Sen. Barbara Boxer (D, California) cuts and runs.
is retiring. If you listen, you can hear the faint sounds of Democratic politicians all across California as they get up from their breakfasts and calmly go to open up their weapons caches. For there will be a Democratic war in the primaries over this. A California Senator’s seat? Oh, my, yes, but there will be a Time Of Troubles. Lots of people want that | Read More »
Jeffrey Epstein and the triumph of the cultural 1%
The unfolding scandal of financier, liberal philanthropist, and convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein is interesting from a political standpoint but it is also revealing as a cultural marker. The baseline of the story is that a billionaire liberal Democrat named Jeffrey Epstein was sentence to a short prison term in Florida after receiving the red carpet treatment after his arrest rather than a perp walk. | Read More »
Defiance and submission
Defiance is the opposite of submission. When submission is demanded, the only available options are absolute, unambiguous defiance, or some degree of compliance with the demand. Once you’re in compliance, only the degree of submission remains to be debated. This is particularly true when the demand for submission concerns a core principle, a veritable pillar of civilization, such as the right to free speech. Few | Read More »
Moral Relativists Troll #CharlieHebdo Attacks
It is truly amazing the leaps that some will make in order to continue their own narratives no matter what realities are getting in the way. Moral relativism is the refuge of the morally ambiguous. Those who believe that concepts like “good” and “evil” are constructs of ideologies and that the truly enlightened have long since dispensed of these cursed absolutes. Never recognizing the contradiction | Read More »
The Media’s Main Bias is Anti-American
Kudos to the Islamic terrorists yesterday who shot up the Charlie Hebdo offices yesterday for doing so in such a way that the media could not pretend that they were not Muslim or that their belief in radical Islam was not the primary motivating factor for their actions. Having been robbed of their normal playbook of refusing to use Islamic names or to report that terrorists | Read More »
Andrew Malcolm on Freedom of the Press and the GOP Congress
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Malcolm to discuss freedom of the press in the wake of the terror attack in Paris, what to expect from a GOP Congress and the retirement of Barbara Boxer.
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Memo to the Jenkins Hill 25: Just Vote Against the Rules
In retaliation for having the temerity to question ‘s leadership, Boehner has gone “full despot” against the 25 Republicans who voted against him as speaker. In particular, Florida Republicans and will lose their spots on the powerful House Rules Committee. And, according to Politico, “[m]ore punishment is likely.” Conservative “leaders” have sent a whiny letter. But here’s an idea: The “Jenkins Hill 25″ should just | Read More »
200 Years Ago Today: The Battle of New Orleans
On January 8, 1815, the final engagement in the Battle of New Orleans took place. This battle was a huge victory for the United States, even if the War of 1812 was technically over while it was being fought. This battle, more than any other in U.S. History, was responsible for not only developing a national identity, but in establishing the United States as a | Read More »
Tech at Night: Yeah, any country can attack us online. Even North Korea.
People don’t really believe how much damage a determined state-backed attacker can do to us online. And yes, the attack on Sony Pictures was an attack on us. North Korea’s attack on that studio, and let’s be clear, it was North Korea, not a domestic malcontent, was their way of cheaply doing millions of dollars of damage to our economy. It used to take bombs | Read More »
Destroying a Man Because He Offends You
I really, really hope you will listen to at least the first five minutes of this because you will be made to care, whether you realize it or not. The sidelines shrink daily.
Ron Paul on Paris terror attack: B****es had it coming
I try to ignore Ron Paul and his spawn as much as humanly possible but sometimes the doddering old fraud just goes too far. As a recap, Muslim terrorists, or at least everyone in the world thinks they are Muslim terrorists except the Obama administration, stormed the offices of a Parisian magazine that happens to poke fun at Islam and its Mohammed. People were killed. | Read More »
The Terrorists Win
A publisher published something that offended. It mocked, it offended, and it showed the fallacy of a religion. It angered. So the terrorists decided they needed to publicly destroy and ruin the publisher in a way that would not only make that destruction a public spectacle, but do it so spectacularly that others would think twice before publishing or saying anything similar. The terrorist wants | Read More »
New Congress Wastes No Time Introducing Pro-life Legislation
In terms of legislation, this just may be the most pro-life Congress Washington has ever seen. Returning pro-life senators like (R-KY) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) have spearheaded former pro-life legislative efforts, as well as representatives like Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). What’s more, an historic 21 pro-life women are now serving in Congress – and they’ve already shown that is more than just a number. | Read More »
Administration ignored warnings about ISIS
We have repeatedly chronicled how the policies of the the Obama administration are directly responsible for the rise of ISIS and because of that bears partial responsibility for the slaughter that has raged in Syria and Iraq over the past two years. In short, the misbegotten embrace of “Arab Spring” destabilized Syria while creating an al Qaeda safe haven in the power vacuum we created | Read More »
Putin’s Fascism Vs Barack Obama’s
One of the things that really chaps my butt about the Alternative Right is their tendency to talk about how wonderful it would be if we could have a good, authoritarian in charge over here like Vladimir Putin. If Putin ever decided to take up an acting career slightly off of Sunset Blvd; over in The San Fernando Valley, he’d certainly be accompanied by his | Read More »