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Attack Watch

September 14th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

During the health care “debate” — or suppression of debate — the White House asked people to send in anything that looked “fishy” from their opponents. Now they put out an even more ham-handed attempt to intimidate Americans: Attack Watch. It is currently being laughed off the internet, which is a good sign. The Democrats […]

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Letter From 1943

September 3rd, 2011 by Myrhaf · 38 Comments · Uncategorized

On Facebook Betsy Speicher links to a remarkable 1943 letter from Ayn Rand to a Reverend. The letter is for sale on eBay for $4,999. A few questions come to mind after reading the letter. Do these thoughts represent Ayn Rand’s mature philosophic thinking? Is it realistic to believe Christianity could resolve its moral contradictions […]

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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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Reality Abides

July 30th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Mark Steyn said this week, …the world is looking for about $4 trillion dollars of real cuts. And what we’re being offered, depending on how you score it, is about $7 billion dollars of cuts from fiscal year 2012. That’s, what, about the United States government borrows every thirty hours. So in other words, we […]

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Turning Out the Lights On Civilization

July 17th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Jeff Jacoby writes about the ban on the incandescent light bulb, passed by Congress in 2007 and signed into law by the wretched George W. Bush. The use of efficiency mandates to snuff out the standard light bulb was an exercise of unadulterated crony capitalism. It came about after big bulb manufacturers, frustrated by their […]

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Bureaucracy In Action

July 16th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Politics

Unbelievable: Embroiled by legal battles for more than 25 years, two U.S. Navy ships are finally headed to the scrap heap without ever having sailed and despite the fact that they’re almost completely finished. According to Hampton Roads, the USNS Bejamin Isherwood and the USNS Henry Eckford were commissioned in 1985 at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding […]

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Cavalcade of Links 8

May 6th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

1. How to understand Rush Limbaugh. 2. Republicans give up trying to repeal Obamacare. 3.Environmentalist farmers returning to animal power. I wonder if these people are more interested in farming or impressing their fellow environmentalists. 4. George Monbiot despairs because environmentalism seems to be out of touch with reality. 5. Jay Cost argues that Obama […]

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Strong Horse For A Day

May 2nd, 2011 by Myrhaf · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

Today we celebrate the killing of Osama Bin Laden. There has been little to celebrate in our long, muddled effort against totalitarian Islam, so let’s relish this triumph. I think of this as a tactical victory in the context of our strategic defeat in this war. We have yet to get serious and fight this […]

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The Movie

April 29th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 11 Comments · Uncategorized

I saw Atlas Shrugged Part 1. There were 21 of us in the theater at an 8:05pm showing on Friday night. 21 is a lot more than were in the house for Kill The Irishman or The Way Back. I liked it. It’s not the great work of art the novel deserves, but it has […]

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April 28th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 12 Comments · Link Cavalcade

1. With Q&A Charles Alan Kors’s speech, Socialism’s Legacy: Lest We Forget, lasts one hour and 33 minutes; it is worth every second. Leftists continue to commit intellectual fraud by evading the extent of socialism’s evil. Dr. Kors reminds us of a most important lesson of the 20th century. His speech is an inspiring act […]

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Nativity of the One

April 27th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Now that Obama has released his long form birth certificate — which shows he was born in a manger in Hawaii, surrounded by sheep and three wise men — can we move on to more important things? Like why does a guy who has been around intellectuals and effete leftists all his life talk like […]

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Cavalcade of Links 6

April 21st, 2011 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

1. Daniel Henninger looks at Obama’s nasty character. 2. Ed Schultz uses a chart to prove we need higher taxes, but the chart looks like an indictment of spending to me. He is right that Republicans in Congress should have spoken up about Bush’s spending — then he rationalizes Obama’s spending because “every economist on […]

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The Crisis They Want

April 14th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 8 Comments · Business, Politics

Imagine a train rolling down a track. (No, this has nothing to do with the Atlas Shrugged movie opening on April 15th.) Now imagine a middle aged man who drives his Cadillac Escalade around the railroad crossing arm with its blinking red lights and parks on the train track. The train’s whistle screams at the […]

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The First Law of Parasites

April 13th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 19 Comments · Business, Culture, Politics

It is amusing to see someone get excited about an IRS refund. He dances around and shouts, “I got $2,000! Partyyyyyy!!!” Hey, you really screwed the government, huh? Shmuck. The IRS loves to “give” you that money. Every refund represents a happy sheep. It’s the First Law of Parasites: Don’t kill the host. That refund […]

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Cavalcade of Links 5

April 11th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

1. The Objective Standard reviews the week every weekend. 2. “The prose, like the author, belongs in hell.” P.J. O’Rourke has fun with the Chinese Tiger Mother’s book. 3. Andrew McCarthy asks two good questions: First, why should we give a damn about the Afghan people? And second, why are we sacrificing American blood and […]

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A Budget Cutting Fantasy

April 9th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 23 Comments · Politics stunned this blogger with how much useless government can be cut — while Congress is haggling over less than 1%. Let’s see how much I can find to cut in less than an hour. This is, of course, an exercise in fantasy; somehow politicians don’t think like you and me.

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