Archive for August 2019

The “New Energy Economy”: An Exercise in Magical Thinking

Since solar and wind and only produce electricity 25 to 30 percent of the time (and sometimes not at all) they need to be backed up by something. No sweat, we’ll just build lots of giant batteries like the ones Tesla is building. That will take care of it! Uh, no it won’t. Large scale…

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Stand Against the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

Paul Gardiner: At a time when policymakers are debating “red-flag” legislation for gun-owners, we need to raise a very large “red flag” about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and its effort to subvert the constitutional process of electing the president of the United States. The Electoral College exists to protect our Republic from the “tyranny of…

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Accusations of “racism” don’t work anymore

The first to label someone else a racist is probably the real racist. In an argument the first to call the other a “Fascist” or a “Nazi” loses the argument. Thoughts from the Ammo Grrrll: The REAL “elephant in the room” is not white racism. It is the paucity of young black men even graduating…

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The Fourth Estate Has Become The Fifth Column

France under the Ancien Régime (before the French Revolution) divided society into three estates: the First Estate (clergy); the Second Estate (nobility); and the Third Estate (commoners). There have always been social classes in most of civilization. Talking too openly about it sews discord because people don’t like to be classified into categories that determine…

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I’ve written a lot about Donald Trump

Geez, I just realized I’ve written a lot about Donald Trump since before the 2016 election. At least 20 posts are about Donald Trump. I think I’ve got him right, I’ve tried hard to do that. For anyone interested, the words “Donald Trump” in the search box to the left will bring up all the…

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Trump challenges birthright citizenship

Trump challenges birthright citizenship with original understanding. “Originalism” is  a way of interpreting a document written so long ago that the words used at that time likely meant something other than what those same words will mean to a modern audience. If the document was written in 1868 it should be read in the context of…

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Climate Change Debate — CO₂ or Sun?

Climate change debate — CO₂ or Sun? Earth’s climate is controlled by one of two things, that much can be agreed upon. Which one controls is not agreed upon. Does the level of CO₂ in the atmosphere control the climate, or does the Sun? If it’s one or the other I think I know which…

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Drivers, Analyticals, Amiables, Expressives

These four words, drivers, analyticals, amiables, expressives, supposedly describe personality types, temperament, disposition, communication style, personal markers of one’s ways of interacting with others and/or with facts and circumstances. Drivers are said to be can-do types, hard charging, quick thinking doers and deciders. They make up their minds and quickly render decisions on most things.…

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In all likelihood Jeffery Epstein was murdered

Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy found a broken hyoid bone. When a medical examiner finds a broken hyoid bone in the neck of a cadaver the manner of death is almost always homicide by strangulation. A suicidal hanging almost never breaks the hyoid bone. Manual strangulation breaks it every time. The New York Post: The Washington Post…

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Red Flag Laws Are Likely Unconstitutional

I can’t say for sure that the Supreme Court will ever issue a ruling in a case that a Red Flag Law is unconstitutional but there is every reason for them to do just that. The Constitution says you can’t be deprived of your property without due process of law. Due process means, at least,…

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Elizabeth Warren’s Big Fat Lie

“Lies fly, while the truth comes limping behind.” —Jonathan Swift, from the Art of Political Lying This is a lie and she knows it’s a lie. Her lies are obvious, she’s not very good at the Art of Political Lying. Police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown as he was attempting to take the officer’s…

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