THE TOP FIVE EVENTS OF THE PRECEEDING WEEK

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AN EXCLUSIVE FUN-FILLED RETROSPECTIVE ON THE IMMEDIATE WEEK PRECEDING DECEMBER 12 2014

 

(1) And this week’s gold medal for magazine fiction goes to:

A ROLLING STONE (MAGAZINE STORY) GATHERS NO TRUTH!

Rolling Stone, U.V.A., and Reporting on Rape – The New Yorker

By arguably violating […]

A Republican Cave-In?

 

 

The results of the November 2014 elections were predicated on a series of promises made by Republican candidates, billed as conservatives; promises to work against the objectives of the Obama administration and particularly the executive action to not enforce the borders and effectively grand amnesty to illegal aliens. Now, it appears that despite […]

Race and Justice in Ferguson Missouri

 

As expected, the lack of an indictment in the matter of the death of Michael Brown has sparked riots, violence, looting, and according to some reports at least one death. The purported reason, or more accurately, excuse for all this is outrage over the shooting of an unarmed youth by a police officer; a […]

Reflections on Lawlessness in Government

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The American system, famously, was established on the idea of the rule of law. Rule of law, as opposed to the rule of man, means that everyone is subject to the law, regardless of who they are, where they reside, how much money they make, […]

Duly Noted - Absurdities Called Public Affairs.

Duly Noted

Some news presented with a straight face is hilarious, or would be that, if only they were not serious. Here is a collection of recent absurdities.

 

1 – Turkey’s strong man flirts with chauvinism coupled to Islamism. Authoritarian regimes will, in the context of […]

It’s Official: The Democrats are the Party of the Devil

dcrtsstnPerhaps the first clue, or the ten thousandth, was when many Democrats opposed the reinsertion of God into their party’s platform in 2012 and booed the judgment that the measure to do so had passed. But now it’s official:

The Democrats are the party of the Devil.

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ElectionWatch 2014: We Did It!

Defying widespread expectations of a close election contest, the Congressional and gubernatorial elections of 2014 resulted in a landslide victory for the Republican Party and were a major step forward for the Tea Party movement in its quest to take over Washington politics. As of this writing, Republicans had picked up an additional seven seats […]

What Next for the Republican Majority

 

The 2014 midterm elections are behind us and the Republican Party has picked up more seats in the House of Representatives than they have held since 1946. They have also captured a majority in the Senate. The stage is now set for several confrontations. Central to this is the following scenario: The small neighborhood […]

I’m Pro-Life and I’m Against the Personhood Amendment

prsnhdProposition #67 on Coloradans ballot this November asks to define “unborn children” as “persons.” This bill was popularized because of Brady, an unborn child killed when a drunk driver struck his mom.

But proposition #67 has much further reaching effects than punishing drunk drivers. Under proposition #67, […]

U.S. Gives Billions to Child-beheading ‘Freedom Fighters’

steven massofIt’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys anymore. You’ve seen it in the news. It has shocked and horrified the civilized world. Christians and Yazidis, by the thousands, are fleeing for their lives in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere as devout followers of […]

AIDS, Ebola and Politics

EbolaI was living back in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1980s when AIDS first became a major news story and a horrible problem for many people. In 1991 I went to work for a major San Francisco law firm and soon after people began disappearing from […]

Political Chicanery in the City of Houston

About 10 years ago when yours truly left California for Texas the Golden State was recovering from the administration of Gray Davis, who had been labeled in some media as the state’s first coin operated governor. Texas, at the time, didn’t seem much better. A major issue at the time was property taxes, which many […]

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

Adam Smith002I first encountered Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments years ago on the recommendation of my economics professor who was, as I liked to say in jest, a power mad Libertarian. It was his opinion that this book was at least as important as The […]

Ray Rice will Cure all the Household Violence

ryrcI am having a real difficult time with this one. Should this be like religion and politics and considered off limits. First off domestic violence is getting a bit off the Richter scale. Let’s start with the definition. It now includes physical and emotional damage. Is there […]

Will the Tea Party Lose Again?

With growing disapproval of the Obama administration’s leadership and the increasing popularity of the Tea Party movement within Republican ranks, many observers—myself included—are hopeful and even quite confident that the underdog GOP may make a strong comeback in the upcoming November elections, regaining control of the Senate, further expanding its strength in the House, and […]

Immorality and Radical Secularism: The Two Greatest Threats to Our National Security

Thirteen years ago, America suffered a coordinated and devastating terrorist assault by wicked agents of a Middle Eastern foreign power. Today America is again under attack—-not just by violent religious fanatics from without, but by the forces of immorality and radical secularism from within.

“Immorality is un-American and a threat to national security!” Such were […]

Pre-Election Blues and Reds

Dead DonkeyNot a day goes by when my mailbox isn’t filled with a variety of prognostications regarding the potential outcome of the November 2014 general elections. First the Republicans are going to sweep the Senatorial races. Then they won’t. Rush Limbaugh says that the Republican legislators don’t […]

The Last Election - Book Review

Last Election About 30 years ago I encountered a book by one Joel Garreau entitled The Nine Nations of North America. Just recently I received my review copy of The Last Election by James Glenn Reynolds. Surprisingly, when I saw the cover the first thing that struck […]

Coddling Kids

entltdJamie Moyer, former major league pitcher-cum-Philadelphia Phillies television broadcaster, recently criticized what he considers the coddling of young pitchers in baseball’s minor leagues. Moyer takes issue with the practice of pulling young starting pitchers in favor of bullpen relief at the firstsign of trouble in later innings. […]

Duly Noted - A Shock to the Heart and a Sad Message for the Brain

Duly NotedAt the outset, be reminded that what happens elsewhere might be the present circumstance of others. However, the event also threatens to become your future.

 

Let us look back in time. In the early seventies, when new in Europe, to illustrate an aspect of the […]

How We Told Our Kids About Sex

brdbyIt was the summer of 2011. We were visiting friends in North Carolina one weekend for a lovely wedding on the beach. Our strong-willed, opinionated and hyper-inquisitive children, a boy and two girls, were, at the time, 10, 7 and 6 respectively. My gorgeous, though Chicago-tough and […]

Duly Noted - Weirdness, Mainly Sexual, From the Big Picture

Duly Noted

1. The Ukraine complained that a Russian armored column has entered her territory. That came after the “peaceful invasion” of quickly re-painted army trucks. The half-loaded lorries expressed Putin’s “humanitarian” concern. They forced their way into an independent country to carry aid for separatist “civilians.” […]

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 […]

The Denial of Due Process May Bankrupt Universities

fmnsmsxWith now literally hundreds of editorials and op-eds taking positions both pro and con on California’s SB 967 – as well as the broader issue of “affirmative consent” for sexual relations — it is virtually certain that the California legislature will pass and send to Governor Brown’s […]

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 […]








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