psychopathic. It's a ...
Dear Buzz Bissinger: I know you're sick of defending yourself to the liberal media after breaking with a lifetime of voting Democratic to endorse Mitt Romney for president, but bear with me. After all, I'm a big fan of your work. I even follow you on Twitter, which as we all know, is not for the faint of heart. In fact, I think we have a lot in common. You wrote Prayer for the City ...
During Monday night's debate nearly 60 million of us got a good look at why Barack Obama has not been able to accomplish anything in four years.
A recent story carried by the Associated Press is causing goose pimples among couples plagued by infertility.
OKLAHOMA CITY - God bless America, and how's everybody? The Texas Highway Department opened a highway between Austin and San Antonio with an 85-mile-an-hour speed limit. What fun. It's only been open two days and it is already the most popular highway for deer who want to pull the plug on grandma. The Space Shuttle Endeavour was cleaned up and placed on display at the California Science Center after its arrival in L.A. last week. ...
Someone once said, history repeats itself because no one was listening the first time. All one needs to do is look at the ever-widening ideological divide and partisan bickering going on in America to understand Americans are slow learners. And, unless a Lincolnesque figure rises to the occasion, America is headed for another Civil War sans the bloodshed.
"Support your team, even when it loses. A true fan sticks with their team through good times and bad. It's a sad sight to see the bleachers empty at a stadium 10 minutes before a game is over just because the home team is losing. Stick around until the end and root your team off the field."
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? Barack Obama's college friend claimed the president sold cocaine back when he was in college. The story was obviously planted by Democrats. The attacks on Mitt Romney didn't work so now Barack Obama is trying to portray himself as a successful businessman. The New York Supreme Court ruled that lap dancing does not have the same culture benefit as ballet. They ruled community arts theaters are entitled to tax ...
My wife looked grief-stricken when I walked into the kitchen this morning. She was staring at her computer screen, and I worried that she'd received an email about a death in the family, or worse, that the Boston Red Sox had re-hired Bobby Valentine.
Vice President Joe Biden stepped into a confessional and knelt. "Hey, Father, how you doing?" he said to the priest. "Well, Joseph, not so well of late. There is great concern among the religious community about actions the Obama administration has taken as part of ObamaCare." "What are you talking about, Father?" "Joseph, earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a regulation, directed by ObamaCare, that requires all non-church religious institutions, ...
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The Oklahoma Sooners host the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame on Saturday in a classic match-up of football schools. Good tickets are selling for five thousand dollars apiece in Oklahoma. It just shows that any economy can recover if you're willing to drill and recruit. The San Diego Chargers came under NFL probe Monday for providing wide receivers with a banned sticky substance to help them hold ...
Dictators from around the world hire representatives in Washington to polish their abysmal human rights records and downplay allegations of corruption.
More than 39 years after Roe v. Wade, the pro-life movement has reached a nadir. Despite the fact that over half the country self-identifies as "pro-life," little tangible progress has been made in the fight against abortion. This is due to both the pro-life movement's failure to be a consistent defender of human dignity across a broader range of issues and to its increasingly close association with the Republican Party.
Everybody talks about the middle class being hurt in the Obama economy, but it's really the working poor who are getting crushed.
Watching the recent Obama/Romney debate brought to mind a YouTube video I saw of an old TV game show called "To Tell the Truth" where the emcee began by welcoming the audience "to our game of deliberate misrepresentation...."
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
Trust ain't what it used to be in America.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
Back in elementary school when I was hand-writing my newspaper The Lewisburg Snoopy Nose, I never dreamed what sort of tools journalists would be using today.
Clearly, it MUST have been a video produced by America's enemies, a vicious piece of propaganda that was so outlandish it would have brought laughs 10 years ago. No one except indoctrinated citizens of communist countries would ever believe it.
In the week following Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel's stunt involving kids and their candy climbed to over 20 million views on YouTube. But public fascination with the gag doesn't change the fact that it is cruel and sadistic. It underscores the worst elements of mass media and social media, and the incendiary possibilities of combining the two.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
Here we go again. Pointing to a conservative study, Gov. Rick Perry proclaimed, "The discussion's over. The debate's over. The proof is in. Texas wins." And who did we beat? California, of course. It's enough to make you wonder if little Ricky got enough love growing up on the dirt farm. Someone get this kid a 4-H ribbon so the grownups can talk, because we've got some work to do.
I've heard a lot of interesting stories of people trying, and failing, to sign up for ObamaCare, but this one takes the cake.
Ahh. Thanksgiving. Best Holiday Ever! Love it all. The fact that a national holiday falls not on a Monday but a Thursday. How wacky is that? A regular Thursday in dead-solid center fall. Where the weather could be 80 and sunny, or 20 and snowing. Or, in certain parts of the Midwest, both.
Since June when the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization bill, tens of thousands of stories and broadcasts have been devoted to comprehensive immigration reform. Yet only a handful have outlined the bill's most crucial feature, namely that it will in most cases give immediate legal status and therefore work authorization to between 11-20 million illegal immigrants. On top of that, 20 million more overseas workers will be issued non-immigrant work ...
If this column needs a subtitle, let it be "Where The Rubber Meets The Vinyl."
It's been an up and down, rough and tumble, crazy, sad, frustrating year for America the Beautiful so far.
Sure, the country isn't doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.