Archive for November 2011

Take Your Pick

The Republican nomination for president seems to have winnowed down to three:  Gingrich, Cain and Romney. Oh, gees.  It’s a little like being told you must go on a blind date with one of these three women:  Rosie O’Donnell, Janine Garofalo, or Joy Behar.  What would you do?  I’d jump off a cliff. Gingrich is…

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Quote of the Day

Crowds always, and individuals as a rule, stand in need of ready-made opinions on all subjects. The popularity of these opinions is independent of the measure of truth or error they contain, and is solely regulated by their prestige. — Gustave Le Bon in his 1895 classic The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind…

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The Real Reason Liberals Viscerally Loathe Herman Cain

Understanding why liberals and Democrats loathe Herman Cain requires one to first understand and then recognize a basic fact of human psychology that is, I think, universal in all human populations. It is the same psychic event that makes divorces nasty. We reserve our greatest hatred for people we once loved or cared about after…

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The Tea Party of Great Britain — If There is Such a Thing

That would be the UKip, the UK Independent Party led by Nigel Farage.  This man is a rarity in Britain, a rarity in all of Europe for that matter, for he is a man with tremendous cojones even though he has only one.  The other was lost to cancer years ago.  He has also survived…

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Britain’s National Hell Service — Death Panels

In England the staff of each hospital decides on its own to designate a patient with a “do not resuscitate” order without knowledge or consent from the patient or the family. Sometimes mistakes are made and a patient who should not be so designated because their health is not bad enough will be given a…

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Weak Men, Strong Women

Crime fiction writer Andrew Klaven goes off on how conservatives should give the business to Herman Cain on the sexual misconduct allegations being hurled at him from the left-wing media. In Why We Should Be Unfair to Herman Cain he writes: And yes, it’s unfair. But there’s a reason it’s unfair—a reason it should be…

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Why Can’t Any of the GOP Candidates Give A Speech This Good?

Mickey Kaus asks “Have any of the actual GOP candidates given a speech as good as Sarah Palin’s “crony capitalism” talk in Iowa on September 3?”  My answer is a resounding no.  The problem may be a lack of conviction to anything other than the desire to get elected. Below is a sample of Palin’s labor day weekend speech…

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Why Big Government Is Bad Government

Repost from February 11, 2011: Economics 101 from the Center For Freedom and Prosperity: For a lesson in how prosperity can be unleashed when government is restricted to doing those things a government ought to do and little of what it ought not do, see The Wisdom That Built Hong Kong’s Prosperity, by Nancy DeWolf…

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Preserving Disorder

Most people living a peaceful and orderly  existence don’t know how suddenly that order can disappear and anarchy take over. Sometimes it is catastrophic occurrences such as hurricane Andrew, a category 5 hurricane that swept across South Florida in 1992 leaving massive destruction.  Looting quickly broke out and a mob of at least 100 people…

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