How Demagogues Con People

coexistHow do you know you’re being had by a slick politician? Writing in Mein Kampf about how to manipulate people and win power, Adolf Hitler said that since the average person had a very limited memory and a “slowness of understanding,” it was necessary to use only [...]

Economics…Who is Right, Obama or Fama?

gnfmBoth of these folks have a Nobel prize of sorts but Gene Fama was awarded his for economic abilities and Obama was gifted his for peace. And people have been scratching their heads ever since. Gene Fama is a pretty interesting guy. And he spoke at a [...]

King of the Monsters

The WomenSome years ago, I predicted the coming bomb that was the 2008 remake of the classic 1939 comedy, The Women. I wrote at the time:

In 1939, nearly all of the major characters in The Women, even the saintly Mary Haines at the end, were [...]

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

Enduring Courage“There is no failure except in no longer trying,” once wrote American philosopher Elbert Hubbard. Though pithy it perhaps most accurately captures what was once the American ethos – an upstart nation populated by upstarts, millions united by a common cause to prove to the world [...]

On Aristotle and the Nature of Animals and Slaves

arstl2“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.”

~ Proverbs 6:6

“And indeed the use made of slaves and of tame animals is not very different; for both with their bodies minister to the needs of life.”

~ Aristotle, Politics (384-322 [...]

Failure to Acknowledge Failure

For many years this writer has understood that one of the main problems with modern government is something that may be called “self legitimization.” It is a process by which government grows despite failures to effectively address problems that it claims are about to bring the world to a screeching halt more effectively than Michael [...]

Somalia: ‘African Solution’ or Subjugation?

One of the most potent intoxicants in Africa today is the canned phrase “African solutions for African problems.” While ‘ASAP’ is an acronym that connotes a timely and efficient result, most if not all, operations that are veiled with the romantic motto, have proven that they are not indigenously conceived, funded, or driven. Since this [...]

Why There is No Such Thing as a "Gay Marriage."

There is no such thing because the word “marriage” already has a definition. A marriage is a bond between a man and a woman, sanctioned by God and regulated by civil state law. It is not a “right” because rights are always individual, and marriage involves two people, which makes it contract. Since the word [...]

How Liberalism Violates All 10 Commandments

10cmmdmntsOne of my readers, we’ll call him Moses, is the publisher of a mainstream newspaper in California. He wrote me the other day with an insightful observation. Since Moses works in one of the most liberal industries, in one of the most liberal states in the union, [...]

130 of you voted in our presidential poll....and guess who easily won?

Ted Cruz ended up with 35 votes, followed by Scott Walker with 19, Rand Paul with 17 and Ben Carson with 16. The next closest was “Other” with 9 votes. The poll was restricted to one vote per IP address.

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Duly Noted - A Dracula is Back

Duly Noted

When the “glorious past” attracts in the bleak present.

 

A madness, thought to be banished into the sealed coffin of bygone times, is reemerging. The returning Dracula threatens the destruction of the procedural order that preventively canalizes conflicts among advanced nations. Some [...]

VETERAN JEOPARDY: -- MEMOS SHOW VETERAN ADMINISTRATOR (VA) STAFFERS HAVE BEEN 'GAMING SYSTEM' FOR SIX YEARS

In a recent broadcast by NBC News (May 15 2004), Rich Gardella &Talesha Reynolds reported that internal memos show that the Veteran’s administration (VA) has been playing “whack a mole” for at least six years in an effort to hide delays in health care for military veterans – a practice which may have resulted in [...]

REAL TAX REFORM!!!!!

It begins with my next “liberty amendment” to the Constitution…

Amendment XXVIII. Section 1. Congress shall make no law, nor allow any law to stand, which in any way allows for the withholding of employee wages, salary, payment, or compensation of any kind, for the purpose of tax collection.

The most insidious, insulting, and reprehensible [...]

