Archive for August 2017

Borrow and Spend, Borrow and Spend

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will raise the debt limit allowing the government to borrow more money needed to pay its bills. That’s what people circling the drain into bankruptcy do when they’ve taken on prior debt they can’t repay. In the case of the government repayment is not contemplated to ever happen.…

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A well deserved comeuppance for Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky Approval Rating Plummets to 18 Percent The approval rating of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has plummeted to just 18 percent, a survey from Public Policy Polling has found. The poll, which surveyed 645 Kentucky voters, found that just 18 percent of respondents approved of McConnell’s current performance, compared to 74…

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Leftists On the Road To a Repeat of Bleeding Kansas, 1854

This 1856 map shows slave states (gray), free states (pink), U.S. territories (green), and Kansas in center (white). The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, authored by Stephen A. Douglas, opened up the Nebraska territory for new settlements and made possible a transcontinental railroad. It also contained a “popular sovereignty” clause allowing the voters in the new…

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Thoughts on the Open Carry of Firearms

A friend recently sent me this news story from a local weekly: Wyoming’s Open Carry Laws Create Tensions for Citizens and Police Officers It’s a recount of a story that unfolded in the audience of a Shakespeare play performed in open air at the Center for the Arts On the Lawn. On warm summer evenings people…

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Liberal Defections From the Russia Narrative

After the 2016 election liberals who used to love Russia suddenly found it convenient to claim Russia was interfering with American internal politics.  Trump’s triumph on election day created a need for a suitable explanation of Hillary’s loss. There had to be some nefarious trickery by Trump, they said. It couldn’t be that Hillary ran…

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UC Berkeley New Chancellor Will Introduce a Radical New Concept: Free Speech

FOR JUST ONE YEAR? UC Berkeley Chancellor Unveils “Free Speech Year” Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor and the first woman to lead the nation’s top public research university, unveiled plans Tuesday for a “Free Speech Year” as right-wing speakers prepare to come to campus. Christ said the campus would hold “point-counterpoint” panels to…

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A Universal Guaranteed Income Will Rip Our Society Apart

Why a Universal Basic Income Will Be a Calamity — How long before the elites decide the unemployed underclass shouldn’t have the right to vote? The above is an opinion article from today’s Wall Street Journal, which is behind a pay wall. It’s in the print edition if you have it. I don’t want get…

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Best reason for Trump to keep Bannon

Nancy Pelosi calls for Trump to ax Chief ‘strategist Bannon Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is calling on President Donald Trump to fire chief strategist Steve Bannon and “other alt-right white supremacist sympathizers.” “The President’s statement on Saturday was a direct reflection of the fact that his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is an alt-right white supremacist sympathizer…

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Trump’s Strategy on North Korea Is Working

Trump’s Full Court Press is Squeezing the Nukes Out of North Korea The great Chinese strategist Sun Tzu said that the best strategy is to attack the enemy’s plans. With a soldier-scholar like Jim Mattis in the Trump administration, a stroke or two of Sun Tzu should surprise no one. As a result, the Trump…

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Google and Facebook need to be regulated by government

Google and Facebook make lots of money, but they aren’t satisfied with just making money. They want to gain and yield political power. Because the money rolls in like the San Francisco fog they take it for granted that it will always be there. When you think you’ll never lose something you have plenty of,…

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