Archive for May 2017

Thoughts on getting old

You know you’re getting old when every time you look through the list of contacts in your smart phone you see the names of dear friends who have died. Even though you know you will never talk to them again, you can’t bring yourself to delete them.

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Is the airbag in your car the ghost in the machine?

It is I who will die if the wrong decision is made, therefore is I who should decide We learned several years ago that airbags in automobiles are a safety device that can kill or injure. Devoted defenders of airbags think the likelihood of an airbag doing more harm than good is sufficiently small as…

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Crazy gluten free quinoa milk diet kills baby

It’s not harmless to believe a bunch of lunatic stuff. A 7-month-old baby died when his health-food nut parents fed him a diet of quinoa “milk” and other gluten-free, lactose-free dairy alternatives, according to reports. The boy’s mom and dad diagnosed him with food allergies but didn’t actually consult a doctor — even after the tot…

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Camille Paglia: “It’s the collapse of journalism”

Speaking in an interview by the Washington Examiner, Paglia said: “Democrats are doing this in collusion with the media obviously, because they just want to create chaos,They want to completely obliterate any sense that the Trump administration is making any progress on anything. I feel like the Democrats have overplayed their hand.” Don’t they always? I’m…

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Comey and his media pals are shooting blanks

After meeting with President Trump 3 months ago James Comey wrote a memo to himself to memorialze the conversation.  Nothing wrong with that, I’ve done the same thing many times. It’s valuable later to help you remember what was said.  If it’s ever offered in evidence in an investigation or a court proceeding it’s not…

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The Chinese Wall That Is Slowing China’s Economy

As children we learned in school (those of us old enough to have been to school back in olden times when schools actually were for the education of children) that the Great Wall of China was so impressive it could be seen from space. We learned that the purpose of the Great Wall was to…

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Camille Paglia, feminist lesbian that I like

Her recent book Free Women, Free Men argues, among other things, that feminism is “stunting the maturation of both girls and boys” and that “if women seek freedom, they must let men too be free.” Now, there’s sentiment not often found amoung feminists. Camille Paglia is not like most feminists. She’s rational. She’s smart. She’s a Democrat…

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Some GOP Senators Pushing Merrick Garland for FBI Director

Story here. It would be a big mistake. This probably stems from the usual GOP belief that they can make nice with Democrats, but that never works. Trying to be bipartison with Democrats is a fool’s errand and a lost cause. When GOP pols try to get Dems to like them it backfires and the Dems simply…

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Can’t let facts stand in the way of the narrative

89% of colleges report zero campus rapes in 2015. This is good news, yes? Not to the social justice warriors, they can’t let this override the narrative that 1 in 3 women will be raped on campus before graduating. Most U.S. colleges — 89% — reported zero incidents of rape in 2015, according to American…

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