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Entries from September 24th, 2010

Introduction to Horror

September 24th, 2010 by Mike N · Comments Off on Introduction to Horror · Politics, The Horror File, Uncategorized

I took a look at the new Republican Pledge to America and I don’t like it at all. In the first paragraph of the introduction is this sentence: “America is the belief that any man or woman can – given economic, political, and religious liberty – advance themselves, their families, and the common good.” Right […]

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EMP Attack

September 23rd, 2010 by Myrhaf · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

The pieces on the internet about a possible electromagnetic pulse attack read like science fiction. It’s TEOTWAWKI stuff (The End Of The World As We Know It). These doomsday scenarios raise questions that I’ll get to later. The attack would be a nuclear missile that exploded not on a city but in the atmosphere above […]

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Ideas and Reality

September 21st, 2010 by Myrhaf · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Ideas have consequences. It’s a catch phrase that has been repeated so much on the right that it is something of a bromide. And yet, the premise of this statement is little held in our pragmatist age. Look at the $787 stimulus bill that the Democrats, under the sway of the dead economist John Maynard […]

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The Thinnest Thread

September 19th, 2010 by Jim May · 2 Comments · Politics

I spend a lot of time attacking conservatism on this blog, and for good reason; conservatives claim to be the defenders of America against the Left, and this claim is ultimately untenable and fraudulent for many reasons.  It is, however, very plausible for various reasons, primarily the conservatives’ professed opposition to the Left, and to […]

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Four Black Men and a Gun

September 19th, 2010 by Jim May · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Back in July, Marcus Cole at PileusBlog penned a wonderful post, describing the importance of the individual right to bear arms in connection with the freedom of blacks to take up arms in self-defense amid recurrent failure of government to do its job of defending them (to the point of aiding, abetting and even mandating […]

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The Modern Monument Builders

September 19th, 2010 by Jim May · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

1962: “Greatness is achieved by the productive effort of a man’s mind in the pursuit of clearly defined, rational goals.  But a delusion of grandeur can be served only by the switching, undefinable chimera of a public monument — which is presented as a munificent gift to the victims whose forced labor or extorted money […]

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Down With the Czar!

September 17th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Are you ready for the latest stench to arise from the Obama swamp? The “Science Czar” wants to “use” the free market to “de-develop” the United States. What?

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The Day After Delaware

September 15th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 19 Comments · Uncategorized

I don’t listen to Hugh Hewitt a lot lately, but I did today because I suspected that he had supported Mike Castle as the most electable candidate in Delaware — according to Hewitt’s very conventional wisdom — and I wondered what he would say the day after Christine O’Donnell had beat his man. My suspicion […]

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Vox Populi, Vox Libertas

September 14th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

The Tea Party candidates are riding a wave of voters energized and angry at big government. Joe Miller and Christine O’Donnell, among other new Republican politicians, have beaten candidates supported by the Republican establishment to win Republican primaries. I applaud this trend. As long as I have been watching American politics I’ve been disgusted by […]

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The Passion of the Frightened

September 5th, 2010 by Jim May · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

A fantastic post by Gus Van Horn on the topic of anti-Objectivist screeds discusses what I have long known about 99% of Objectivism’s and Ayn Rand’s critics: And that — the attempt to prevent Rand’s ideas from getting a fair hearing — is the common thread that has run through all the misconceptions, smears, and […]

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The Nanny State In Action

September 1st, 2010 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

What happens when the Nanny State thinks it knows how to run your life better than you know? In California cops tasered a man who was no threat to anyone else — in his own living room, for his own supposed good. If someone wants to destroy his own life, the state has no business […]

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