Has Vladimir Putin scored an “own-goal?”
As the old song goes, “you got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em.” Vladimir Putin should have heeded that advice but as it often is with megalomaniacs they usually lack the self restraint needed to quit while they are ahead. While the West seemed content to let Putin carve Crimea out of Ukraine via a referendum that would have | Read More »
My Thanksgiving Pet Peeve
As we head into tomorrow, some of you are going to be plotting going shopping tomorrow evening. You just can’t wait. You can’t help yourself. I sure wish you would. You going shopping on Thanksgiving Day is depriving someone of a day of rest on a national holiday where we should be celebrating around a table with our families. As I get older, I appreciate | Read More »
Executive Amnesty + Obamacare = Businesses Getting $3000 to Hire Illegals over Citizens
Much has already been said about the problems with President Obama’s amnesty decree, but thanks to a quirk in Obamacare, we can add another to the list. Now, businesses with more than 50 employees will, in essence, be getting $3000 for hiring illegal aliens granted amnesty over lawful citizens of this country. Here’s how the Washington Times describes it: Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will | Read More »
Rick Santorum Vindicated
“I’ve just flown in from California, where they’ve made homosexuality legal. I thought I’d get out before they make it compulsory.” –Bob Hope Shortly after the odious Lawrence v. Texas decision in which the US Supreme Court, in a grim foreshadowing of the short shrift it has given the desecration of the concept of marriage, decided to toss a couple of millenia of Western Civilization | Read More »
These first early voting numbers for LA-SEN are maybe *too* good for us.
Courtesy of the indispensable AOSHQDD comes the first early voting numbers for Louisiana’s Senate runoff numbers, and if the trends hold they’re gruesome for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). The summary: about 136,000 people did early/absentee voting as of 11/25/2014. 72% of those voters were white, 25% black, the rest ‘other.’ If the numbers found here are accurate, Landrieu got 94% of the black | Read More »
This Thanksgiving, Let’s Help Those Affected by the #Ferguson Riots
The ongoing events in Ferguson have altered the Thanksgiving and Christmas plans for quite a few of the city’s residents for the worse. The business owners who have seen their stores and restaurants looted or destroyed are probably the most visible of those who have been negatively affected by the unrest, but someone’s going to have to clean up the mess left in the streets and | Read More »
Schumer: Stimulus “Was a Mistake,” ObamaCare Addressed “Wrong Problem”; But Still Doesn’t Get It
Yesterday, liberal Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer lambasted Democrats for the political failure of both ObamaCare and the stimulus.
While he certainly has not changed his core belief that government can solve all the people’s ills (and said as much), he slammed his party for its political failures.
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White People, Ferguson, and Empathy
This is not a post about whether or not Darren Wilson should have been indicted. This is not a post defending the rioting and looting that has come after. This is a post about examining our reactions to phenomena that we can’t properly understand. Obviously, an ordered society cannot long survive when looting and destruction of property – especially the private property of innocent bystanders | Read More »
Brave Sir Robin And The Riots In Ferguson, MO
Equivocating While Ferguson Burned The heavily-burdened Grand Jury has handed down a decision stating that they will not indict Officer Darren Wilson for any criminal wrongdoing in the shooting death of Michael Brown. That has regrettably caused a lot of very frustrated, angry and frightened people to take to the streets and riot. This has given cover to a number of | Read More »
Sola Civitas: The Left Favors the State Over the People in Ferguson
Michael Brown was a thief. He had used drugs, robbed a store, punched a cop, then the cop fatally shot him. Those are the facts. To the left, that Officer Wilson was not found guilty of killing Michael Brown was an outrage. It was an outrage too when George Zimmerman was found not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin. Essentially, the left is opposed to the | Read More »
Ezra Klein’s House of White Privilege Explains the News
I finally understand white privilege. It is a detachment that lets certain people be detached from the real world while pretending to cover it accurately and emote with it. I get it. It is the only thing that can explain this post by Ezra Klein. Klein just cannot fathom that an eighteen year old who’d just robbed a story would tell a cop to f*ck | Read More »
Chuck Schumer quietly starts distancing Democrats from Obama for 2016.
I’m just going to summarize it: Senator Chuck Schumer today ever-so-casually indicated that working first on Obamacare was a mistake; that, in fact, Congress should have instead worked on pretty much anything else besides Obamacare; and that Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) 12% himself opposed starting first on Obamacare, but all those Obama supporters in the Obama administration were so adamant that Obamacare be | Read More »
The farce of the UCFW’s anti-Walmart Black Friday protest
On Friday, the United Food and Commercial Workers union will be engaging is street theater trying to embarrass Walmart. Their schtick is that Walmart is not paying a “living wage.” This is really a hoot coming from this particular bunch of goons and mouthbreathers. In an ecosystem of corrupt unions, UCFW is one of the worst. But let’s look at the look at the record. The | Read More »
Liberals Want Toy Gun Control Now
Forget about restrictive laws that curtail and limit the purchase, ownership and use of real firearms. Liberals have their eyes set on a new set of guns in need of regulation: toy guns. In the wake of a tragic shooting in Cleveland, Ohio last weekend where a police officer shot and killed a young boy playing with a toy gun, a Democratic state lawmaker is | Read More »
Obama doubles down on Iranian failure
Yesterday the P5+1 group (5 permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) negotiating with Iran over its nuclear weapons program announced in would make another deadline extension, this one of seven months: A yearlong effort to reach an enduring accord with Iran to dismantle large parts of its nuclear infrastructure fell short on Monday, forcing the United States and its allies to declare | Read More »