I am not Catholic and I am not overly concerned about Pope Francis’s encyclical. But even us Protestants should remember that the Bible does have an ecology theology in it. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the | Read More »
The 200th Anniversary of Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Pietrusza to discuss today’s 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, some of the forgotten players, and how Napoleon, one of the greatest generals of all time, was defeated at his most important battle.Read More »
We Are Asking For It. We sit by and watch the barbarian. We tolerate him in the long stretches of peace, we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence; his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creed refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond, and | Read More »
Tech at Night: …. but NSA gathering public information was the REAL threat
On a multi-user computer system, different user accounts have different permissions. In most Unix-based systems, there is a special account besides. Account zero, the ‘root’ user, bypasses all permissions checks. The Chinese attackers had root access to Office of Personnel Management servers. But NSA was the real threat ah, Rand Paul?
Meet Donald G. Kosin, Jr.
Donald G. Kosin, Jr. is no one I had heard of until tonight, but is someone everyone should know. In Charleston, SC tonight there was a terrible and tragic shooting at a church. It appears at least eight people were killed. As of 11:40pm, there were still a lot of unknowns, though the shooter, yet to be apprehended, appeared to be white and the congregation | Read More »
NLRB Official’s Conflict of Interest And Possible Illegal Conduct Exposed In Letter
In what seems to be more evidence of the National Labor Relations Board’s pro-union leanings, a recent letter to members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation details what appears to be certain conflicts of interest by the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) office in Philadelphia, including fundraising from unions and pro-union law firms. As a long-time union advocate, former NLRB member Dennis Walsh | Read More »
Update: GOP Congress Conspiring With Obama To Pass #ObamaTrade On Thursday — #StopFastTrack
Establishment Republicans are not listening to the American people. Despite a broad coalition of conservatives and liberals standing firmly in opposition, Republicans in Congress are, once again, conspiring with Barack Obama to pass ObamaTrade on Thursday, according to the Associated Press. BREAKING: AP sources: House to vote as early as Thursday in bid to revive White House-backed trade bill.— The Associated Press (@AP) June 17, | Read More »
The OPM Hack is Just Awful
So, if you’ve paid attention, amid all the noise about Donald Trump and Rachel Dolezal, there was this little thing called the hack of the Office of Personnel Management. It was a hack allegedly by Chinese government operatives, and they have gotten just about everything you could imagine with regard to personal information on a huge chunk of American citizens, among others. It’s the type | Read More »
Rachel Dolezal and the End of Reality
Now that the UK’s Daily Mail has revealed that fake black person Rachel Dolezal was once in a sex tape allegedly taken against her will, we can hope that global coverage of the increasingly bizarre Dolezal freak show has reached its Zenith. And yet, something about this story compels us collectively to continue to examine it from every angle, to poke at its scars, and | Read More »
Head of Clinton Foundation: The Clintons are paranoid loonies
The Washington Free Beacon continues its record of committing journalism. Clinton Foundation head Donna Shalala** privately expressed concerns about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s mental state in the mid-1990s, saying they had become “paranoid” and fixated on “right-wing conspiracies,” according to previously unpublished audio recordings obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. In 1994, four years before Hillary Clinton said a “vast right-wing conspiracy” was trying to take | Read More »
Trade Promotion Authority hits a new roadblock: Barack Obama
Ever since the House rejected the Trade Adjustment Authority (TAA) bill, the House GOP leadership has been scheming for a way to pass the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) without the accompanying TAA. House GOP leaders seeking to rebound after a surprise floor defeat on trade are zeroing in on a new strategy to grant President Obama fast-track authority. The plan is to vote as soon | Read More »
House Democrats cheer Clinton influence peddling
This is not surprising. The House Democrat caucus is one of the most morally dissolute gatherings west of anything in the Kremlin. So when they were asked their opinion of the blatantly obvious and causal relationship between Bill Clinton giving a speech and Hillary Clinton, while Secretary of State, granting a favor an overwhelming majority answered, “I don’t understand, what’s the problem?” House Democrats say | Read More »
Oh, gee: the Democrats are ‘rebranding.’ AGAIN.
The Democrats are trying to rebrand. Because apparently they’re still convinced that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with their ideas.Read More »
Rick Santorum has a handle on the issues
Today, on the Moon Griffon Show – which is a statewide talk show in Louisiana – Rick Santorum spoke for a couple of segments on his candidacy, what’s going on in the United States, and how to fix the problems he sees. He spoke at length about job creation, and repairing not only the American economy, but also American innovation. It was the kind of | Read More »
John Kerry gaslights the media on Iranian compliance
This rogue regime we suffer under has acquired several trademarks. It is unconscionably vicious towards dissent, it is monumentally incompetent, and it is a master of gaslighting. I’ve touched on this latter theme before, as a refresher Gaslighting: a form of psychological manipulation that occurs when an abuser makes a victim doubt their own perceptions, memories, and sanity. The 1938 stage play Gas Light, known as Angel | Read More »
This is a Test. For the Next 30 Days We’ll See How Stupid the Republicans Are. This is Only a Test.
The United States Supreme Court will soon hand down its opinion in King v. Burwell and we will get to see just how stupid the GOP is. To recap, the case centers on whether states that do not set up state based exchanges can get subsidies from the federal government to subsidize healthcare costs. The law, as drafted, had a section on state based exchanges. | Read More »
Jonathan Last on the Joys (and Pains) of Being a Father
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Jonathan Last to discuss his latest book The Dadly Virtues, the joys of being a father, and advice to aspiring dads.Read More »
Carly Fiorina Would Like to Reclaim Feminism
I remember in the summer of 2014, in the thick of midterm election hype, Carly Fiorina addressed the supposed “War on Women” in an appearance on CNN. “A lot of women, me included, are sick of the ‘war on women,’” “‘Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause,’” Fiorina read. “And that’s exactly right. The War on Women is shameless, baseless propaganda. There’s no fact | Read More »
THE DONALD is Running For President – Laugh Until You’re Fired
If This Is A Joke, He Doesn’t Know it Yet. So Donald Trump is trolling for president. His announcement, bless his heart was everything amateur comedians on the internet such as RMJ truly wished for. It was epic. The Week got an early jump on the snark. I’ll let them roll with it – it’s what they’re good for. Here are | Read More »
General Electric certainly ACTING like it’s considering bailing on Connecticut.
With the news out that General Electric really and truly is seriously considering bailing on Connecticut (H/T: @JATranfo) because… well, because it’s a Democratic-controlled state that wishes to keep raising taxes. We might as well be honest about that. Anyway, the Democratic governor of Connecticut is, amazingly enough, actually worried about losing GE, to the point where he’s trying to stop the tax increases. But the | Read More »