Monday, December 30, 2013

The “Mommy Wars” Are Over

Women used to be faced with a dilemma: forgo a career to stay at home and raise children, or sacrifice the upbringing of your children in order to pursue a career. Since the 1960’s, feminists and conservatives have sparred over this choice. Feminists criticized mothers who stayed at home, claiming women could instead “have it all;” pursue a career while putting their kids in daycare. Conservatives criticized women who put their career first, correctly observing that a parent in the home raising the children is better for the children. This debate was known as the “mommy wars.”

The war is now essentially over and the feminists have won, although not because they were more persuasive. Only 12 percent of moms believe that working full time is an ideal situation for children, and 74 percent of adults say that mothers working outside the home makes it harder to raise children. About half of adults surveyed believe that children are better off if the mother does not work.

Yet today, only three in ten mothers do not work outside the home. The reason the feminists have won is because it is now difficult for men - as well as women - to make enough money from one job to support the entire family. As economic conditions continue to spiral down under Obama, employers have been forced to cut jobs, hours and benefits. Jobs that used to pay decently have been replaced by free student labor, or “internships.” Most parents are lucky to find  full-time jobs that pay slightly better than minimum wage. There are fewer people working now than anytime within the past 35 years; only 63 percent of working-age Americans are in the workforce. At the same time, the cost of healthcare, gas, food and other necessities continues to increase. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ted Nugent Uncensored: Western Shooting Journal interviews the Nuge about guns, hunting and rock’n’roll

I was fortunate recently to have a chance to interview Ted Nugent, the American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. “The Nuge” has sold more than 40 million albums of classic rock and performed more than 6,500 concerts, singing and playing guitar.

Read the interview

I will be on Talking Guns With Kate today with other gun gals

KFNX's Kate Krueger will be blasting off about guns today with me and other women in the gun industry. Listen live here from 12-1pm Arizona time (11-12pm PST), or locally in Phoenix at 960am. I will post the podcast later in this post.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from Western Shooting Journal and IC Arizona!

My husband found this classic old 1987 video of Ted Nugent singing with David Letterman. Letterman is not really singing....

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Russell Pearce launches radio show

For Immediate Release: Contact: Sean McCaffrey
December 12, 2013 (602) 885-5815

The Russell Pearce Show launches on 960 The Patriot
Arizona’s leading conservative hits weekend primetime

(Phoenix, AZ)—The Russell Pearce Show will officially launch on 960am The Patriot, serving the Phoenix media market and also available live online to a national audience. 960am The Patriot is owned by Salem Communications, a prominent national Christian and conservative media and publishing company which 99 radio stations in 38 markets, and the conservative blogs and

The Russell Pearce Show will air live in prime time on Saturdays from 7:00PM to 8:00PM, immediately following Liberty Storm with Shane Krauser, and will feature weekly guests and take calls from listeners. The audience call-in number is (602) 508-0960.

“I am thrilled to once again bring a strong conservative voice to Arizona’s airwaves,” said Russell Pearce. “And I’m excited to continue being a thorn in the side of liberals who think America’s best days are long gone. They’re wrong. Our nation is worth fighting for and Arizona conservatives are proof.”

The Russell Pearce Show will soon launch a corresponding website, Facebook and Twitter page, and Pearce said he would continue his state and national speaking engagements to further energize conservatives in 2014 and beyond.

“The looney left will try to lie, cheat and steal to keep what power they’ve got,” Pearce said. “What I want to do, what my show is all about, is getting people motivated, energized and excited about America again. Let the liberals whine and cry. We’ve got real work to do, so tune in, call in, and let’s make our voices heard!”

Russell Pearce served in the Arizona legislature for eleven years, most recently as President of the Arizona State Senate in 2011. Sen. Pearce is widely regarded as the dean of Arizona’s legislative conservatives and today maintains a close watch over the state capitol. He authored/sponsored Arizona’s SB 1070, as well as the Arizona Fair and Legal Workers Act, Prop. 200 requiring proof of citizenship to vote, a constitutional amendment making English Arizona’s official language, Arizona’s Freedom to Carry Act, and numerous key laws and initiatives. Pearce served in several positions in state government, prior to which he served in Arizona law enforcement for twenty three years, and as Sheriff Arpaio’s Chief Deputy. His previous radio show, Conservatives Lead with Russell Pearce, was a top-rated call-in program in Arizona for more than a year.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Millennials Finally Turn Against Obama, Want Recall

A majority of 18-to-24-year-olds now say they would recall Obama as president if they could. It is finally happening; young people who overwhelmingly supported Obama are now turning away from him in droves. The hope and change he promised never materialized, instead replaced with deteriorating conditions.

A new poll from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found that Millennial approval of Obama has dipped to the lowest ever, at 41 percent. Their dissatisfaction with Obama now mirrors the rest of the country. Similarly, 56 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 disapprove of Obamacare, compared to only 39 percent who support it. The younger Millennials are becoming increasingly less Democratic. Of those age 18 to 24, 31 percent identify as Democrats and 25 percent as Republicans.

