Archive for April 2015

Return to Normalcy

The word “normalcy” can be found in dictionaries as far back as 1857 but when Warren G. Harding made a “return to normalcy” his campaign slogan in the election of 1920 he was accused by news editors of using an uneducated alternative for “normality.” In speeches Harding said, “America’s present need is not heroics, but…

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Support for Memories Pizza outnumbers the mob

As I write this, support for Memories Pizza has reached $842,592 in 2 days by 29,166 people at gofundme. [update: donations now closed] I believe all the ruckus has been caused by substantially fewer leftist gay supremacists. In fact, I believe the media and a few activists with algorithms on Twitter are pretty much the…

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Smart quote

“Government subsidies can be critically analyzed according to a simple principle: You are smarter than the government, so when the government pays you to do something you wouldn’t do on your own, it is almost always paying you to do something stupid.” — P.J. O’Rourke The government pays people to make ethanol. It can’t get…

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Obama’s legacy — a nuke for Iran

Thomas Sowell: Clearing the way for Iran to get nuclear bombs may — probably will — be the most catastrophic decision in human history. And it can certainly change human history, irrevocably, for the worse. This is going to be worse than Obamacare. It’s hard to imagine that any president would want to be remembered…

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A tale of two Bar Associations

I belong to two bar associations in two different states. The Bar in State A is voluntary. Once licensed by the Supreme Court in State A one may practice law. There is no requirement to join State A’s Bar Association. It’s completely voluntary. State B’s Bar is mandatory. One must be licensed by State B’s…

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