Rand Paul – “I’m The Only Republican (Candidate)…”

Rand Paul, in an interview with Katie Couric said: I’m the only Republican who has been saying over and over again that the war on drugs has had a disproportionate impact on people of color. In fact I’m still looking for the Democrat candidate who is pounding Prohibition.

Legalization And Two Ballrooms In DC

Cannabis legalization has just gone into effect in DC. But there are complaints from some Republicans. Jason Chaffetz Says D.C. Officials Could Go to Prison If They Stop Busting People for Pot. Now it is possible that they could go to prison. Someone would have to file a lawsuit, win the case, and get the […]

Interpreting our leaders

I am having a huge amount of trouble making sense of a Black History Month call by Vice President Biden (or was it Obama?) for “doing something” that’s “worthy of emancipation”: Vice President Biden used Tuesday remarks at a Black History Month event to call for action addressing “the 1 percent” and income inequality. “A […]

A Climate Of Denial

People who deny climate should be made to live in one. Prompted by Prominent Democrat Wants Fuel Industry to Come Clean on Funding Climate Deniers

Lock yourself in your bedroom! And pray!

A story about a recent home invasion here in Michigan illustrates what the ruling classes want the rest of us to do when burglars invade our homes: Her husband was working when the woman saw two male suspects knocking on the front door of her home in the 800 block of West VW Avenue around […]

Religion ought to matter — at least as much as race!

I don’t think it’s a good idea to question public officials on their religious beliefs, including the president’s. I’m not defending him or his record, but if he says he’s a Christian, what’s the point of inquiring further? What Obama said: I am a Christian. So, I have a deep faith. So I draw from […]

The Real Danger Is Right Wing Extremists

The DHS is finally getting something right. Our terrorist violence problem in America is NOT the Religion of Peace™, it is right wing extremism.     From the page I found the video on comes this: The Homeland Security report, produced in coordination with the FBI, counts 24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. […]

“Conversation”

Nice closed system explained here: Racism has become an all-purpose explanation for bad black outcomes, be they social or economic. If you disagree and are white, you’re a bigot. If you disagree and are black, you’re a sell-out. Jason Riley (the guy who said that) is black, which means he is a sell-out, as are any […]

New Age?

“While it is said that the New Age is difficult to define, an integral part of New Age religion is belief in patently nonsensical stuff.” Interesting. I never thought of people who vote Republican in the belief that doing so will get them more freedom or smaller government as “New Age.” – Thomas Knapp

Up with childhood!

M. Simon’s post about Vietnam reminded me what it was like to be a college student during that period. Many young men whose parents could not afford college (or whose grades weren’t good enough) were drafted and sent to war. Why? Because there was a war,  and because there was a draft, that’s why. It […]

The Last Days In Vietnam

From: HuffPo What is most ironic is that the left is celebrating what some of our military did. Back in the day they voted against arming the South Vietnamese in order to help them resist the Communists. So in a very big way this is revisionist history. Still…  

There Are Questions

“If they can get you to ask the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.” – Thomas Pynchon. Suggested by – Daniel Hopsicker

Wind Power

Training Spies

Tradecraft is the term used to describe how spies should behave in order to keep their spying secret. We have a whole system in America for making criminals who live tradecraft. We make them by the millions. It is called Prohibition. Who did we go to first when we wanted to penetrate Germany in WW2? […]

Oil Tops Bottom Or Maybe Oil Bottoms Top

For some reason the video at this link is not showing up. You should watch it. As long as oil is going into storage the price is too high. The recent surge in oil prices is just a “head-fake,” and oil as cheap as $20 a barrel may soon be on the way, Citigroup said […]

I wasn’t lying! My memory turned out to be false!

Lots of people have memory issues, and there are many things I have forgotten. That’s the nature of memory loss. What’s more interesting is the current debate (among scientists, no less) about a different kind of memory failure: the creation of false memories: While some are accusing Brian Williams of deliberately lying about his account […]

Fiddling with numbers

That’s what they’re doing, the goal being to transform a graph showing downward temperatures into a graph showing upward temperatures. The process is called “adjusting the data.” And (surprise!) the math has issues: The statistical methods used in the paper are so bad as to merit use in a class on how not to do […]

Aaron Swartz And Keynes

I was reading the Guardian and came across this comment on an article about Aaron Swartz. Brilliant guy: I read his review of Keynes’s General Theory after I’d spent two weeks grappling with it. He summed it up beautifully, and I had decades on him. In other words he mastered the essentials of macroeconomics by […]

Is Joe Biden Getting A Sex Change Operation?

According to this report: Biden’s office confirmed that the vice president was expected to be abroad during Netanyahu’s visit. That is a surprise. But maybe it is only temporary.

Russia Today

What is Russia’s end game? …look at the reports Russian TV was showing from the Donetsk region. He had never seen anything like the piles of corpses and the humiliation of captives before. Far from playing its old games with conspiracy theorists, it looked as if the new and decidedly unpost-modern line from the Kremlin […]