The Federal Zoo

Re-posted from August 28th 2011: There is a reason that the debate over federal spending reform evokes such raw and visceral emotions both in the recipients of any one of the entitlement programs and the “protectors” of any of these programs (that have existed since the Great Depression). As with many of our contemporary problems,…

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Conservatives vs. Capitalism

Re-posted from January 9, 2012… Jay Nordlinger, writing at National Review Online: The last two presidential election cycles have revealed a stinking hypocrisy in conservatives: They profess their love of capitalism and entrepreneurship, but when offered a real capitalist and entrepreneur, they go, “Eek, a mouse!” And they tear him down in proud social-democrat fashion.…

You might be a liberal….

Today I passed on some links to a girlfriend of mine, and she turned them into a very funny post which I thought I would share. (Sorry, G., no Hillary lesbo jokes….) Here we go then: If you think Fox News is indoctrinating people but virtually every other mainstream news media is informing them, you…

Made in ……….. Pakistan?

I have a friend at another site that I blog at whom I’m very fond of. I got to meet him in person this summer. His name is Michael. Michael is a veteran and suffers from PTSD.  He wanted this message spread, and I’ll happily oblige. Not because he has an infectious laugh; I just…