Change we can believe in!

Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential […]

Why did we wreck our economy?

One of my pet peeves involves ideologues who misuse the word “we” — especially in a scolding manner which implies that “we” all oppress the poor, have abortions, engage in hedonism, hate God, etc. Whatever it is that that’s the ideological complaint of the moment, “we” are said to all be guilty of it. Predictably, […]

Donations requested

If you visit this blog regularly, you probably know that I have no tipjar, but that I occasionally urge readers to donate to other bloggers instead. Right now, Dean Esmay could really use your help. Details and tip jar here. While it’s a real drag to ask people for money, I’d like to give a […]

Clinton: The Democrats Did It

Who gets to define rights?

What’s shocking (to me) about the clamor to “save people’s homes” (see M. Simon’s earlier post) is that in many cases, they’re trying to “save” people who owe more than the house is worth. I think it is economically dishonest to talk of “saving” homes in this context. When someone is allowed to walk away […]

Vote for Obama! Or else!

Victor Davis Hanson has one of the best analyses of the current predicament vis-a-vis the election that I have seen in recent days. (A must read.) He thinks time is running out (that’s the title of the piece!), and even though the most moderate Republican in history is running against the most left wing Democrat […]

ITER vs The Stone Axe

Stephen Strauss takes a look at big science and comes away unimpressed. He talks about two exhibits he saw. One for the $15 billion ITER (pronounced EATER – heh) and another about neolithic technology – mat weaving, pottery making, chipping stone axes. At the recent European Science Open Forum conference in Barcelona, for example, I […]

Who Stole The Chairs?

So who is to blame for the mess we are in? Victor Davis Hanson has some thoughts on the subject. no one dares to ask what really drove the wheeler-dealer portfolio managers. Who re-elected these shady politicians of both parties? Who fostered the cash-in culture in which both Wall Street profit mongering and Washington lobbying […]

Karl Rove On How Democrats Failed

Simon’s Law: It is unwise to attribute to malice alone that which can be attributed to malice and stupidity.

At least conservatives still smoke red meat

We all know that smoking is conservative, because Republicans tend to defend tobacco, while Democrats tend to attack it. With that principle in mind, I decided to look back in time at cigarette ads. Sure enough, I spotted what can only be called “cultural conservatism” in this ad: And there’s no denying that genuine Paleo […]

With Friends Like These

It looks like the community dis organizers need some help. From Mr. Obama. WHAT exactly does a “community organizer” do? Barack Obama’s rise has left many Americans asking themselves that question. Here’s a big part of the answer: Community organizers intimidate banks into making high-risk loans to customers with poor credit. In the name of […]

So why isn’t it cool for presidents to have terrorist friends?

Via Glenn Reynolds, I am delighted to see that the Ayers story is starting to be reported in the MSM. Well, the New York Post might not be the New York Times, or the Washington Post, but it’s a start: CHICAGO – While Barack Obama has long downplayed his connection to Bill Ayers, a co-founder […]

So many dots! So little time!

I’m of two minds about the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” theory of Obama and Ayers, which is explained here and represented in the following chart: While I first heard about it last night thanks to a comment from Donna Barber, it is a very interesting theory and it might well be true. In that respect, it is […]

Barney Frank Frankly Not Frank

The Boston Globe, normally a reliable liberal paper, says that Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank (D – Corruption) has a lot to do with the mortgage crisis. It opens with a quote from Cong. Frank ‘The private sector got us into this mess. The government has to get us out of it.” That’s Barney Frank’s story, […]

ACORN Is Not About Nuts

ACORN is about vote fraud in Michigan. Several municipal clerks across the state are reporting fraudulent and duplicate voter registration applications, most of them from a nationwide community activist group working to help low- and moderate-income families. Advertisement The majority of the problem applications are coming from the group ACORN, Association of Community Organizations for […]

A Man And His Mouth

Cross Posted at Power and Control

I hate football! (But when in Rome….)

A sports blog this is not. Regular readers know that the above might even be understatement, as I have less than zero interest in athletic events. Where it comes to sports, I’m like an alien visiting a strange planet. This has never been more true than since the move to Ann Arbor, Michigan where I […]

Macsmind Hacked – Obama Plans To Disarm America

Gateway Pundit has the details. This is MacRanger of Macsmind. As you know I was hacked by operatives of the Obama Campaign last month. Well, it happened again. Basically they flooded the site with “sql bombs” according to the host that caused the shared server to stop running. Subsequently be had to disable the site. […]

Bracelets, NCOs, and improvised explosive devices

Remember Barack Obama’s “me too!” bracelet? In an amazing twist, it turns out that the woman who gave it to him does not want him to wear it anymore: Ryan’s father Brian — who is no longer married to Tracy — told Wisconsin Public Radio that his ex-wife had misgivings about Obama wearing the bracelet […]

No justice! No peace! And this means you!

Is there a First Amendment right to intimidate people? What is intimidation? I don’t see easy answers to these questions, because to a certain extent, demonstrations — and demonstrators — are intended to intimidate. (I have experienced this personally on a number of occasions, and I won’t bore readers by quoting yet again from numerous […]