Cheyenne’s “Economic Development Officer” Position Needs the Axe

By Bradley Harrington “Growth requires four ingredients: Domestic private investment, sound money, private property and free markets.” — Mark Thorton, “The Ingredients of Economic Growth,” 2014 — Since we’ve been discussing the “economic development” racket for the last few rants, what better place to land next than the City of …

The Baby Bird Syndrome

by Mike Pyatt The Robin family moved into my wife’s hanging plant about a month ago. It has been both marvelous and humorous up close and personally observing the birthing process of baby birds. Neither of us are ornithologist, if so, we’d call them Turdus migratorius, a migratory songbird. We’ve …

Towering Moral Problem of the Day

by Mike Pyatt My generation’s prone to be lugubrious when examining our shifting cultural and moral landscape, understanding the consequences of its end, if drastic measures aren’t forthcoming. It isn’t a generational curse, as it may appear. Younger citizens, who’ve assiduously contemplated that the erosion of individual liberty, reach similar …

Other “Gods” Come And Go!

by Mike Pyatt Facedown. That’s where a massive 38 feet tall bronze covered statue of the “Goddess of Mercy” landed, after doing a face dive in Okinawa, Japan, that didn’t survive Typhoon Trami. Also known as “Mother of Mercy,” Buddhist statue Kannon Same, stood there to “answer request of her …

Among Our Threats

by Mike Pyatt Expanding on my earlier Facebook post last week “Indulge Me Please” there’s more to say. The main thrust of that post was that within the last month in the U.S., we’ve graduated more than three million students from high schools and colleges, including those who’ve endured the …