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Specter Now a Democrat

April 28th, 2009 by Mike N · 8 Comments · Politics

I just drove home from babysitting my one year old granddaughter and heard on the car radio that Republican Senator Arlen Specter has joined the Democrat Party. This does not shock me in any way. According to this CBS report: “I am not prepared to have my 29-year record in the United States Senate decided […]

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Nationalizing GM

April 28th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 2 Comments · Business, Politics

Powerline writes: You are about to become the proud owner of a controlling interest in General Motors–well, you and tens of millions of fellow taxpayers, anyway. A deal has been struck that tries to keep GM out of bankruptcy. As I understand it, the deal is contingent on GM providing a turnaround plan that is […]

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Is TARP a Criminal Enterprise?

April 26th, 2009 by Jim May · 1 Comment · Politics

TARP Looking More Criminal by the Minute Ya think?  Tel me, Mr. Luskin, how it could possibly have been otherwise? Via Billy at two–, who puts it down succinctly:  “If you have to ask, then you’re not even in the game.”

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Junk Science Squared

April 24th, 2009 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Environmentalism

This being the week of Earth Day, itself a product of junk science, I thought two more examples of same would be in order. Junkfood Science has a remarkable post by the name ‘Rejection of science squared’. What’s amazing is that any paper or journal would be willing to publish such a speculative, assumptive, wishful […]

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Imagining the Worst

April 24th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Politics

How does Obama manage to get everything wrong? In economic policy he wants more government intervention and massive spending increases. This does not lead to prosperity. In foreign policy he has apologized for America, befriended America’s enemies and snubbed her friends. This does not lead to security and peace. Is he incompetent? Does his lack […]

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Earth Day = Guilt Trip

April 22nd, 2009 by Mike N · 9 Comments · Environmentalism

Environmentalism today is more about misanthropy and human sacrifice than it is about saving nature. Saving nature is only the rationalization behind a more insideous motive, hatred for man’s mind. Here are some quotes from the horses’ mouths. At the website are these three quotes, (with a link to even more): Human beings, as […]

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The Nature of Earth Day

April 22nd, 2009 by Bill Brown · 1 Comment · Environmentalism

I think one of the best concretizations of the true nature of environmentalism that I’ve found is this Wondermark comic: Earth Day (and the movement that goes with it) isn’t so much about bringing humanity up to the level of the Jetsons or Star Trek as it is of reducing our presence back to the […]

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Earth Day is Anti-Mind

April 22nd, 2009 by Mike N · 6 Comments · Environmentalism

Earth Day is hear once again and so are the calls for human sacrifices. Humans, we are told, must give up their technological way of life for a more austere one in order to save the planet. But saving the planet is not the real goal of the environmentalists. Human sacrifice is the real political […]

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That DHS Report

April 20th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 32 Comments · Politics

Andrew McCarthy writes about the Department of Homeland Security’s report about “rightwing extremism.” For eight years, we’ve been treated to hysterical rhetoric from Democrats, including Barack Obama, about the scourge of “domestic spying.” Now that the Obama administration is openly calling for domestic spying — the real thing, not the smear used against President Bush […]

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A Rant is Not an Argument

April 18th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 21 Comments · The Horror File

In general, I don’t put any stock in what an actor says about politics. The following video with Janeane Garofalo {via} is nothing I haven’t read in the leftist blogospere; what makes it unique is having it all in one place and making Keith Olbermann seem cool-headed in comparison: I enjoy these things because it […]

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The Phoenix Tea Party

April 17th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 6 Comments · Politics

I had not planned on attending the Tea Party at the Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona because of conflicting dinner plans. Mere hours before the event, those plans fell through so I had to put something together as quickly as possible. I printed out Myrhaf’s excellent analysis and made 100 copies to pass out. If I […]

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CNN Reporter Blanks Out On Camera

April 17th, 2009 by dismuke · 15 Comments · Culture

This video clip of CNN reporter Susan Roesgen arguing with and lecturing to a protester at the Chicago Tea Party has been widely posted on a number of blogs. If you have not yet seen it, definitely take a moment to do so – this reporter, as well as anchor back in the studio at […]

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New York Tea Party

April 16th, 2009 by Galileo Blogs · 40 Comments · Culture

I joined thousands of other protesters yesterday at the “Tea Party” protest at City Hall Park in downtown New York. My sign read on one side, “Reason & Capitalism. No Creeping Socialism!” On the other, it read, “Ayn Rand Is Right.” I saw many signs referring to Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand. One Objectivist joined […]

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Loose Talk

April 16th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 13 Comments · Politics

As fast as Obama is moving America toward fascism, the opposition is moving just as fast. The Tea Party movement has taken off, Atlas Shrugged recently hit #1 at amazon, and yesterday, for the first time in memory a governor talked about… seceding from the union. Wha…? Seceding from the union? Is this a joke? […]

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Atlas At Dallas Tea Party

April 16th, 2009 by dismuke · 5 Comments · Culture

I attended the Tea Party in downtown Dallas – one of several that were held yesterday throughout the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex.   I am not good at guessing crowd sizes – local media reports say that “several thousand” attended the downtown Dallas event.  The Fort Worth event was held in a stadium where it is […]

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Tea Party Protests

April 15th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Culture

In my last post I linked to Paul Krugman’s column in which he calls Republicans and the Tea Party protests “crazy.” Today more liberals look at the Tea Parties and see insanity. There’s nothing wrong with America that could possibly invite protest! These people must be crazy! Marc Cooper writes, “Anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Parties steeped […]

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Republican Blues

April 14th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 11 Comments · Politics

During the ’08 campaign, one of the things I hoped we would see in an Obama presidency was a repeat of the Clinton years: a Democrat president harried and made ineffectual by the Republicans in the legislative branch. I am beginning to think it will not happen. Instead of Clinton or Carter, Obama could very […]

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Calling A Spade A Spade

April 12th, 2009 by dismuke · 9 Comments · Culture

I  happened to be walking past the Ayn Rand selections in the fiction section of a bookstore last night and spotted an edition of Anthem that I had not seen before. When I opened it up,  I noticed a passage from Ayn Rand’s introduction to the book’s 1946 edition that I had forgotten about and […]

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Piracy Thwarted

April 12th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 8 Comments · Foreign Affairs, Politics

I cannot help wondering if President Obama’s first reaction to the news of the rescue of Captain Phillips from Somali pirates was anger. Now he cannot use this hostage crisis to pressure the Senate into ratifying the Law of the Sea Treaty, one of those international laws that would further bind America to the will […]

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The “Extremist” Smear

April 10th, 2009 by Chuck · 7 Comments · Politics

We are seeing a lot of people or groups being denounced these days for “extremism” or “extremist rhetoric.”   As Ayn Rand pointed out long ago, in her article “Extremism” or The Art of Smearing, holding an extreme position is not immoral.  It is only the substance of the position one holds that can be good or […]

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