The petition to pardon Edward Snowden is being ignored for a reason. They want to teach you your place.
People might think that the fact that people continue to sign the petition for the President to pardon Edward Snowden and the White House ignores this petition is embarrassing to the Administration.
In my opinion, that is a superficial interpretation of what is going on when the White House intentionally ignores a petition and despises the promise it made to respond to such petitions. I think Read more [...]
Apple has removed a Civil War computer game from their store because a Confederate battle flag is displayed in it.
I thought Warner Brothers’ termination of “Dukes of Hazard” toys was insane (and it is!) but this is even worse. It showed up in my twitter feed and I assumed (or hoped) TouchArcade.com was some new satire site.
If you've been watching the news recently, you'll know of the huge debate in the U.S over the role of the Confederate flag in contemporary America. Many see it as Read more [...]
Justice Antonin Scalia dissented powerfully from the atrocious Obamacare ruling.
As you know, yesterday we reached the exciting climax of Supreme Court Theater: The Sequel. It should surprise none of us that it ended in the same place at which the first drama ended. Part of my anger is that I allowed media hysteria to tempt me into hoping that the Supreme Court would do the right thing. Another part of my anger is the knowledge that many Republicans in Congress are thrilled with this ruling.
The Read more [...]
A study claiming to prove that Connecticut background check reduced the gun homicide rate by forty percent is junk science.
Well, if the FBI can do it for the cause of disarming the populace, others can produce junk science too. One recent study has claimed to “prove” that Connecticut’s background check established in 1995 lowered the murder rate from firearms by forty percent. The Reason.com blog mentions five problems with the study. I thought the first one really showed how arbitrary Read more [...]
If you want to see both Left and Right perspectives expressed and debated, you need to find a right-wing culture.
David French has written an essay about his experience in life that I think many of us have also experienced: “In the Real World, Not Hollywood, the Left Is Close-Minded, and the Right Allows Dissent.”
I’ve split my professional life between two American cultures: half spent in the bluest-of-blue cities and the other half in the reddest-of-red rural South. I’ve split my jobs Read more [...]
Replicas of the General Lee from the TV show, "Dukes of Hazard, will no longer be sold. The Republic is now safe.
Just so we’re clear, I think "The Dukes of Hazard" was bad TV. It was arguably a way of reducing one’s IQ. But it’s a free country and, I am pretty sure it was as anti-racist as any show could be. The spin-off actually featured a black/white partnership, if I recall rightly. The only stereotypes I remember were a lot of exploitative sexism (Daisy) and the idea that the South Read more [...]
The Treasury Secretary wants a woman on the ten dollar bill and I would rather not disgrace any woman I admire with a Federal Reserve note.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he is removing Alexander Hamilton from the ten dollar bill and putting a woman on it.
I have heard people suggest women such as Susan B. Anthony the pro-life suffragette. I’m sure Lew has someone much less wholesome in mind. I hope so. I think Susan B. Anthony was a good person. Why would I want to smear her name by associating Read more [...]
The Australian government is cutting back on “clean energy” mandates to lower energy prices for voters.
While a court sided with nine hundred Dutch believers in global warming and imposed economic hardship on the entire Netherlands that won’t, if global warming were a real threat, stop the environmental damage, Australia is going in a different direction in order to escape economic hardship for the majority of residents. They are reducing their mandates for using “clean energy.”
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A court has ruled on behalf of complaining Dutch citizens that all carbon emissions in the Netherlands must decrease 25% by 2020.
According to Newser.com, “The ruling by The Hague District Court could lay the foundations for similar cases around the world.” The case was a lawsuit brought in the name of nine hundred Dutch citizens. That verdict is quite scary if the decision is allowed to stand and gets enforced. We are going to see the Netherlands become a much poorer country as suddenly all Read more [...]
How many other countries are going to hate us for our NSA spying?
So far the responses of Brazil and Germany have really stood out. But now France is added to the list, thanks to more great work by Wikileaks. Consider the USA Today story, “France says U.S. must work to 'repair' trust after spy claims.”
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday said his government would "not tolerate" threats to its interests after WikiLeaks claimed the National Security Agency may have spied on three French Read more [...]
Like I said, the pope's been listening to some bad advice.
His recent encyclical preaching fear of global warming and promoting distribution of wealth and decreased use of energy as the "cure" is just a tragedy for the world. This is not just some guy shouting like Chicken Little from the rooftops; this is the pope saying the sky is falling.
People -- hundreds of millions of people -- are going to trust he knows what he's talking about and follow him down the road of environmental terror in Read more [...]