A Bogus Science Tries To Come In From The Cold
The last two years have been unkind to Geophysical Science. Or, perhaps accurately, they have been unkind to be people who work in the Geophysical Sciences using questionable ethical standards. A recent spate of credible allegations left many of most egregious practitioners of “curious statistical methodologies” and “unique data normalization procedures” stuck in a precarious spot vis-à-vis their professional honor. A new study released by | Read More »
Voter ID Means One Thing Less Is Now Wrong With Kansas
“Securing our elections is not a Republican issue. It’s not a Democrat issue. It’s an American issue,” said Secretary of State Kris Kobach, one of the proponents of the measure. “This bill ensures that in Kansas it’s easy to vote, but hard to cheat.” (HT: Kansas City Star) Voter ID should be an absolute no-brainer. It should be a no-brainer for the government; it should | Read More »
The Budget Battle (I May Not Be Smart Enough To Solve This One).
Conservatives worked hard last election to change our nation’s direction. They reposed their trust and their confidence in the GOP. The GOP got control of the House of Representatives and promised a whole lot more Halloween Candy than they can possibly deliver. I’ve posted two separate thoughts on this mess that may well explain why the current budget debate isn’t working more in our favor.
Mr. Trump – You’re Fired!!
I congratulate BigGator5 for bringing Donald Trump’s total dishonesty to my attention. It both disgusted me, and reminded me that after posting this categorical rejection of Mike Huckabee as a potential GOP Presidential Nominee, I had to be fair when I blogged in anger. Thus I will dispense some more justice. Mr. Trump, get a haircut. You’re fired!
The Left Riots Because It Works Like Perdition
For some on the left, too much is never enough — because, by definition, it can’t be. They operate on a modified version of the old Brezhnev Doctrine, which stated that once a country went communist, it could never go back: Once a government program is in place, it can never be cut or rescinded, only fattened. – Michael Walsh (HT: New York Post) I | Read More »
Proud DNC Affiliate, Reuters Describes The Libyan Coalition
Obama is committed to partnering with other countries rather than going it alone as did his predecessor George W. Bush, which both broadens and complicates the decision-making process. – Inner Party Truth-Organ, Reuters. (HT:New York Times) Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic read this purgative and quickly needed a lavatory in which to up-chuck. His nausea is understandable. His restraint in castigating such rampant dishonesty in | Read More »
Senator Sessions Nearly Grasps The Truth
I’ve known dozens of junkies over the years and they were all egocentric. They lie and cheat and steal and if you provide them with any kind of excuse for their awful behavior, they’ll cook it up and shoot it into their veins. Gavin McInnes (HT:Takimag) It isn’t often that I wake up on Election Day and genuinely enjoy voting. Now, as a resident of | Read More »
The Wages of Short-Sighted War Are Rape
The murder and rape of Black African migrants in Benghazi (East Libya) reduces the value of anti-Qaddafi rebels’ claim to justice. – Baruti M. Kamau (The Barutiwa Daily Times) We should all responsibly cede that US President Barack Obama would not deliberately seek out and ally America with an army that used rape as a weapon for vengeance and psychological intimidation during non-conventional warfare. Yet, | Read More »
Just Who Is The SEIU Threatening These Days?
It seems The SEIU is making rediculous threats for a change. They will get their way – NOW! Otherwise, they intend to get the banksters by crashing Wall Street. They intend to end capitalism as we now know it and redistribute the proceeds fairly. Silly me. I always thought you could do that by voting for Democrats. So just how does one get the banksters? | Read More »
The Fatal Flaw Of The Federal Subsidy. Why Things Aren’t Swell In The Land of Pell.
An old economic fallacy argues the following: Anything you subsidize, you get more of. Sadly, like bloggers jumping the latest shred of rumor they would like to believe, our political leadership decided that this supposed truism was Too good to check! One example of where the foolish fallacy has led to misery, involves the current state of the Pell Grant Program. US Senator Claiborne Pell’s | Read More »
Onward Christian Soldiers? Would St. Thomas Aquinas Approve Bombing Libya?
It’s a genuine shame and dishonor to the American Nation, when Former KGB Agent and current Russian Emperor Vladimir Putin gets to explain our military’s activities. However, the US government doesn’t seem inclined to deliver an accurate account. The United States and several European nations have engaged in bombing raids against Libyan military targets to prevent them from destroying a rebellion. They have not specified | Read More »
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? The SEC Perhaps?
I hear always the admonishment of my friends: “Bolt her in, constrain her!” But who will guard the guardians? The wife plans ahead and begins with them!. – Juvenal, Satire VI, (HT:Wikipedia) The Washington Post reports this morning. The Securities and Exchange Commission is mounting an effort to charge four current and former senior executives from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for failing to properly | Read More »
The Cat Is Now Out Of The Bag –James Sherk Describes What Was Won in Walker’s War
Wisconsin’s fight against the public unions was yet another battle in the war to prevent government from remaining self-perpetuating; regardless of the outcome of those pesky things called elections. The victory Scott Walker won against the Wisconsin public employee unions has spawned similar efforts in Alabama, Idaho, Florida, Kansas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Nebraska, and Tennessee. James Shrek of National Review gives us an extraordinary look at | Read More »
Why The Public Unions Can Afford To Defend The Indefensible
A friend whose son has autism sent me this absolutely horrific tale of abuse and neglect by New York State workers who are supposed to care for the cognitively disabled. These are unionized workers who are, like most of New York’s civil service, very hard to fire. Naturally, the union fought as hard for them as it could. And so rather than fire them, many | Read More »
Pray For The Japanese As The Abyss Looms Before Them
It was Sunday, just after the earthquake had leveled much of Northern Japan. I was scanning my hotmail account with more than the usual curiosity. A close personal friend of mine (a former girlfriend to be more honest) still lives in Tokyo, and I had written to see if she were OK. Things turned out as well for her as could possibly be hoped. She, | Read More »