-that we Americans support the spread of Democracy around the world – unless those people wind up electing someone who is against the United States. Better to have a friendly dictator than a hostile democracy. 

– that people sometimes speak of a person who has a “double standard” on some issue, but I suggest that such a person really has no standard at all.

– that there was much fuss about the high price of gasoline when President Bush was in office. Many suggested that the President had some say in the price of oil and that his “cronies” conspired with him to rip off American consumers. Now with a new President – but the same high gas prices – there must be some other cause.

– that the recent explanation of the cold and snowy winter this year could be plausible – that “climate change”, rather than “global warming” causes  more extremes in weather, whatever the season – and not just warming. This would have been more plausible though, if those same people had not, just a few years ago, predicted an end to snow and winter in general after a couple of warmer than normal winters. Hearing politicians tell anecdotes about the winters they had growing up and how they remember the weather being different is not helpful to a scientific mind.

– that banning high capacity magazines for firearms is a silly and ineffective way to end the bloodshed. Killing someone is already illegal in all 50 states with penalties ranging from life in prison to the death penalty. The suggestion that a new law will somehow make someone “think twice” is preposterous. Perhaps we should also then make it illegal to park in front of a bank if you intend to rob the bank. This might prevent the driver of a getaway car from pulling up in front of the bank for fear of a parking summons going on his permanent record. 

– that there are people who publicly proclaim that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being gay or being a Muslim but then threaten to sue for defamation of character if someone calls them either.

– that merely being a “good idea” is the gauge by which many judge a new law’s validity. The argument often focuses on how the law might help people or harm people but what is forgotton is whether or not it is allowed by the  Constitution.