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
Category Archives: Civics
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?
…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
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?
Ben Shapiro has an excellent piece on ObaMao’s War HERE.
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
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.)
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
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
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
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://22.214.171.124/ 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
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.
In addition to thousands of heavily-armed police and troops, six goldfish will put their lives on the line to safeguard world leaders at this week’s G-20 summit in the South Korean capital, officials said Tuesday. You can’t make this … Continue reading
President Obama thinks nobody is really mad about what he’s done, they just want a little soothing syrup on it. He promises better speeches to describe the same old soggy dish the dogs won’t touch.
In fairness, this isn’t happening in Illinois only. But the irony is too delicious not to observe that in the Land of Lincoln, the votes of jailbirds are more important than the votes of soldiers. Explain to me how an … Continue reading
Who better to explain the fraud of Obamacare than ObaMao’s second cousin, Dr. Milton Wolf? In this Washington Times editorial piece, Dr. Wolf punches straight through to the core of deceit of Obamacare, identifying in clear language the cynical, intentional … Continue reading
Unemployment figures misreported; media absent from story (as usual.) Guess what? Unemployment is actually at 10.1%. Don’t expect to see this story reported in traditional media. They continue to slurp the oily Kool Aid being poured by the professional liars … Continue reading
Tony Blankley (one of my favorite scribblers) correctly analyzes the hatred of the Tea Party by Ruling Elites of all stripes, and describes how the resurgence of the Middle Class in America is being manifested in the movement. “What we … Continue reading
We who have lived all of our lives at the top of the world’s food chain find it difficult (or impossible) to contemplate it NOT being so. However, I may yet outlive America’s reign at the pinnacle. More often now, … Continue reading
Well, that depends on what the meaning of the word “brink” is. I doubt I’ll live to see the civil disorder/chaos/open combat/military dictatorship phases. The revolution itself has already begun, of course, though it’s not widely recognized as such. We’re … Continue reading
…doesn’t exist. Never has, never will. So it shouldn’t surprise us that Linda Douglass, former network reporter who became slavishly devoted to ObaMao while attached to his campaign, then went to work in his Ministry of Truth to dispense reams … Continue reading
The people of Chicago (and Illinois in general for that matter) seem to have a limitless appetite for corruption and stupidity in government. I have no doubt that Emanuel will succeed in his quest to rule over Chicago. He will … Continue reading
What a bunch of bullshit. “In the video, turbaned men are seen gathered around a woman with a black hood over her head. They then hurl large rocks at her head until she lies motionless. The TV station said she … Continue reading
Apparently you can’t be “just a little bit pregnant.” Makes sense to me. So why is it so hard for people (especially our fearless leaders) to understand that you can’t be “just a little bit bankrupt.” “America is very close … Continue reading
I’ve always thought that Zoe Lofgren (D – CA) radiated the sort of bovine stupidity that George W. Bush was accused of throughout his political career. My judgment seems to be validated by her recent hosting of Stephen Colbert before … Continue reading
Do you think we could get Vaclav Klaus to run for President of the United States? I mean, he’s not a citizen, but I don’t think Americans care much about that anymore, or any OTHER constitutional restraints on government. I’m … Continue reading
In an exclusive interview with National Journal on Thursday, Shepard Fairey expressed his disappointment with the president — a malaise that seems representative of many Democrats who had great expectations for Obama. Your might say that the HOPE guy now … Continue reading
Ever wonder what our major cities would look like if painted in the colors of our racial divisions? Eric Fischer has provided these maps. “I was astounded by Bill Rankin’s map of Chicago’s racial and ethnic divides and wanted to … Continue reading
Obama Stimulus Made Economic Crisis Worse, `Black Swan’ Author Taleb Says: “Obama did exactly the opposite of what should have been done,” Taleb said yesterday in Montreal in a speech as part of Canada’s Salon Speakers series. “He surrounded himself … Continue reading
The Forgotten Man You can get a print of this for as little as $29 on McNaughton’s website, and/or you can click on the painting on his main page to open up a zoom window that will let you mouse-over … Continue reading
Some excerpts and information gleaned from Bob Woodward’s new ObaMao book (Obama’s Wars) indicates just how uneasy his relationships with our military leaders are, and seems to indicate that the feelings are mutual. I would never enrich Woodward by purchasing … Continue reading