Low Information Nation

by baldilocks For some time now, I’ve struggled with the notion that commentary on specific and singular events of the day is futile and pointless. The outrages carried out by agents in the various levels of the American government have been coming so rapidly that days in which no scandal is revealed seem boring. Or we … Continue reading Low Information Nation

The Democrats imitate Robin Hood Villains: Discourage children

The first in a series of posts noting how today's Democrats are indistinguishable from the villains in the classic TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood. Our first example comes from the episode The Borrowed Baby, the plot revolves upon the Count of Severne who is convinced Lady Marian is in league with Robin Hood, … Continue reading The Democrats imitate Robin Hood Villains: Discourage children

“Never Again” Redefined

I'm remembering the coy saying about the French resistance. "If everyone who claimed to be in the resistance really had been, there would have been nobody left to collaborate." There was an interesting piece by Charles Krauthammer that raised an interesting point: The rise of European anti-Semitism is, in reality, just a return to the … Continue reading “Never Again” Redefined

You Say You Want A Revolution – Part VI

The Beatles wrote a song in 1968 entitled Revolution that aptly described the day in which they lived; here is a sampling of a couple of the stanzas: “You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it's evolution Well, you know We all … Continue reading You Say You Want A Revolution – Part VI

Mitt Figures it out, 10 months early or three years late.

Apparently Mitt Romney is a reader because after these two posts decrying a 2016 Romney candidacy voilà: Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began. Aides said it … Continue reading Mitt Figures it out, 10 months early or three years late.

Coaching Loretta

The nomination hearings are on, and we're finding out that the nominee for Attorney General of the United States, the person who may become head the Department of Justice and chief law enforcement officer of the Federal Government, believes that illegal aliens have "the right and obligation to work here." Well, that ought to solve … Continue reading Coaching Loretta

The annual problem with 26 years olds for Democrats

My condolences for those of you who have turned 26 years old last year. Alas for you the years of being able to stay on your parents health insurance have ended and guess what the penalties for being uninsured have increased. the penalty fee for not having health insurance will vary on a person's income. … Continue reading The annual problem with 26 years olds for Democrats

Fair Share 2015: Ripping Off The Middle Class

By A.P. Dillon Since Obama took office, he's harped on wealthy Americans needing to pay "their fair share".  Millionaires need to pay up. Get Warren Buffet and his secretary in here stat!  Some quick examples from over the years: 2011 -  Obama: Rich should pay 'fair share' to reduce debt 2012 -  Obama Says All Must Pay 'Fair … Continue reading Fair Share 2015: Ripping Off The Middle Class

The Cultural Lede our Liberal Friends Missed

11th Doctor: Hey, I’m the Doctor. I was here to help and you are very, very welcome. Doctor Who Closing Time 2011 Stacy McCain's series "Sex Trouble" has been a tour de force that exposes radical feminism for the narcissistic pity party that it is.  For that reason alone it is worth your time. But … Continue reading The Cultural Lede our Liberal Friends Missed

Mexico: What happened to the 43 students?

43 student teachers disappeared four months ago in Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Now Mexico's Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says there is "legal certainty" they were murdered,As to why they were killed, Tomás Zerón de Lucio, the head of Mexico's Criminal Investigations Agency, said it was a case of mistaken identity. In … Continue reading Mexico: What happened to the 43 students?

Charlie Baker’s image now set in snow

The Biggest winner from this blizzard is Charlie Baker One of the things that happen if you are a GOP member in Massachusetts is you come equipped with a pair of horns by the media.  It  takes great timing, an extraordinary event,  or a bad Democrat candidate for them to disappear. Baker won election thanks … Continue reading Charlie Baker’s image now set in snow

A Day in the Life Of…

by baldilocks I'm doing a tiny experiment here at Peter's blog: seeing if I can write a post of substance on my unplugged laptop, using my phone as hotspot modem, all while riding the LA Metro bus. Until last year, and with relatively brief interludes at overseas locations, I had owned a car since age … Continue reading A Day in the Life Of…

“Blizzard of 15” Think about it

11th Doctor:  I'm missing something obvious, Rory. Something big. Something right slap in front of me. I can feel it. Rory: [Who died & was erased from existence two episodes earlier] Yeah, I think you probably are.   Doctor Who The Pandorica Opens 2010 People often miss the obvious and as the Blizzard of 2015 … Continue reading “Blizzard of 15” Think about it

Why Glenn Reynolds is wrong & Ed Driscoll is right

There is a debate between two people I admire concerning President Obama's tax plans. Glenn suggests the GOP should call the president bluff citing a piece by Megan McArdle  there are a lot of affluent-but-hardly-wealthy folks in blue states who would be very unhappy to hear that that nice Westchester home Mom and Dad bought … Continue reading Why Glenn Reynolds is wrong & Ed Driscoll is right

Cycles cycles and more cycles

As a giant Historic" blizzard heads for the east coast to the point where I'm writing it before it gets there just in case there is no power let me suggest that even though it prompted me to actually buy a snowblower I suspect there is little "historic" about it beyond our perception of it. … Continue reading Cycles cycles and more cycles