Saturday Evening Post: Stan Freberg Presents – Yankee Doodle Go Home

In 1961, radio comedian/advertising wunderkind Stan Freberg released what would become one of the most enduring comedy classic LPs of all time, Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America. Populated with characters voiced by Freberg, Jesse White (the original Maytag Repairman) and June Foray (Rocky, Natasha, Witch Hazel, and Granny from the classic Jay Ward and Warner ‘toons), the album was a send-up of American history, with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Add musical arrangements by Billy May (not the TV pitchman, but the guy responsible for things like the Green Hornet TV show theme), the record endures to this day as the gold standard of comedy albums. (more…)

In 1961, radio comedian/advertising wunderkind Stan Freberg released what would become one of the most enduring comedy classic LPs of all time, Stan Freberg Presents The United States of America….

The Politics of Immigration (and How It Affects Your Gun Rights)

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I just got off the blower with H.L. “Bill” Richardson, retired State Senator from California, and founder/Chairman of the Gun Owners of America. Fascinating guy and even more fascinating conversation….

The Big Deal Over the AZ Immigration Law (and Why You Should Care)

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or IN Iraq, I suppose) you’ve probably figured out by now that U.S. Immigration laws and border security is a right ruddy mess….

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DISCLOSE Act Goes Down In Flames. For Now.

You gotta love the Progressives. They never give up. Today, the DISCLOSE Act failed to pass. The Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act would effectively muzzle…

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John Stossel. The very name elicits some interesting reactions, depending upon who’s talking. Libertarians love him, and count him as one of their own. Conservatives admire him, but occasionally find he rubs them the wrong way. Liberals loathe him, as his favorite sport seems to be shooting every sacred cow in their hallowed herd of celebrated causes. In short, John Stossel likes to rock the boat. A lot.

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God Bless John Stossel

[flv]http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/videos/JohnStossel2.mp4[/flv] John Stossel. The very name elicits some interesting reactions, depending upon who’s talking. Libertarians love him, and count him as one of their own. Conservatives admire him, but occasionally…

Out of the Closet: Hollywood ❤s Guns. Sort of.

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Once I became a gun owner and received the training I needed to carry and use it responsibly, mine eyes were opened to the bi-polar attitude Hollywood has regarding guns….

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TV Review: The Good Guys

Dallas is my adopted home town. I love the place – the people, the architecture, the places to go, the things to do. And I wanna move back there ASAP….

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The Homeboy Shoppin’ Network.

Anybody remember the Wayans Brothers and In Living Color? In particular, one of their standout routines was the “Homeboy Shopping Network,” where two small-time hoods sold stuff off the back…

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The Yin and Yang of Home Defense

For those of you who’s only exposure to Eastern philosophy came from watching David Carradine just prior to reluctantly opening up a can of Oriental whoop-ass on some miscreant in…

Sunday Morning Funnies: (De)Motivational Posters

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Like motivational posters? Personally, I can’t stand ’em. They are to philosophical discourse what cotton candy is to the food pyramid. Having said that, I’m a huge fan of satire,…

Sorry I’m a little late. As I post this, it’s just about midnight, so I guess I’m in under the wire. At least in some time zones. Woulda gotten it posted sooner, but I was driving back from Dallas and my mini-vacation. (And a side note to the schmuck who keyed my dad’s van – the one with the WWII Vet and handicap plates – the Karma Police have an APB out for you. And I hope they force you to drink a litre of Diet Coke and force-feed you Mentos until your stomach explodes with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. Choke on it.)

Saturday Evening Post: Vampire Weekend – Giving Up the Gun

Sorry I’m a little late. As I post this, it’s just about midnight, so I guess I’m in under the wire. At least in some time zones. Woulda gotten it…

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Shootout at the Six Flags Corral

Howdy, Pardner. I’m actually on vacation (or as much of a vacation as I ever get/take). In this instance, I’m taking the Apple of My Eye (a.k.a.: my 12-year-old daughter)…