Archive for May, 2011

Big Government and Big Labor Team Up to Crush Boeing

In case you had any question, union bullying is still alive and well. No, I’m not referring to the recent confrontation in Wisconsin where protesters effectively shut down the state’s government for weeks and carried signs comparing elected officials to Nazis, because they were seeking to solve a serious budget shortfall by limiting collective bargaining rights for public-sector workers.

The latest example of big government and big labor collaborating to intimidate business has much larger implications, especially at a time when unemployment remains high and the economy is still weakly sputtering along.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) – a relic of New Deal era politics – has filed suit against Boeing over plans the giant aerospace company is implementing to build the new 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina. The NLRB, which is carrying water for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), is seeking an injunction to force Boeing to …

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With bin Laden Dead, It’s Time to Restore Bill of Rights

On September 11, 2001, our nation witnessed the most devastating attack ever on American soil. Nearly 3,000 people were callously murdered by 19 madmen acting on orders from Osama bin Laden, the fanatical founder of the terrorist organization, al-Qaeda.

The cries for retribution were immediate; and then-President George W. Bush sought properly to oblige. Just three days after the attacks, he declared near Ground Zero, “[T]he people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

Unfortunately, justice did not come quickly. While some of al-Qaeda’s leaders were picked off one-by-one, bin Laden was increasingly seen as the “one who got away.” But more than nine years removed from these acts of cowardice, he has finally been brought to justice; shot dead by US Navy SEALs who raided bin Laden’s fortified estate near the Pakistani town of Abbottabad.

Thankfully, at least this chapter in America’s battle with Islamic terrorism — the one titled, “Osama bin …

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“Say ‘Ahhh.’ Does Daddy Have A Gun?

What is it with pediatricians? Why are they so nosey; so politically correct?  Why can’t they just treat their young patients and quit bothering the kids and their parents with invasive questions on matters having nothing to do with the practice of pediatric medicine?

Legislators in Florida finally have had it with nosey pediatricians asking children improper questions relating to whether their parents have firearms in the home; and they have acted to stop the practice.

Here’s the situation.  Your child goes to the doctor for an illness. The physician conducts the normal examine; asking if your child has the sniffles or a sore throat. And then, out of the blue, the doctor asks if you keep a gun in your home. This actually is a question the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages doctors to ask families.  It is considered part of an effort to “counsel” and educate parents on ways to prevent incidents from occurring in the home.

What exactly does this have to …

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