MEMO TO OBAMA WHITE HOUSE ... WISE WORDS FROM ONE OF AMERICA’S WISEST FOUNDING FATHERS:

OH, ANOINTED ONE, IF ONLY YOU HAD TAKEN THE TIME TO READ THE WISE COUNSEL OF THE OF THE FRAMERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, INSTEAD OF CONSTANTLY RUNNING OFF ON POLITICAL FUND-RAISING TRIPS – OR PRICEY TRIPS TO HAWAII TO PLAY GOLF WITH TIGER WOODS — THEN AMERICA WOULD LIKELY BE A MUCH BETTER [...]

Arizona’s Pseudo-Conservative Attorney General Embroiled In Campaign Scandals

Tom HorneThe scandals are beginning to snowball around Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne, who is running for reelection this year. The latest revelation comes from a high-level staffer within the office, Sarah Beattie, who resigned last month because she believed Horne was running his campaign out of [...]

Enforcing the Second Amendment.

We all know the Second Amendment. We can recite it by heart. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

But it is infringed. It’s infringed every day. From the President to the line police officer, [...]

GREAT MOMENTS IN BARACK OBAMA’S POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED “BAFFLEGAB”:

 

Hey, don't blame me ... I invented the Internet!

Hey, don’t blame me … I invented the Internet!

IN HIS LATEST POLITICAL SPIN, PRESIDENT “TALK, TALK, TALK … AND UHM, MORE TALK’ … PROMISES TO SAVE THE PLANET (BUT NOT THOUSANDS OF INNOCENTS CURRENTLY BEEN BLOWN TO [...]

“Just Believe”: The Closing Of The American Progressive Mind On Matters Of The Economy And Energy

glblclngHave you noticed that the cries of the cultural and political “left” in the U.S. are becoming more venomous and shrill? As President Barack Obama flails on the international stage and approval for his domestic agenda and his party in Congress slips away, so-called “progressive” Americans are [...]

War Profiteers or Heroes – The Story of Blackwater

blackwaterA young American visited Nicaragua when it first had a Marxist government, and he describes what he saw..:

The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights believed that Daniel Ortega, a Marxist who’d come to power when his militant group, Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional, overthrew the Nicaraguan [...]

Conditional Freedom of Speech

dnldstrlng2The unfortunate turmoil caused by someone secretly recording a private conversation with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling who allegedly made some remarks that expressed opinions that the media have quickly labeled “racist” is being driven down the same one lane, one-way road where the media supports [...]

Where is the Rehabilitation for “Racists”?

Racist-Marie-Strumolo-Burke-UA-edit-300x200For decades liberals have lobbied against punishment and for rehabilitation. The argument was that a mugger or murderer was just a victim of his environment, someone caught in the crosshairs of bad nurturing and neighborhood. Accountability is unwarranted because the person bears no responsibility: he knew not [...]

Rushing to Regulate: Democrat Rosenworcel is Right – So She Should Vote ‘No’ on Net Neutrality

networkneutralityFederal Communications Commission (FCC) Democrat Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel yesterday made a very good point.

Rosenworcel: Delay Vote on Net Neutrality Rules

Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to delay his planned May 15 vote on a draft of new network [...]

Global Warming: The Debate is Over. Summer has Arrived!

glblwrmng3Global warming is one of the fun topics to write about. It is all make-believe but after coming off the coldest winter or calendar year ever, the global warming piranhas or pariahs are still at it.

Obama now has some concerns. Let’s start with the basics. [...]

More Games And Corruption In The Wyoming GOP

Governor Matt MeadWhile the rest of America recoils in horror at the atrocities committed against it by the Obama Administration and liberal Democrats on Capitol Hill, the people of Wyoming increasingly suffer the ravages of liberalism inflicted on them by a state government in which “Republicans” hold [...]

On Aristotle and the Idea of Judgment

arstl“We don’t do punishment [judgment]…. The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives….”

~ Will Smith (actor)

“…I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self…”

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