This is occurring in part because the entry level jobs they are qualified for are drying up and turning into free internships. Paid internships are becoming a rarity. Millennials are realizing the Occupy Wall Street movement’s demands only succeeded in making things worse for them. Fast food workers striking for higher wages is hurting, not helping them. Instead of having a good shot at what used to be plentiful fast-food jobs, young people are finding themselves replaced by fast-food ordering kiosks. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Western Shooting Journal to interview top celebs at our SHOT Show booth! Joe Mantegna, Louise Mandrell, Doug Koenig and more

From our forthcoming January 2014 SHOT Show issue. We have just started lining up interviews, check back often for updates! Top Shot Dustin Ellerman and Extreme Shooting star Patrick Flanigan are the latest two confirmations…click image to enlarge.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

NFL Rejects Super Bown Ad Due To Subtle Second Amendment Reference

Marty Daniel of Daniel Defense/Fox News Insider
Who would have thought a TV commercial would be rejected for subtly promoting one of our constitutional rights? Not just any right, either, but one so important the Founding Fathers codified it as the Second Amendment to our Constitution. Daniel Defense, which manufactures AR-15 parts and accessories, submitted a commercial for the February 2, 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII to be played in New Jersey at the Meadowlands, which would be broadcast worldwide. The ad did not mention guns or ammo. The National Football League(NFL) doesn’t just prohibit guns in commercials, it goes beyond its own policies to stamp out anything remotely construed as related to the firearms industry.
The ad is relatively benign – nothing like the violence seen on many video game ads common on television today. It features a man coming home to his wife and baby, while narrating how he takes care of them and no one should tell him he can’t protect them. At the end, the logo for Daniel Defense briefly appears featuring the silhouette of an AR-15. Guns are never mentioned.
The NFL’s guidelines for commercials state, “Firearms, ammunition or other weapons are prohibited; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunitions (e.g. outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons.”
After the ad was rejected, Daniel Defense, which sells other kinds of products besides firearms, revised it to remove the gun logo at the end and replace it with the American flag – yet the NFL still refused to run it. By not following their own guidelines, it became painfully clear that someone running the NFL has an anti-gun agenda, or perhaps one of the media conglomerates that airs the Super Bowl, like Comcast, is putting pressure on the organization. Comcast reportedly refused to air ads from two stores that sold guns earlier this year, due to a change in its policy after the Newtown school shooting. One was a pawn shop and the other also sold archery equipment.

Monday, December 9, 2013

High School Sex Ed Indoctrination Reaching Dangerous Levels

I was astonished recently when one of my stepdaughters arrived home from public high school in Washington state with a red ribbon painted on her cheek. Sex education in the schools – which conservatives have tried to limit to abstinence-only – has now gone well beyond simple education. Today's students are being coerced into promoting and acting out the politically correct views taught them. It is being done so sneakily, using the authoritative stamp of approval by the public schools, that even my conservatively raised children were cajoled into participating.
There was no way to pull your child out of the day-long event. The entire school “celebrated” HIV/AIDs Awareness.” A student group formed to educate other students about AIDs was responsible for putting on the event, and took over the front part of the school with tables and displays. On the tables were baskets of mint-flavored condoms, and students working the tables encouraged others passing by to take them.
Every few seconds, a loud gong would sound and someone would announce, “Every 12 seconds, someone is infected with AIDs, and every 16 seconds, someone dies from AIDs.” The windows throughout the school were covered with HIV/AIDs awareness messages and posters were plastered on the walls. Almost every light throughout the hallways was turned off for further dramatic effect. The main staircase inside the school was covered with red ribbons. There was a giant wheel that students were encouraged to spin in order to see what disease they would contract. Students were lured into spinning it with the promise of a prize.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Your humble editor makes "The Best Conservative Columnists of 2013"

Thanks to John Hawkins of Right Wing News for the honor of making his Top 50 list this year. Of course, the only problem with the list is Hawkins himself isn't in it!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DUI Checkpoints: Yay or Nay?

DUI sobriety checkpoints, also known as roadblocks, are one of those things that sound good until you think it through. No one wants drunk drivers on the road. But no one wants texters or people eating lunch on the road, either, which are even more dangerous. In order to catch the latter two, it would be necessary to set up video cameras either alongside the road or inside cars. Every year, several states that prohibit DUI checkpoints consider passing legislation to permit them. These laws are usually championed by Democrats.
Motorists engage in secondary behavior during approximately half of their time on the road. Hands-free mobile phone conversations are legal all around the country, but slow reaction times by a significant 26.5 percent, according to a study from the UK. Eating slows reaction times by up to 44 percent. Drivers who text slow their reaction times by 37.4 percent. In contrast, drivers at the legal limit for alcohol in the UK, which is .08 BAC, only demonstrated a 12.5 percent increase in reaction time. The National Highway Administration finds this disparity to be even greater, surmising that driving a vehicle while texting is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated.
This becomes even more troublesome when it is taken into consideration that some states don’t require a minimum BAC level for a DUI; the violation level is “impaired to the slightest degree.” Someone who blows a .03 BAC level may be perfectly capable of driving safely, but the laws as drafted in many states do not distinguish. If caught at a DUI checkpoint, even though the driver has not made a single driving error, the driver can likely expect to be fully prosecuted with little chance of escaping the draconian consequences of a DUI conviction.