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CEO of America, Inc?

Don Surber hit on something, maybe something important the other day. Let’s take a look. His inauguration speech was not that of a politician trying to be a statesman — there was no talk of any torches being passed on to a new generation. He simply laid down the law. He used the occasion to […]

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45 Finally

And so for the forty-fifth time, we in America will pass the presidency to a new man. That man is Donald Trump, it hasn’t mattered since 8 November whether you (or I) think that is the greatest thing ever or the worst. As I say so often, reality is real. He joins an uninterrupted line that […]

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Engineering Club Sensible

By outlook, if not degree, I’m an engineer. My basic question is always, “Will it work, as designed, and can we build and run it on budget (or below)?” As far as I’m concerned, it’s what built the world we live in. It has nothing whatsoever to do with good intentions, it has much indeed […]

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Why the Electoral College? Because State and Regional Diversity Matters.

One of my very favorite blogs, Grassroots in Nebraska (GIN), has undertaken to explain, pretty much after every election why the electoral college, especially as implemented in Nebraska and Maine, is by far the most fair and equitable method of electing the president. A few highlights. Where you live, your day-to-day experiences gained through interacting […]

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Why Conservatives Should Start Breaking The Laws That Oppress Us

This carries on something that I have been speaking on at the Watchtower, you can find those articles here, and here, and do read the comments as well, many points are clarified there. This is from The Federalist. Take a look at this sentence from a Daily Mail article reporting on Donald Trump’s “Contract with […]

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American politics at its most uncivil

Tim Stanley wrote in The Spectator last week about American politics. Here is some of it. To anyone complaining that American politics in 2016 is uncivil, consider this: in 1804, the vice president of the United States shot the former Secretary of the Treasury in a duel. Alexander Hamilton, the retired secretary, probably fired first […]

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GOP Environmental Platform, a Nice Dream

Good stuff, here, from the Republican Environmental Platform. “The most powerful environmental policy is liberty, the central organizing principle of the American Republic and its people.” The Republican platform on the environment is factual and realistic. It focuses on real environmental issues and not the trumped up one of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a pollutant. […]

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Progressivism Is a Long-Term Threat to the Rule of Law

Many know how much I dislike Donald Trump. It predates the 2016 campaign. He strikes me as an opportunist who plays the system, without ethics, or morals, and as a blowhard, with very few redeeming social qualities. I wouldn’t care to even have a beer with him, let alone any closer association. Nevertheless, I may […]

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Let’s Have a Moment of Candor

Like so many of you, I swore off Erick Erickson while he was at RedState. I don’t exactly what it was, but something just went sour. Since he started The Insurgent, he has improved, not completely, but he is again somebody I read (Thanks, Leslie!). In any case, he makes a whole lot of sense […]

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Second Amendment takes another hit from D.C. Court of Appeals

In 1975, the right to own a handgun in Washington, D.C. was illegal. In addition, all other firearms such as rifles and shotguns had to be “unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock,” making them useless in the…

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Requiescat in pace

And so Saturday, I watched the funeral of Antonin Scalia.* It was a most moving service, from the processional Which is, of course, one of the great old English hymns, based on the 90th Psalm, written by Isaac Watts, a nonconformist, and the father of English hymnody and the tune (St Anne) by William Croft. […]

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Playing the political game

Part of the problem with politics, highlighted in Neo’s posts this week, is that frankly most decent people don’t want to touch it, and those that do tend to be tarred by the pitch they have touched. It takes a very strong character to resist the temptation, a thick skin to bear the slings and […]

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Abortion-inducing devices implanted in teen girls without parental consent

Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A “Planetary Regime” with the power of life and death over Americans citizens. These are the ideas put forth by Barack Hussein Obama’s Science Czar, John Holdren, in a book he co-authored in 1977 titled Ecoscience. In the book, Holdren called for extremely radical ideas in the name of controlling global warming, reducing healthcare costs and a myriad of other “collective good” causes. Some of those ideas are: Forcing women to abort their pregnancies whether they wanted to or not Forced sterilization of the population-at-large using infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s water and food supplies Seizing the babies of single mothers and teen mothers against their will to be given away to other couples to raise Requiring, by law, that people who “contribute to social deterioration” exercise reproductive responsibility in the form of forced abortions and sterilization A call for a transnational “Planetary Regime”—in other words, the United Nations—to assume control of the global economy and dictate the most intimate details of American lives; using an armed international police force So, are you curious about why I’m bringing up this bit of ancient information? After all, these extreme ideas aren’t anything that could actually […]

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Free IUDs and sex-change operations for children without parental notification

A little over a week ago I wrote an article that documented the efforts being made by pedophiles to justify, and even legalize, their deviant sexual practices by claiming that their behavior wasn’t a choice, but the result of their sexual orientation. Of course, the orientation card has been successfully used by the LGBT movement for decades. Well, their desire to sexually abuse children might be too little – too late, because Oregon and Washington are already sexually abusing children in those two states. In Oregon, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation without parental notification — and the state will foot the bill through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan. In a statement, Oregon Health Authority spokeswoman Susan Wickstrom explained it this way: “Age of medical consent varies by state. Oregon law — which applies to both Medicaid and non-Medicaid Oregonians — states that the age of medical consent is 15.” The list of things 15-year-olds aren’t legally allowed to do in Oregon includes: driving, smoking, donating blood, getting a tattoo, and going to a tanning bed. Yet the state of Oregon arbitrarily made this decision without notifying […]

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Post Pax Americana

Well, I suppose I should say something about the Middle East, there is not a lot to cover. Here, this about does it. For you young folks, that is the evacuation of the United States Embassy in Saigon in 1975. It happened because the Democratic majority in the US Congress refused to meet its treaty […]

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Minimum Wage

Last time I looked the Federal minimum wage was $7.25 an hour. In some localities it’s higher. Federally, the Democrats want to raise it to $10.10 and in Seattle they’d like to raise it to $15.00 and hour. You’re not going to do a decent job of raising a family on any of those numbers. […]

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Minimum Wage

Last time I looked the Federal minimum wage was $7.25 an hour. In some localities it’s higher. Federally, the Democrats want to raise it to $10.10 and in Seattle they’d like to raise it to $15.00 and hour. You’re not going to do a decent job of raising a family on any of those numbers. […]

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An Idea Whose Time Will Never Come

Garrison Keillor closes the news from Lake Wobegon with the sentence: “Well, that’s the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.” Like a lot of you, that is the society I grew up in, and to a large extent […]

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The Long Awaited Spring Political Post

I was just thinking that I needed to do post on the election soon. It’s a difficult year to get excited about in Nebraska. Senator Johanns is retiring, as some of you may know, and there are four Republican candidates to replace him. All are good conservative men, so much so that most of us […]

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The Wages of Cronyism, Big Government, Lies, and Corruption = Bankruptcy

Cronyism, Part I: Prosperity Well, I suppose we may as well begin the Economic Confidence Index, it’s only good news if you are one of the leeches living around Washington D.C. Yes, I know that not everybody there is a leech, some are very important and necessary to us remaining a free people. Maybe as […]

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