Allow property owners to control their own destinies? Tell me more, Mr. Republican State Senator!

M. Simon emailed me about an Oklahoma bill which would allow cities to ban pit bulls. State Sen. Patrick Anderson, Enid, is behind the bill. He says he sponsored the effort after leaders in the Kay County city of Blackwell urged him to do so. “You hear about dog attacks on occasion, so I’m sure there […]

I Coined A New Word – Sovcon

I made a typo in my responses to a commenter. I meant to type “socon” for social conservative. Instead I typed sovcon. But I think the word is apt. Sov – for both Social and Soviet (collective) and Con for Conservative. The Progressive Right. As opposed to the Libertarian Right.

Democrats Tell Republicans How To Win The Big One

It is pretty obvious now that Romeney got second class tech help for his campaign even if he paid big money for it. Why couldn’t Romney attract the passionate talent and guidance Obama and the Democrats have? Nate Silver may have provided the answer. Perhaps a different type of Republican candidate, one whose views on […]

A kinder gentler libertarianism?

That’s what this piece advocates: Libertarians are frequently viewed as either old, white guys who like to complain about taxes and big bureaucracies or a bunch of college kids who wax philosophic in their dorms rooms, quoting Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek but not doing much else. Both generations are pigeon-holed, all too often, as […]

Why Everybody Hates Republicans – Libertarian Edition

Classical Liberal links to a post of mine They Really Don’t Like Libertarians and then goes off on a rant of his own. You really, really, should read the whole thing. Especially since he accurately pegs where I used to live politically. “a libertarian who’s been a long-time conservative ally” – and “been” is the […]

Catholic Hospital – Fetuses Are Not People

A woman seven months pregnant with twins dies in the hospital emergency room. This is America. There is a lawsuit. And here is where it gets interesting. Those rules have stirred controversy for decades, mainly for forbidding non-natural birth control and abortions. “Catholic health care ministry witnesses to the sanctity of life ‘from the moment […]

A Certainty

    Sometimes I’m mistaken, but I’m never wrong.    

Respecting free exercise

Exhausted as I am right now, I am trying to catch up with the blog, and I enjoyed Sarah’s post about marriage. Earlier, I read a collection  of biblical quotes that Bruce Bawer put up on Facebook titled “Traditional Biblical marriage”: “Lamech [Noah’s father] married two women, one named Adah, the other Zillah.” (Genesis 4) […]

Classical Sitar

Link sent to me by my friend Clyde. The instrument she is playing is a Gayageum not a Sitar. You can see lots more Luna Lee. And for a comparison Hendrix live: A guitar girl: More Hendrix: Updated 30 March 2013 0255z – Luna Lee link added. Plus information on her instrument.

I Learned A New Word

No. Not that kind. OTOH maybe that kind. Two words actually “Unitive Sex”. Hmm. What the heck is “Itive Sex”? Well maybe there is a misunderstanding here. I looked around and found the idea was a Father, Son, Holy Ghost kind of trilogy. Or Tri UN e. Sounds a lot like tyranny when you spell […]

Gun Violence And The Drug War

Richard Feldman sent me this link where he discusses with the obnoxious Piers Morgan the need to end Prohibition in order to reduce gun violence. The video is a little under 3 minutes long. Update: 30 March 2013 0234z I found the video on YouTube. The Guns and Drug Prohibition segment is at 13:44 into […]

Making War On Abortion

Commenter c andrew left a link that deserves some attention. The link is: Why Conservatives Are Criminalizing Pregnant Women. I can’t imagine that being a vote getter. But is it true? The link has a whole host of cases. But this one was the most startling: Amanda Kimbrough is one of the women who have […]

Marriage and Malarkey

First, let me say that I feel doubly guilty about putting this post here.  Partly because Eric, who allows me to graciously blog here, disagrees with me on gay marriage.  Partly because the reason I’m putting the post here is that I’m finishing a book and don’t want to have to deploy the ban hammer […]

Late night surrealism

Anyone heard of Old Angus Scotch? I like to think I am familiar with the different brands, but I never have. Salvador Dali did an ad for the stuff back in 1951, so I’m curious. Might be out of business. In other surreal news of the surreal, my frog ate a squirrel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yGxpgNSiiw

All Along The Watchtower – Neil Young and Others

There hasn’t been enough music around here of late. I aim to rectify that.

Am I Really?

Commenter Will thinks I’m overly optimistic on the subject of medical cannabis. Overoptimistic? Go here: http://www.nih.gov/ and enter – endocannabinoid – in the search box. If anything I’m restrained on the issue. That should give you pause given my level of enthusiasm. If you have given it a look it is truly beyond belief. And […]

Just what the doctor ordered!

Especially if the doctor is a urologist. I’m talking about urine-controlled video games, which are soon to be debuted in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs will debut the “Urinal Gaming System” in its men’s bathrooms—the custom urinals feature a “pee controlled” video screen that will entertain fans as they use the restroom. The system is […]

Marijuana Destroys Your Incentive To Work

What the heck is wrong with this Rand Paul guy? How did he get to be such a flaming tool? I think even marijuana is a bad thing to do. I think it takes away your incentive to work and show up and do the things you should be doing. I don’t think it’s a […]

Life At Conception Act

Libertarian darling Rand Paul plans to introduce a Life At Conception act. I wonder if that will require government monitoring of all potential conception acts? After all you can’t be too careful when it comes to preventing a potential murder. I must say though that such monitoring is way too kinky even for my libertine […]

Tom Ligon Is Writing For ECN

I encouraged my friend Science Fiction Author Tom Ligon to write for the magazine I write for, ECN. I got to know Tom from his work on Polywell Fusion. A subject Eric (and Justin who also blogged a lot here back then) got me interested in back in November of 2006. Tom was Dr. Bussard’s […]