Archive for October 2014

Human Beings Are Extremists By Nature

People can become true believers in the cause du jour and turn what might have been a modest movement to reform some mistake or misjudgment into an insane crusade to upend all reason and logic. Examples abound, from the Salem witch trials in the 1690’s to the child sexual abuse hysteria of the 1980’s and…

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Looking for an honest Democrat: two found

Greek philosopher Diogenes lived 51 years, from 404 BC to 323 BC and founded the Greek philosophy of Cynicism. In his time he was thought of as a “crank” for his strange eccentricities. He would carry a lantern in the in the daytime and when asked why he would say, “I’m just looking for an…

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Pearl of Wisdom

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. — Albert Einstein

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Gabby Giffords and The ad misericordiam logical fallacy

Former Democratic Congressman from Arizona Gabby Giffords was shot in the head at a campaign rally in 2010.  We’re all glad she seems to have recovered from her physical wounds. We should not be glad she is now using that terrible experience in an attempt to force new gun control laws on law-abiding citizens who do…

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Obama has flubbed on protecting America from Ebola since 2008

In 2008, the incoming Obama administration failed to implement all of the CDC’s advice to prevent an Ebola outbreak The Centers for Disease Control told the incoming Obama administration in 2008 that it should establish 18 regional disease detection centers around the world to adequately safeguard the U.S. from emerging health threats like Ebola, according…

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Front page of tomorrow’s New York Daily News

Obama is having a hard time getting a grip because he’s trying to figure out how to blame Ebola on the Republicans.  Glenn Reynolds: “If a problem can’t be solved by blaming Republicans, Obama can’t solve it.” This is not the conservative New York Post, it’s the liberal New York Daily News.

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Found: A smart mayor and 10 savvy county commissioners

In Loudon County, Tennessee: Loudon County commissioners voted 10 to zero Monday night to take down warning signs that prohibit firearms inside the county’s office building. This idea was pitched by recently elected Loudon County Mayor Rollen “Buddy” Bradshaw, who says this move is all about safety. “What the gun signs in effect did was disarm…

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The email I received from “Speaker Boehner” today

Here is what it said: Our team at the NRCC sent me the spreadsheet of recent supporters and I don’t see your name on the list. We need all of our grassroots supporters engaged in these final weeks before Election Day. The Democrats’ campaign machine is desperate and it’s stepping up attacks – if we…

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