Quote of the Day
"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
“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