Consistent Conservatism

When deciding to support a certain candidate, one should give consideration to how deeply their chosen candidate has thought about issues important to them. There are those, like President Obama, who cannot give a coherent impromptu answer or speech because they 1) have not thought deeply enough about the issue, 2) have nor really formed…

Square Peg, Meet Round Hole

I have friend who was a very successful entrepreneur. For the first 2/3 of his working life, he never worked for anyone in any organization, starting his first company in college and growing it enough to eventually sell it. That business he walked away from after the sale and invested that money in his next…

The Chalkening

There is no doubt that the embarrassing kerfuffle at Emory University over the Trump “chalkening” is truly weapons grade dumbass…maybe even nuclear, DEFCON 1 level – but it is also an example of the tribalism and “virtue signaling” that is all too common in the sophomoric halls of contemporary academia and society at large. “Virtue…

Pandora’s Power

The other morning, I got a little miffed when I ran across the title, Why Women Destroy Nations/Civilizations, and Other Uncomfortable Truths. It was this 18-minute video titled, On Civilisation, Society, and Women. One of the subjects this video touches upon is the work of J.D. Unwin called, Sex and Culture. https://archive.org/details/b20442580 Unwin studied 5,000…

Mistakes Men Make

Last night I was reminded of how much today’s political climate reminds me of the Old Testament, particularly the Hebrews in the time of the prophet Samuel, the last of the Hebrew Judges. Those who will listen shall also hear. Even if you don’t believe, the Bible is an accurate compendium of human frailties and…

This Far and No Further #NoHearingsNoVotes

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Conservatives and Senate Republicans have a duty to the future of America to draw a line in the sand, and in a unified voice oppose President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland – or anyone – to fill the vacancy left by the untimely passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. As I’ve said…

No Second Term for Harding

“They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves.” ~ Calvin Coolidge I’ve been thinking about a couple of things regarding the GOP platform from 1924 and…

Kim Jong-Trump

His position on economics, more than anything related to social policy, is why I consider neither Donald Trump nor his supporters to be “conservatives.” His positions (cheered by his supporters) seem to be some sort of hybrid of Keynesian economic theory fused with Marxian command and control with an overlay of late night infomercials. Powerline…

“Movement” Conservatism

I was thinking this morning that “movement conservatism” suffers from one catastrophic flaw – the “movement” part. When movements start, they are often an aggregation of individuals willing to act on behalf of each other in support of a common goal or ideal but you can almost point to the decline and ultimate death (either…

Centrifugal Forces

Many will no doubt disagree, but I see strong similarities between Mr. Trump and Mr. Obama. In spite of having a radical background both politically and religiously, strong ties to the progressive radicalism of academia and certain revolutionary bombers (Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn) coupled with the most liberal voting record in the Senate in…

Taking Crazy Pills

Today I was looking at some old photos of my parents from before I was born (from the mid – 1950’s) and it got me to thinking a lot about technology and how it has changed our lives – from increased in productivity though time saving technologies to the time sucks we have all found…

An Interesting Dichotomy

In the 2016 election cycle we are witness to more than the usual polar opposites of candidate positions – we are witnessing the clash of two very different styles of approaching how to win an election. While not on totally opposite poles, these two are about as far apart in tactics as any two processes…

Trump Movie Reviews

Trump Movie Reviews for this week: Deadpool: “Loved it. Not a loser at all. Not low energy. He’s a doer like me. People ask me if I liked Deadpool, I said I once disavowed Wade Wilson but I changed my mind. Glad I did. But he is from Regina, Saskatchewan so not eligible for president.…

Ranking the Candidates – My Take

There is more at stake other than choosing a specific person for the presidency, there are choices about theories of governance. I’ll attempt to take the personalities out and rank them from most government to the least, based strictly on this one man’s opinion of their policies and how I think Congress and the citizenry…

SUPER TUESDAY: A Bad Night for Rush Limbaugh?

Several years ago, I drew the ire of my friends on The Rio Norte Line?  What was my sin?  I dared to explain to them that ‘conservatives’ were not the heir to our founders ideology, and Rush Limbaugh was not the conservative champion many believe him to be, but a plant working to keep the…