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"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable"
-– H.L. Mencken
Author Archives: Mike St James
Originally posted on Pitching Liberty:
I spent a few hours this morning reviewing the specific policy proposals on the candidate websites of Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ted Cruz. It was a valuable experience and I would recommend…
In my 17th year, I remember striding through 18 inches of fresh powder in the 304th Signal Bn HQ & HQ company motor pool in Seoul, Korea. It had been snowing all day. It was about 0200 hrs. on Christmas … Continue reading
William F. Buckley observed that progs claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. One of the most aggravating attributes displayed by them is their … Continue reading
Watchdog Dads: A Proposal for the Meaningful Protection of Children and Staff from Extraordinary Violence at Public Schools
Introduction: In addition to being intellectually vacant, I find the current arguments for additional gun controls to be cynical and worse, destructive to the goal of providing meaningful protection for our children at school. The common sense solution is immediately … Continue reading
I’ve always said it. Always. Explain this, then: OBAMA’S RING: ‘THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH’ One more thing hanging out there with no earthly explanation that makes sense (other than the simplest one of all.) As WND reported in … Continue reading
Did you miss THIS one?
This is who they are.
…and why it is absurd, fraudulent and corrupt. Read this if you want to very quickly understand the relationship between U3 (government fraud) and CIVPART (Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate.) Want a lower U3 rate for the upcoming election? Simple: … Continue reading
In the 11 swing states, Mitt Romney earns 49% support to Obama’s 47%. One percent (1%) likes another candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. “This is the first time Romney has led the daily Swing State Survey since September … Continue reading
Why he’s falling apart – Daily News – Jim Geraghty “His defense of his record is exceptionally weak, his effort to define Mitt Romney is nearly exhausted, and his vision for the next four years — perhaps the most important … Continue reading
Gallup: “The lack of face-validity of the government’s unemployment numbers creates major problems, particularly during a presidential election year. The situation is worsened by the huge number of complex adjustments made to the data. Rather than debate whether something is … Continue reading
Garbage in, garbage out. – John Podhoretz damns current polling. We are buried in stinky polls of questionable value.
Thanks for the warning. Some of this is union huffery-puffery, but Detroit has the highest homicide rate and is considered the most violent city in the country. DETROIT (WWJ) – The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe … Continue reading
THEIR Samuel L. Jackson Video The little girl in this video must be Amy Carter’s daughter or granddaughter; remember when, as an elementary schoolgirl, she had those oh-so-probing discussions with her father (you remember Jimmah, don’t you?) about the dangers of … Continue reading
All of the differences boil down to this one foundational fact: Mitt Romney is what he is; a real man with a real and verifiable past. The sign over the door through which he entered the debate forum last night said “Clear … Continue reading
“We’re all born idiots.” Why do we let 18-year-olds vote?
California Teachers: “Free Mumia!” Thirty years after murdering Philadelphia policeman Daniel J. Faulkner, ex-Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal is still breathing your air and eating your food. The California Federation of Teachers wants him free. Why would you expose your kids … Continue reading
Ben Shapiro has an excellent piece on ObaMao’s War HERE.
With every economic and national security indicator pointing to the need for immediate approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project, ObaMao has decided instead to placate environmentalist fanatics by moving decision on the project beyond the next election. Canada’s Prime … Continue reading
It’s clear from the polls and other analysis that conservative Americans don’t want a pale, purpley candidate to run against ObaMao. (See the BLUE area of the simplified political chart? It’s where Romney lives.) We All Liked Ike, but Mitt Doesn’t Fit. Different … Continue reading
Why do I keep coming back to this Shakespeare line? It was only a matter of time; now we have the first politician (Democrat – what else) suing his critics for “loss of livelihood” owing to his defeat at the … Continue reading
Remember Jimmah Carter’s “malaise” speech, wherein he blamed the electorate for his miserable, destructive, incompetence? What does THIS remind you of? “We have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge,” President Obama … Continue reading
Substitute the United States of America for what Greenspan refers to as “Southern Europe” and China for what he refers to as “Northern Europe” and think about what happens here when the “North” stops subsidizing the “excess consumption” of the “South.” Greenspan … Continue reading
” …but no good for the civilized world can come from the deposition of Hosni Mubarak.” Me, in this blog, 2011.01.30 Told you so…and no; I don’t hate to say it. I believe that all history is cyclic, not linear or … Continue reading
Mark Steyn summed it up in the opening pages of his new book After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, writing “The existential questions for America loom not decades hence, but right now. It is not that we are on a … Continue reading
“If U.S. involvement in the civil war in Libya does not constitute a war as defined by the War Powers Act, why are the troops conducting operations there receiving imminent danger pay? And now that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has … Continue reading
The NEXT thing we do, let’s kill all the patent trolls. The blood being sucked by these takers from the makers would fill the Great Basin. (Title quote from Act IV, Scene II, King Henry VI, William Shakespeare.)
