Archive for November 2015

For some reason, nobody knows this…

Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. Beneath the long-term trend, though, are big…

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McDonald’s 1950s

My first job at age 15 was at one of these, exactly like this one. Back then the french fries were good. 1956 Ford Fairlane Skyliner and 1954 Oldsmobile 88.

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Spengler’s top Ten Reasons to support Ted Cruz

Spengler [David Goldman] has ten reasons to support Ted Cruz for President. I like them all and you will want to read them all. Here is a brief summary: 10. He really knows economics. 9. He really knows foreign policy. 8. He really knows the political system. 7. He’s an outsider, and America needs an outsider.…

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Uneven Justice in the Obama Justice Department

Michael Mukasy, from a speech delivered on July 19, 2015, aboard the Crystal Serenity, during a Hillsdale College cruise from Lisbon to London. Obama and the Obama Justice Department. If you think about it, it makes sense that in America—the only nation in the world to define itself not by blood or land, but by…

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On being thankful on Thanksgiving

Thoughts from Powerline’s Ammo Grrrl: Since Thanksgiving was yesterday, let me enumerate just a few of the blessings that have been mine, living even as I do way off to the margins: two loving parents; good health; a wicked-smart, adoring husband; wonderful, loyal, funny friends; a beautiful son; the chance to travel all over this…

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Misleading news reports of police shootings

Fox31 Denver — Shots fired: The data behind deadly force in Colorado: Earlier this year Denver officers shot and killed a mentally ill man named Paul Castaway. Security camera video shows Castaway holding a knife to his own throat (and walking toward police) before an officer opened fire in front of more than a dozen…

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When worldview confronts conflicting facts

One’s worldview is the overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world. Through life experience one develops a collection of beliefs about life and the universe. The German word that comes close to worldview is Weltanschauung [pronounced vel-taan-shau-oon]. Since Weltanschauung is a noun the first letter is always capitalized when used as a German word, but…

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Ted Cruz Surges in Iowa

Nearly tied with Trump in a statistical dead heat, Ted Cruz slams Obama’s weakness on ISIS with Megyn Kelly of FoxNews: [Obama says he’s going to a global warming conference “as a powerful rebuke to ISIS.” No kidding, he said that]

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Strangers in a strange land

That’s how a large block of Americans feel right now. They’re the white working class who still believe in God, mother, country and apple pie.  In a Reuters/Ispos survey, 58 percent of Americans (72% of Republicans) say they “don’t identify with what America has become.” While Republicans and Independents are the most likely to agree with…

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Today is November 22nd…

…and I bet that if you were alive and over the age of 10 you know exactly where you were 52 years ago today at 12:30 PM Central Standard Time. Please also remember that a communist did it.

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