Archive for November 2011

Conservatives Should Be Wary of Newt Gingrich

There are several well known reasons to be wary of Newt Gingrich.  His support for health care mandates and his chummy relationship with health care radical Dr. Donald Berwick, for example.  No one, absolutely no one with any knowledge of Newt Gingrich, should expect a repeal of Obamacare should Newt Gingrich be the next president. Then…

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Google Dumps Green Energy Investment

I thought commercial wind turbines cost about a million dollars each to get up and running and ready to catch the wind.  I didn’t even consider the added cost of getting the electricity transported to the electrical grid.  Now I find I was wrong on the cost, it’s more like $3.5 million per wind turbine.…

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If You Will Read Only One Book on Politics — Read This One

Professor Bainbridge calls it “the politics book you must read.” The book description at Amazon says: One of the biggest scandals in American politics is waiting to explode: the full story of the inside game in Washington shows how the permanent political class enriches itself at the expense of the rest of us. Insider trading…

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A Young Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman Take on the Fatuous Bromides of Frances Fox Piven — and Demolish Them

I remember watching this on television in 1980.  It was part of Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose series.  This video clip demonstrates two opposing points of view between liberals and conservatives. Piven says “people are born into this world and into a certain status,” and hopelessly stay there, she thinks. Of course, American Exceptionalism is…

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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1789

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee…

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The Real Story of Thanksgiving

The real story of Thanksgiving is about the Pilgrims experiment with communism, or “communalism” as it would have been called at the time, its utter failure and replacement with capitalism, and the prosperity that followed. From Kayleigh McEnany: We were all taught about the Pilgrims and Indians, but most of us do not know the…

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Dog Shoots Man Story

Junior high school math teacher Steve Coburn and his buddy Jeff Reiley, a counselor at the same middle school in Driggs, Idaho, were duck hunting.  When they were done hunting they laid their 12-gauge shotguns on the floor between the seats of their extended cab pickup.  The shotguns were loaded with safeties on, or so…

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Here’s Why We’re Psychologically Screwed Up For The Age We Live In

It’s because our brains began evolving about 2 million years ago, around the time Australopithecus became extinct and Hominids started the journey from Homo Habilis to Homo Erectus, and finally to Homo Sapiens (us). Two million years is roughly 100,000 human generations. Agriculture arose only about 500 generations ago. All hominids were hunter-gatherers before that.…

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