ariens

Anyone familiar with snow blowers and lawn tractors should also be acquainted with the brand name Ariens. The company produces tractors, snow blowers, and a slew of accessories at around 20 plants worldwide. But the majority of the manufacturing takes place right here in the good old U.S.A. Who says nobody in the U.S. makes anything anymore? …

Taliban Released from Gitmo

For years the refrain we’ve been hearing from the left has been to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Of course Gitmo isn’t just a prison – it’s a major military operational hub for the Caribbean theater, Central and South America. And frankly I’m not sure whether the left wishes only to close the prison or …

spend

A new report appears to show bad news on the financial front as “the federal budget deficit this year will increase in relationship to the overall size of the economy for the first time since 2009 and continue to grow over the coming decade.” The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the deficit will grow by an …

Portland Community College

Most Americans, except for the various teacher unions, complain about the pitiful state of public education in our country. The Left complains about the lack of funding — too much is apparently still not enough — and the Right complains of oppressive regulation. Education used to be a relatively straight forward and easy process. It …

Jefferon's pocket pistol

The Atlantic published an article entitled “Do Republicans Have Any Real Reason to Worry about Gun Confiscation?” It’s written from the perspectives of an American gun advocate, an Australian living in the U.S., and an anti-gun nut.   I think we all know where I come down on the subject, as everyone should if they …

collapse

What Obama State of the Union show would be complete (complete disaster that is) without a diatribe on Climate Change and further ruination of the coal and oil industries with his call to “accelerate the transition away from dirty energy.” Climate weenies lamented that “there was no laundry list of bold programs and budding proposals this time.” That is a …

Chicken Man

“We’ve got to accelerate the transition away from dirty energy. Rather than subsidize the past, we should invest in the future especially in communities that rely on fossil fuels. That’s why I’m going to push to change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they impose …

Shiite Cleric

Many smart people in the know are rightly worried that war may be inevitable in the Middle East. They are right to be worried, as this time it will not be a proxy war. This one will be a direct conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia for Muslim supremacy of the region. But this is not about two nations. It …

welcome refugee

USA Today wrote that “President Obama is taking a dramatic step to show he opposes Republican efforts to slow or halt the admission of refugees over terrorist concerns: He has invited a Syrian refugee to attend his State of the Union Address.” Is the refugee going to be seated next to the empty “Gun Violence” chair? Anyway, it’s hardly a dramatic …

Empty Chair

Obama has begun his final year full-court press to secure his legacy. He knows the clock is ticking and he must undo as much of the Constitution as possible prior to his exit. I believe one reason he appears to be pushing so hard is that he believes Hillary Clinton, one way or the other, …

YMCA

I guess Americans aren’t taking to the Transgender agenda quite the way leftists had hoped. I guess they thought Bruce Jenner would just trot (or skip) out in a dress and everyone would fawn over him and revel in our collective enlightenment. The usual suspects did but the vast majority didn’t. Well, I suppose it’s …

Norway family

We’ve all heard that the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery have been persecuted by the state of Oregon for not baking a cake for a same-sex wedding because of their Christian convictions. And their penalty for adhering to their faith ended up totaling $136,927.07, which they paid in its entirety on December 28th, …