‘Activists’ Gunning for Us

Larry ElderOP-EDLeave a Comment

Immediately after the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting came the calls for “common sense” gun control. The quest almost always begins with a reassurance that “no one wants to take away your guns.” Not everyone read the memo. Nelson Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc., the organization that became the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, in a 1976 interview … Read More

Twas a Grand Day

Robert L. RosebrockOP-ED1 Comment

Mr. Rosebrock

Fellow Americans and Friends of Veterans, Sunday’s 500th consecutive Veterans’ Rally was a special gathering except for when the VA police repeatedly patrolled back and forth from the Grand Lawn area — stalking, intimidating, harassing us. At least they didn’t come outside and intervene, their normal M.O. Eighty-six-year old Dave Culmer, 70 percent disabled Marine combat Veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, brought fresh … Read More

Feinstein Critics Have a Flat Tire

Thomas D. EliasOP-EDLeave a Comment

Ms. Feinstein

They see her as road-kill, the younger California Democrats hovering over longtime Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein just before and just after she announced her bid for election last week to a sixth term.   “She no longer reflects the experiences or core values of Californians…and she isn’t willing to step up and lead on resisting (President) Trump…” went one … Read More

A Failed Councilman

Daniel GussOP-EDLeave a Comment

@The Guss Report — How soon Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu forgets about a rash of burglaries and mail thefts that he and the LAPD ignored this year, all caught on video, in the Sherman Oaks area he represents. Or was the truth too inconvenient when Mr. Ryu made another vacuous presentation at Friday’s City Council meeting where he … Read More

Bigoted Lawyer Fired

Paul MirengoffOP-EDLeave a Comment

Ms. Geftman-Gold

In a world of blogging and social media, there are plenty of traps for the unwary corporate employee (as I know from experience). But for some events, the only appropriate responses are so obvious that even the unwary need not worry about being trapped. The Las Vegas shooting is an example. At this juncture, one either says nothing or expresses … Read More

Animation Festival

Michael BonitatisOP-EDLeave a Comment

Scene from ‘The Emoji Movie’

Animation Libation Studios and Animation magazine will present the World Animation Celebration international animated short film festival this weekend. Hosted by Sony Pictures Animation,  the Saturday and Sunday programs run from 11 until 7 in the Sony Animation studio lot in Culver City. The festival will showcase 150 animated shorts from 40 countries as well as industry panels, guest speakers, … Read More

Obama’s Lying Quartet

Scott JohnsonOP-EDLeave a Comment

Dr. Hanson

“Rarely has an intelligence apparatus engaged in systematic lying—and chronic deceit about its lying—both during and even after its tenure,” writes Victor Davis Hanson. “Yet the Obama administration’s four top security and intelligence officials time and again engaged in untruth, as if peddling lies was part of their job descriptions.” In his column “A lying quartet,” Dr. Hanson indicts Susan … Read More

This News May Cause You to Choke

Thomas D. EliasOP-EDLeave a Comment

Mr. Pruitt

Californians interested in keeping this state’s toughest-in-the-world standards for automotive pollution heaved a sigh of relief when the federal Environmental Protection Agency in early August reversed an earlier decision to delay imposition of new national ozone standards for at least a year. That move came after California and 15 other states sued to force EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to back … Read More

May I Tell You a Moving Story?

Mike HennesseyOP-EDLeave a Comment

Mike Hennessey

Dateline Dayton — When our granddaughter Heather moved here in May, the agreement she had with her mother was that she would get her own place. Darlene was ready for her to start looking as soon as she arrived. I pointed out that she would have a hard time finding an apartment without first landing a job.  Heather started her … Read More

I Was So Disappointed

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Mike Hennessey

Dateline Dayton — The Dayton Dragons baseball team is not doing well in the second half of the season. In last place, the Dragons have a record of 35 losses and 14 wins.  Even though they are not playing well, it’s still enjoyable to attend their games. Jose Siri has added to the excitement by hitting safely in 39 consecutive … Read More