Articles by Lloyd Billingsley

The Time Has Come to ARM

ast week in St. Louis, an angry mob trespassed on the property of Mark and Patricia McCloskey and threatened harm to the couple. “I was a person scared for my life who was protecting my wife, my home, my hearth, my livelihood,” McCloskey told reporters, describing his state of mind as he brandished an AR-15 […]

John Roberts and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamer Robe

he U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ruling that the Trump Administration failed to comply with federal regulation procedures.  In an opinion for the 5-4 majority, Chief Justice John Roberts explained, “we address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation […]

Porklosi

peaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) calls it the “HEROES Act,” but $3,000,000,000,000.00 makes it clear that “ZEROES Act” would be more appropriate. Embattled taxpayers might wonder where Pelosi is sending all that money.  As CNBC explains, the $3 trillion package “includes funding for state and local governments, additional direct payments to Americans and […]

Veni Vidi Fauci

e have to get the schools open, we have to get our country open, we have to open our country. Now we want to do it safely, but we also want to do it as quickly as possible, we can’t keep going on like this.” That was President Trump in an interview on Thursday. By […]

The King Is Dead, Long Live the King

ichard Wayne Penniman, better known as “Little Richard,” died on Saturday at his Nashville home. He was 87. Millennials and such may be unaware of the man and the great American music he pioneered. As the big-band era of the 1940s began to wane, musicians opted for smaller combos. They pounded out a rollicking sound […]

There’s Something Happening Here

housands of flag-waving Californians descended upon the State Capitol Friday for a protest of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide stay-at-home lockdown order, which has caused millions of residents to lose their jobs and businesses,” wrote Katy Grimes in the California Globe. Down in Huntington Beach in Orange County, as Fox News explained, protesters were backing up […]

Newsomlini

ack in March, as CalMatters noted, California legislators “made $500 million available immediately and allowed [Governor Gavin] Newsom to spend up to $1 billion total,” and passed unanimously two bills “waiving a requirement that legislation must be in print for three days before lawmakers can act.” Legislators also suspended public hearings for at least a […]

Oh Say, Can UC?

he University of California, now with 10 campuses, long has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest research universities. Students, parents, and in particular distinguished UC alumni, might check out what is going now, as UC bosses “relax” admission requirements for fall 2020 “and future years as applicable,” as the office of the UC […]

OctoPelosi

ouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi turns 80 on Thursday. In the runup to that milestone, Pelosi launched impeachment proceedings against President Trump, who was duly acquitted. By way of follow-up, she decided to block the Senate’s coronavirus response package earlier this week, and on Monday offered a 1,200-page version of her own chock full of goodies […]

¿Quien es Mas Loathsome?

Back in the day, “Saturday Night Live” staged a game show posing the question: ¿Quien es mas macho? ¿Ricardo Montalban o Fernando Lamas? If memory serves, Fernando Lamas was un poquito mas macho. Thirty years down the road, SNL might try judging which Trump hater is more loathsome than the others. The field jostles with […]