Archive for September 2015

Is Obama a Muslim? A Christian? Does it matter?

At a New Hampshire Trump rally a man shouted out that Obama is Muslim. Donald Trump didn’t second it but neither did he correct the man. The media thinks this is it, now they’re going to get rid of Trump for sure. Hillary Clinton is appalled. (At Trump, not at her husband’s serial womanizing.) I wonder,…

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Sunday morning quotes — Freedom and Truth

Mike Mollenhour: Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” But, if someone’s goal is not for you to be free, then why bother to tell you the truth? Maybe that’s why Obama lies to us so much. On North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows standing up to John Boehner: Elizabeth…

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97% of scientists agree…if you ignore the ones who don’t

Steyn puts Warmists in the Dock By Richard Kirk , a review of A Disgrace to the Profession: The World’s Scientists – in their own words – on Michael E Mann, his Hockey Stick and their Damage to Science,  As a closing bonus, Steyn explains the origin of the “97% of all scientists” mantra that Mann and President Obama…

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Oh my, how the money rolls in….

Politicians Are In Bed With Big Speed Camera Companies Maryland’s failed state-run Obamacare health exchange and many of its local speed camera programs have something green in common — millions of dollars in contributions from a company with political ties to former Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley. “They’re all well connected,” said Will Foreman, owner of Eastover Auto Supplies in…

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What is “Carried Interest”

Just another word for evil, I guess, from all the bad press it’s getting. Even Donald Trump says he’ll kill the dragon of “carried interest” if he becomes president.  The term used to mean something distinct and exact but lately is loosely used to cover a lot of things it never used to mean.  For…

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A little knowledge is dangerous

“A little knowledge is dangerous” is a common phrase.  It’s meaning is that a small amount of knowledge can cause people to think they are more expert than they really are. The origin is from Alexander Pope (1688-1744) – from An Essay on Criticism, 1709.  The complete quote is: “A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink…

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Nick Cohen resigns from the Left

British journalist Nick Cohen, Why I’ve finally given up on the left,  reacts to the election of Jeremy Corbyn to be the leader of the British Labour Party. This might be the money quote, the thesis paragraph, of Cohen’s article in The Spectator: In the past, people would head to the exits saying, ‘Better the…

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Panama follows U.S. lead on right to bear arms

From the Orange County Register: More guns, less crime — Panama follows U.S. lead Criminals, by definition, don’t obey laws. And those intent on committing a crime with a gun will not be deterred by gun control laws. But, with few exceptions, even criminals believe in self-preservation, and are less likely to attack someone capable…

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More on the creepy Jared Polis

Background: Colorado Congressman Jared Polis is a Creep Glenn Reynolds: A war on College Men: According to Polis: “If there are 10 people who have been accused, and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, it seems better to get rid of all 10 people.” If any other minority were being treated this way —…

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