Archive for May 2013

Sullivan Ballou Letter of July 14,1861

I should have posted this yesterday, Memorial Day.  Mike Rosen read it yesterday on his radio show.  You cannot…cannot read this letter, or listen to it read, without choking up.  Especially with violins in the background.  Even though you cannot, you must:

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The New York Post is the last newspaper in America

The rest can no longer be considered newspapers because they are not engaged in journalism, but rather exist as a booster club for the Democrat party, its constituents and big money donors.  This story in the New York Post is what newspapers used to do. [Public] Union fat cat Mark Rosenthal spends more time sleeping…

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Colorado dodged a huge bullet today

The Colorado Supreme Court in a 4-2 decision (one Justice abstaining) overturned the Denver District Court in the K-12 school funding case, Lobato v. Colorado.  The Court held: The public school financing system enacted by the General Assembly complies with the Colorado Constitution. It is rationally related to the constitutional mandate that the General Assembly…

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Correlation or Causation?

You may say this is correlation but the obvious causation is that as fewer people use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer fewer people are driven to murder.

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The rise of the fourth branch of government

George Washington University Professor Jonathan Turley writing in the Washington Post: There were times this past week when it seemed like the 19th-century Know-Nothing Party had returned to Washington. President Obama insisted he knew nothing about major decisions in the State Department, or the Justice Department, or the Internal Revenue Service. The heads of those…

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The failure of multiculturalism makes a spectacular showing in Stockholm

The suicide of the West… From RT News (RT, also known as Russia Today, is an international English Language Russian-based television network): “In Sweden you’ve got welfare, access to the educational system – up to university level, you got access to public transport, libraries, healthcare – to everything. And still they feel that they [immigrants]…

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If liberals will think about this, it will make their heads explode

On the recent closure of 49 public schools in Chicago, Black and Blue in Chicago Rather than focus on the school closures, angry residents should look at the blue policies that brought the city to this point. Years of broken and corrupt politics have left the city with a $1 billion budget deficit, a soaring…

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Low Information TV Reporters

This statement about Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who is a Republican, was made by 9News reporter Brandon Rittiman in Denver: Gessler is a polarizing figure in Colorado politics. As Secretary of State, he’s waged a campaign to snuff out potential voter fraud by targeting people who may [be] non-citizens and hence ineligible to…

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