Blasphemy and The 1st Amendment
Free Speech Will Eventually Offend You. We are at a dangerous juncture. The 1st Amendment to The US Constitution is under a very real threat. People are getting very, very angry. People are just beginning to feel the tingle of fear. I understand their anger, as a worker on a military installation, I’m living the negative externalities of some of | Read More »
False gods, acquiescence, and Garland, Texas
I intend for this to be my last posst on Pam Geller and the Garland shootings unless something else happens. Many have said that my motto is “often wrong but never in doubt” but now I am developing some doubts about my position as articulated here: Geller had the right to do what she did, she’s not to blame, but I wouldn’t have done it. | Read More »
Bill O’Reilly is an idiot
I know this will come as a shock to a lot of you. But the blowhard Bill O’Reilly can actually be an idiot when he longs for “strange new respect.” Such is the case with how he dealt with Pam Geller and the Garland, TX terrorist attack. Via the Daily Caller: “The dead men deserved what they got,” O’Reilly said. “But the incident was ignited | Read More »
Make The Future Better – Be A Good Parent
I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally. – Joe Gelonesi You are never supposed to want to punch someone in the nose because he said something you find distasteful. It reduces you on the evolutionary scale to the | Read More »
Jeb Bush misses a chance
In the aftermath of the Baltimore riot, GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush wrote an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune on his vision for solving the problem. He hit upon the problem, but Bush’s Big Government roots caused him to miss a great opportunity. These events inevitably generate extensive discussion and analysis of how this could come to be in a country as great as | Read More »
Jon Stewart, Afghanistan, and Baltimore
Baltimore Schools Do Receive Funding “If we are spending a trillion dollars to rebuild Afghanistan’s schools, we can’t, you know, put a little taste Baltimore’s way. It’s crazy.” –Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show,” April 28, 2015 So someone activated a microphone near Comedian Jon Stewart and comedy ensued. Sort of a dog bites man story if there ever were one. I’ll | Read More »
The Democrats In Maryland Are One or Two Pitchers Short Of A Beer Hall Putsch
Anti-Jewish Bigot Visigoth Holidays grow tenuous anytime the party runs low on beer and barbecue. I’ve posted the primary remaining raison d’etre of the Postmodern Progressive is to form a tribe, deprive others of their property and live off the proceeds. This works until the proceeds no longer take you very far. The Democratic Party in Maryland is a mad and | Read More »
After Garland, free speech not violent extremism is under attack.
For people who constantly bleat about free speech and things “chilling” debate, the American left has gone full-bore Trotskyite in the wake of the terrorist attack in Garland, Texas. Instead of asking reasonable questions (like: why are we coddling obvious terrorists? why is an American Muslim congressman trying to prevent someone from obtaining a visa to the US based on their beliefs? and, yes, why | Read More »
Stand Your Ground laws under attack
The price of the Second Amendment,like liberty, is eternal vigilance. Having lost several fights at the Supreme Court, the anti-gun left is gearing up for yet another fight over “stand your ground” (SYG) laws. The idea behind SYG laws is pretty simple. If you are confronted by an aggressor you are not obligated to retreat. As Jorge Amstelle writing in The Daily Caller says: Let’s | Read More »
Winners and Losers From This Year’s NFL Draft
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss last weekend’s NFL Draft, which teams did the best and who will be the star fantasy player from this draft.
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H1B Visas and The Magical Outsourcing Of Disney
Snow White Before and After Disney Ate The H1B Apple You can wish upon a star. It doesn’t matter who you are. Unless, of course, you work IT and are a US citizen instead of an H1B visa-holder. In that case, Cinderella, me so sowwy. Your carriage just turned into a pumpkin and the title company is about to foreclose because | Read More »
Lackluster Q1 GDP Continues Downward Economic Trend
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss The Merry Widow, Q1 GDP, and how big data gave us a better economic picture.
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Obama uses “thug” even though he’s only half-black
I don’t make the news I just report it. From the NY Post: President Obama on Tuesday urged Americans to “do some soul-searching” and work harder to end what he called the “slow-rolling crisis” of deaths of black men at the hands of police officers as he addressed the riots in Baltimore. … Still, the president lashed into the rioters who torched buildings and looted | Read More »
Needed Education Reforms and the Benefits of Strict Parenting
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Joy Pullmann to discuss education reform ideas that the GOP should embrace, monopolies in education, and why Joy is glad her parents were strict.
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CNN @BrookeBCNN: Veterans causing the Baltimore riots
One of the tropes following most of America’s wars has been the maladjusted, drug addicted, pathological and violence prone veteran. While many associate that image with many films involving Vietnam (for instance, Rolling Thunder, any of the Rambo films) actually the image is quite old. Crime reports and popular literature following the Civil War featured opium addicted war veterans, war veterans who were emotionally damaged, | Read More »