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The New “Intellectuals”

April 2nd, 2010 by Chuck · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

In a recent interview Obama mused on the label of Socialist that many apply to him.  “I do think that everybody has a responsibility, Democrats or Republicans, to tone down some of this rhetoric. And the truth is some of these comments when you actually ask, well, this is based on what? This notion that […]

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It Wasn’t Our Fault!

February 1st, 2010 by Chuck · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

“And did we tell you the name of the game, boy?  We call it Riding the Gravy Train.”  (Pink Floyd) From the Guardian comes a story titled “The west owes Haiti a bailout. And it would be a hand-back, not a handout.”  Yes, it’s all our fault.  Our fault that they were poor, poorly governed, […]

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Another Year Over

December 30th, 2009 by Chuck · Comments Off on Another Year Over · Uncategorized

And we are worse off than we were a year ago.  Obama is exactly the disaster we expected him to be.  Perhaps more shameless than expected, given the Chairman Mao ornament on the White House Christmas tree.  But one man’s mass murdering totalitarian dictator is another man’s hero, right?  The endless war against the barbarians continues, […]

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True Colors

November 5th, 2009 by Chuck · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Having seen a story about multiple shootings at Fort Hood, and not finding much information about it, I decided to check Little Green Footballs to see if they had any updated information.  I had stopped going to the site months ago, because of its backsliding into leftism, which Charles Johnson calls being a moderate. So, […]

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The Audacity of Crooks

October 28th, 2009 by Chuck · Comments Off on The Audacity of Crooks · Uncategorized

You may have seen the quote from a recent speech by the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Rocco Landesman:  . . . Barack Obama is the most powerful writer since Julius Caesar. Coming from someone whose own position of influence and power is dependent on Obama, it is hardly surprising that he is licking the boots of […]

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Tomorrow Never Comes

October 26th, 2009 by Chuck · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Are we not men?  Or are we herbivorous sheep?  Do we have rights, or don’t we?  Are we sovereign, independent souls with our own goals and pleasures, or are we slaves of the state?  The British Climate Chief – yes, such a bureacratic position exists – feels that we should all give up meat, and he’s […]

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To Each According to His Need

September 17th, 2009 by Chuck · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

As if providing health care for all Americans weren’t enough of a violation of our rights, we are also providing flu shots for 20 million foreigners.  The government shouldn’t be in the business of providing flu shots for us, let alone foreigners.  According to the article, the U.S. ordered 195 million doses of the vaccine, […]

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The Shallowness of a Demagogue: A Fishy Analysis

August 8th, 2009 by Chuck · 9 Comments · Politics

In his weekly radio address today, President Obama assailed the critics of the current efforts at health care reform: And let me start by dispelling the outlandish rumors that reform will promote euthanasia, cut Medicaid or bring about a government takeover of health care. That’s simply not true. Ok, the reader of the transcript or listener […]

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The Damage Done

August 5th, 2009 by Chuck · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Two American women, imprisoned by North Korea for alleged crimes, are today free and back in America.  Former President Clinton is basking in the glow of his successful rescue mission. When Dennis Kneale had Yaron Brook on CNBC last night, Kneale called Clinton a hero for getting the two American women released.  The Obama Administration presumably […]

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Time Enough at Last

July 29th, 2009 by Chuck · 9 Comments · Politics

Mark Steyn identifies as a problem the unmanageable size of proposed bills, such as the current health care reform bill: Thousand-page bills, unread and indeed unwritten at the time of passage, are the death of representative government. They also provide a clue as to why, in a country this large, national government should be minimal and constrained. Even […]

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The Mind of a Statist

July 27th, 2009 by Chuck · 3 Comments · Politics

I was watching CNBC tonight and they were discussing the case of a Citi trader who was due to receive a $100 million bonus.  Then they showed a Wall Street Journal headline that read: “US Pay Czar to Renegotiate Contracts He Deems Too Lucrative.”  This Citi trader’s bonus contract is presumably Exhibit One for the […]

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Our Science Czar

July 10th, 2009 by Chuck · 1 Comment · Politics

The blogger named Zombie has a shocking expose, first reported on FrontPage Magazine, about the totalitarian views of John Holdren, Obama’s Science Czar.  Here are the first couple of paragraphs: Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A “Planetary Regime” with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of […]

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The Up-Side of Brain Drains

July 4th, 2009 by Chuck · 3 Comments · Foreign Affairs

A couple of people on the Harry Binswanger List linked to an article about the Bolivarian Brain Drain.  It details the exodus of the best and the brightest under way in Venezuela and those Latin American nations that are modelling themselves on Hugo Chavez’ “21st century socialism.”   To rational and freedom loving people, such a brain drain would […]

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Rationing Health Care: A Case of Equivocation

June 17th, 2009 by Chuck · 6 Comments · Politics

The New York Times had an article today about the claim that socialized medicine* will lead to health care rationing.  According to the writer, rationing is “an inescapable part of economic life.”  It is the process of allocating scarce resources. Even in the United States, the richest society in human history, we are constantly rationing. We […]

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The Dead End of Appeasement

May 31st, 2009 by Chuck · 4 Comments · Foreign Affairs

What Can the US Do to Ease Tensions With North Korea? That was the headline I saw on Fox News today, while they were discussing the subject with some guest.  Of course, the question translates directly into this, more honest one: What can the US do to appease North Korea now, since all previous appeasements have […]

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Prometheus Pinioned

May 29th, 2009 by Chuck · 7 Comments · Politics

According to this article, progress is being made in the development of fusion as a source of usable energy.  Dignitaries and top scientists gathered near San Francisco Friday for the formal opening of a massive new facility that they hope will accomplish what was once thought impossible — nuclear fusion, the Holy Grail of energy […]

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How the West Was Lost

May 21st, 2009 by Chuck · 3 Comments · Foreign Affairs

If you were looking for the reason why we, with the most powerful military in the history of the planet, are struggling to defeat a ragtag collection of dirt poor guerilla fighters, this article from Time lays it out quite plainly, if unintentionally.  Time looked at the victory of Sri Lanka over the Tamil Tigers, and […]

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The Happiness of Slaves

May 16th, 2009 by Chuck · 18 Comments · Politics

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!  Patrick Henry An article on MarketWatch, called The Happiest Taxes on Earth, quotes a […]

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LGF: A Brief Analysis

May 7th, 2009 by Chuck · 8 Comments · Culture

Charles Johnson does a lot of good things at Little Green Footballs.  His anti-jihadist stance since 9/11 has been consistently good.  His criticism of creationism/Intelligent Design has been excellent.  And his criticism of making alliances with racist/fascist parties in the war against the jihadists has also been good. But there are also serious flaws in […]

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PJTV Video

May 3rd, 2009 by Chuck · 7 Comments · Culture

This is just a note to direct your attention to PJTV, where Bill Whittle has a really excellent video piece about the use of atomic weapons on Japan during WWII, after comedian Jon Stewart opined that our use of them constituted a war crime.  (Hat Tip, LGF.)

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