Archive for April 2016

Final Stage of Socialism — No toilet Paper and Long Food Lines

Venezuela’s Hotels are asking tourists to bring their own toilet paper — because they don’t have any and can’t get any Venezuela’s product shortages have become so severe that some hotels in that country are asking guests to bring their own toilet paper and soap, a local tourism industry spokesman said on Wednesday. In Merida,…

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I say yes to Harriet Tubman on the $20

Harriet Tubman was gun-toting abolitionist and a Republican. If she were alive today she would be a huge supporter of the 2nd Amendment and the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Putting her on the $20 bill will be a constant reminder of the racist roots of gun control laws in America. In Bound…

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The Real War on Women

The last sentence uttered by the Imam was translated as you saw it. Some have claimed it should be translated as follows: “Perhaps I should give you an Afghan man to give it to you hard until it comes out your nose.” I doubt many American women will see that as much of an improvement.…

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Undeniable Truths of Life, Freedom and Equality

From 8 smart men and one very smart woman: “The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.” — Milton Friedman “The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a…

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Jon Oliver’s take down of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Kemal Attaturk reformed Turkey and made it into a modern state with a secular government. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is taking it back to a 7th Century Islamic dictatorship. His latest is wanting to lock up a comedian who made fun of him. The comedian should get a medal for his brilliant application of Alinski’s Rule…

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News From the Orwellian Times — Rough Justice on the Roadside

I’ve written here that DUI law in America is mostly about the big revenue bonus it provides for local governments, the court system and police agencies and, I admit, for lawyers.  If it were really about getting drunks off the roads you’d think that these draconian laws would be making a dent on that front,…

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Blame Kasich if Trump wins

What does Kasich think he’s doing? Kasich helps Trump. He can’t pretend otherwise. For months the anti-Trump forces have wanted nothing more than the ability to coalesce around a single challenger. One goofy man has stood in the way all along. He bit into Bush’s vote, into Christie’s, into Rubio’s. Now he’s biting into Cruz’s.…

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Cruz the policy man — Trump the bloviating drama queen

UPDATE: I was a Ted Cruz fan when I posted this. I quickly changed my mind about Donald Trump when it became clear that Ted Cruz was not going to get the nomination.  Since then I’ve come to see all the good things about Trump and I’m ashamed to have written this post. I hereby…

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