Archive for April 2017

A Primer On Proper and Improper Judicial Reasoning

Kimberly Hively was canned from her adjunct professer job at Ivy Tech College. She’s openly lesbian and figures that’s why she was fired. She filed a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in hopes of getting her job back, with back pay. Maybe even some puntive damages. You can get that in civil rights…

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Factually Correct But Not Politically Correct

Next Tuesday is tax day… The IRS returned a tax return to a man in New Jersey after he apparently answered one of the questions incorrectly. Actually, it was correct in a real sense, just not politically correct. In response to the question, “Do you have anyone dependent on you?” the man wrote “9.5 million…

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Making insurance companies cover pre-existing conditions ruins insurance for everyone else

Paul Ryan and his crowd keeping talking about “binary choice.” What they mean is accept this turd we’ve produced, or keep Obamacare.  The turd is insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions. The actual binary choice is insurance for pre-existing conditions and no insurance that anyone else can afford without government subidies, or allowing insurance companies to…

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Crime is the new black entitlement

Crime is the new black entitlement. As long as black people are permanent victims of relentless white racism, cops should not chase them, juries should not convict them, judges should not sentence them, schools should not punish them, and white victims should not complain about the black crime and violence so wildly out of proportion. This…

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On Violence

This is a quote from Ta-Nehesi Coates in the Atlantic, Violence and the Social Compact: …the desire to dominate other people lurks under the surface of all humanity. I think this extends across all class boundaries. The project of a civil society is to curb this desire for violent domination. It is to recognize that…

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Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week

Don’t let the left-wing nutcakes in the media mislead you. They like the term “nuclear option” because they think that will cause you to view the process pejoratively. It is accurately called the “Reid Option” that Harry Reid instituted in 2013 for lower court judges for the exact same reason the Repubicans will now extend…

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Burning heretics at the stake at St. Olaf

Once upon a time St. Olaf College and Carleton College, both in Northfield, Minnesota, were thought to be among the best small non-fraternity/non-soroity colleges in the country. Of course, neither has ever been a serious rival of Hillsdale College, but highly respected institutions nontheless. Today they have become pretty much like the rest of Academia…

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