Google’s Faux Privacy Outrage, #01100010 01110101 01101100 01101100 01110011 01101000 01101001 01110100

    Google’s Faux Privacy Outrage, #01100010 01110101 01101100 01101100 01110011 01101000 01101001 01110100

    My old pal Eric Schmidt – you know, the guy who was hanging out in Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters on Election Day eve in 2012, only to later bankroll a consulting firm exclusively for Democrats – is at it again, trying to convince the world that he and Google are really, for serious, super-duper upset about the NSA invading our privacy. Schmidt told a conference | Read More »

    Al Cardenas Responds to Lack of Pro-Life Emphasis at CPAC 2014

    Al Cardenas Responds to Lack of Pro-Life Emphasis at CPAC 2014

    The 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) caused concern for the pro-life community before the doors even opened on Thursday.  As noted at LifeNews Wednesday, while the agenda included a variety of topics, the issue of life was noticeably absent from the breakout panels.  From the perspective of pro-life activists, the lack of inclusion perhaps indicated a deficit of interest in openly supporting what has traditionally | Read More »

    Spike Lee’s Love of The New, Post-Racial America

    Spike Lee’s Love of The New, Post-Racial America

    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 on these faces there are no smiles. -Hillaire Belloc | Read More »

    The Duke Blue Devils, “Lauren” And Other Harlots Of Babylon

    The Duke Blue Devils, “Lauren” And Other Harlots Of Babylon

    …the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; “Lauren” was proud to be accepted by Duke University. She was so proud that she turned down a full-ride scholarship to Vanderbilt. There | Read More »

    NC GOP: It’s Time For Senator Hagan To Stop Hiding And Denounce Rev. William Barber’s Extremism

    NC GOP: It’s Time For Senator Hagan To Stop Hiding And Denounce Rev. William Barber’s Extremism

    In 2008, a controversy surfaced around President Obama, one that the mainstream press did everything in their power to ignore, suppress, and generally pretend was much ado about nothing. Who can forget Reverend Wright? He was Barack Obama’s bombastic and offensive preacher, who used anti-Semitic and inflammatory rhetoric on a regular basis from the pulpit where our President heard his weekly sermons. Well it seems | Read More »

    Does President Obama Think Sandwiches & Taxes are the Same Thing?

    This can’t go unanswered. Last week Kentucky Senatorial candidate Matt Bevin got in hot water for some comments he made about gay marriage. “If it’s all right to have same-sex marriages, why not define a marriage — because at the end of the day a lot of this ends up being taxes and who can visit who in the hospital and there’s other repressions and | Read More »

    Kentucky All State Choir Celebrates #Merica

    When Michelle Johnson checked into her hotel for work in Kentucky, she didn’t expect that 1,000 high school students would also be checking in. Fortunately, the students were part of the Kentucky All State Choir and, as is their tradition, they treated hotel guests to a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. Johnson, not realizing that the choir was there for a yearly conference, attributed | Read More »

    Obamacare And The Freedom To Do Nothing

    There’s an irony in the GOP complaining that ACA lets people quit jobs. I mean, what’s wrong with freedom?

    – (HT: The Huffington Post)*

    So what is wrong with freedom? I’m not sure. There hasn’t been too much of it running around loose lately. Most people who think otherwise haven’t gone through DCA around 1PM any time in the last 12 years. I kid. It’s a quote from the Huffpo. I had a hard time taking that rhetorical question above any more seriously than I’d take an old Andy Kaufman routine. The important question to ask would be this: “What in the name of Glorious and Sacred Obamacare has brought forth such a bilious wellspring of Progressive brain waste?”

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    In Super Bowl Interview Obama backs away from fundamentally transforming America

    In Super Bowl Interview Obama backs away from fundamentally transforming America

    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 In his Super Bowl Interview with Bill O’Reilly yesterday, President Obama finally backed away from his infamously radically extreme comment about “fundamentally transforming the United States of America. In an exchange at the end of the interview Obama denied that he thinks “we” have to fundamentally | Read More »

    So Just How Evil Is Abortion Anyway?

    So just how bad is abortion? Fair question. Let’s engage.

