Evangelizing The Theology of Sartre
At 10:10 we’re all about trying new and creative ways of getting people to take action on climate change. Unfortunately in this instance we missed the mark. Oh well, we live and learn. Onwards and upwards…. (HT: Andrew Revkin) In the past I’ve raised the theory that the modern environmental movement is more than just a outfit for Chameleon Communists. It offers more to its | Read More »
Gambling In Alabama – The Worm Within The Shiny Apple
Paul Sanford is a Republican State Legislator from Huntsville, AL. What I learned about him on the Internet Tubes makes me more proud to be a Republican. He makes me feel both vindicated and validated. Anyone following Alabama politics, by necessity or morbid curiosity, can only nod their heads and ruefully smile as The Victory Land Casino elevates the murky machinations of Alabama politics to | Read More »
The Education Bubble By The Numbers
The Colorado University system plans on the following tuition hikes between 2011 and 2016. The only reason I pick on them is because they were honest about what they were doing and put it in the newspaper for us all to google on the Internet. Academic Year Proposed Tuition Tuition Raised at 2.5%/Year Economic Rent 2011-12 $7,685 $7,685 $0 2012-13: $8,376 $8,073 $303 2013-14 $9,130 | Read More »
School May Soon Be Out
But perhaps it is enough to say that the reason we feel more “hated” than ever is that we deserve it. Instead of collaborating, we competed with each other. We focused on our research instead of on the needs of undergraduates. We even exploited our graduate students, using their labor to underwrite our privileges, and then we relegated most of them to marginal positions as | Read More »
Vote Against Those Who KNOW What’s Good For You
“Barack is one of the smartest people you will ever encounter who will deign to enter this messy thing called politics.” – Michelle Obama (HT: NRO) It was just after the 2004 Elections and Thomas Frank was about as sore a loser as you could get. He needed to go sit in a bathtub with his Epsom salts and stop whinging, but he just couldn’t. | Read More »
Earth to David Guggenheim – Krypton Does Not Exist and Superman Isn’t Coming
It seems that the gallant and worthy citizens of The Renowned and Ancient Kingdom of Spain don’t particularly like austerity. They’ve taken to the streets of Madrid to Rodney King Riot the heck out of their already crumbling and inadequate municipal infrastructure. Traditionally, here in America, we don’t appreciate austerity either. Americans have a different mode of coping – we seek gainful employment. The Spaniards | Read More »
The Colbert Congress
Fall is a time of the year when really strange things happen. Congressman John Conyers, for example, knew exactly what he was doing when he attempted to yank Comedian/ Expert Witness Stephen Colbert off the stage. We’ll all look back on last week and realize that nostalgia, like our current US Congress, just isn’t what it used to be. Stephen Colbert has succeeded as a | Read More »
Some Contradictory Thoughts On The GOP Pledge.
Let me begin by reiterating my sincere respect and gratitude for all the work Eric Erikson and the other Redstate.com staff members have performed in giving ideological conservatives a place to pontificate, evangelize and some days, just flat-out vent. I issue that statement in hopes of banking enough positive account equity to avoid foreclosure on my user account. It would constitute foreclosure for arguing respectfully, | Read More »
Loretta Sanchez Finds Zips In The Wire!
Capt. Harris: Snakebite leader, Ripper Bravo Six, we’re gonna need you soonest be advised I’ve got zips in the wire down here, over! from Platoon by Oliver Stone (HT: IMDB.com) The balkanization of America, on behalf of so-called diversity, will destroy any sense of national unity that we may ever hope to foster. It is truly the antithesis to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr’s dream | Read More »
It’s a Long Walk Home, America.
Tighten your shoes, America. It is a long walk home. Poster iamkeithhernandez. (HT: Business Insider.com) On 20 SEP 2010, it was quite the jolly sales call at the Ministry of Economic Propaganda known as CNBC. None other than President Barack Obama was there to tell us how grateful we should be for not being dead after Recovery Summer. CNBC had vetted the audience in advance | Read More »
Elwood: Illinois Nazis. Jake: I hate Illinois Nazis.
The vast majority of 9/11 observances in this country cannot be seen as politically neutral events. Implicit in their nature are the notions that lives lost at the World Trade Center are more valuable than lives lost in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and elsewhere; that the motives of the 9/11 attackers had nothing to do with genuine grievances in the Islamic world regarding American imperialism; and | Read More »
Don’t Call Her Ma’am. She’s Too Dumb To Spell It Phonetically.
(This one’s for Pilgrim!) “We don’t tell men that if they want to make sure their, can buy insurance coverage through their pharmaceutical plan for Viagra that they can’t do it. No, we don’t do that, and I wouldn’t support that. It would be wrong. Well, it’s wrong to single out women and to say to women of this country, they can’t use their own | Read More »
The Failed End Game of The Progressive Yacht Aristocracy
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. – Matthew 7:20, King James Version. (HT:Blblos.com) The goal of the modern Progressive Movement is power. Its mechanism is by graft and corruption. The fruit, by which you will ultimately know the Progressive, is financial and economic ruin. The economic ruin follows the moral ruin as surely as the day will follow the night. The power sought | Read More »
So How’s That Stimulus Working Out For LA?
According to the hyper-partisan, stridently Right-Wing and anti-Obama hatemongers at Huffington Post (sarcasm off), its working like a charm – for 55 lucky individuals. Actually, that’s 54.46 individuals, but it’s nice to know the LA municipal government is in strict compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Details like last week’s Dallas Cowboys Halftime locker room follow below. Here’s the Huffpo source document for their | Read More »
The Tea Party (AKA: America’s Peaceful Reset Button)
“How can you make a revolution without executions?” (HT: Vladimir Lenin) Have you ever felt frustrated and believed that the system just no longer worked? It’s not something that will just get fixed with a tune-up or an oil change. The time has come to tow the darned thing to the junk yard and start over anew. The faith that we can just bring in | Read More »
Historical Perspective on RINO Vs. Conservative Intifadas (VA Senate 1994)
In a sharply contested primary election, The Delaware GOP chose political neophyte Christine O’ Donnell over Mike Castle to run against the Democrats for a Senate seat in election 2010. That’s really all this story has to say. It could have ended right there. After a couple of days of people grumbling into their beer, we could have accepted and at least politely supported Christine | Read More »
Wind Power, Offsets and the Valley of Ashes
This valley consists of waste land ranging for a long distance and spreading through a vast area. The author (F. Scott Fitzgerald) uses this place to symbolize the lives of the high class people who have no morals or ethics in life. They have no sense of social conscience about their personal lives. (HT: Bookstove.com) It was 16 July, 1562, and The Catholic Church gathered | Read More »
Stephen Hawking and the New Western Dark Age
“If aliens ever visit us,” Hawking warned, “I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.” (HT: Taki’s magazine) Stephen Hawking, who now officially believes far more fervently in ET than YHWH, seems to be engaged in making sure his above quote is a self-fulfilling prophesy. He has joined | Read More »
The Evil Consequences of Sharing the Wealth
“The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore” – Fidel Castro (HT: Associated Press) Fidel Castro finally saw the light. It took him long enough, but after lo the decades of multiple-hour Jeremiads, El Jefe has finally made a statement that I can contest on no rational gravamen. The Cuban Model does not work. It does not work for Cuba, it did not work | Read More »
A Rahm Set Out To Pasture
Let’s say you run a Presidential Administration that takes on some water. It takes on water in a manner reminiscent of The USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor. It’s not over after the Germans get done bombing, but things are looking pretty bad there. Somebody has to fall on the gladius and take the blame. Pearl Harbor Day for this administration appears to be scheduled one | Read More »