You’ll Learn to Like It.
You’ll learn to like it. That’s the sentiment from the Democrats in regards to the newly passed health care reform. You’ll learn to like it. You may not like it now, but don’t worry. President Obama will be traveling the country, selling this newfound boondoggle to all the rubes and troglodytes who are trying to bitterly cling to their current health insurance. After all, our | Read More »
Attack of the Health Care Utility Monster!
Roar! Hide the children! Hide your wallets! Nans and the Progressives have come to claim your money so that they can magically transform it into health care. Smash. Take that, John Deere. Boom. Take that, Caterpillar. Capitalist swine! We’ll make a Twentieth Century Motor Company out of you yet!* Rawr! The Progressives (yes, that is what I intend to call them from now on. | Read More »
The Imposition of Moral Imperatives
One of the most commonly used and emotionally compelling arguments in favor of health care reform – or any government service, for that matter – is that without it, many people will be dealt undo suffering. The claim is that the job of society, and by extension government, is to act in the best interest of the underprivileged amongst us. If some people cannot afford | Read More »
Going on a spree of man dates.
Oops. Sorry. It turns out that “man date” is just a homophone for what I really mean: mandates. Even though I despise the concept of a “man date” – that two males are so inept at making friends that they must be forced to go out as though they were attempting to court each other, leading to the inevitable awkward conversation about nothing – | Read More »
Good Mourning, America
[Author’s note: In my time as a writer, fiction has been the primary vehicle by which I convey my ideas. I hope any readers can forgive my indulgence in that particular method of communication to discuss what I see as the future ramifications of the health care bill, shoudl it be enacted into law.] Today is Tuesday, April 4. Today’s a rather cold day; another cold | Read More »
Take Two of These and Call Me in the Morning [if you’re still alive, that is]
“Well, the good news is that we’ve stopped the bleeding. It took a couple dozen bandages – which we need to replace them every now and then – but if you look at him you’d never even know there was a problem. The pain? Well yes, we’ve managed to deal with that as well. We’ve given him painkillers, so I don’t think he’s feeling anything | Read More »
The American Dream Is Dead.
I’ve heard many people recently who like to say that the American dream is slipping away from the majority of Americans. Usually this is in reference to the fact that people are losing their jobs and homes. Sometimes they refer to the fact that “big business” makes it impossible for the “little guy” to earn a meaningful living. Other times some will say that “the | Read More »
Egoism and Altruism
When I was in college, my first introduction to Ayn Rand was in her philosophical writings in regards to ethical egoism, which is the idea that all men, as rational agents, ought to act in their own best interests. At that point in time I could not bring myself to agree with Ms. Rand. I thought that by acting in our own interests we would | Read More »
The Sanction of the Victim
In 1957 the ever prescient Ayn Rand published her magnum opus Atlas Shrugged. Though I am ashamed to admit it, I have never before read this novel. I have only recently begun reading this 1069 page tome, and have found myself reading it with a vigor that I have never known in any other piece of literature. In Atlas Shrugged, I have found put to | Read More »
Religious Relativism – or – Clyburn’s Orwellian Concept of “Christian Charity”
Democratic House Whip James Clyburn sat down with Dan Gilgoff for an interview in U.S. News. What followed was a Q&A session so full of Biblical misunderstandings and Orwellian doublespeak that anyone with the slightest critical thinking skills and knowledge of Christianity would have to be left scratching their heads. He presented what I like to term “Religious Relativism,” or the notion that the teachings | Read More »
Dear Barack, We Thank You for These Gifts We Are About to Receive.
By now many Americans are probably well aware of the video on youtube showing school children singing the praises of President Obama. If not, well, here it is: The response given by the school stated: Dear Burlington Township Families: Today we became aware of a video that was placed on the internet which has been reported in the media. The video | Read More »
Nadler: “Silly Republicans, tricks are for kids!”
As most Americans are by now no doubt aware, with the notable exception of Charlie Gibson, the House and Senate have voted recently to deny ACORN the right to feed at the federal trough. The Senate was the first to act, a revelation which caused a bewildered Nancy Pelosi, when questioned about the defunding, to feebly attempt to fight off her botox treatment and furrow | Read More »
Being Able to Choose from Different Piles of Garbage Doesn’t Change the Fact that You’re Still Choosing from Garbage
President Obama, along with all of his true believers and comrades in the Democratic Caucus have been pushing the notion that HR3200 will create a health insurance exchange where consumers can shop for different health insurance premiums, one of which will be the public option. Their claim is that this exchange will encourage competition, which will necessarily cause prices to decrease. I applaud the President | Read More »
The Law of Increasing Governmentropy
Physicists and Engineers (read: nerds) like to get all wee-wee’d up when discussing the Laws of Thermodynamics. These discussions will often span across all fifty seven states, and even across languages. The Laws of Thermodynamics end up being debated by scientists speaking English, French, Sanskrit and Austrian. But what are the Laws of Thermodynamics, and why is it important to learn about them? The | Read More »
Fear Not, Middle Class! Here Comes the Working Families Czar!
