I still vacillate between believing people like this really are tragically blinded to reality by an abysmal education and ideology, and the thought that some in this Administration actually do want to destroy America and her place in this world.
The truth is likely beyond my ability to ever authoritatively discern, but the painful results of beliefs like what is argued here will be felt from sea to shining sea.
I don’t have time to explain everything that was wrong with that article Read more [...]
Does it drive you crazy when you hear politicians and talking heads refer to America as a “democracy”? If it does, I sympathize with you. And so do the founders.
Here’s what James Madison, our fourth President and the man they call the “Father of the Constitution,” had to say about democracies:
Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short Read more [...]
Have you ever thought about the difficulties of communication? It was interesting last month to watch my girls play with a friend’s children who hardly spoke any English. They found ways to play together in spite of the language barrier.
In advertising, communicating with a target market means more than tossing out catchy slogans. A few companies learned this the hard way when they tried to translate their catchy English slogans directly into Spanish. Braniff beckoned its passengers to Read more [...]
Internet providers are intent on making Netflix pay in order to send their content. This is part of the ongoing debate on “net neutrality.” I don’t have a fixed opinion on net neutrality, but it seems that the arguments against Netflix keep demonstrating an economic fallacy.
Today, Netflix plans to show the loading symbol in order to lobby against their adversaries. As Fox 2 in Missouri reported yesterday,
Top sites on the Internet, including Netflix and Reddit, will be displaying a Read more [...]
Is homosexuality not immutable? Robert Gagnon, the faithful Bible scholar recently observed, “I guess homosexual orientation is not immutable like race and gender after all.”
He was referring to this article in the AARP magazine’s website, “Can Sexual Preference Change With Age?”
The short answer to the title’s question is yes.
Sometimes a person's life undergoes such a radical transformation that the change was inconceivable before it occurred. One such gobsmacking event happens Read more [...]
Have you already heard about police bayonets?
I have written about the militarization of police so much that sometimes I simply ignore the stories and look for other fare. So I almost missed NPR’s revelation that, along with the grenade launchers, and the armored vehicles, the military is giving police bayonets (and combat knives too).
I have seen footage from other countries of riot police using all sorts of gear to put down a mob. Greece under austerity comes to mind. But I have never Read more [...]
The news about Arkansas Obamacare should not surprise us since falsehoods at every level were involved in selling the Affordable Care Act. What is one more in that long list?
According to the Daily Caller, “Federal Report Slams Obama Admin For Underestimating Cost Of Arkansas Medicaid Expansion.”
The General Accountability Office report castigated the Department of Health and Human Services for bucking its own rules of ensuring that Arkansas’s version of a Medicaid expansion doesn’t Read more [...]
Sometimes Pentagon incompetence can take such bizarre forms it is difficult to know what to say about it. For example, the Pentagon hired a contractor to evaluate the education they were paying for their servicemen and -women to use, and the contractor was never required to produce any useful information!
The Daily Caller reports,
The GAO’s report, politely titled “Action Is Needed to Ensure Evaluations of Postsecondary Schools Are Useful,” explains that the evaluations “did not provide Read more [...]
The city of Ocala, Florida, is going after a local small-business man, threatening to fine him $250 to $500 per day if he doesn't remove a Gadsden flag from the front of his knife business.
Gear Barrel owner Keith Greenberg told The Blaze, "This is a shock. Honestly, I feel like this is Russia. I’ve been around the world … this is what you expect in really closed countries where there is no freedom of expression. Not here — so it’s shocking."
Greenberg said he was told by city Read more [...]
How often does the Heritage Foundation publish that Ralph Nader shows bipartisanship that is good for conservatives?
But the Daily Signal basically promoted Ralph Nader’s HuffPo editorial about Left and Right working together to terminate the Export-Import Bank.
I have recently traveled from New York to California talking to audiences from the left, right and middle about my new book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. The topic has been how Read more [...]
The Michelle Obama food plan bars “junk food” from being sold at school events. I’m sure the FLOTUS did not set up a system to eliminate the tutoring of students. (If they had actually aimed for such a goal they would have failed somehow.) Nevertheless, because of her interference with the various local school systems, by her Federal rules, all sorts of cascading consequences are still playing out.
One such consequence is being felt at a school in South Carolina. The Daily Caller reports,
A Read more [...]
You would think that diversity enforced would result in the protection of diversity. But no, it results in what Christians call “excommunication” meaning “to be put out of fellowship.”
Jesus gave instructions about excommunication as recorded in Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 18:15-20.
“Excommunicated” is a Latin term and one could argue that one possible translation of that term would be “derecognized.” Which brings us to the California State University and its sixteen campuses. Read more [...]