Islam in a Nutshell

From an email I received: Islam in a Nutshell Islam, not the Chinese or the Russians, represents the greatest threat to the world and might be the fulfillment of the book of Revelation in the Holy Bible. Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: “Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat,” Islam is…

The Declaration was a Legal Document

THE RULE OF LAW: The Declaration of Independence and American Revolution were not Acts of Lawlessness The American Revolution was not a revolt in the sense that most revolutions are an act of lawlessness or anarchy.  The Declaration of Independence was actually a legal document enacted by independent and duly elected governments.  The Colonies were all…

The Father of History

I have a friend who is reading The History of Herodotus written 440 B.C. by, unsurprisingly, Herodotus. If you are so inclined, you may also access it for free at MIT’s library of Classics here. Herodotus (484-ca. 425 BCE), the ‘Father of History,’ wrote this account of the ephocal conflict between the Greeks and Persians between…

I’m Not a Nut Job, Bro

Just so you guys can feel safe…know this: we got Bigfoot. He was here. In Texas. And he apparently can’t resist ribs bought at Wal-Mart. If Rick Dyer is right, this is the zoological find of the century. “No blurry pictures. No trying to hide anything,” Dyer says while shooting video of his treasure. “This…

Moar Capitalism!

Tom Edsall’s NYT editorial about the need for a global wealth tax to save democracy triggered a thought: Capitalism, according to Piketty, confronts both modern and modernizing countries with a dilemma: entrepreneurs become increasingly dominant over those who own only their own labor. In Piketty’s view, while emerging economies can defeat this logic in the…

“Progressive” Contradictions

I was thinking about the inherent contractions present in “progressivism” like: Progressives believe that while an individual is incapable of managing his own life and knowing what is best, a government made up of individuals do and can. Progressives believe that the problem with life is that it is impossible to plan and then set…

Good Collectivism, Bad Collectivism and Statolatry

Collectivism, including its progeny – socialism, Marxism and communism, promises to improve the lives of all in the collective – but when you think about that, this rationale is counter-intuitive because the method it uses to accomplish this “improvement” is to restrict, limit or co-opt the true productivity of one person for the benefit of…

Obama is no Narcissist

Obama isn’t a narcissist. If you thought so, don’t worry, I made the same diagnostic mistake. Narcissism is far too serious and deep to describe our President, the real issue much more simplistic and far more superficial. As James Oliphant of the left wing National Journal hits close to the mark, I would wager that…

We Were Threatened Last Night

“What a stupendous, what an incomprehensible machine is man! Who can endure toil, famine, stripes, imprisonment & death itself in vindication of his own liberty, and the next moment . . . inflict on his fellow men a bondage, one hour of which is fraught with more misery than ages of that which he rose…

Tom Perkins: Defending the Innocent — and the Truth

HISTORY: Comparing Kristallnacht to the Occupy Campaign   Recently, venture Capitalist, Tom Perkins, made a comparison between the recent ‘Occupy’ campaign and the Kristallnacht during the NAZI rise to power in 1930’s Germany.  Pressure was immediately brought to bear on him for making the comparison and he has since issued an apology.  But Perkins wasn’t wrong. …

Be Afraid

Yes, be very afraid! The grammar Nazis will attack you in your weakest moment. What a blogger must understand and accept is that there are those times when, well, you can’t edit. It hurts…. and the abuse you will receive is quite painful, as well. But please! Remember one thing: Stay strong fellow blogger. (The…

When Will America Realize What Time It Is???

I am piling on top of Utah’s post — only I am doing so with much stronger accusations: TYRANNY IN THE HEADLINES: Obama Daring Congress to Stop His Imperial Designs Using references to 1930’s Germany and the NAZI rise to power is not hate, it is a very accurate comparison of history to modern America. …

Dear Progressives

I’ve been thinking about writing you for a while. You aren’t very good listeners, so I figured that I would try this route. I just wanted to say thanks – but no thanks. Please give the seat you have saved for me on your high-speed rail line to Utopia to some other poor unsuspecting soul.…

Is Barack Obama an Imperial President?

When I saw this, my initial thought was to answer with: “Yes. Next question.” President Obama’s use of executive action to get around congressional gridlock is unparalleled in modern times, some scholars say. But to liberal activists, he’s not going far enough. The Christian Science Monitor is not asking the “Imperial President” question due to…

Democrats Seek to Ban Ceramic Assault Squirrels

Here’s a Democrat Party fundraising email I received on Saturday: From: Debbie Wasserman Schultz [mailto:democraticparty@democrats.org] Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2014 8:33 PM Subject: The extremists at the GOP are at it again Dear Michael — I like sending you emails on Saturdays about as much as you probably like receiving them. But I’m doing it…