How Bitcoin is hostile to property rights
Yesterday I called for the banning of Bitcoin and while reactions to my post included many personal attacks, Bitcoin talking points, and vague dismissals, nobody bothered to attempt to refute my core points. While Bitcoin cranks and talking point reciters were angry, it is irrefutable that Bitcoin’s intentionally designed properties make it hostile to property rights. There may be another cryptocurrency that isn’t hostile to | Read More »
We Will Not Legislate Away Evil
Yesterday morning tragedy unfolded in Virginia as a reporter and camera man for a local television station were gunned down by a man intent, according to his claims, of inciting the race war Dylan Roof had so badly wanted. Last night, in Sunset, LA, a man killed a police officer with a gun then stabbed three women. One of the women died. The gunman from | Read More »
Is Jorge Ramos a journalist or an attention whore masquerading as one?
What, exactly, is a journalist? The cynical among us (read: every comment to the posts on journalism that I write) would say that a journalist is a leftwing hack that advocates for the left-of-center causes and attacks Republicans at every opportunity. And, why not say that? Modern journalism is exactly that, you know. But, let us take the curious case of Jorge Ramos, a man | Read More »
Marco Rubio needs to wake up and pay attention
I am pretty much with most of the GOP electorate. I like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% but he’s my second choice. He’s an attractive candidate but today he tried to play it too cute by half. In a campaign stop in Florida, Rubio offered an exceedingly mild critique of Donald Trump: “Ultimately the Republican Party will reach out to all | Read More »
Nevada Obamacare nonprofit (read: ‘subsidized’) insurer goes bankrupt.
Nevada Health Co-Op – yet another element in the grand expression of failure that is Obamacare – has, well, failed.
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Donald Trump takes a page from history
Full disclosure: I am not a Donald Trump supporter. My personal favorite is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. In fact, I find myself 100% with Leon’s last two posts on Trump (here | here). Having said that, I am a distinct minority here that sees Trump as being a net positive in this campaign. I fully expect Trump to flame out. I have doubts | Read More »
John Boehner’s pro-abort adviser and #PPSellsBabyParts
People are policy. The corollary to that is O’Sullivan’s Law which states “All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing.” If you what an quick explanation for why pro-life legislation has had such tough time the US House of Representatives, it could be because some of Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%‘s most trusted advisers are radical pro-aborts. Over | Read More »
The Creation of an Illegal Indicant
One of the most effective ways liberals win debates in the public square is to declare that certain words and phrases that resonate with the general public are illegal or off limits in polite discussion. They are attempting this with no small measure of success in the abortion arena by essentially wiping with word “abortion” out of the public debate in favor of “reproductive health | Read More »
Hillary Clinton’s lawyer is in the FBI crosshairs
Hillary Clinton, by virtue of some deus ex machina, might skate on charges that she mishandled classified information. It is becoming increasingly clear, however, that her inner circle — primarily but not exclusively Huma Abedin Wiener, Cheryl Mills, Philippe Reines, and Jake Sullivan — are in grave legal jeopardy. While Clinton can claim with some plausibility that she didn’t send or receive classified information (because | Read More »
Reminder: Democrats Care More about Grabbing Guns Than About Victims of Violence
About fifteen minutes after the news broke of the tragic on-air shooting of two local CBS reporters in Roanoke, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President took to Twitter and started campaigning off the tragedy: Heartbroken and angry. We must act to stop gun violence, and we cannot wait any longer. Praying for the victims’ families in Virginia. -H — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 26, | Read More »
#BustRacism: Remove the Bust of Racist Margaret Sanger from the National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery is a publicly funded Smithsonian Museum. Recently, they erected a bust of Margaret Sanger as part of their “struggle for justice” exhibit. I am not sure what justice Margaret Sanger is alleged to have struggled for, but I do know that she was a virulent racist who believed that black people should be prevented from breeding at pretty much all costs. | Read More »
It’s time to ban Bitcoin.
I’ve been writing for a long time about how Bitcoin, if adopted widely, would be a grave threat to property rights. You see, while property rights are an inalienable human right, Bitcoin is an anarchic currency that resists any attempts to enforce such property rights. Criminal transactions cannot be reversed, and unlawfully obtained Bitcoins cannot be sent back to their rightful owners. The criminals have | Read More »
Joe Biden: The Democrats’ Great White Dope
Hillary Clinton’s anticipated 2016 coronation ceremony has so far gone as disastrously as a Black Eyed Peas Super Bowl halftime show performed aboard the Hindenburg. As Hillary finds herself modeling prison orange pantsuits during the middle of a possible criminal investigation of her email practices, the façade of her invulnerability has crumbled to dust. Her prospects have faded so thoroughly that she now finds herself | Read More »
Dreadful Noise and Loathsome Silence
“And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people maybe more. People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share And no one dare Disturb the sound of silence.” Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, of the eponymous folk music group, released “The Sound of Silence” in October 1964—the blessed year and month of my own birth—as part of | Read More »
Further Thoughts on the Trump/Ramos Flap
Last night I wrote a post on the bizarre Donald Trump presser last night that has gotten quite a bit of traction on social media. I wrote it immediately after watching the press conference and without the benefit of the full audio which has been made available today of Ramos’ comments. All I could hear at the time was Trump’s comments, which made it appear | Read More »