Undeniably Right

Mike Mustang

I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.

Mike Rowse

It's that time again; when I either can't think of a topic that could fill an entire column or there is so much to talk about that I can't make up my mind which topic to focus on. Do I want to be serious, playful, or funny? How about all of the above?

The anti-gun crowd is now pushing for a gun 'buy back' program. How can you buy back something you never owned in the first place?

Colt has decided to quit manufacturing semi-automatic weapons that could be sold the public. I guess Colt doesn't like staying in business. Haven't they watched the reactions of the gun owners in this country when a company takes an anti-gun owner stance? It was a nice run, Colt.

Environmentalists, the ones who tell us that global cooling, err global warming, err climate change, is caused by man and will destroy our way of life any day now, have pushed their agenda very successfully. Alternative energy sources aka renewable energy; cars that run on batteries; anti-mining and fossil fuel industries. But it seems that they have never really thought their diabolical plans all the way through.

We know that wind turbines have altered the migratory patterns of birds; do strange things to wildlife; don't work most of the time; the list goes on. We also know that you have to mine the materials in order to make wind turbines.

Solar energy farms, especially the ones that use mirrors to heat water and create steam kill birds in spectacular fashion. Any solar energy plant also needs a tremendous amount of space, often taking away ranch or farm land.

When most of us were younger, our education system was considered the best in the world. From elementary school through college, we turned out kids that had basic skills such as the ability to read, write, and solve math problems. Not everyone, I understand, but we always did well in standardized tests but more importantly we had a knowledge base that allowed us to either continue our education or begin our careers. What happened?

I think the biggest catalyst was the shift away from expecting kids to learn, which often involved failure if they did not, to a focus on feelings and curing societal ills. Educators started worrying about protecting self-esteem more than educating and creating character and confidence by expecting kids to overcome obstacles or failures. Thus we lowered expectations.

This is the first in what may become an intermittent podcast as part of this column.

Liberals love to use science in supporting their positions on a whole host of issues. We are often told that there is a consensus in the scientific community; sometimes we are told that no one disagrees. Yet history is replete with examples where the scientific consensus was wrong.

We are told that climate change is caused by man's actions. Never mind that it was global warming until the scientists were proven wrong in every prediction they made. So now it's climate change and we are all going to die in 10 years. Never mind that we were going to die in 1989, 2000, 2010, and pretty much every decade or so for the past 40 years.

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