Archive for January 2015

Sometimes a Great Notion

George Herbert Walker Bush (‘Papa Bush”) was always capable of saying the right thing when he wanted to.  He could inspire when he wanted to. Or maybe when he thought it might serve some purpose to help him in some way.  Read my lips, no new taxes was an inspiring phrase, at least to someone…

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The temptation we can’t refuse — government intrusion

The following quote is from Professor Donald Boudreaux of George Mason University, at his blog Cafe Hayek : As the state intrudes into more areas of our lives, demand naturally arises for [justification] of the intrusions – both from the politicians and bureaucrats who do this intruding, and from the special-interest groups who benefit from it.…

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Witch Hunt Fail: Left Misfires Again

Continuous type I malfunctions are bedeviling the Left in their struggle to get George Zimmerman convicted on something.  Charges dropped against George Zimmerman in alleged wine bottle incident Despite all the hate directed at George Zimmerman for having successfully defended his life against a vicious ambush attack by Trayvon Martin, and numerous encounters with law…

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Romney makes right decision not to run

AP: Romney announces he will not run in 2016 “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney told supporters on a conference call. Full text of Romney’s statement to his supporters here. Now…

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Another day, another female teacher arrested for sex w/student

We have a female teacher crime wave going on here. SAN ANTONIO — A 23-year-old Northeast Independent School District teacher who resigned amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student in December was arrested Friday and charged with the sexual assault of a minor, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Maris Gonzalez, 23, is currently being…

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Female teacher rape culture continues apace

Apparently, there’s no stopping it: VANCOUVER, Wash. — An Evergreen High School teacher accused of raping a 15-year-old student appeared in court Wednesday and then posted bail hours later. According to state prosecutors, Stephanie McCrea manipulated the boy during their nearly two-month relationship, threatened to kill herself and then attempted suicide two weeks ago. McCrea,…

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Why read?

We read and think about things to expand our universe because the body cannot go where the mind has never been. —unknown

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Zero sum and positive sum transfers and income inequality

Zero sum transfers occur when one person’s gain is exactly offset by some other person’s loss.  Gains and losses in the transaction add to zero.  Positive sum is when gains and losses of a transaction add to a sum greater than zero. The positive sum constitutes the creation of new wealth. We should want to…

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Peak Food? If only.

There’s an article in yesterday’s UK Independent entitled, Have we reached ‘peak food’? Shortages loom as global production rates slow. Would that it were true, it would be just what I need. Alas, Dr. Roy Spencer argues persuasively that I’ll have to muster some will power because nothing in the way of food shortages is going to interfere with…

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How to know a lot about a man without knowing much about him

A man named Chris Oliver, someone I do not know at all, made the following statement on someone’s Facebook page: Employers don’t pay employees what they can afford to pay, they pay what they can get away with paying. My reaction is yes, so what? The only thing I know about Mr. Oliver is that…

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The Left knows no shame

Henry Kissinger appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning. Senator John McCain is chairman of that committee. Code Pink showed up to protest Kissinger, for what is not clear. Senator McCain finally said something I can agree with whole-heartedly when he told Code Pink to, “Get out of here you low-life scum.” Another…

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