Ending the cycles of preventative reaction

Via Glenn Reynolds (who sees a tipoff in the “candlelight vigils”), Rand Simberg skewers one of the most idiotic arguments I have yet heard against armed self defense. Anti-gun activists have found a convenient poster boy for their cause — one John Woods, described as “a student at Virginia Tech when his girlfriend and several […]

Joe Biden’s Daughter Snorting Cocaine?

A friend of Joe Biden’s daughter claims to have video of her snorting cocaine. The daughter’s name is Ashley. The video is for sale. The New York Post and Radar online reported that lawyers representing the seller claimed that the footage was of Ashley Biden, 27, a social worker, at a party and initially wanted […]

Yes, but is it hypocrisy?

Drudge links a press release which reconfirms some old news — the radical animal rights group PETA euthanizes thousands of animals: According to public records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 2,124 pets last year and placed only seven in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 21,339 dogs and […]

What did they expect?

The murders of four police officers in Oakland, California by a wanted parole violator with a long record has generated predictable reactions. Naturally, there are calls for more gun control, like this plea for passage of a renewed ban on “assault weapons.” (California already has a draconian ban on “assault weapons” as well as strict […]

Zero Gravity Diet for a healthy (non) planet

I stumbled across a video in which “Expedition Six NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit demonstrates how the International Space Station crew prepares and eats snacks” — one of which is honey and peanut butter. “You mix peanut butter and honey, and man, it doesn’t get any better than that!” He also notes that because […]

Primarily A Source Of Cash

Hizballah has set up shop in Mexico and a few points south. It seems they are interested in taking advantage of a business opportunity. Hezbollah is using the same southern narcotics routes that Mexican drug kingpins do to smuggle drugs and people into the United States, reaping money to finance its operations and threatening U.S. […]

Industrial Production

America has an industrial strength system for producing criminals. Senator Jim Webb is not happy about it. America’s criminal justice system has deteriorated to the point that it is a national disgrace. Its irregularities and inequities cut against the notion that we are a society founded on fundamental fairness. Our failure to address this problem […]

We need to crack down on selfish people!

Reflecting on the merging of government with big business and the “too big to fail” meme, Jonah Goldberg recalls a vintage if chilling Hillarism: Hillary Clinton’s health-care plan required working with large corporations and other firms. It was little guys for whom she had nothing but contempt. When warned her plan would crush smaller businesses, […]

Keep An Eye On Polywell

Agora Financials has something interesting to say about Polywell Fusion. “Polywell fusion technology could be the biggest monkey wrench in the history of markets,” writes our technology adviser Patrick Cox. If you’re unfamiliar (we certainly were), fusion is often tagged as one potential “fuel of the future.” Instead of splitting atoms, like the nuclear fission […]

Stimunism

H/T Commenter Wes from Four Times As Much Cross Posted at Power and Control

mad over madenism

It came as amazing news to me, but via Clayton Cramer I learned something interesting: we are still making stuff in America (besides worthless mortgages). I lost the circular level that I use for manufacturing ScopeRoller caster assemblies, so I had to buy a new one. I found a Empire Bullseye Circular Level at Home […]

Some Euros Have A Spine

Now if only we had a few more like him in the US. H/T National Review Cross Posted at Power and Control

Amy Needs Some Readers

I just learned from Dr. Helen that Amy Alkon “The Advice Goddess” needs some readers. You can start here. If you want to do more, Amy has a book Free Advice. Read it. Cross Posted at Power and Control

The Reds Are In Charge

A nice graphic to go with my previous post Four Times As Much. The graphic was originally done by The Washington Post. H/T Instapundit Cross Posted at Power and Control

Four Times As Much

It seems that the Government of Mr. Obama has plans to run up a debt four times as big as George Bush did. President Barack Obama’s budget would produce $9.3 trillion in deficits over the next decade, more than four times the deficits of Republican George W. Bush’s presidency, congressional auditors said Friday. The new […]

Just checking in

Hey everybody, I’m still alive but I’ve been offline for an extended period, and I just wanted readers to know that while I’ve been unable to blog since last Thursday, the current crisis is almost under control, and hopefully I will be back to something resembling blogging this weekend. I miss the blog, and all […]

A New Hope: Cold Fusion

Cold fusion is back in the news. If cold fusion can be made to work, it could power the world cheaply on a virtually limitless supply of seawater. But scientists don’t even know if it’s possible. Now a new study has produced evidence for the existence of low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), the new name for […]

The Next Bubble

You can see it coming. The next big bubble. Marijuana. Why do I say that? Because there are courses available at Marijuana University on how to profit from the coming boom in quasi legal marijuana. Under a microscope, it’s easy to tell really good marijuana from schwag. Look for trichomes. On the best pot, they […]

Their Motto Is “Don’t Tread On Me”

A little Tea Party Music maestro. Goddamn, well I declare, have you seen the like? Their walls are built of cannonballs, their motto is Don’t tread on me. Come hear Uncle John’s Band playing To the tide, come with me, or go alone. Cross Posted at Power and Control

Grassley Fights Grass

This is exactly what is wrong with the Republican Party. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley criticized the Obama administration Thursday for moving to loosen restrictions on medical marijuana. At a gathering to discuss health care reform, the Iowa lawmaker criticized the Justice Department’s new policy of targeting California’s medical marijuana distributors only if they violate both […]