Vice President Elect Joe “J-O-B-S” Biden recently announced that he will be the working families czar, a very important role for Mr. Biden, considering the fact that being Vice President is less than a fulltime job. Once he’s done figuring out which article of the constitution describes the executive branch, VPE Biden will frantically get to work on tasks such as: making sure the middle | Read More »
What Kind of Global Warming Skeptic Are You?
Skepticism, traditionally, is the notion that one should suspend all judgment in the investigation of facts. Skeptics are those who use logic and reason in the pursuit of truth, relying on genuine evidence rather than on emotion and intuition. The great skeptic David Hume said: “All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; | Read More »
Bailouts and Stimuli and Deficits – Oh My…
During the Presidential campaign that seemed like a lifetime ago, then Democratic candidate and now President-Elect Barack Obama made a promise, largely in the debates, that to counter the extreme budget shortfall that was bound to arise from the bloated wall street bailouts, he would: And when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely. | Read More »
The Big Green Indoctrination
Nickelodeon is currently, and has been for some time now, advertising their youth environmental indoctrination program, the Big Green Help using the child stars of their TV shows. Of course, this is in no way surprising to me, since Nickelodeon is one step away from being a children, tween and teen’s version of MSNBC: wrong all the time, but completely unfaltering in how wrong it | Read More »
Why couldn’t they be creative, and come up with a name like Apple, Kal-El or Moon Unit?
As someone who went to school in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, this story intrigued me. Very sad and psychologically scarring for the poor child. Maybe licenses should be required for people to be parents. The sad case of a boy names Adolf Seriously, for these people to believe that their child will have a normal life, they must be absolutely oblivious. Update: Some | Read More »
A Continued Discourse on the Social Issues – Abortion
Previously, I discussed how it is inherently possible for people of two differing ideologies to draw their conclusions from the same principles. Looking at the principles of conservatism I discussed: 1.) Belief in a limited government which is contracted with its citizens to minimally interfere in their lives and to defend them from harm. 2.) Belief in a specific moral order that grants us | Read More »
A Different Attempt at a Civil Discussion of the Social Issues
Staunch_Libertarian wrote a post earlier that attempted to discuss, in a civil fashion, social issues and the conservative movement. However, the attempt got off to a shaky start, when s/he stated: The three-legged stool is falling apart, and in my opinion the social conservatives are the most divisive leg. I wish to do two things here. One, I want to articulate why I don’t think | Read More »
Why the Birth Certificate Matters
An article out of the National Review Online today discusses the Barack Obama birth certificate issue, an issue which has been plaguing Obama since before the election. In it, NRO states: The birth-certificate zealots are essentially arguing that 64 million voters should be disenfranchised because of a contested technicality as to whether Obama was born on U.S. soil. (McCain narrowly escaped the problem by being | Read More »
What Can Government Do For You?
In the wake of the financial crisis, there has been much ballyhooing about what the government will do to fix the aching economy. From bailouts to stimuli to Barack Obama personally filling the gas tank of Peggy Johnson, everyone is trying to reach their hands into the government coffers, hoping to pull out as many greenbacks as they can before seeing the inevitable bottom of | Read More »
Mandatory Voluntary Service, Now With Compensation!
In the days following the Presidential election, the Obama team quickly made a transition from campaigning to running some terribly nebulous Office of the President-Elect. On this website, our Dear Leader-Elect proposed a term of mandatory civilian service for high school and college students, perhaps as some odd form of payment for their fervent support of him during his near half-term presidential campaign. The proceeding | Read More »
Warfare in the 21st Century
There is an article today in the Wallstreet Journal Online, which discusses the truly damaging effects that a single nuclear weapon could have in the hands of our enemies. Brian Kenndey writes, Gamma rays from the explosion, through the Compton Effect, generate three classes of disruptive electromagnetic pulses, which permanently destroy consumer electronics, the electronics in some automobiles and, most importantly, the hundreds of large | Read More »