Duly Noted - The Failure of Liberalism?

Duly Noted

Foreign policy as an act of atonement.

 

Some of us live through the accident of birth and/or our ancestors’ sacrifices, in a functioning democracy. Such a system allows citizens to make choices regarding the persons who are entrusted to execute their will. Through that [...]

Worse Than We Expected?

The headline at WND proclaimed: Mitt Romney: Obama worse than I expected. The article is a stub, which links to the full piece at The Washington Times. The fact that Romney did not expect this bad an outcome speaks volumes about how many people viewed the election of the first openly anti-American person to the [...]

MISSOURI DEMOCRAT-STYLE JUSTICE

MISSOURI ... RIOTS .... PANORAMIC PHOTO OF MICHEAL BROWN ROUGHING UP STORE OWNER ....PHOTO

 

MEMO TO DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI: YOUR RECENT ‘RUSH TO JUDGEMENT” VIDEO (URGING THE PROSECUTION OF INNOCENT FERGUSON POLICEMAN DEREK WILSON FOR MURDER) LOOKS PRETTY STUPID NOW:

AND WHY IS THAT?

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Ideology and Diplomacy

I can well remember back in fourth grade when I was introduced to the music of Tom Lehrer, the mathematician and musical satirist whose album This Was the Year That Was became very popular about that time. Among the songs it contained was one entitled Send the Marines, which incorrectly suggested that sending the Marines [...]

What Dark Secrets Do Discovery/History Channel Crockumentaries Conceal?

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“Actual footage” of a merman… sort of: courtesy of Animal Planet.

The growing trend among television producers to grind out fake documentaries has numerous worrisome implications for the survival of a free society.

The grainy, crepuscular quality of the photo above is deliberate. The image was [...]

Evil and Civilization

Professor Hugh Hewitt, recently published a column for Townhall.com in which he cited a statement by former Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who represented the US in Afghanistan, in which he called the present ISIS/ISIL force wreaking havoc across Iraq as “evil incarnate.” There are those of us who understand this and have done so for a [...]

Duly Noted - Our Normalcy is Abnormal and the Self-Evident is Not Obvious

Duly NotedLiving in an advanced country brings privileges. Since we are used to them, these appear to be self-evident. Think of security and excellent health care. Add the role of laws to protect the citizen even against the state. Add to the benefits a system that, thanks [...]

Is “Christian” the Latest Word to Mean Nothing at All?

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Pope Francis and El Gran Carnicero

Rather than swinging the vote rightward on critical issues, self-styled Christians are increasingly opting for secular utopia.

Does it make sense to practice the Christian faith? Is it right to do so?

These are two distinct questions, and the answers to both, [...]

Can Baseball’s Hacks Spit-Ball the First Amendment?

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The Left has quietly colonized the retreats that average Americans beat into the “safe zone” of sports. Sometimes its agenda leaks out.

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How to Help the Mexican People: Fight the Mexican Government

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Mexico’s ruling class is deeply complicit in the current border crisis—as is our own. Until we address “friendly fire”, we cannot win on the front line.

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Flaunt It Or Cover Up? The Great Public Breastfeeding Debate Continues

brstfdngThis is one of those recurring social debates and issues that seem to pop up quite frequently in one form or another. As a male it’s a bit of a delicate topic to openly muse about. But rarely have I seen the true issue at the heart [...]

Jetermania: Summer Cold or Symptom of Terminal Illness?

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Matt Lauer gives The Captain love.

Derek Jeter has been a darned good ballplayer; but the media hype surrounding his final appearance at the All-Star Game transformed him into a god. Is progressive guilt lurking here?

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Retreating to Rural America

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I have spent my life in the belly of the beast. For nearly forty years, I have lived in Montgomery County, Maryland, which borders Washington, DC on its north side. This might not be the most liberal county in the nation, but it is certainly [...]

Women Crying Over Supreme Court Decisions on Funding Abortifacients

wmncryngPoverty, violence and other [...]

