It is cyclists who need to check their privilege
My first reaction to this post someone actually wrote and published was that the title – What My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege – is so ridiculous in its intersection of two groups of online jerks, that it can’t possibly be real.
It is though, and it’s perfectly illustrative of what’s wrong with bicycle activists today.
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You Have a Purpose
We live in such a screwed up world, mainstream culture is increasingly submitting the fringe to be normal and the normal to be fringe. Boys and girls are more and more taught that they can pick their own gender adventure. The prominent scientific voices tell us we are accidents of the cosmos — the product of a swerve in nature. Who we sleep with is | Read More »
Ten Years at Redstate
My morning routine used to be coffee, bagel and a newspaper. When the scandal called Rathergate broke, the phrase "fake but accurate" jarred my brain. I fired most mainstream media in September 2004. That’s when I joined Redstate. As Vladimir, I lurked at Redstate for a while before contributing a few throwaway diaries. But I found my blogging voice when I realized that my petroleum | Read More »
Bobby Jindal Launches His Energy Plan
On Tuesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his energy plan. It was the second such plan to come out of America Next, Jindal’s policy shop that is plainly developing a national policy agenda ahead of the presidential campaign that Jindal is obviously preparing (like all potential candidates, Jindal merely says he’s considering a run but hasn’t finally decided yet). The plan is less new and | Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: September 21, General Election DOOM? ISIS WAR & Undocumented WH Guests #RSWB
This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Caleb Howe, Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I are joined by our very own Moe Lane to discuss General Election DOOM!!(??), the War on ISIS/ISIL, and the White House fence jumpers. All that and more on tonight’s show. We should be live just after 7 pm Eastern. And for those who miss out, you can catch the replay | Read More »
Americans for Shared Prosperity’s ‘Barack Obama as dysfunctional man-child boyfriend’ ad.
Barack Obama is a lying, cheating, no-good, paranoid manipulator who keeps telling you that he’s going to change, but never does. And his friends are just as bad… but you can do something about his friends.
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Tech at Night: This industry is getting faster-than-inflation gains due to regulation
I do apologize for this post being late and shorter than usual but work was really rough this week and I’m kind of catching up with myself this weekend.
The biggest hidden part of your cable bill is the bill you pay for your local channels. So-called Retransmission Consent fees are huge, and growing every year, becoming an ever-more important part of the revenue for the major networks, and the local channels.
Free, over the air channels never got so expensive.
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Paul Davis’ “Kansas Values”: Busted Getting A Strip Club Lap Dance
Kansas Democrats have not had a great year. They had to go to court to get their own Senate candidate thrown off the ballot. Now comes news that their gubernatorial candidate, Paul Davis, got busted in a strip club in 1998 while getting a lap dance. Politico has the story: In [1998, Davis] was getting a lap dance at a strip club when cops raided | Read More »
Pre-game prayer ban defied in Tennessee
For nearly eighty years the Oneida (Tennessee) High School football team had opened its games with a prayer. Naturally, such an act could not be allowed to stand. The comically misnamed American Civil Liberties Union and the bigots of the Freedom from Religion Foundation objected and sent a letter to the Oneida Special School District promising the usual bouts of litigation, an activity that is | Read More »
The War on Poverty: failure redefined as success
On the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation posted a devastating after-action report pronouncing it “a colossal flop” at the Daily Signal: Since its beginning, U.S. taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Johnson’s War on Poverty (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusting for inflation, that’s three times more than was spent on all military wars since the American Revolution. | Read More »
Nationalism “Yes!” Separatism “No!”
The Scots rose up yet again against the oppressors from London. They held a vote to decide whether or not to dissolve their ties with the United Kingdom yesterday. The bag-pipes wailed and the claymores were sharpened. In Glasgow they appeared set to Caber Toss about 3 centuries of membership in the UK and strike out on their own. Alas, me Laddies! When the votes | Read More »
#TXGov: Wendy Davis asks Greg Abbott to ignore a law she voted for
If you were hoping for a doozy of a debate Friday night, the Texas Gubernatorial debate proved to be a wonderful experience for us all, and definitely a learning experience as Wendy Davis was shut down in an argument she was making, then proceeded to lose her mind. In case you missed it, here’s the highlight: Davis: Will you drop your appeals in this case? | Read More »
Weekend Open Thread- Get Ready to Rumble in Texas: Greg Abbott vs. Wendy Davis
Get your popcorn ready for the first gubernatorial debate between Greg Abbott in one corner and Wendy Davis in the other corner. They will square off at 6-7 CDT in the Rio Grande Valley and it will be aired at 10:00pm EDT on C-SPAN for the country’s entertainment enjoyment. It seems that Abbott should tie one hand behind his back to make the debate fair but remarkably, he’s only | Read More »
Why The Mary Burke “Plagiarism” Story Matters
Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed has a detailed analysis of how Wisconsin’s Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke, “plagiarized” the “jobs plan” on her website from three prior Democratic gubernatorial candidates. As Moe Lane noted earlier today, the really hilarious part of this story is that two of these three candidates lost, and the third won in blue Delaware in 2008. But there’s another reason why | Read More »