Democrat presidential field gets older, whiter and less masculine
Allegedly Vermont Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is set to announce his candidacy for the presidency. VPR News has learned from several sources that Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday. Sanders will release a short statement on that day and then hold a major campaign kickoff in Vermont in several weeks. Sanders’ entry into the Democratic | Read More »
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 »
Feminist attack on Protein World backfires
Nothing is more amusing that a screeching mob of radical feminists when they emerge from their lair in that liquidy out-house that is Tumblr, in a aura of patchouli with armpit hair braided for war. The newest object of their Two Minute Hate is a diet supplement company called Protein World (full disclosure, I do not now and have never used dietary supplements). Why, you | Read More »
Rushing to Judgment
I have no idea what happened to Freddie Gray. I know he was no angel. He had been in and out of trouble with the law. There were more than a dozen arrests for drugs, burglary, escape, etc. But it is hard for me to believe what happened to him was deserved. He may have been no angel, but we are all sinners. If the | Read More »
The End Game Becomes More Clear
Though you don’t need a rainbow sticker on the back of your car to tell the world you are black, the gay rights movement is intent on equating the struggle for black civil rights with their own quest to redefine marriage. And it was abundantly obvious yesterday that the Supreme Court recognizes this would be a redefinition of the institution. What also became obvious was | Read More »
Koch Industries does its part for penal reform.
Koch Industries is removing questions about prior convictions from its job applications.
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More Clinton Foreign Money Hypocrisy: They Blasted Bob Dole for It!
(H/T: Buzzfeed) A few days ago, I wrote about how Hillary Clinton hit Barack Obama over shady nuclear industry dealing in 2008. Unsurprisingly, another problematic video has surfaced for the Clintons, and it has to do with foreign donations this time. For this one, we have to turn the clock back to 1996 for this ad where the Clinton-Gore campaign blasted Bob Dole for shady | Read More »
The Surgeon General is an idiot
Back in the closing days of the Senate under One-Eye Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 14%, Dr. Vivek Murthy was confirmed as US Surgeon General by the narrowest of margins. Democrats confirmed him, 51-43, with the support of a lone Republican: Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) 17% of Illinois. Democrats Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) 12% of North Dakota, | Read More »
And Now for some Stories that Have Nothing to Do With Baltimore
All the news seems to be focused on Baltimore these days, with lots of commentary about the riots and/or the news coverage thereof. So I thought it would be good to have some coverage of some stories that have absolutely nothing to do with Baltimore whatsoever – just completely unrelated things that do not at all pertain to the civil unrest there at all. First | Read More »
The fascism of the homosexual marriage advocates
As the primary season gets underway, CNN is an early leader out of the gate in manufacturing quotes for GOP contenders. (Via RCP transcript). At the Iowa Faith and Freedom Summit, Sen. Ted Cruz said Democrats seeking to impose gay marriage laws by judicial fiat are “fascists.” The problem is that the quote is neither a quote nor is it in context. SEN. TED CRUZ: | Read More »
Events Change Things
More and more news flows out on a near daily basis about the corruption of Hillary Clinton. I have said before and will repeat that one can understand everything about Bill and Hillary Clinton by understanding they have financial anorexia. Bill and Hillary Clinton look in the mirror and still see poor people. So Bill Clinton got money under the table from the Russians while | Read More »
10 years ago I began the transition from law to politics and full time stewardship of this site. It was, in fact, two weeks before the birth of my first child ten years ago in August that I told my wife I was going to quit being a lawyer to be a full time blogger. It went over as well as you might imagine. Ten | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama’s Inter-nyet policy
So last week Comcast gave up on a free market deal under extreme government pressure. It’s the ongoing power grab by the Obama administration that Mike Wendy calls the Inter-nyet policy. Planned economy, one industry at a time.
The Fact of the Matter That is Baltimore
As I write this, the Governor of Maryland has called out the National Guard, parts of Baltimore are on fire, the rubble grows, and violence is sweeping the city. I think there are partisan points to make, but I prefer not to make them here. I think there are political points to make, but I prefer in this not to make them. My heart just | Read More »