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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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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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A Half-Assed Kinetic Military Action

March 30th, 2011 by Myrhaf · Comments Off on A Half-Assed Kinetic Military Action · Foreign Affairs, Politics

There is one line in Obama’s speech on Monday justifying military action in Libya that stands out, amongst a lot of illogic and contradictions, as the real reason: …I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. The prospect of emotionally wrenching pictures of suffering was too much for […]

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The Obama Doctrine

March 25th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 10 Comments · Foreign Affairs, Politics

Some have wondered what the Obama Doctrine is. I believe Bryan Preston at Pajamas Tatler has found it. Obama made this statement in El Salvador: And that’s why building this international coalition has been so important because it means that the United States is not bearing all the cost. It means that we have confidence […]

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Cavalcade of Links

March 9th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Culture, Link Cavalcade, Politics

Barry Rubin argues that Obama is bringing disaster to the Middle East and US interests. Michael Hurd explains Charlie Sheen. Evan Sayet looks at how leftists portray themselves in movies and TV. I think the explanation is that the left accepts the mind-body dichotomy, which is as old as Plato. The moral ideal is altruism, […]

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Collectivists Speak

March 3rd, 2011 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Business, Politics

Peter Wehner looks at two recent statements of leftist economic principles from Michael Moore and Robert Reich that are remarkably honest and revealing.

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To the Shores of Tripoli

February 23rd, 2011 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Politics

This is incredible. Colonel Daffy has decided, according to this report in Time, that if he goes down, he’s taking Libya with him.

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The New Tone of Civility

February 19th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Culture, Politics

After the shooting in Tucson, the MSM speculated without evidence that the shooter was motivated by the extremist rhetoric of the right. So now that the media have called for a new tone of civility, everyone is nice and polite, right? Not quite:

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Violence In America

January 14th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 7 Comments · Culture, Politics

Spike Lee said, “the United States of America is the most violent country in the history of civilization.” Actually, the opposite is true. If the USA is not the least violent country in history, then it’s one of them. This country was founded on the principle of individual rights, which is the means of shielding […]

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Wrapping Up

January 12th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 20 Comments · Culture, Politics

The argument from the left that harsh political rhetoric led to the violence in Arizona has been so roundly rebuked that I expect the MSM to drop it and move on to their next campaign. Charles Krauthammer wrote a good piece disposing of this dishonest nonsense. Michael Medved, with whom I often disagree, made an […]

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Out Of Touch

January 6th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 20 Comments · Politics

Yaron Brook often makes an interesting point in his appearances on Front Page with Allen Barton: people don’t learn from experience. Not when it comes to something big and fundamental like statism. Leftists can see their schemes fail over and over, but their confidence in socialism will not be shaken. The members of the “reality-based […]

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The Tax Deal: Good Or Bad?

December 11th, 2010 by Myrhaf · 19 Comments · Politics

The reaction to the tax deal announced last week has been all over the map. Pundits and politicians on both sides love it and hate it. There is anger on both sides — one Democrat Congressman even said “F**k the president” — and the only person who seems bored by it is President Obama, who […]

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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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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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The Thinnest Thread

September 19th, 2010 by Jim May · 2 Comments · Politics

I spend a lot of time attacking conservatism on this blog, and for good reason; conservatives claim to be the defenders of America against the Left, and this claim is ultimately untenable and fraudulent for many reasons.  It is, however, very plausible for various reasons, primarily the conservatives’ professed opposition to the Left, and to […]

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Review of Give Us Liberty

August 28th, 2010 by Bill Brown · 23 Comments · Book Reviews, Politics

The Tea Party movement represents the best hope of halting the federal Leviathan. We have written many words on the subject. In fact, several of us have participated in events for the first time in our lives. However, the whole affair elicits trepidation and pause. While a lot of the slogans, statements, and views are […]

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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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