Stimulus Package

H/T Helius

Keep the majority off the playing field.

Reflecting on Glenn Reynolds’ happy reaction to the news of the Robert Gates appointment, (“I’m beginning to feel like I won this election!”), John Hawkins takes issue with the emergent view of Barack Obama as a centrist: Obama is not a centrist and he’s not filling his cabinet up with them either. Hillary Clinton, Joe […]


There is a rather long discussion going on at the post The Government IS The Devil. In that post I suggested that the government was limited to protecting public order and that its intrusion into the business of schools (currently a socialist enterprise called the Public School System) and the socialization of morality through ventures […]

Activists win, because bureaucracy rules!

In what’s becoming increasingly common, traditional children’s Thanksgiving Day costumes have been banned by a school board because activists have complained: For decades, Claremont kindergartners have celebrated Thanksgiving by dressing up as pilgrims and Native Americans and sharing a feast. But on Tuesday, when the youngsters meet for their turkey and songs, they won’t be […]

Heaven-sent images

Watching the sunset from this house is always a treat, and much better than television. Today was especially spectacular, because, while it was overcast all day, the sun broke through at the last minute in a most peculiar, other-worldly manner. Here’s a view from inside the house. To give an idea of how the window […]

Face the music

I’m not sure about whether making convicted noisemakers listen to music they don’t like isn’t carrying “an eye for an eye” too far: FORT LUPTON — Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs” may begin with the line, “I’ve been alive forever,’” but for noise ordinance violators, listening to Manilow may feel like forever. Fort Lupton […]

The day the irony died

Yes, in what comes as very sad news to me, apparently irony died on the day Barack Obama was elected president. So stated the now-disgruntled Joan Didion (who didn’t say whether she voted for or against irony): The week after the election, in a talk at the New York Public Library, Ms. Didion lamented that […]

Some Really Slick S****

Scientist at DOE’s Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, have found a material that is very hard and slicker than teflon by a factor of 2.5X. A superhard substance that is more slippery than Teflon could protect mechanical parts from wear and tear, and boost energy efficiency by reducing friction. The “ceramic alloy” is created by […]

The Government IS The Devil

I’m having a conversation with one of my social conservative friends about marriage and child welfare. This is what I had to say: The government IS the Devil. Not metaphorically. Really. Everything you get from government will have a price much larger than the value of the object gained. Some times the price will not […]

Up with maleness?

Via Glenn Reynolds, I read about the Gender Analyzer War. (Just plug in any blog URL at the Gender Analyzer, and it will tell you how male the blogger is.) While the ostensible blog manliness showdown initially arose between Jules Crittenden and Gateway Pundit (the former being a whopping 95% male in contrast to the […]

A Really Interesting Discussion

There is a really interesting discussion going on between Kelly and Edgar in the comments at the Power and Control post Sanctification. May I suggest a read?

part of the culture

Clayton Cramer is irritated by the loss of privacy in men’s rooms, caused by the removal of doors to toilet stall doors. Apparently the door removal is being mandated by governments which want to prevent homosexual conduct. …Ladies, you may not be aware of this, but in many public men’s rooms, especially in roadside rest […]

The Republican Party’s New Platform

I just got a comment at one of my blog posts on the attitude Real Republicans™ should take towards homosexuals. I ain’t naming names or quoting the rest of the text but here is the gist of it: Leviticus 18:22 [22] You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it […]

Candy-ass goes mainstream

Perhaps I’m a callused and insensitive bastard, but I’m well aware that unless they are eaten alive (which happens only in certain other countries it is racist to criticize), animals have to be killed before being eaten. While animal rights activists and radical vegans do not like this, people who eat meat obviously accept the […]


I have always wondered why Christian social conservatives have trouble with gay marriage. Most Christian social conservatives have no problem with domestic partnerships. So it can’t be legal rights. So I’m guessing here that since they are always going on about the sacredness of marriage it must be something else. Holy matrimony. And what are […]

Help For Aging Brains

Scientists are finding surpising value in the daily use of small amounts of marijuana. Ohio State University scientists are finding that specific elements of marijuana can be good for the aging brain by reducing inflammation there and possibly even stimulating the formation of new brain cells. Their research suggests that the development of a legal […]

Looking At The Future

Some times you can tell a lot about the future by looking at the past. The past I want to look at was the Bush/Kerry, Keyes/Obama election results in Illinois from 2004. I’m going to repost a bit I did then in its entirety. Jack Ryan was the Republican who Obama’s confederates got kicked off […]

Ask not (and tell not) what you can do for your country…

In a move sure to piss off gay activists (who are already seething over the passage of Prop 8 with heavy black support), Barack Obama has decided to delay the implementation of his campaign promise to jettison the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy: President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not […]

A Servant’s Heart

I ♥ Sarah’cudda Cross Posted at Power and Control

carrion scavenging too far…

Speaking of shameful things that ought to be kept in the closet, here’s another oldie but a goodie… “Distinguishing Vultures from Lawyers” Useful to know how, isn’t it? While that print hangs proudly on my wall, it wasn’t appreciated by a humor-free law firm I worked for years ago…..