Nothing is safe; even a game of frisbee can be dangerous

Poor Coco! She has managed to fracture one of her toes, so her foot is in a sort of doggie cast, and I am nursing her and giving her lots of love and doggie pain killers. She is going to have to have that thing on for 6-8 weeks, and it makes a clumping sound […]

“structure, order and discipline”

Bill Quick quotes Theodore Dalrymple on why so many young converts to Islam are violent. What these cases show is that it is not Islam that makes young converts violent; it is the violence within them that causes them to convert to Islam. Adds Bill Quick: The only reason these violent young men turn to […]

To each his own… but just don’t make me pay for it!

Earlier I read that a woman is having a “dolphin-assisted birth.” CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) — A North Carolina couple traveled to Hawaii in order to bring their baby into the world in a dolphin-assisted birth. The Charlotte Observer reports Adam and Heather Barrington are staying with Star Newland, founder of The Sirius Institute, in Pohoa. […]

Hatred of science

To The Horror Of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here That was the headline in a Forbes piece I saw today, which hardly surprises me. Just last night I was reminiscing about my freshman Paleontology classes at UC Berkeley, in which we were taught that what is commonly known as “the Ice Age” was […]

Happy Memorial Day. But please remember!

It’s a little too cold, wet, and bleak for most people around here to be out having fun, but that makes it a good time to remember the purpose of the holiday today: to honor those who fought and died to preserve the freedoms we take for granted. All the more important because some Americans […]

How to turn dozens into hundreds, and hundreds into millions!

A headline quoted at Drudge makes the following claim: Protesters in over 400 cities march vs MONSANTO… Really? That sounds like quite a movement. I didn’t know that many people cared. So I checked out the AP story, and — lo and behold — the source of the “news” was revealed in the first sentence: […]

Could Some One Give Republicans A Brain? A Heart Might Be Useful Too

House Republicans are working hard to lose the next election. An all-male panel of House lawmakers considered a bill on Thursday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy across the United States, without exceptions for rape, incest or health of the mother. There was some testimony given. At 21 weeks, Zink’s doctors discovered […]

Prohibition now, prohibition tomorrow, prohibition forever

My original title for this post was Why Is Marijuana A Leftist Issue?. But I decided to change it. You will see why when you get to the end. Eric did a post yesterday Why does the left want guns and gays to be mutually exclusive? Which got me thinking about a link I came […]

Act Against Arms

Watch the whole video. It is not what you might think from the title. About 8 1/2 minutes.

Why does the left want guns and gays to be mutually exclusive?

Freedom is freedom, and freedoms are interrelated. That’s the message of this ad. The Seattle poster has caused a lot of trouble on the left, which cannot stand freedom unless they can dispense it in such a way as to make people beholden to them. What they hate most of all is independent, free citizens […]

Seniors: Fastest Growing Marijuana Users Demographic

Seniors are the fastest growing population segment when it comes to marijuana use. And not all of that use is medicinal. Statistics suggest that more members of the older generations, like Ms. Neufer, are using marijuana. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported in 2011 that 6.3 percent of adults between the ages […]

Who are the real perverts here?

Possession or distribution of kiddie porn is a crime, right? Arguably, it is one of the more serious crimes  imaginable, as violators can typically get more years in prison for possession of child pornography than for possession of drugs. The theory of the crime is that the children involved are victimized every time the porn […]

Drugs And Crime

A very good friend of this blog and occasional guest poster Frank has noted my absence. I have been busy designing and writing material for my ECN Magazine column. But Eric sent me a link I couldn’t pass up (Eric KNOWS my hobby horses). And the link is Marijuana is drug most often linked to […]

“We don’t know why they are doing this. There is no answer to it.”
(And all relevant details are irrelevant!)

As some of the commenters to this post are realizing, my apparent cluelessness about the rioting in Sweden was grounded in sarcasm. I think a major part of the story is being edited out quite deliberately, with the weasel word “youths” being used as an airbrush.  I find the condescending nature of this approach to […]

WARNING: This post may make you sick!

An interesting philosophical observation from Michigan football star Taylor Lewan: “If you don’t talk about pain, it will go away” The man — a 6-foot 8-inch, 308 lb. lineman renowned for playing through injuries — knows whereof he speaks. What about the inverse? That if you do talk about pain, then you will have it! […]

Anti-bacon bigotry in San Francisco

A local San Francisco restaurant specializing in bacon has been forced to close thanks to whining neighbors who don’t like the smell. The story has attracted national attention: Closing Bacon Bacon, the Frederick Street eatery that serves … well … bacon has turned out to be a publicity bonanza. The delicious irony that neighbors are […]

Be happy in your Plattenbau!

What’s going on in Husby? This morning I read that Swedish teens there are rioting. STOCKHOLM (AP) — Gangs of youth angered by the police shooting death of an elderly man in a mainly immigrant neighborhood hurled rocks at police and set cars and buildings on fire in a Stockholm suburb early Monday, forcing the […]

In the name of “safety,” your rights are gone!

Bill Quick linked a horror story from California. Here it is. It speaks for itself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaGAy5XEv-o&feature=player_embedded The cops arrived without a warrant (claiming they’d had a “domestic violence report”), demanded entry, which was refused, so they kicked in the door, assaulted the wife, and tazed her husband for trying to help her. How manly of […]

True tolerance means intolerance!

I think Ron Radosh makes an excellent point about the hard left when he quotes Herbert Marcuse on his doctrine of “repressive tolerance”: Marcuse developed the theory of “repressive tolerance.” As he explained, tolerance of the speech of those who are fascist or conservative is not acceptable for a democratic society. To liberate tolerance means […]

This new “freedom” is getting to be worse than the old “tyranny”

One of my pet peeves involves people who use the cover of “freedom” to take away freedom. For years, the puritanical left has been claiming to support free and open human sexuality, while waging a not-so-covert war on sex. I’m not the only one to notice, and while it’s probably normal for libertarians to notice […]