Culture Of Corruption

Michelle Malkin has out a new book: Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies Here is an Amazon review: By Peter Ingemi (Worcester County, Massachusetts United States) Michelle Malkin’s new book “Culture of Corruption” is a damning review of a connected Chicago Pol and his connected wife who have […]

Beware of children!

Via Dr. Helen, I learned about a real life horror story in which an apparently innocent old man became a casualty in the war on sex. For inappropriately touching a girl, he was sentenced to life in prison: FORT PIERCE — A 69-year-old Port St. Lucie man who volunteered as a reading mentor at Morningside […]

Who will betray the libertarians for Palin?

It’s bad enough when she is mercilessly bashed from the left. But it really stings when Republicans lay into her. As one of Sarah Palin’s more clueless (but libertarian) fans, it was with great anticipation that I clicked on the link to John Hawkins’ from-the-heart analysis (“Why Sarah Palin Fans Feel Betrayed”) of why her […]

Shaviv Applies The Shiv

I was looking at Nir Shaviv’s site Science Bits and came across an interesting paragraph. According to the IPCC (AR4), the solar irradiance is responsible for a net radiative forcing increase between the Maunder Minimum and today of 0.12 W/m2 (0.06 to 0.60 at 90% confidence). We know however that the Maunder minimum was about […]

Some color schemes are tackier than others

To his credit, the WaPo’s Eugene Robinson admits that Henry Louis Gates, Jr. falls into the category of a “Big Cheese.” But he argues that a Big White Cheese would be treated differently than a Big Black Cheese: …Gates’s fit of pique somehow became cause for arrest. I can’t prove that if the Big Cheese […]

What Is Wrong With Republicans? #2 In A Series

The Cash For Clunkers Program that I wrote about here is a rousing success. So much so that the $1 billion that was supposed to last three months is gone in a week. The Obama administration is telling lawmakers that its much-touted “cash-for-clunkers” program is already running out of money, according to three Senate aides […]

Something On Economics

Tim Price has an interesting take on bankers. …the coinage “banker” has now completely replaced its assonant rival as a term of abuse to describe the hopelessly objectionable and contemptible. Given the state of the economy shouldn’t the term be “tanker”? However, many blame W for the current mess. And if the above sentence doesn’t […]

Do Canadians Like Their Health Care?

Lefty economist Paul Krugman asks about Canadian health care. H/T Judith Weiss on Facebook Cross Posted at Power and Control

apostasy and a choice of fruits

The same place where I found the discussion of the Home Depot boycott also links a piece which maintains that the Episcopal Church is not merely guity of heresy, but apostasy: Apostasy is a strong word. It is a word with a direct correlation with the Anti-Christ. Hence, it should not be used lightly in […]

Exposing and facilitating debauchery

While I tire of some of the anti-gay tirades that often seem just a finger’s click away on so many conservative websites, I’m all for free speech. Even when the goal of the speech is to suppress the free speech of companies which see fit to advertise at gay events. So instead of attacking anyone’s […]

Iraq: Progress Continues In Absence Of Media Attention

Remember Iraq? You’re not seeing it in the headlines nearly as much these days, and the reasons are all good. Most auspiciously, the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the major cities has not precipitated a return to the violence of 2005-2007, as many feared. At 200-400 a month, Iraqi deaths (civilian and security forces) are […]

A New Right

John Conyers thinks we should have a new right. He is not talking about a change in his political opposition either. During his speech at a recent National Press Club luncheon, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) said he is introducing a constitutional amendment that would establish health care as “a right” for all Americans. […]

A sixteenth is a half, in the less is more narrative!

Damn. Just when I was complaining that genealogy shouldn’t matter, along comes someone who says it does. In this case, Irish-American activist Niall O’Dowd, publisher of, and an “adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism” came up with this startling headline: Harvard prof Gates is half-Irish, related to cop who arrested him […]

A Rebirth Of Mainstream Libertarianism?

Ronald Reagan said: If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. Well guess who is speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on August 8th? Sarah Palin. Her first order of business as a private citizen is to speak Aug. 8 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in […]

No Limit

The government market regulators are having a meeting. It’s a busy day for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as testimony is heard regarding the controversial proposal to limit position sizes on all finite commodities. Evidently there will be no limit on stupidity. Cross Posted at Power and Control

A fate worse than Hitler

“It never occurred to me that the way I reported what I saw be analyzed by an entire nation.” So said a previously unknown citizen, who called to report what she thought was a burglary in progress, only to find herself later excoriated as a “racist” based on words she never said being placed in […]

escapism and the politics of the past

WARNING: May contain spoiler! (Depending on your point of view, that is. I discuss an old conspiracy theory that does figure in the plot of an excellent book. If you haven’t read it, I hope this post encourages you to do so!) I’m back from Seattle, where I had the honor of being a groomsman […]

The Sarah Palin Show?

Many assumed the pit bull in lipstick’s bully pulpit would end with her resignation as Governor (she was too pretty for such a masculine title anyway), but it now appears Caribou Barbie may be donning headphones and gunning down callers. Is there a market? You betcha. The Drilla from Wasilla’s campaign appearances drew huge crowds. […]

Correcting Their Stance?

The American Physical Society is reviewing their stance on the issue of man made global warming. Petitioning for a revised statement on climate change By S. Fred Singer, Hal Lewis, Will Happer, Larry Gould, Roger Cohen & Robert H. Austin We write in response to your issue discussing “the coming climate crunch”, including the Editorial […]

Henry Gates – A Study In Anger

Evidently Henry Gates is a Professor at Harvard. His discipline is called Angry Studies. It confers a degree in Anger. The initial degree is BS Anger. The next is Master of Anger. The ultimate is Doctor of Anger. A Doctor of Anger gets to write peer reviewed papers explaining why their anger is special. Dave […]