Archive for August 2014

My long-held belief about gun control laws is vindicated by Frank Miniter

I have long believed that disarming citizens in any country has a perverse effect in the police forces of that country. As citizens become less armed, police become more heavily armed and more violent. Citizen/police contacts become more dangerous to citizens. When asked to explain the basis for this thing I strongly believe, I’ve had…

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What is Truth?

Truth is that which accords with reality. Those who claim there is no such thing as truth, or that there is only “my truth and your truth” do so because the truth doesn’t work for them. If the truth won’t advance one’s goals or if the truth hurts, then one might not seek the truth…

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Random Wisdom

From Random Thoughts by Thomas Sowell: One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that we at least know what the Democrats stand for, whether we agree with it or not. But, for Republicans, we have to guess. If politics were like sports, we could ask Israel to trade us Benjamin Netanyahu for…

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Is conservative or liberal wired into our brains?

In A Conflict of Visions Thomas Sowell offers a thesis that suggests we are all born with a tendency toward one of two basic belief systems, or “visions.”  Our vision is our world view. Our own personal way of looking at the world we live in, how we believe that world works. Sowell doesn’t separate…

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A good word to add to your vocabulary

hormesis hor·me·sis (hȯr-ˈmē-səs): a theoretical phenomenon of dose-response relationships in which something (as a heavy metal or ionizing radiation) that produces harmful biological effects at moderate to high doses may produce beneficial effects at low doses. —hor·met·ic \-ˈmet-ik\ adjective Salt, for example.  We must have salt to live, but a fairly low dose will do.…

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For liberals, government is the unicorn

The unicorn has all the powers you can imagine for it.  Liberals looks at government that way.  It can do anything they want it to do.  This is, of course, insane.  Government wrecks everything it touches because being a monopoly wherever it acts, it suffers no penalty for its failure. Without that necessary feedback loop…

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Sheriff Clarke Defeats Bloomberg!

This is soooo… delicious. Nannie Bloomberg dumped $150,000 into this sheriff’s race to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is widely rumored to have contributed $300,000 of his own money to defeat Clarke, although Abele has neither denied nor admitted this. That means he did. Bloomberg and Milwaukee’s leftist establishment…

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Ben Domenech on the libertarian moment

From The Libertarian Moment Can’t Just Be A Moment What Republicans have forgotten, or never really knew, is that the free market and constitutional republicanism and federalism (localism) were all specifically designed to empower the little people over the big. They can’t get it through their heads that, yes, the point of the Constitution and…

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Women who support the men’s rights movement

I used to read Mother Jones magazine, back in the days when I was an addled-brain liberal.  I haven’t touched that toxic left-wing rag for about 30 years.  But this article in the most recent issue seems to be fair treatment of a controversial subject:  The Men’s Rights Movement and the Women Who Love It. …

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