Blind Faith. A testament to the ignorance and gullibility of “True Believers.” Pick an ideology; any will do. For True Believers, faith must substitute for critical thinking. It’s stupid. It’s lazy. It’s obscene. It’s how a communist apologist for Islam … Continue reading
Well, I guess he would know, huh? Eli Shaked, a former Israeli ambassador to Cairo, offered a grim assessment Sunday in the daily Yediot Ahronot. “The assumption at present is that Mubarak’s regime is living on borrowed time, and that … Continue reading
You have to get outside the spongy corona of our self-adoring domestic media organizations to get an honest picture of what is happening to us in the eyes of the world. “Jimmy Carter will go down in American history as … Continue reading
As predicted, the anger in Egypt is beginning to focus on Israel and The United States. “Go Away Mubarak, you are from the Americans!” It was inevitable, wasn’t it?
Doing the same things and expecting different results: yes, it’s insane, but governments revel in their eagerness to repeat mistakes again and again. I’ve concluded that it’s often intentional. Our political and bureaucratic apparatchiks are supposedly drawn from our “best … Continue reading
We could do worse. LOTS worse. No bowing and scraping before Hu Jintao or other world leaders for THIS American. On China: “These are not our friends. These are our enemies. These are not people that understand niceness. And the … Continue reading
Why would Jim Beeland Rogers, Jr., – one of America’s most prescient and successful investors – sell his New York City mansion for $16m and move himself, his family, and his life to Singapore at age 65? Why is his … Continue reading
Duh. Some us have been warning of this for YEARS. “US defence secretary Robert Gates says China’s rapidly developing defence capabilities are worrisome to the US.” “They [China] clearly have potential to put some of our capabilities at risk,” Gates … Continue reading
In another story of hard-working illegal alien Mexicans coming to America to realize their dreams, the Ogden Standard Examiner reports on 2010.12.23 that Felipe Casas-Zavala, 32, Roberto Mora, 41, Jesus Dominguez, 43, and Omar Palomares, 34, have been arrested on … Continue reading
One-night stands – how NOT to do them in Sweden Assange speaks for himself… In The Australian In The Sidney Morning Herald
THESE guys are our “fearless leaders”? Mitch McConnell says…pretty much nothing. Does it take courage to jump on a passing bandwagon? Maybe we can come up with a new National Civilian Freedom Award for guys like Mitch McConnell who bravely … Continue reading
Gingrich: Leaks show Obama administration ‘shallow,’ ‘amateurish’ Newt gets it PARTLY right: “You have a private first class who downloads a quarter million documents, and the system doesn’t say, ‘Oh, you may be over extended?’ I mean, this is a … Continue reading
I try never to miss a column or a media appearance by this great man. “More than two centuries ago, Edmund Burke warned about the dangers of new people with new power. This administration, only halfway through its term, has … Continue reading
Michael Reagan. If you’ve heard the thick, slurred intonations of Michael Reagan on his radio show or during one of his increasingly infrequent “Political Consultant” guest spots on TV, it will help you understand why I am so gratified that … Continue reading
WikiLeaks raw IP address: http://220.127.116.11/ Update: 2010.12.11 18:08GMT – Wikileaks is currently mirrored on 1697 sites. Governments, groups, agents, and/or individuals are doing their best to make WikiLeaks inaccessible by disrupting domain name service for the site and by conducting … Continue reading
(Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term.) “It doesn’t take a bureaucrat long to create an empire.” “If Americans were more thoughtful and less gullible, they might wonder why all the emphasis on … Continue reading
Road Rage: Yogurt vs. Handgun Funny part: Gun brandisher charged with misdemeanor; yogurt thrower charged with FELONY “throwing missile at vehicle.” You can’t make this stuff up.
SPIEGEL: Last week, the US Federal Reserve Bank decided to flood the economy with $600 billion in new money. Will this stimulate the economy as hoped? Schäuble: I seriously doubt that it makes sense to pump unlimited amounts of money … Continue reading
Goony fascist Michael Bloomberg spends $370,000 of your dollars attacking salty soup. Mayor Bloomberg’s latest health campaign — cutting salt intake — has targeted soup as one of the big sodium offenders to be taken down with new city ads.