Archive for February 2014

When comedy was creative and clean…and funny

Today’s Wall Street Journal’s “Notable and Quotable” section on its Op-Ed page quotes the following from a 2003 memoir by comedian Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at age 91: Comedy reflects the culture it comes from. There once was, “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the show.” It’s now hi, how’s everybody doing? That’s…

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Is your intelligence level written in your genes?

Yes, according to a study we don’t need because anyone with half a brain already knows that intelligence is innate and does not depend on environment or nurture or education or anything else one can learn by training or experience. Judgment, on the other hand, is greatly affected by one’s upbringing, life experience and personality…

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Thinking about the big stuff

From Thomas Sowell’s latest column, “Random Thoughts:” Once, when I was teaching at an institution that bent over backward for foreign students, I was asked in class one day: “What is your policy toward foreign students?” My reply was: “To me, all students are the same. I treat them all the same and hold them…

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Kansas Senator Pat Roberts getting “Lugared” by Milton Wolf

Milton Wolf, M.D. (second cousin of Obama on Obama’s mother’s side) is mounting a primary challenge to Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas in the same manner as Richard Mourdock did to deliver a primary defeat to Indiana Senator Richard Lugar in 2012. That is, Wolf says Roberts doesn’t live in Kansas. His permanent residence…

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“Not even a smidgen of corruption in IRS scandal”

That’s what Obama told Bill O’Reilly in the Super Bowl Sunday interview.  But 100% of 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were Conservative. Just a coincidence, I guess.  Nah. I don’t believe in coincidences, not where Obama is concerned.  A lot more than a smidgen of corruption here.

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Democrats are waging a war on work

Democrats’ idiotic economic policies, of which Obamacare is the shining example, has destroyed job prospects for millions of Americans. (Obamacare, Work Killer) So the Democrats [led by Chuck Shumer, Nancy Pelosi and Jay Carney, with lots of help from their friends in the media] are doing what they usually do when they’ve laid an egg…

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Bill Clinton has a monkey on his back named Rand Paul — It’s about time

Why is Rand Paul attacking Bill Clinton about this sexual predations? Ann Althouse has thought of 4 reasons: 1. He believes in the principle of workplace equality and is dismayed at how predatory individuals seeking personal sexual pleasure have disrupted the meritocracy that should prevail. 2. Someone on the Republican side needs to be able…

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Republicans push for amnesty…

and step in it again…. U.S. Civil Rights Commission Warn That Amnesty Will Hurt Blacks “In light of recent debates on comprehensive immigration reform, we are writing to address a rarely-discussed effect of granting legal status or effective amnesty to illegal immigrants,” the three members wrote, Breitbart reported. “Such grants of legal status will likely…

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Wants, needs and logical fallacies

One of the worst logical fallacies that turns an argument upside down is when one side of the discussion attempts to shift the burden of proof away from where it belongs. If you can get away with it you gain the upper hand. For example, if I ask a woman why she needs so many…

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All the wind in wind energy is in the subsidies

Why Coloradans can’t depend on wind energy When Coloradans flip on their lights or crank up their heat, they expect their electricity to be affordable, and at the very least, reliable. But the state Legislature and Gov. John Hickenlooper are forcing the opposite on Colorado — expensive and unreliable wind energy. The wind lobby today…

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