Archive for December 2014

Pope Francis, get thee some knowledge or shut up

Pope Francis is shooting his mouth off so ignorantly lately it’s no longer blasphemous to point out that he is unqualified to be commenting on economic or scientific issues or politics. John Hinderaker at Powerline Blog has this post, Pope Francis, put a lid of it. Please, in which he details the uninformed pronouncements in…

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Poppy Harlow interview of Sheriff David Clarke

Sheriff Clarke: “Al Sharpton is a vulgar human being, he is divisive, and he spews hate.” Poppy Harlow: “Are you saying there is no merit to these protests?” Sheriff Clarke: “None whatsoever, unequivocal. None.” Black on Black crime is what is killing Black people, not the police. Nobody wants to talk about that because it…

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The first sexual revolution

Two centuries before the Swinging Sixties the weakening of social customs caused by the Industrial Revolution led to a modest transformation in people’s sexual behaviour, says Emma Griffin in an essay from a few months ago, Sex and the Industrial Revolution. Women in the factory districts drove the rise in illegitimacy during the Industrial Revolution,…

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Gruber in 2009: Obamacare NOT affordable

From the Daily Caller: Gruber said that Obamacare had no cost controls in it and would not be affordable in an October 2009 policy brief, presented here exclusively by The DC. At the time, Gruber had already personally counseled Obama in the Oval Office and served on Obama’s presidential transition team. Obama, meanwhile, told the American people that their premiums…

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How to defeat ISIS — It’s rather simple actually

From the New York Times, 12/28/2014: Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East, sought help this summer in solving an urgent problem for the American military: What makes the Islamic State so dangerous? Trying to decipher this complex enemy — a hybrid terrorist organization and a conventional…

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Navigating the legal minefields of armed self defense

There are may legal minefields that one might step on when using armed force to protect oneself from a criminal attack. A minefield in an area that is filled with unseen hazards. A legal minefield is a metaphor to highlight the unseen legal hazards that can do damage to you almost on the order of…

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A persistent myth believed by nearly everyone

Myth: The Great Depression was the worst economic disaster ever to beguile America. It was so bad the New Deal couldn’t defeat it, but the New Deal ameliorated it and made things better than they otherwise would have been. Finally, the onset of World War II ended the Depression. Truth: The New Deal deepened and prolonged…

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Who benefits from American Tribal Warfare?

Self-serving politicians, unions, and race hustlers benefit from stirring up racial tensions, according to Glenn Reynolds writing in USA Today: This is a tragedy, but not a surprise. Tribalism is the default state of humanity: The tendency to defend our own tribe even when we think it’s wrong, and to attack other tribes even when…

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Rudy Giuliani sticks to his story on Face The Nation

I wish more Republicans had the guts to do what Giuliani does. He says what he thinks, and what he thinks is usually popular with ordinary people. That irks the media, and so they ask him if he wants to correct or retract his statement. This is what they regularly do with Republicans because most…

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Cheerleader’s mom has sex with 17-year old football player

Koo Koo Ka-Choo, Mrs. Robinson Either this sort of thing didn’t happen all those many decades ago when I was 17, or it just didn’t happen to me. If it had been offered, given what I remember of being a boy of 17, I probably would have cheered on the cheer mom.  Knowing what I…

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The Democrats are the party of the rich

Not by a little, but by a lot: Breitbart, citing an analysis by the Associated Press: Out of the $128 million spent by the top 10 individual donors to outside groups, Democrats hauled in $91 million or 71% of donations. “Among groups that funneled more than $100,000 to allies, the top of the list tilted…

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