The Establishment Removes Its Mask

Growing up during the 1960’s in the People’s Republic of Berzerkeley, I was, more often than desired, treated to statements criticizing “the establishment.” As I grew older I found opportunity to ask exactly what this “establishment” was, and found that the only answers I received were nebulous, blaming “the established order” or a bit more [...]

Duly Noted - Hardliner Immigrants and Compliant Hosts

Duly NotedIt would be convenient to claim that “Duly Noted’s” responds here to the International Day of Refugees (June 20th). It would also be opportune to add that the writer represents an earlier vintage of refugees to defuse guilt by violating PC. However, the truth is beyond [...]

WHEN HELPING YOU HELPS ME: BEHIND THE LEFT'S MASK OF CARING

PROGRESSIVE REFORMERS LOVE & NEED THE MISERY OF THOSE WHOM THEY ALLEGEDLY HELP

When will the “caring” activists of the left ever learn? Never have so few individuals – with so many good intentions – created so much misery for so many people whom they wanted to help.

As the social-engineering debacles of the last [...]

THE GREAT DISCONNECT: THE STILLED VOICE OF GRASSROOTS AMERICA

MARGINALIZATION OF THE ‘REST OF US’ OUTSIDE OF CAPITAL HILL, NEW YORK CITY & THE ‘LEFT COAST’ OF CALIFORNIA Folks, our subject matter today is the increasing communication gap between today’s liberal/left political elite (and media) and the rest of us residing in what these condescending elitists contemptuously refer to as “flyover country” (the vast [...]

THE SELF-DESCRIBED ‘SMARTEST GUY IN THE ROOM’ (BIL AYERS) DEBATES A SCHOLAR WHO IS EVEN SMARTER (& WISER) THAN HIM

BILL AYERS AND WANTED POSTERS

CREEPY COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CRAWLER CREEPS OUT FROM UNDER THE ACADEMIC WOODWORK

My warning to easily-frightened readers:

Bill Ayer’s mendacious ‘performance’, in this debate, is an uncanny imitation of murderous sociopath, Ted Bundy.

And why not? After all, Ayers & his current spouse were [...]

The Deputy PM and & the Hoax Moderates of the Muslim Council of Britain

nckclgWhat’s hard to understand is why almost every time a British national newspaper (especially The Independent and The Guardian) publishes an article about some Muslim-related issue (say, the Islamisation of schools or, way back, the Danish cartoons) it either quotes the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) or [...]

Mass Shootings: It’s Time To Go Back To Institutionalizing The Severely Mentally Ill

The left consistently blames guns for school shootings, while mostly ignoring the big elephant in the room: mental illness. Up until the 1960s, the severely mentally ill were lojrdlghnrcked up in psychiatric hospitals, for their own good and for the protection of society. The ACLU and the [...]

Benedict Obama’s Invasion of America

diversityIf millions of soldiers from south of the border were flooding our nation for the purposes of colonizing our land, we would easily recognize the threat. And if some amongst us were aiding and abetting this invasion — purposely lowering border security to facilitate it — we’d [...]

Duly Noted - Peace, Its Preconditions And Our Duties.

Duly NotedSubmission to get a deal undermines what it wishes to preserve.

If you follow big time politics, such as in “who invades whom and why,” then you noticed that the victims of state crimes are dropped if the aggressor shows brawn. The greater the [...]

Leading Women For Shared Parenting Celebrates its One-Year Anniversary on Father’s Day

shrdprntngIt has been exactly one year since the organization Leading Women For Shared Parenting (LW4SP) launched, as a fledgling organization with just a handful of women. The group was formed to remedy the unfair child custody system, which encourages parents to fight against each other, [...]

Duly Noted - A Lie that Can be Sold as the Truth is Poison

Duly NotedAbout self-administered verbal anesthesia.

Every age and all cultures tend to accept certain statements as self-evident and, therefore, as true. The term, “crutch” comes to mind. One possibility is that the allegation is correct. Even for agnostics, the Ten Commandments might fit the category. [...]






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