Birds incinerated by solar farms in California

By Steve McGough | April 9, 2014 |

Not unexpected. After reading the headlines, are ya having flashbacks of playing with a magnifying glass when you were a kid? A report released by the National Fish & Wildlife Forensics Laboratory indicates birds and insects are being torched by massive mirrors at solar plants in southern California.

Missouri taking back state’s rights on gun control

By Steve McGough | April 4, 2014 |

This is somewhat interesting step for states looking to take back powers not prescribed in the US Constitution from the federal government.

Biden: Illegal aliens are already American citizens

By Steve McGough | March 28, 2014 |

This is unprecedented. This man is one heartbeat or impeachment/conviction vote from the Oval Office and he’s claiming illegal aliens – in his mind – are all American citizens. Not residents mind you, but citizens. Does he know the difference? He thinks they should all be able to immediately vote … the ultimate dream for…

Ethics: Reid campaign handed $31,000 to granddaughter for “gifts”

By Steve McGough | March 27, 2014 |

Legal nepotism. This is another perfect story to fit in with my Symptom of the Disease series. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wanted to thank supporters during the holidays by using campaign funds to buy them gifts. Does he go off to Kohls to buy a few inexpensive fleece blankets? Nope, he asked his artist granddaughter…

Oh great… Now 68% of Americans view Russia as unfriendly or enemy

By Steve McGough | March 27, 2014 |

President Obama was doing so well when it came to American perception of Russia, but it was all smoke and mirrors. The Hillary Clinton “Reset” is a total failure. Our perceived weakness got this ball rolling, I’m just wondering where it will stop.

Does a higher minimum wage effect job stability?

By Steve McGough | March 26, 2014 |

Jim asked me to reference this article as he plans to discuss it on the big radio show this morning between 9 a.m. and noon on WTIC. The minimum wage has been a frequent topic here at RVO, and this story illustrates another – yet foreign – example.

Some states blocking Tesla from selling cars through stores

By Steve McGough | March 13, 2014 |

Tesla has a different business model when selling cars. Similar to Microsoft and Apple, they are opening up their own stores in states to sell cars. No dealerships. Of course, car dealer organizations and their lobbyists don’t like this “cut out the middle man” approach, so they want states to ban the stores from selling…

Colorado not as dope as we thought?

By Steve McGough | March 11, 2014 |

Regulate it and tax it! In the official proposal dated Feb. 18, Colorado’s  Gov. John Hickenlooper requested an additional $28 million in state funding for regulation of pot in the state for the time period July 2013 through July 2015 (two fiscal years). There was already $29 million allocated for enforcement and public safety in 2013.…

Think Progress notes Chipotle’s “climate change” reference, ignores “government regulations” in annual report

By Steve McGough | March 4, 2014 |

When a company files an annual report with the SEC, they cover every possibility to ensure they will not be sued by investors. You know … “prior results are not an indicator of future earnings.” But since Chipotle mentioned climate change in their annual report, Think Progress felt the need to inform the world we might…

So what was in Arizona’s SB 1062 “Anti-Gay” bill?

By Steve McGough | March 3, 2014 |

Have you read the Arizona “anti-gay” bill? I learned the bill was a total of two pages, so I figured I would go and read the legislation. I’m not going to copy and paste it here since it would take me 20 minutes to format it properly, so click here, read the legislation and come right…