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Entries from August 31st, 2011

Great Minds of Western Civilization Series: Nancy Pelosi Edition

August 31st, 2011 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

It is common among the leftist elite, including the MSM, to question the intelligence of Republicans. They’ve been doing it at least as far back as Calvin Coolidge. Democrats are assumed to be intelligent. Watch this video of Nancy Pelosi explaining economic issues.

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Metaphysics On Display

August 29th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

We survived another hurricane of hype from the media. Why do the MSM eagerly anticipate hurricanes — instead of reporting facts — as if they actually want massive disaster? No, it’s not because greedy corporations gin up phony news to make money. No, it’s not essentially because cynical politicians love catastrophes for the opportunity to […]

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Obama As FDR

August 15th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Walter Williams has a terrific piece on how Obama is more like FDR than Carter. If figures that if a Democrat wants to fundamentally change America, he would emulate the man who brought the welfare state to our shores. One thing bothers me about this. FDR used WWII to extend state power and spread collective […]

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Cavalcade of Links 9

August 10th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

1. Paul Hsieh looks at a chilling pattern of politicians intimidating big business. 2. James Valliant takes on Ayn Rand’s critics. 3. This headline made me laugh. 4. Send a gun to defend a British home. (That’s from a campaign in 1940.) 5. I thought this was one of my funniest Tweets. I write this […]

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The Real Face of the Left

August 8th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 22 Comments · Uncategorized

In what kind of country can the state arrest anyone on a whim without due process of law? That would be a dictatorship, a tyranny, a country without freedom — precisely what Michael Moore wants America to be. “Pres Obama, show some guts & arrest the CEO of Standard & Poors. These criminals brought down […]

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Where My Nose Begins

August 3rd, 2011 by Jim May · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

At Noodlefood, Diana Hsieh asks the following question: “Does the Right to Life Trump Property Rights?” Diana rejects the notion implicit[*] in that phrasing, that “trumps” implies a conflict between these two rights — a notion which Objectivism flatly rejects, for reasons explained by her and by Dr. Leonard Leikoff in quotes supplied by Diana.  […]

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It’s Coming True

August 3rd, 2011 by Mike N · Comments Off on It’s Coming True · Uncategorized

In Ayn Rand’s 1957 classic Atlas Shrugged, one of the bureaucrats, in response to the nation’s economic collapse, provides his reasons for Directive No. 10-289.

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A Tea Party Quest

August 1st, 2011 by Mike N · Comments Off on A Tea Party Quest · Politics, Uncategorized

At the website of the Western Representation PAC I found this rather rational post titled ‘Life After the Debt Ceiling Debate.’ I think they’re right in that we can’t expect much more than what we’re getting from the handful of conservatives in the House. I left the following in their comments:

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