Archive for March 2016

Rubio got Schumered and never recovered

Chuck Schumer is a vile human being, but nobody ever said he was dumb. I can’t help enjoying the schadenfreude here. Rubio should have known better that to think he could make a deal with Schumer that wouldn’t haunt his future. How could he have thought he wouldn’t get snookered? It was a gang Marco, what did…

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Teaching Grammar Returns — In the UK

Children love to learn grammar and thanks to Michael Gove they will get the chance A virulent epidemic has in recent years spread across our island nation. I speak not of bird flu, Ebola or the plague, but of grammatophobia: the irrational fear of grammar, its necessity and its teaching in our schools. This has…

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We should get rid of daylight savings time

What right does any group of people have to tell us to change our clocks? — Ace Everything said in favor of DST is false. That it saves energy? How could that ever be proved? All it does is shift the times when energy is used. It does not reduce car crashes, it creates more…

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Gary Kasparov rebukes Bernie Sanders’ Socialism

A look into Bernie Sanders’ socialism and Millennials magical thinking. Gary Kasparov: Hey, Bernie, Don’t Lecture Me About Socialism. I lived Through It Kasparov is, as everyone knows, the world chess champion who grew up in the Soviet Union. He recently wrote a short 113-word statement on his Facebook page that went viral and has…

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Debate on whether America is a racist country

A commenter on a website that I visit regularly left this comment in reply to something I had said: Well I am finding that a lot of Trump supporters are antisemitic and racist. As a matter of fact I have had a lot of racist and bigoted statements hurled and used as a defense for…

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Calvin Coolidge: One of the Few Truly Decent Men to Ever Be President

The New Deal turned a recession into a Great Depression. World War II did not end the Great Depression, it ended the New Deal. That allowed the Great Depression to end. Sometimes doing something can be worse than doing nothing. This is especially true of open markets and free market capitalism which has enough feedback…

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The Modern Form of the Buffalo Jump

About 150 Yellowstone Buffalo Headed For Slaughter On Tuesday, instead of bison being chased off a steep prairie bluff, they were herded by mounted horsemen and an SUV into Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek Bison Capture Facility. Inside, workers drew the bison’s blood, aged them by their teeth, weighed them and tagged them for Wednesday’s…

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What sort of Congress would a President Trump face?

The main reason for the Trump phenomenon is he has tapped into deep anger held b many middle class Americans fed up with electing do-nothing Republicans. They promised to resist Obama’s lawless governing style and to stop the march of liberalism, but after the election forgot all that. Republicans gave Obama a free pass pursue his goal…

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Ten Reasons People Are voting For Bernie Sanders

Melissa Langsam Braunstein writing at The Federalist gives ten reasons people are voting for Bernie Sanders. Except for the the protest reasons against Hillary, and perhaps even that one, I say all ten reasons for Bernie can be boiled down into just one reason. Bernie’s voters not only don’t know much about history, they don’t know much…

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