Archive for December 2014

A crime fact that should be more well known

Reuters: Blacks made up 73 percent of the shooting perpetrators in New York in 2011 and were 23 percent of the population. They don’t say it, but we know that the majority of the victims are also Blacks, who have a whole lot more to fear from other Blacks than the police.  Statistically, they have…

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The usual pattern of blaming inanimate things for what people do

The pattern is that liberals make a mess [New York Mayor David Dinkins and his predecessors]; the crime rate goes sky high, conservatives [Rudolph Giuliani] come in and clean up the mess, the liberals come back [New York’s current Sandinista Mayor Bill de Blasio] and mess it up again, blaming everything on Americans for owning guns. Republican…

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Finding sanity amidst the wreckage of 2014

In this age of idiocy, nonsense and nutcase political posturing one can still find clear thinking on contemporary society and politics to help us make sense of it all. One such clear-headed observer is Charlotte Allen who is a regular contributor to the Weekly Standard. I go in and out of praise and disgust with…

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The morality of free market capitalism

From Darwinian Conservatism, Larry Arnhart: There is nothing inherent in market exchange that make markets morally corrupting.  Actually, one might argue, markets depend on morals.  Voluntary exchange in markets requires trust and a sense of fairness.  Before you deal with strangers, you have to trust that they won’t cheat you.  You have to trust that…

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There are few fundamentals of American politics

I’ve said it here many times. One of the fundamentals of American politics is to understand what is different about liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans. It is this: Conservatives believe liberals are misguided and that their polices are destructive, but conservatives are usually willing to accept that liberals might also be good people who mean well.…

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Martha McSally wins U.S. House recount in Arizona

Liberal Democrat Ron Barber was an aid to Gabrielle Giffords and was also wounded in the Tucson shooting in January, 2011.  He won a special election to fill out Giffords’ term and then defeated former Air force combat pilot Martha McSally in 2012 by 2500 votes.  In the 2014 election McSally initially won by 161 votes,…

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Federal court eviscerates executive amnesty

A Federal judge, Arthur J. Schwab,  in the Western District of Pennsylvania rules that Obama’s “executive action” on amnesty for illegal aliens is legislative and not executive action and therefor unconstitutional as a violation of the separation of powers. The judge essentially laughed out of court Obama’s claimed justification as “prosecutorial discretion.” The 38-page memorandum…

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We’re Never Going to Run Out of Oil and Gas

Consider this a further comment to the post immediately below on the sky-high energy bills North-easterners will be seeing this winter. What if everything the renewable energy cranks are saying and have been saying for many years is completely wrong? No more “what if?” is necessary. They are wrong, wrong, wrong. David Harsanyi: …the Institute…

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What’s up with the sky high energy bills in New England?

Even Before Long Winter Begins, Energy Bills Send Shivers in New England Long article in the New York Times on how some energy bills have doubled over last winter. In some cases, people in the NE are getting electricity bills double what they were for the same period last year. The problem is lack of…

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A smart woman sets straight a man with a weak mind and a crooked tongue

At a diplomatic conference in Jerusalem hosted by the Jerusalem Post Danish ambassador Jesper Vahr spews nonsense in an attempt to justify the double standard the European states apply to Israel and Islamic terrorists. Jerusalem Post writer Caroline Glick is having none of it. If you detect a twinge of anger and resentment in Glick’s…

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