The Cancerous Lie of Unbounded Positive Rights
An alliance of Progressive Organizations is attempting to counter 23+ hours of truth from Senator Cruz with thirty-one seconds of disingenuous horse-hockey. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people healthcare. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people food stamps. It’s as if being an American implies that you have a natural right to have the government give you goods and services that originally belonged to, or are produced by somebody else.
In the bizarre world of “Positive Rights,” we get logical constructs that would totally destroy the social contract of any society that attempted to fulfill them. There is never any logical limit to what can be claimed as a so-called Positive Right. In the real-world, to all of these limitless demands are attached similarly limitless costs. It’s analogous to the Work-Energy Relationship in Physics.
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Pakistan Earthquake Creates New Island (and Mass Confusion Among Journalists)
The Huffington Post says the new island is the size of a king size bed. Who are you going to believe, HuffPo or your lying eyes?
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H.S. Football Games Moved for ‘Environmental’ Reasons. Wait, what?
Tulsa Public Schools administrators moved the venue for two high schools’ future home football games. It’s for the children, after all. Oh, my gosh. We certainly would not want to expose student-athletes to “environmental elements”. The mind reels as it imagines a football pitch-cum-Love Canal poisoned with pesticides, herbicides or (G_d forbid) “fracking chemicals“. As it turns out, this particular football suffered from environmental contamination, alright: | Read More »
What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Tevi Troy to discuss his new book, presidents and pop-culture and why what the presidents read is so important.
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Hope Of A Tree
“For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.” Job 14:7-9 Today marks twelve years since the attacks that truly changed our country. As we have in years past, Americans will slow down to remember September 11, 2001; and to that we have added September 11, 2012, | Read More »
Never Forget: Why bikers are descending on DC on 9/11 to Counter-Protest the Million Muslim March
On September 11, 2001, I boarded a flight from Newark to Dallas. Although on a different airline, I left from the same terminal at around the same time as Flight 93.
Four hours later, when we were grounded in Memphis told about the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, I knew the Twin Towers had come down via cell phone but did not fully grasp what was told to me until we got off the plane and saw the CNN footage on a television in the terminal.
Though it’s been 12 years next month, like most Americans, September 11th is a day that I will never forget. In the months that followed September 11th, for the briefest of moments, our nation was united as one people, one party–all American.
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Bridging the Gap Women’s Summit – Answering The War On Women
If there is anything the Democrat party is good at, it’s building a narrative. And with the press on their side, they have successfully pushed forth some whoppers. A pervading rumor spread by the left, that I am sure both sides tire of hearing, is the GOP “war on women.” How the party who chooses to murder our future women through abortion could accuse the | Read More »
Shiver me timbers! Disney Kingpins Send Popular Pirates Game To Davy Jones’ Locker
It’s a sad day in Tortuga, mates!
A friend forwarded an e-mail last night that stated that Disney has decided to shut down Pirates of the Caribbean Online on–of all days*–September 19, 2013.
The news marks the end of six years’ worth of pirate quests, plundering the high seas, as well as taking loot and gold from the evil empire and its corporate crony–the EITC (that’s the East India Trading Company for those of you unfamiliar with pirate lingo).
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Gov. Chris Christie signs gay conversion therapy ban
Gov. Chris Christie signs gay conversion therapy ban New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight. According to the Associated Press, in a signing note Christie said the health risks of trying to change a child’s sexual orientation outweigh concerns over the government setting limits on parental choice: Government should tread carefully into this area | Read More »
Concert Review: Kelly Clarkson & Maroon 5 at Jones Beach, 8/11/13
Sunday night, my wife & I went to see a double-billed concert, Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 at the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach (in a fit of corporate sponsorship, this is billed as the “Honda Civic Tour”). As far as current pop music goes, this is about as good as it gets: Clarkson is, in my oft-stated view, the best thing in pop today, | Read More »
Media Lesson from Dr. Aslan Interview: A PhD Cures Bias
There’s a lot of buzz today about this interview of Reza Aslan, a card carrying member of academia with a Ph.D. in the sociology of religions from the University of California about his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. So what was the big deal? Host Lauren Green starts the interview with this question: “You’re a Muslim, so why did | Read More »
The Wealthy’s Fast-Pass Lifestyle
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss more on Detroit’s bankruptcy, one-percent playtime consultants and the reality gap between the wealthy and the rest of America.
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Race Card Pulled in Face of “Educational Genocide”
One of conservatives’ pet peeves so far as liberals go is their constant cry of “racism” anytime anything that threatens entrenched, liberal interests crops up. Usually, we see this in relation to proposals to reform entitlements, or require people to show ID or swear an affidavit before voting (both inherently raaaaacist!). But sometimes it crops up in other areas, too, because, well, it’s easier to | Read More »
Cultural Decline And The United States Supreme Court
First Law of Thermodynamics: You can’t win.
Second Law of Thermodynamics: You can’t break even.
Third Law of Thermodynamics: You can’t stop playing.
(HT: Business Insider)
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Our illustrious United States Supreme Court reminded us why this joke describes not only Thermodynamics, but also the life of a traditionalist in Post-modern America. We see this exemplified in the recent two decisions regarding homosexual marriage in The United States.
Dr. Salamishah Tillah Links Late-Term Abortion Bans and White Supremacy
I’ll show more fairness to Dr. Salamishah Tillah than she seems to show to an entire demographic of the US population. She teaches English at The University of Pennslyvania. She does not teach logic. This is fortunate, as we peruse a logical syllogism she offered us while recently and malevolently speaking the English Language. According to Dr. Tillah, we are able to make the following epistemological claim.
(Pro-Life) ^ (Caucasian) ^ (Male) →(White Supremacist).
According to Dr. Tillah, these gibbering White Supremacists consider the womb of the Caucasian persuasion a valuable logistical asset in the interminable race war that is Post-modern America. This is because we all know that a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy would only prevent white abortuaries from running at the efficient economic scale of a Chevron refinery. You see, abortion clinics cater overwhelmingly to wealthy, white customers…Oh, Wait!
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