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Caesar’s Messiah

October 13th, 2013 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I watched a fascinating movie, Caesar’s Messiah, based on the book by Joseph Atwill. Atwill’s thesis is not just that Jesus did not exist, but that he was created as propaganda by writers close to the Roman Emperor Titus Flavius. The author explains his argument here. I should confess here that not only have I […]

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Obama’s Whimsical Foreign Policy

September 11th, 2013 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Foreign Affairs

Obama’s Syrian fiasco has been an appalling spectacle of a President who does not seem to think that attacking a country demands serious thought and preparation. Stuart Rothenberg of Roll Call runs down the highlights: First the president of the United States draws a red line, promising action if it is crossed. Then, when Syria […]

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Happy New Year

January 1st, 2013 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Well, my kitchen is clean, which means I’m avoiding novel writing. (I have only one resolution this year: at least 1,000 words a day, which is 4 pp.) Let me put it off a little longer by writing my first blog post of 2013. I just read Obama’s election night speech because a recent PJTV […]

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November 6, 2012

November 10th, 2012 by Myrhaf · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

I thought Romney would win in a landslide. I was not alone. There was a lot of confidence on the right. Even Romney’s campaign, with all its super-secret polling that is supposed to be so much better than anything we laymen see, was surprised by the defeat on November 6, 2012. How could we get […]

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A Parade of Self-Important Fools

September 7th, 2012 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Naturalist writers who don’t have the imagination to come up with new ideas run out of stories to tell. They make a big splash with a novel about their youth or their particular racial niche, and then they are pretty much done. They “write themselves out.” Barack Obama’s speech at the 2012 Democrat National Convention […]

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Conventional Republicans

August 31st, 2012 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Had H.L. Mencken been revived from his grave to watch the last night of the Republican National Convention, he would have recognized the scene. He would have heard the anecdotal, folksy speeches, the paeans to family and God, and he would have understood that the booboisie is alive and well in America. He would have […]

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Chess Club vs. Choom Gang

August 12th, 2012 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Mitt Romney chose Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconson to be his Vice-President running mate. This is the boldest and most impressive move of Romney’s political career so far. He chose his intellectual superior to run with him, the opposite of what Obama did when he chose Joltin’ Joe Biden, man of a thousand gaffes. Let’s […]

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The March of Fascism

June 29th, 2012 by Myrhaf · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

The federal government long ago expanded its powers far beyond anything James Madison and his fellow framers imagined. The Constitution is in reality meaningless, but the Supreme Court, whose purpose is to make sure our laws conform to the Constitution, twists its reasoning to justify interventionist laws as the mixed economy marches toward fascism. Yesterday […]

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Andrew Breitbart, RIP

March 1st, 2012 by Myrhaf · 49 Comments · Uncategorized

I never knew Andrew Breitbart, but I admired his courage. The left despised him; in fact, they still do, and they are now heaping scorn on his corpse, as one would expect from the tolerant and kindly left. They hate him because he was effective. He took down Acorn, their instrument for undermining elections in […]

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A Liberal Goes Galt

February 29th, 2012 by Myrhaf · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

Sara Robinson of AlterNet is unhappy. Red states take more government money than blue states, which Ms. Robinson thinks is ironic, since the red states are full of right-wingers who admire Ayn Rand. She thinks the productive blue states should “Go Galt” against the parasitical red states. Now, a state is a large political entity […]

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The Final Cause

January 10th, 2012 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized


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Cavalcade of Links 11

November 4th, 2011 by Myrhaf · Comments Off on Cavalcade of Links 11 · Uncategorized

1. Peter Hitchens looks at the science fiction world called Japan. 2. A great idea. 3. The Taranto Principle. 4. The Obama administration plumbs new depths in divisiveness using the First Lady as an attack dog. 5. The last time I posted about EMP, the idea was debunked in comments. But if it is really […]

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Cavalcade of Links 10

October 26th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 27 Comments · Link Cavalcade

1. An analysis of Obama’s willingness to act above the law. 2. President Robespierre. 3. The solutions are out there. 4. Obama’s political skills are lacking. 5. Why does Peter Schiff even bother trying to reason with these people? 6. California’s economic suicide. I’m seriously think it’s time to move…

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Programming Note

October 22nd, 2011 by Myrhaf · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

If you put a link in a comment — which is great, keep it up — we have to approve the comment before it is posted. So if your comment does not appear immediately, that is the reason. We get an awful lot of spam comments here. They make me laugh because they are written […]

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What It Is Ain’t Exactly Clear

October 11th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

The Nazis scapegoated the Jews; the communists scapegoated the bourgeoisie; the New Left scapegoats the rich. The Occupy Wall Street noise is an attempt by the Democrats to keep the narrative on point: to keep the American people’s anger directed at the left’s favorite scapegoat, the rich, and to keep the blame away from the Democrats. Unlike […]

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Environmental Fascism

October 8th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Very quietly, with Obama’s compliant media looking the other way, America is being fundamentally transformed. Congress and the Supreme Court are not involved. Few people are paying attention. The EPA is regulating industry to death. First, check out this video promoting a new book from Encounter. Second, read about the EPA violating property rights in […]

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Would You Please Take Control of My Life?

September 26th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

I heard the clip on the radio. I can’t force myself to watch the video. A smarmy rich liberal asks Obama, “Would you please raise my taxes?” So why don’t these rich leftists start a campaign to get the wealthy to volunteer to give more money to the federal government? They don’t need to wait […]

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September 22nd, 2011 by Myrhaf · 8 Comments · Uncategorized


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How Much Do You Deserve to Keep?

September 16th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 19 Comments · Uncategorized

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) was asked a tough question: “Out of every dollar that I earn, how much do you think I deserve to keep?” I have a smidgeon of sympathy for the Congresswoman. From a statist politician’s point of view, the question is impossible to answer. If they were honest, they would say 0% […]

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September 15th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

I often disagree with the religious pragmatist Michael Medved, but he is right when he says to the birthers, “Please shut up.” World Net Daily leads the campaign to prove Obama is constitutionally ineligible to be president. Their latest post on the issue claims that the White House is in panic mode over Jerome Corsi’s […]

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