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    Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with his ‘I Have A Dream Speech’

    Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with his 'I Have A Dream Speech'

    I hope you took  some time today to think about the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. America is a better place because of his efforts. Watch listen or read King’s great “I Have A Dream Speech.” It needs no further introduction: MLK day is always amazing to me because as conservatives we are simultaneously racist if we don’t celebrate the day | Read More »

    An Addendum To My Pastor’s Sermon Today

    An Addendum To My Pastor's Sermon Today

    Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.  As expected, my pastor did not speak on the subject.  Although I know him to be a man that values the sanctity of life, he has never given a full sermon on it.  If I had to guess, I’d say the reason has something to do with politics.  My church is what is referred to as a “mega-church” | Read More »

    Douglas Ruskkoff And The Luddite Left

    Wow! I thought I was the political reactionary. When did Archie Bunker register as a moss-backed Democrat and start work at some predictably Lysenkian font of mainstream media bed-pan wisdom? This apparently took place because Progressive jet-fuel geniuses have just now figured out that a free-flow of information will make it harder for them to control what people are currently thinking or what they say.

    I’ve just read an example of this Progressive Neo-Reaction in a Politico Magazine article entitled “How Technology Killed The Future.” Author Douglas Ruskkoff, like the PTSDed space marine in the movie “Aliens” tells us its game over. He explains the nature of our ineffable damnation below.

    The result for institutions—especially political ones—has been profound. This transformation has dramatically degraded the ability of political operatives to set long-term plans. Thrown off course, they’re now often left simply to react to the incoming barrage of events as they unfold. Gone, suddenly, is the quaint notion of “controlling the narrative”—the flood of information is often far too unruly.

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    The Christophobia Business Model Suffers A Condign Setback

    You know what I think is really nice and special? I mean nicer and even more special than a venti Pumpkin-Spice Latte at Starbucks? The fact that A&E values creativity and would never encourage hate. Oh, and the fact that they are now swell enough people to forgive Phil Robertson for publicly stating that he believes homosexuality is a sin. They want this done as fast as possible now that people have reacted to their “infinite hiatus” of Mr. Robertson from his TV Reality Show Duck Dynasty.

    And it gets even better. A&E tells The Hollywood Reporter what their true values are.

    As a global media content company, A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect.

    It’s generally instructive to notice that members of the entertainment industry stop behaving like a ravening orc tribe and develop a rare case of the core values when they suffer an exaspirated extirpation at the hands of an utterly disgusted public. Now the obvious question here becomes how can people who stand for the saccharine-sweet pieties of post-Christian post-modernity possibly be compared to a cannibalistic pack of orcs. That answer is simple. The chritophobic bigots of American Popular Culture are like Cotton Mather without a copy of The Gospel handy.

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    There is No Synthesis For Christians With The Torquemadas of Tolerance

    I’ll fess up to being a few hundred volumes behind on my Approved Smart Guy™ reading list. If it gets any worse, I won’t be one of The Quiz Kids anymore. One that I can say proudly I’ve caught up on is Bobo’s In Paradise by David Brooks. This book, more than anything I’ve read, makes intelligent use of the intellectual compost referred to euphemistically as Marxian Analysis. Unfortunately, like all other Marxian Analysis, it has its limits as far as describing the real world.

    By fortunate happenstance, Marxism isn’t overly fond of private property; intellectual or otherwise. This preference allows the Marxist to hotwire The Hegelian Dialectic and go for epistemological joyrides over surreal terrain. Brooks so endeavors. He describes the Bourgeois-Bohemian (Bobo for short) as a Synthesis between the Bourgeois (Thesis) and Bohemian (Anti-thesis). He then goes further to claim that this union of Bacchus and Prometheus is a stable configuration that will define American high culture over the next few passing decades.

    Brooks has a quick-footed wit that avoids paradox and fallacy the way Adrian Peterson weaves a broken field towards the end zone. However, his project is limited by the same problems that lay to nines canonical believers in overdetermining history such as Marx, Hegel, and Oswald Spengler. Not everything is evolutionary. Some things are canonical and binary. They exist or they don’t exist. They equal 1 or they equal zero. They are categorically discrete and there is no uncountable infinity between these two states. A synthesis between 1 and 0 equal to 0.425 is not a logically possible member of the subset.

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