The scourge urge

The anti-plastic bag hysteria is spreading, with the self-important Los Angeles City Council now voting 11-1 to ban them. Under the ban, stores that sell perishable foods will be prohibited from handing out plastic grocery bags. “We’ve seen plastic bags clogging our gutters, polluting our rivers and piling up on our beaches,” Councilmember José Huizar […]

Feeding the fish

Hard to believe that is an actual photograph I took, but it is.

Who will protect us from the “health advocates”?

I loved reading about what I hope is a growing trend — an apparently easy and relatively painless way to work around Obamacare: WICHITA, Kan., June 14 (UPI) — A Kansas physician says he makes the same income and offers better quality care to his patients after he dumped all health insurance companies. Thirty-two-year old […]

The Right Kind Of Socialism

The right isn’t actually against socialism, they are only against the democrats in control of it. Seen in the comments at Zero Hedge.

Eloi Not Bombs!

A member of a left wing activist group called Clowns Not Bombs (apparently facing deportation) went completely bonkers in a San Francisco BART station and a video of his antics has gone viral. Yeiner Perez, 24, was arrested May 10 at the 16th Street Mission station after a incident in which he did handstands, flips and […]

You know the world is kinda messed up when…

A comment to a Youtube video of Groucho Marx on “What’s My Line?” You know the world is kinda messed up when you find peace of mind in comedy shows from 1950 and they are infinite times better than anything you can find either on tv or anywhere else today. :/ I’m 26 and it’s […]

The civility of a man can be measured by the crease of his pants

Via Glenn Reynolds‘ link to a link well worth rescuing, I learned that David Brooks — a man who claims to be a great arbiter of civil society if not civilization itself — is upset by what he calls “unmediated” people. I read what Brooks said twice and I don’t think he meant “unmedicated” but missed […]

The most anti-business administration ever

Despite all the hoopla about pretending to help the economy, an item in today’s Wall Street Journal reveals that Obama administration couldn’t possibly be more viciously and stridently anti-business. The federal government — in the form of the EEOC — is applying the  “disproportionate impact” rule to go after employers who run criminal background checks […]

The Sound Of Gunfire

I like the sound of gunfire. I particularly like the Navy 3″ 50 caliber rapid fire gun. I had the honor of sitting next to one during military training exercises aboard my ship The Bainbridge DLG(N)-25. Here is a modern version of that gun doing rapid fire Navy training film about the 3″ 50. The […]

I Eat More Chicken…

This video is not safe to watch. It is not pleasant to watch. In fact it is down right disgusting. WND (where I got the video link) describes the contents of the video. The video shows a wedding celebration in which a group of men in a frenzy tear apart a live chicken by hand, […]

“Nobody is listening to your phone calls” Because nobody has to!

They know you rang a sex line at 2 am, but they don’t know what your talking about? You ring a suicide prevention hotline from the golden gate bridge, but don’t know what you talked about? They know you spoke with an HIV testing service, then your doctor, then your health insurance, but they don’t […]

“Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

This Facebook image reminded me of the famous Mae West line: Ironically, students today would be suspended for repeating the Mae West joke, and not because it is sexual — but because of the mere mention of the word “gun.” Considering today’s world of multitasking everything, if they let kids pretend bananas are penises, I […]

The wrong name can ruin a perfectly good gun-grab narrative

A couple of days ago, I entertained myself for about two minutes by playing the Fox News / CNN switcheroo game. Between the IRS scandal and the Big Brother database revelations, it seemed to me that the country was in the middle of a major political storm, so I figured both networks would at least […]

A question for the president who is listening

Jay Leno said something reassuring about President Obama. At least he is listening: Well, this has become a huge controversy after it was revealed that the National Security Agency seized millions of Verizon phone records, and of course this has caused a panic among civil libertarians, constitutional scholars and cheating husbands everywhere. Oh my God. […]

Insufficient Unto The Day?

John Cochrane argues that our darned political system is just not up the challenges of the economic times. He makes some excellent points re Reinhart and Rogoff, but unfortunately he makes a profound error is his assumptions: …fiscal stimulus is essential when conventional monetary policy is powerless… Monetary policy is never, ever powerless. A central […]

The Mexican pork cloud team thwarted the Al Qaeda terrorist dirty bomb attack

I realize the above title is nowhere near as all-encompassing as the famous pangram, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” But it packs in a lot of suspicious words that we are being warned not to use because the idiots geniuses at the DHS are on the lookout for them. The Department of […]

The unmentionable evil thing that dare not speak its name?

While I thought the schools couldn’t possibly get any crazier, today I read about a kid who got suspended from school merely for talking about guns: OWINGS, MD — The father of a middle schooler in Calvert County, Md. says his 11-year-old son was suspended for 10 days for merely talking about guns on the […]

Cave Art

Via Glenn Reynolds, I learned about a secret apartment which was built in a shopping mall. “Installation art,” the artists called it. The man built the apartment with the help of seven other artists, and various people have lived in it over the past few years for up to three weeks at a time. The […]

Cheap Medical Insurance – $20,000

I just stumbled across an article which says that ObamaCare will wreck the US economy. Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS. The IRS’s assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to […]

Your Fourth Amendment rights mean nothing

Just as “money laundering” is being used as the cutting edge to destroy the last vestiges of financial privacy, so “kiddie porn” is being used to destroy the last vestiges of online privacy. This is not to say that there aren’t such things as money laundering or kiddie porn, but how does the existence of […]