In the Aristophanes play The Clouds, philosophers are mocked and essentially portrayed as fancy-sounding BS Artists. Aristophanes was a skilled comedian. Humor usually revolves around taking a new and interesting look at the truth. This time the funny man was pretty funny. However this time the funny man was also wrong. Bad philosophy is far worse than just being an object of ridicule. Pro Aristophanes, | Read More »
Jim Webb might as well sober up, wear a spiffy suit and run for The White House. Jim Webb gives a good speech. He has a certain Cracker Soul that can resonate with the voters if they find themselves totally bored with his opposition. He’s what Joe Biden could be Mr. Biden were to gain 15 more IQ points and take some Kaopectate for his | Read More »
You really don’t expect to care about New Hampshire, can you? The Senator can barely muster up enough energy to care about Massachusetts. So it’s not really surprising to hear that the woman apparently can’t be bothered to remember which state pretends to be from:
In 2008, it took a few public speaking appearances to really sell the Democratic Party on Barack Obama’s credentials as their party’s candidate in that year’s Presidential Election. In 2014, Hillary Rodham Clinton is back on the stump again. There are certain things she doesn’t believe you should ever let people tell you. The truth for example. Hillaryworld™ is revealed in it’s disingenuous, fact-free glory | Read More »
If politicians “grow” in office, then Elizabeth Warren can now play center for the San Antonio Spurs and claim Japan’s Sumo championship title. Warren’s only compelling attribute, other than the high cheekbones that are a hallmark of Cherokee ancestry, is her reputation as an “economic populist,” someone who, like most rich liberals, spends every waking hour nannying you to make sure you are making the | Read More »
Just over three years ago, subsequent to the Dodd-Frank financial “reform” bill passing, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau came into existence. As Elizabeth Warren’s intellectual baby, it should be no surprise to conservatives that the CFPB is an exercise in the biggest kind of government. However, in the third year of the CFPB’s existence, a bevy of stories have broken that underline that the bureau | Read More »
In a speech today to the Nutroots Nation, held befittingly in dystopic liberal paradise of downtown Detroit, non-candidate and American Indian princess Elizabeth Warren brought down the house. The theme of her speech were the economic issues that Democrats should run on in 2016. The National Journal calls them the eleven commandments of progressivism: In her speech, Warren outlined more clearly than other Democrats the social | Read More »
The mainstream media is very adept at highlighting the alleged rift in the Republican Party, but they turn a blind eye and a deaf ear towards a rift in the Democratic Party. Despite the apparent anointing of Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Democratic nominee for President, there are serious issues within that party. A Clinton candidacy will only make those problems more transparent as a | Read More »
An alliance of Progressive Organizations is attempting to counter 23+ hours of truth from Senator Cruz with thirty-one seconds of disingenuous horse-hockey. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people healthcare. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people food stamps. It’s as if being an American implies that you have a natural right to have the government give you goods and services that originally belonged to, or are produced by somebody else.
In the bizarre world of “Positive Rights,” we get logical constructs that would totally destroy the social contract of any society that attempted to fulfill them. There is never any logical limit to what can be claimed as a so-called Positive Right. In the real-world, to all of these limitless demands are attached similarly limitless costs. It’s analogous to the Work-Energy Relationship in Physics.
Polls are back in the news, with the release of four public polls and an internal Gabriel Gomez campaign poll in the June 25 Massachusetts special Senate election to replace John Kerry. 3 of the 4 public polls show Ed Markey with a distinct but still surmountable lead, an average of 6 points; the fourth shows him up by 17 and looks like an outlier, | Read More »
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. It appears that newly elected Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is a listener to “Consider This!” How do I know? I suggest a $20 minimum wage as a thought experiment in episode 31, and now she’s one-up’ing me, suggesting $22. But her logic is flawed. (But, you knew that, right?) | Read More »
Being the profoundly intellectual and curious individual we all know her to be, Senator Elizabeth Warren is on the warpath for answers.* Her null hypothesis clearly remains that there is no such thing as a stupid question. Otherwise, she never would have asked the following:
“If we started in 1960, and we said that, as productivity goes up — that is, as workers are producing more — then the minimum wage is going to go up the same,” the Massachusetts senator said during the hearing. “And, if that were the case, the minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour. So, my question … is what happened to the other $14.75?” she asked University of Massachusetts professor of economics Arindrajit Dube: