The War On Christmas
Every year after the Thanksgiving national holiday, Americans begin preparing to celebrate the Christmas national holiday. Others, who perhaps see themselves protecting the freedom of religion for those who don’t practice Christianity, try to prevent the trappings of a religious holiday from intruding into the public square. That’s all well and good, but in doing so they are missing the chance to celebrate the greatest non-religious holiday | Read More »
Variety Tells Us There Is No Santa Claus
A pompous jerk named Brian Lowry, who is billed as a “TV columnist” at Variety and carries the Freudian Twitter handle @blowryontv, has written a column called Dear ‘Duck Dynasty’ Fans: You Do Know It’s All Fake, Right? In it he does the equivalent of telling us rubes in flyover country that a television show is, get ready for it, STAGED. IT IS FAKE, YOU BIBLE THUMPING | Read More »
Tolerance, celebration, and disapproval
Having spilled many pixels in defense of Phil Robertson, who got suspended from the hit TV show “Duck Dynasty” because of his religious faith, and having spilled even more pixels in defense of traditional marriage, I should make it clear that I don’t personally consider homosexuality sinful. I always receive a number of emails with Biblical citations when I say that. Thank you, everyone, but I know | Read More »
What’s the Real Nature of Conservative Politics?
Political terms mean different things in different countries, and they mean different things in the same countries at different times. In the United States and across the world in the 19th Century, the word “liberal” described someone primarily concerned about liberty. Over the years, the word “liberal,” deliberately adopted by the left in the United States, has come to mean here someone committed to, among | Read More »
The Gaystapo and the Delegitimization of Religion and Logic
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The attack of Phil Robertson for quoting the New Testament is a case study in how the homosexual celebration movement use language as a method of cultural warfare.
Behind the Golden EIB Microphone Today
It’s Christmas Eve. That means I’m back behind the Golden EIB Microphone today.In an extra special twist, I’m taking my dad with me. We discovered Rush Limbaugh together on a road trip in 1991 to check out colleges.All prayers appreciated. Talk to you at noon eastern time.
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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Maryland’s clown-show gubernatorial Democratic primary heats up. #Obamacare
This is going to be a gloriously ugly primary campaign… Washington has been locked for months in a series of partisan battles over the law known as Obamacare, as well as battles within the GOP over how best to oppose the ACA. But it’s the state just to the north that has served up the country’s first Democrat-on-Democrat brawl over the inept implementation of the | Read More »
Looking Ahead to 2014
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss how the stagnant economy, Obamacare and the culture wars may impact 2014.
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Mordor Up Close
The Orcs of Middle Earth had mouths stained with their black blood and bits of flesh stuck between their teeth. They would, over rather petty matters, kill and consume each other. The carnage between them would only cease when an elf, dwarf, hobbit, or human ventured too close. Unseen by most of the world, the carnage between the evil bands of Mordor played out over | Read More »
24 hours to go on #Obamacare deadline!
So, the Obama administration needs to sign up – four million? Five? Six? …LOTS – of people tomorrow if they hope to hit their original target numbers. Let me do some spoilers: The Obama administration is not going to hit its target numbers for federal exchange signups. The state exchanges are not going to hit their numbers, either. The best percentage that any state exchange | Read More »
National Review Editor: Mark Steyn Is A Big Meany
Mark Steyn wrote a impassioned essay on the importance of the fascistic attack on Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson by the homosexual goon squad, GLAAD. For his trouble he was attacked by his own editor.
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Tech at Night, Part 2: Traitors, Thieves, Terrorists, and Trolls
As I mentioned Friday night, I had so much to cover I was breaking up Tech at Night into two parts. This is part two.
Remember when I called out Wikileaks for abandoning their ally Edward Snowden in Russia? They claimed he had settled there and their job was done, but I knew better. Well, here’s the proof that they’ve used him up and thrown him away: he’s still trying to get out of Russia, this time to Brazil. Spying for Wikileaks doesn’t even pay.
Remember when Snowden was supposed to be all about defending American civil liberties? Now he’s sticking up for Russia against Norway. Huh. Almost like we’d expect a traitor that fled ultimately to Russia to do, eh?
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, Edward Snowden
, Fred Campbell
, Jim DeMint
, Jimmy Carter
, Patent Trolls
, Retransmission Consent
, Software Patents
, Steve Scalise
, Tech at Night
Cover Oregon: “SAUVE QUI PEUT! HOME! HOME! PICKUP AND HOME!” #obamacare
“Any beacon you can hear. Six minutes! All hands, save yourselves, pick up your mates. Home on any beacon! Sauve qui* -”… I am not exaggerating: Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange began robocalling applicants Friday, warning them that if they don’t receive enrollment confirmation by Monday, they should seek coverage elsewhere for Jan. 1. “If you haven’t heard from us by Dec. 23, it is | Read More »
New York Times *finally* tells its readers: #Obamacare is awful for the middle class.
The New York Times is starting to get a bit nervous about this health care law thing. Ginger Chapman and her husband, Doug, are sitting on the health care cliff. The cheapest insurance plan they can find through the new federal marketplace in New Hampshire will cost their family of four about $1,000 a month, 12 percent of their annual income of around $100,000 and | Read More »