Mike Shedlock had an intriguing column this last weekend about Detroit (and other major cities) installing streetcar systems, at seriously high costs, while technology marches forward, toward, he suggests, to driverless automobiles which may be the rapid transit of the future.
Whether or not such […]
At CPAC, recently, an estimated 10,000 conservatives and libertarians, together with many presidential aspirants, gathered across the Potomac. They did so amidst massive hoopla and intense media fascination. We in the media are nothing if not suckers for hoopla.
History, however, typically emerges without hoopla. Janet Yellen, […]
We are (thank God) in the fourth quarter of the Barack Obama Administration. Our long national nightmare is more than three-quarters over.
That’s the good news. The bad news is – everyone in the Barack Obama Administration knows it too.
This waning Administration is in […]
I have a bit of a problem with the new CIS show and a couple of other TV shows. Mom, Scandal and 2 Broke Girls. I can safely say that I stopped watching these shows. And the problem is if we don’t stop watching these shows the liberals […]
In order to control millions of people totalitarian or proto-totalitarian governments find it necessary to somehow prod their subjects into accepting that which is not true. Intelligent people will naturally see the truth and thereby comprehend when government lies to them – and so that’s the rub […]
The letter to Iran masterminded by uber-hawk Sen. Tom Cotton and signed by 47 Republican Senators, including most surprisingly Rand Paul, has caused quite a stir. The letter basically states that any agreement the President makes will be subject to congressional approval and should not be considered binding until then. Some leftists have accused those […]
Day Four of Genesis gives us the second fundamental principle of morality, the principle that is the foundation of justice – equality under the law.
Day Four begins by confirming that the process of transforming the quantum universe into the Classical universe was complete. And according to Genesis, central to the process was the observation […]
Political discourse has degenerated in recent years into petty insults and fake offendedness. Instead of debating the merits of issues, the focus in politics has changed to gotcha moments. Social media and TV shows are nauseatingly full of them. Both the insults and the hyped up responses […]
Most of us have probably been pretty happy about the relatively low gas prices we’ve been enjoying since late last year. Not surprisingly, however, environmentalists driving to the latest Keystone pipeline protest aren’t quite as joyful. Lower gas prices generally mean increased consumption […]
Boehner Caves Again – Predictably
Back in December 2014 this write penned two pieces regarding the status of the Republican Party. The first predicted a possible cave-in and the second, the beginning of one. Now, the situation is, for all practical purposes, complete. It was, capped […]
The current presidential administration and State Department have been long touting that global warming/climate change are just as dangerous as Russian bears and Islamic terrorists. In February 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry addressed Asian leaders in Jakarta by informing them, “Climate change can now be considered […]
The largest and most impactful grassroots political movement, at least since the civil rights movement and perhaps in all of American history, originated in the minds and efforts of less than a dozen Americans.
It was late February 2009, just weeks after the inauguration of Barack […]
On February 10th, three people were shot to death in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Immediately afterwards, the media starting proclaiming that this was a hate crime, despite the only “evidence” of that being that the victims were Muslims, and the shooter was a Southern white male. Harvard […]
With the coldest winter since the 1880’s what will the global alarmists think of next. Let’s start with the premise: What is the purpose of the propaganda behind GW&CC (global warming and climate change. The propaganda and almost all propaganda causes a flow of money of sorts […]
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) describes Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another (FDIA) as a psychiatric disorder most common among mothers who intentionally harm or describe non-existent symptoms in their children to get the attention given to the family of someone who is […]
It was supposed to be a phone call for Obama administration ears only. But hear it the radio host did, she says. And what she heard should make your blood run cold — and perhaps your rage hot. Obama’s amnesty plan is to use illegal aliens as “seedlings,” […]
I had the opportunity recently to watch again the magnificent documentary on the Civil War produced by Ken Burns (hard to believe) more than a generation ago.
The series captures with power and clarity the contradictions of a war that was utterly brutal, and yet somehow civil; fought […]
It was a solution right up there with “Let them eat cake.” Addressing the issue of Jews fleeing Europe due to increasing Islamic terrorism and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for them to seek safety in Israel, Bill Nye “the Science Guy” had an interesting solution: “Get to […]
The ancient Greeks were faced with terrorism and slavery from the Persian king Xerxes. Edith Hamilton in her book, The Greek Way (W.W.Norton, N.Y. 1930) explains what they did, how they did it and why it was successful. Revisiting what the ancient Greeks did should renew […]
Taxation brought to you by ObamaCare. Capitalism or Socialism?
It has been a while since we devoted a full page to ObamaCare. I do love the fact that it is called ObamaCare. Some would call it a legacy for the communist, but it feels more […]
For long, a plea for the recognition of a Kurdish entity has been in “Duly Noted’s” pipeline. The Kurd’s impressive valor and the injustices meted out to them to create “stable conditions” constitute a moral imperative to present this piece.
It is tempting to plead […]
Remember “Cap and Trade?” The anti-market allegedly “market-based” “solution” to man-faked global warming climate change?
A central authority (usually a governmental body) sets a limit or cap on the amount of a pollutant that may be emitted.
The limit or cap is allocated and/or sold […]
During the recent Summit on Violent Extremism held in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama said that the U.S. battle against “violent extremism” doesn’t mean it’s a war on the Islamic world and using the words Muslim or Islamic offer the very terrorist group we are […]
Now there are those who will scoff at the very mention of the word sin. But scoffing at sin is the same thing as scoffing at crime.
That is because crime is simply a human interpretation of sin. Crime has its origin in sin.
Judicial systems are an expression of our subconscious knowledge of right […]