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Entries from January 30th, 2010

The Audacity of BS

January 30th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

People are on to Obama. They know he’s a liar. The Washington Times: While Mr. Obama was bashing lobbyists during his State of the Union, his administration already had planned private briefings with powerful K Street lobbyists for the very next day. According to The Hill newspaper, the Obama Treasury Department invited lobbyists to “a […]

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The Courage to Dictate

January 29th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

It gets harder as I age to force myself to watch SOTU’s or the Oscars. The presidential speeches have degenerated in our benighted age from their original constitutional purpose to a laundry list of ways the president intends to buy votes from special interests with the money I make. Why would I want to be […]

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If All Men were Altruists…

January 28th, 2010 by Jim May · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Many years ago, I read a fascinating short story by Theodore Sturgeon, entitled “If All Men were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?” (A key spoiler follows below the break.  It is not necessary to read the story first to grasp my point, but I highly recommend it; it is a good one.)

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Political Gods and Demons

January 27th, 2010 by Mike N · 5 Comments · Politics, Uncategorized

Ever since Obama was elected president the conservative press has been referring to him as the ‘Messiah,’ the ‘anointed one,’ the ‘savior,’ and so on largely in response to how the liberal press fawned and cooed over him and was loath to question or mention any criticism of him.

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We Interrupt Our Scheduled Programming to Bring You This Special Report

January 25th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

During the Bush years I tried to balance my blogging with attacks on both the Democrats and Republicans. I don’t want to be a Republican water boy like Limbaugh or Hewitt. As bad as the left is, the right certainly deserves its share of blame for the mess we are in. I still strive for […]

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Fourth and Long: Crisis on the Left

January 23rd, 2010 by Jim May · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

Myrhaf offers some advice to the Democrats on how to proceed in the aftermath of the Scott Brown win: he says that they need a crisis. I don’t expect them to actually precipitate one on purpose, but the basic premise — that the American Left is in a do-or-die position — is very likely correct. […]

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My Advice to the Democrats

January 23rd, 2010 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Democrats are trying to figure out what has gone wrong, why they’re losing voters, and what they can do about it. They’re doing what passes for soul-searching on the left — that is, making excuses and demonizing the right. Kevin Drum, writing before the Massachusetts election, said the “noise machine” of the right  is winning […]

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Good News

January 22nd, 2010 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

1. Democrats are all shook up. For a year the Democrats have acted in the most partisan manner possible, passing without Republican input huge bills in the middle of the night that no one reads, and that the people do not want. It’s been the greatest display of arrogance and contempt for the governed that […]

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Their Latest Brainwave

January 21st, 2010 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

There’s so much bad news coming out of Washington, D.C. that it’s hard to keep up. Now they’re coming for your 401k account: Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) — The Obama administration is weighing how the government can encourage workers to turn their savings into guaranteed income streams following a collapse in retiree accounts when the stock […]

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After Massachusetts

January 21st, 2010 by Myrhaf · 14 Comments · Uncategorized

The astonishing election in Massachusetts of a Republican to the Senate seat long held by Edward Kennedy is the fruit of the ideological clarity that John Lewis wrote about. After one year of Obama-Reid-Pelosi attempting to ram socialism down America’s throat in the middle of the night, voters are frightened and angry. Even voters in […]

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What a World

January 19th, 2010 by Bill Brown · 8 Comments · Culture, Uncategorized

In my darker moments, when my view of the future dims at the latest “hell in a hand basket” news story, I worry about the sort of a world my children will grow up into. We strive to foster in them an abiding sense of curiosity and wonder about the world. We raise them as […]

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"I’d Cheat to Keep These Bastards Out"

January 16th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

If a nation loses the integrity of its elections, then it loses its freedom. Without clean elections, voters have no voice. Those who count the votes can put who they want in power, regardless of what the voters want. We see what a joke elections are in dictatorships, where those in power win landslides. Everyone […]

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The Anti-Capitalist Press

January 13th, 2010 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

A clear example of the mainstream media’s hatred for capitalism, free markets, bankers and lenders in general is found in the Jan 13th Detroit Free Press’s editorial titled “It’s Bankers’ turn for the 3rd degree.”

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A Symbolic Incident

January 13th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

In a free country reporters ask politicians tough questions, to which the politicians either answer or ignore. Preferably, they give an honest answer, as that is what the people deserve from their representatives. Disagreements of opinion are answered with more opinion; reason is answered with reason, and peace reigns throughout the land. Well, not anymore […]

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"A Better World"

January 13th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Tucker Carlson’s new internet publication The Daily Caller is worth a click. It has a good piece on Brandon Darby, a man who stopped radical leftists who were planning to use force at the Republican National Convention in 2008. He is now reviled on the left: Darby has learned that if you disrupt a terrorist […]

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Bad Science

January 13th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Walter Williams gives us some remarkable facts in his latest column, “Global Warming Is A Religion.” Over long periods of time, there is absolutely no close relationship between C02 levels and temperature. Humans contribute approximately 3.4 percent of annual C02 levels compared to 96.6 percent by nature. There was an explosion of life forms 550 […]

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Obama’s Foreign Policy: The Next Three Years

January 11th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 15 Comments · Uncategorized

John Bolton has written a good piece looking at Obama’s next three years in foreign policy. As Bolton explains, Obama has been concerned so far with issues left over from the Bush years, such as Afghanistan. He hasn’t even got to the policies he wants to enact. And what does he want to do? It’s […]

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A Nation’s Unity

January 9th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

ARC has put up audio files of a speech by Ayn Rand from 1972 called “A Nation’s Unity,” with the Q&A session. If you have two hours this weekend, give it a listen. The speech is a brilliant analysis of how pressure group politics destroy a nation’s unity and freedom. The speech is especially relevant […]

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Gangs of Looters

January 7th, 2010 by Mike N · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The Sunday, 1/3/10, Detroit Free Press has an article by Associated Press writer Don Babwin titled “Firms skimping on jobs are losing their tax breaks”. It could just as easily read “Extortion victims trying to hold on to their money are making thieves angry.” It starts with:

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Saving the Planet and Other Nonsense

January 6th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

As I watched the Lakers beat the Houston Rockets, a commercial caught my eye. It features a man walking, starting in the 1970’s, with his clothes and hair changing through years as walks. Across the decades he always wears t-shirts that say “Save the Planet” or “Save the Earth.” At the end of the spot […]

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