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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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Taxes-Our Sacrificial Duty

June 28th, 2011 by Mike N · 5 Comments · Culture

Tuesday’s 6/28 Detroit Free Press carries an op-ed by Leonard Pitts Jr a writer for the Miami Herald titled “Paying Taxes–a duty to your fellow Americans”. Mr Pitts has been preaching altruism especially government enforced altruism most of his journalistic life. I left the following comment at the online site:

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Two Horrors

April 27th, 2011 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Another blow to the Constitution’s guarantee of free speech was delivered this time by Michigan’s 19th District Court when it recently ruled that there is a no-free-speech zone around a Mosque in Dearborn. In this zone it shall be illegal for pastor Jones to criticize and/or protest Jihad and Sharia Law in any way. Understandably […]

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Woe is Michigan

January 28th, 2011 by Mike N · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

After reading news articles on Michigan’s new Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State address I’m disappointed. He ran on a platform of making the state government smaller, more efficient and called for a return to free market principles. But it looks to me like Mr. Snyder is not going to be the solution […]

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Hopeful Headlines of 2011

December 31st, 2010 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again where I indulge in some optimism regarding headlines I’d like to see in 2011. There is no particular order of importance except for the first one. A few are repeats from last year.

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The Newest Hobgoblin: Obesogens

December 29th, 2010 by Mike N · Comments Off on The Newest Hobgoblin: Obesogens · Uncategorized

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” H.L. Mencken

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More Anti-human Enviro Lunacy

November 8th, 2010 by Mike N · 15 Comments · Environmentalism, Uncategorized

Critics of environmentalism like Objectivists and many private scientists (private means not bought and paid for with government money ) have long contended that the green movement is against all forms of energy production. Ample evidence of this lies in the fact that whenever any kind of power plant is proposed, green groups immediately file […]

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Dems Offer No Hope for Michigan

November 1st, 2010 by Mike N · Comments Off on Dems Offer No Hope for Michigan · Politics

The election is tomorrow and so far the Democrats are staying with their anti-business philosophy. I was hoping they would change their attitude from about three weeks or so ago. At that time I received in the mail campaign promotion material from the Michigan Democratic state central committee. It was headlined “The main street agenda” […]

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Culture Snapshot

October 29th, 2010 by Mike N · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I had a good laugh today driving back from dropping off some Objectivist literature at a local community college. Michael Medved was interviewing his wife on his radio show and she pointed out that one of the more popular scary political costumes selling this season is a Nancy Pelosi costume. (Good thing I can multi-task, […]

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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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Kenyan Constitution

August 5th, 2010 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Politics

According to this article in the Washington Times, Kenyans are voting for a new constitution. I did a search for a copy of it and found one here.It’s a long document and it seems to be trying to address every possible contingency. While I haven’t read the whole thing, there are some things I like […]

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“Look, Wealth! Let’s Seize It!”

August 4th, 2010 by Mike N · 2 Comments · Politics

At a polling place yesterday Aug 3rd I was handing out literature for a Republican candidate who is running against the U.S. House seat of lifer Democrat Sander Levin whom I want out. I took a lunch break at home and decided to catch up on my email.

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The Atlases are Shrugging!

July 15th, 2010 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Politics, Uncategorized

The Wednesday July 14th Detroit News carries an op-ed by NYT writer David Brooks who wants us to know there are two kinds of people in the business world. But Mr. Brooks, like so many in the educated class, has a hard time forming concepts in any hierarchy or at least doesn’t want us to.

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Campaign Finance Reform Reborn

May 5th, 2010 by Mike N · Comments Off on Campaign Finance Reform Reborn · Uncategorized

The Saturday, 5/3/10 Detroit News has an editorial on the new finance regulation bill offered by the congressional Democrats. Evidently the bill restores some of the regulations on businesses that the Supreme Court just struck down while exempting unions from the same disclosure requirements. I have to shake my head at the Orwellian (or should […]

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Exploit the Earth Day

April 21st, 2010 by Mike N · 12 Comments · Environmentalism, Uncategorized

Tomorrow, April 22nd is Exploit the Earth Day. This year I plan to celebrate it, weather permitting, by burning some scrap wood in my burner. This will of course release valuable carbon dioxide into the atmosphere thus warming our planet. You see warming the Earth will make growing seasons longer and this will benefit almost […]

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Leap of Faith

April 20th, 2010 by Mike N · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By way of the Detroit Free Press, today’s leap of faith is this gem of logic from Iran: promiscuous women are the cause of earthquakes. Proof that religion places reason in the seat of justifying faith in dogma. A look at reality however does hint at a solution to the quakes: “Some experts have even […]

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Lynch the Bankers

April 19th, 2010 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

On 4/15 I received an email from my Michigan Senator Carl Levin announcing that hearings on the banking crisis had just started. Sen Levin is the chair of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Naturally, the financial industry is presumed guilty and must now prove their innocence or somehow explain away their evil behavior.

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It’ll Work. Trust Us. We Care.

March 27th, 2010 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Socialized Medicine, Uncategorized

Talk radio host and Detroit News columnist Frank Beckmann had an oped on Wed. 3/24 “Dem’s health care claims lack real proof” which testifies to the kind of education they received. While Mr. Beckmann makes his point well, my point is that they don’t need proof, at least not empirical proof.

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Hijacking the Tea Party Movement?

February 8th, 2010 by Mike N · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

This last Wednesday I happened to flip channels (while the Mrs was on our only computer, which fact is going to change sometime this year) and caught the beginning of Geraldo At Large on Fox. He was covering a tea party convention where Sarah Palin was about to give the keynote speech. So I watched.

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