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 […]

Book Review - Neither Here Nor There

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Frans Jager presents the views of a first generation immigrant on American Exceptionalism.

 

 

 

We are constantly being reminded, “America is a nation of immigrants.” This is true, in a much as everyone who lives here today, except for the descendants of […]

Perspectives on the Scriptures: Genesis Day Six – ‘Programming’ Human DNA: Morality, Reason and Instinct

What we saw in Day Five was the start of the re-establishment of the principles of quantum physics which had been subsumed into the Classical laws in the previous Days.

That statement may require some clarification.

We should recall that the first three Days of Genesis explained how the laws of quantum physics “morphed” into […]

THE DEATH PENALTY’S “FINELY TUNED DEPRAVITY CALIBRATORS” Fairness Follies of Fairness Phonies Fixated on Criminals Instead of Crimes -- PART VII

For naïve followers, the notion that capital punishment is unfair is an uncritically accepted faith based on logical fallacies, unwarranted assumptions and insupportable assertions. For knowing leaders, the demand for fairness is a cynical ploy intended to abolish the penalty rather than make it fair. […]

On Shakespeare: King Lear, Macbeth and Obama

ldymcbthI am a man more sinned against than sinning. ~ King Lear

But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we’ll not fail. ~ Lady Macbeth

Prologue

This is part II of my essay on William Shakespeare (1564 –1616) the great English playwright, poet, and actor, […]

Perspectives on the Scriptures: Genesis Day Five – ‘Programming’ of Animal Life: Reason in the service of Instinct.

Day Five starts with these words:

“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.”[Genesis 1: 20]

The first thing we should consider here is what is meant by “the waters”.

Although Day Four clearly […]

Janet Yellen, Politicizing the Fed?

jntylnJanet Yellen gave a widely noted speech, Perspectives on Inequality and Opportunity from the Survey of Consumer Finances, at the Conference on Economic Opportunity and Inequality held by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on October 17th.

The speech presented as a if ghostwritten for her by […]

Immigration: The Law and Assimilation at Issue

imgrntasmltnThere is no more guess work needed to accurately assess the current immigration policy of the United States Federal Government, all three branches. The current policy is designed to forever alter the social fabric and population demographics of the United States.

Because Americans would never willingly accept […]

Intellectual Dishonesty – The Case of the Fan Club of Che Guevara

chgvrRobert Redford produced a movie about Che Guevara called “The Motorcycle Diaries.” It was based on Che’s real diaries, no doubt modified by the Cuban government, but what disappoints me greatly about Redford is that he wasn’t honest enough to include some very revealing passages from that […]

You Want More Affordable, Accessible Food for the Planet? You Want Less Government

bltdgvtWhat is far and away the most important global trade commodity? Food. People have to eat.

Before the world’s peoples can afford to purchase from us an iPhone, or a Ford pickup truck – they have to buy (hopefully our) food.

And […]

Obama the Loser! Bush the Winner!

obm-bshObama has fallen and he won’t be getting up any time soon. The big difference between President Bush and Obama is that President Bush knew what he wanted to accomplish and he got it done. Obama looks like a fool and the masses that used to faint […]

South Carolina Poll Shows Support for Energy Choice and Opposition To Taxes On Rooftop Solar

frmrkt2Energy prices continue to fall as the country learns to become less dependent on fossil fuels. Hopefully our government will get that message. Regrettably, there’s always a new tax on the horizon to keep us from energy independence.

Residents of South Carolina have sent a powerful message […]

Feminism: Today’s Women’s Ku Klux Klan

fmkklxklnFor decades we have wrestled with feminism. Too many men and women still say they are feminists on the assumption feminism seeks equality – a prevarication drilled into our heads by feminists for 50 years.

When you watch the feet and ignore the lips, the primary political […]

Does Barack Obama Have Blood on His Hands?

elwlrLittle Eli Waller will never grow up to be president. The four-year-old New Jersey boy will never grow up to be anything because enterovirus D68 took his life — quite possibly because a boy who did grow up to be president, but not really a man, invited […]

Bureaucracy

ptrprncplIn the quirky romantic comedy Harold and Maude, Maude (Ruth Gordon), admonishes a motorcycle officer, “Don’t get officious. You’re not yourself when you’re officious. ”

Exasperated, she turns to Harold, “That is the curse of a government job.”

Indeed.

Unfortunately, it is we the people who suffer […]

Frailty and Gladiatorial Combat in Somalia

hsnshkmhmdIt is that cyclical season of winner takes all. It is that all too familiar gladiatorial executive combat all over again. Yes, the Villa Somalia has once again turned into a roaring amphitheater. The President and his Prime Minister are at each other’s throat, and, as engraved […]

Why the Death Penalty Doesn’t Work

dthpnltyI used to think the death penalty was an appropriate punishment for the crime of murder. That was before I understood how the justice system really works.

It appears that thirst for blood is Biblically-based, following the Old Testament admonition of “an eye for […]

THE DEATH PENALTY’S “FINELY TUNED DEPRAVITY CALIBRATORS” Fairness Follies of Fairness Phonies Fixated on Criminals Instead of Crimes -- PART VI

For naïve followers, the notion that capital punishment is unfair is an uncritically accepted faith based on logical fallacies, unwarranted assumptions and insupportable assertions. For knowing leaders, the demand for fairness is a cynical ploy intended to abolish the penalty rather than make it fair. […]

Perspectives on the Scriptures: Genesis Day Four – The Earth, Sun and Moon

Day Four of the Genesis account of the origins of the universe deals with the creation of our solar system.

Day Four thus starts with this:

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, […]

Perspectives on the Scriptures: Genesis Day Three – The Elements; the building blocks of life

The first part of Day Three is short, and to the point.

“And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.”

“And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters he called Seas: And […]

THE DEATH PENALTY’S “FINELY TUNED DEPRAVITY CALIBRATORS” Fairness Follies of Fairness Phonies Fixated on Criminals Instead of Crimes -- PART V

For naïve followers, the notion that capital punishment is unfair is an uncritically accepted faith based on logical fallacies, unwarranted assumptions and insupportable assertions. For knowing leaders, the demand for fairness is a cynical ploy intended to abolish the penalty rather than make it fair. […]

Perspectives on the Scriptures: Genesis Day Two – Expansion

Before dealing with Day Two, we should just remind ourselves of the methodology employed by Genesis to describe the events in Day One.

We started with “the heaven and the earth”, which were then subsequently described collectively as “the waters”. The “waters” were then ‘converted’ into “light” when matter and antimatter interacted to create photons […]

Perspectives on the Scriptures: Genesis Day One – Inflationary Cosmology

It is a generally accepted myth that all creation stories are myths.

And it is a myth eagerly exploited by those who seek to replace the notion of God with their own doctrines and delusions.

This short series of articles will demonstrate that, irrespective of what other creation stories may reveal, in just three chapters […]

THE DEATH PENALTY’S “FINELY TUNED DEPRAVITY CALIBRATORS” Fairness Follies of Fairness Phonies Fixated on Criminals Instead of Crimes -- PART IV

For naïve followers, the notion that capital punishment is unfair is an uncritically accepted faith based on logical fallacies, unwarranted assumptions and insupportable assertions. For knowing leaders, the demand for fairness is a cynical ploy intended to abolish the penalty rather than make it fair. […]

Feminists Jealous of Catcalls

nycvdLast week, a video went viral of a woman walking in New York City receiving numerous flirty remarks from men. At the end of the video, entitled “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” an organization called Hollaback, which produced it, indicated this was “verbal […]






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