Peter Beinart gaslights us on the attack on religion
Gaslighting: a form of psychological manipulation that occurs when an abuser makes a victim doubt their own perceptions, memories, and sanity. The 1938 stage play Gas Light, known as Angel Street in the United States, and the film adaptations released in 1940 and 1944 motivated the origin of the term because of the systematic psychological manipulation used by the main character on a victim. The plot concerns a husband who attempts to | Read More »
Snakes On A Plane: Obama in Afghanistan edition
The Narcissist-in-Chief made a surprise visit to Afghanistan yesterday. Pardon me while I suppress the yawn. The sorry spectacle of Obama visiting the site of a war he chose deliberately to lose, and a country that he is willing to turn over to Islamofascist extremists, to visit troops for which he holds scarcely concealed contempt is enough to gag a maggot on a gut truck. | Read More »
The Anti-Science Left Keeps On Keeping On
The left often calls conservatives “anti-science.” This is simply an demonstration of the psychological phenomenon of transference when a person attributes their own feelings to another. A great example of this, also from the left, is their insistence on accusing their opponents of racism while being utterly racist themselves. It is the left that does not believe life begins at conception. The left continually harangues | Read More »
The Memorial Day Saturday Open Thread.
I only ask that you please remember those of us who gave their lives so that the rest of us could have ours. God bless them all.
Tech at Night: Snowden allies like China not quite getting their way on NSA. More Net Neutrality.
So the House ended up passing the (originally anti-NSA, pro-Russian-and-Chinese) “USA Freedom Act”. But fortunately the radicals are mad about it because of the compromises needed to win enough votes to pass it. This is a rare case where I hope the Senate follows its usual pattern and refuses to pass a House bill.
Write it down, though: I agree with Senators Rockefeller, McCain, and Coburn. We need to go after foreign attacks on American companies, and inform the private sector about probable threats. So I support the Deter Cyber Theft Act, as far as I can tell. Naturally China responds to this by playing off of the Edward Snowden propaganda, but we must not be deterred ourselves.
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The Watercooler ~ Government by Thug, Hissy-Fit and Executive Order
Getting more and more desperate as they see prospects for moving the progressive agenda forward wane, Senators Schumer and Reid have taken it upon themselves to use a combination of thuggery and hissy-fits to demand action on immigration reform…or else,…or else,…”we’ll sic Obama on y’all with an executive order.” (That was my paraphrased quote.) “We’ve waited 329 days, we’re willing to wait another six weeks,” | Read More »
Thomas Piketty’s book is declared Fake But Accurate
Last month the left was all abuzz about a new book written by a French (I am not making this up) economics professor who attacked wealth “inequality” as the root of all evil and prescribed confiscatory taxes on individual wealth to ensure everyone gets poorer except, presumably French economics professors and other plutocrats. Paul Krugman, the left’s attack Schnauzer on economic issues, was nearly pornographic | Read More »
Government negligence and insider trading behind the GM recall
After being saved by the American taxpayer in 2008, General Motors seems again on the way to the knacker’s yard. General Motors has recalled nearly 13.8 million vehicles in the U.S. this year. That’s a lot, obviously. For example, it blows past GM’s previous annual recall record of 10.75 million vehicles, set in 2004. And it means GM is responsible for more than half of | Read More »
My Response to John Feehery
My friend John Feehery has a piece in the Wall Street Journal that I read today with much amusement. My response requires a bit more space than would work for the WSJs blog, so I figured Red State would be an appropriate venue (thanks Erick!). I want to first review what Feehery wrote about former Club for Growth President Pat Toomey when he announced his was challenging incumbent | Read More »
Steve King Takes on Senate Girly Men
Senator Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer have taken it upon themselves to single out Rep. Steve King on the floor of the Senate for having the courage to stand for We the People against open borders. As we noted yesterday, the party has refused to defend him, and top NRSC aides are involved in an ad campaign against him. Well, when nobody in the party | Read More »
RS Interview: Jim Geraghty on ‘The Weed Agency.’
The stuff that sounds most over-the-top are all things that actually have happened.
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The Death Tax
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Thomas Piketty, inherited wealth and why it’s easy to buy a smartphone but hard to buy a home.
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The World Pierces In
In 1540, Hernando de Soto marched through Middle Georgia not far from where this column originates. Just down river from where I am in Macon, Georgia, de Soto performed the first baptism in North America on the banks of the Ocmulgee River. That river cuts a lazy path through Macon and Middle Georgia. The Ocmulgee Indian natives, over time, migrated out of the area under | Read More »
The New Alabama Attracts Remington Firearms
A group of New York State lawmakers are upset that Remington Manufacturing is moving two weaponry assembly lines to Huntsville, AL. The Bushmaster and R1 handguns will now be manufactured in Huntsville rather than in Ilion, NY. They are upset at the State of New York for creating a climate that discourages firearms manufacturers from producing there. The political climate regarding 2nd Amendment issues did | Read More »
BREAKING: Tea Partiers Can Be Idiots, But McDaniel Camp Not Involved
Tea party folks in Mississippi are being rounded up for being freaking idiots. My great regret is that we do not publicly flog people anymore because these people deserve it. But as much as the NRSC might hype this story, they will overlook one big detail: Michael Guest, the district attorney for Madison and Rankin counties, told Simmons that he doesn’t believe anyone with the | Read More »