Jeffrey Epstein Hillary Clinton Election 2020 & DaTechGuy’s Laws of Media outrage

On Wednesday I noticed this on twitter concerning Jeffrey Epstein and the Miami Herald: The Miami Herald has put together a bombshell of an investigation of Jeffrey Epstein and prosecutors who negotiated a sealed plea arrangement that allowed the billionaire to only spend a year in jail and avoid prosecution for allegedly sexually assaulting dozens … Continue reading Jeffrey Epstein Hillary Clinton Election 2020 & DaTechGuy’s Laws of Media outrage

Forward to Detroit: Prominent Chicago mayoral candidate suggests a commuter tax

By John Ruberry Democrats, particularly Chicago Democrats, love political dynasties. Before Mayor Carter Harrison Jr. there was Carter Harrison. Before Richard M. Daley there was Mayor Richard J. Daley. In Mike Royko's indispensable study of urban machine politics, the Pulitzer Prize columnist wrote, "The Dan Ryan is the expressway that [Richard J.] Daley takes to … Continue reading Forward to Detroit: Prominent Chicago mayoral candidate suggests a commuter tax

Sea Change: CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill

Happy 10th Anniversary to DaTechGuy Blog! by baldilocks I'm old enough to remember when Marc Lamont Hill -- formerly of CNN -- used what I've termed as Rapist Logic after Mitt Romney posted a family photo on Twitter back in 2013. On Christmas Eve, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered a photo of himself, his … Continue reading Sea Change: CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill

Thomas Jefferson – Racist villain or abolitionist hero?

No founding father was more instrumental in establishing the United States as a nation grounded in individual freedom, natural law, Republican form of government, and a constitutionally limited federal government than Thomas Jefferson.  No founding father has been more unfairly maligned by academia and modern historians than Thomas Jefferson.  Some readers, those of a more … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson – Racist villain or abolitionist hero?

Under the Fedora 10 Years at DaTechGuyblog

10 Years ago when the internet and the blogisphere was much younger I launched this blog to keep me busy as I searched for the replacement for the best job I ever had. When I did I had no idea where that would lead, here are some thoughts on the subject combined with some observations … Continue reading Under the Fedora 10 Years at DaTechGuyblog

Plan Now for January’s March for Life

Pro-lifers nationwide observe the anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision every January, no matter who's in the White House and no matter which party holds a majority in Congress. Peaceful affirmation of the right to life is always in season. The next national March for Life in Washington will be Friday, January … Continue reading Plan Now for January’s March for Life

Twitter and the Tina Brown Math

The investors can expect to lose a crapload of cash in the process. The New Yorker reportedly lost $42 million in three years (1995-97) under Ms. Brown’s editorship. Talk lost an impressive $80 million during its two-year existence. Whatever else you might say about Tina Brown, she’s undeniably brilliant at convincing investors to lose money … Continue reading Twitter and the Tina Brown Math

Make Them Push You Off the Battlefield (UPDATED)

by baldilocks Julie Kelly at American Greatness: If you are someone on the political Right who might quit Twitter because it just banned Jesse Kelly, here’s my plea: Don’t. After the shocking news spread Sunday night that Twitter had deplatormed the conservative influencer for unknown reasons, some conservatives are threatening to leave the social media site. Glenn … Continue reading Make Them Push You Off the Battlefield (UPDATED)

Why we fight on Twitter, Why they Ban

Lord Irwin: And stop it we will! I don't care if we fill the jails. Stop it! Arrest anyone, any rank, except Gandhi. We'll cut the strength from under him. And then we'll deal with the Mahatma. Gandhi 1982 Twitter can do without me and I can certainly do without twitter Glenn (Instapundit) Reynolds 2016 … Continue reading Why we fight on Twitter, Why they Ban

On Being Catholic

It’s tough being a Catholic these days. Throughout the years, I have had an on-again, off-again relationship with the church. I blamed the church for the death of my mother when I was 13. She attended church almost every day, but her pastor abandoned her when she needed his help. As a journalist, I often … Continue reading On Being Catholic

Report from Louisiana: John Bel Edwards is Prepping for Re-Election

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – It is less than a year until Louisiana’s next gubernatorial election and current governor, John Bel Edwards, is getting his ducks in a row. When election day comes in October 2019, Edwards will be able to tell voters that he has added 500,000 new government dependents to the Medicaid rolls, … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: John Bel Edwards is Prepping for Re-Election

Free Speech is Free Speech Even for Milano and Murphy

"For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice." Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" John 18:37b-38a Twitchy has had a lot of fun with Alyssa Milano over the years and yesterday they made fun … Continue reading Free Speech is Free Speech Even for Milano and Murphy

Euclidian Geometry and Constitutional Civics

Just after election day, on which MA governor Charlie Baker was re-elected by an overwhelming majority, he signed a bi-partisan bill to require civics education in public schools in our commonwealth. Among other things, the law requires eighth-graders to complete at least one student-led civics project and it establishes a Civics Project Trust Fund, which schools can … Continue reading Euclidian Geometry and Constitutional Civics

Chicago leftists off Target in their store closing protests

By John Ruberry As I've written many times, Chicago is a city in decline. It is the only major American city losing population. Its pension debt, a reward--or should I say payoff?--to public-section unions in exchange for their support for Democratic politicians is an unsustainable millstone. This morning on a local television show, Flannery Fired … Continue reading Chicago leftists off Target in their store closing protests

Mexican Asylum Deal or Trump Does it Again!

You know having a smart negotiator in the White House has really worked out: The Trump administration has won the support of Mexico's incoming government for a plan to remake U.S. border policy by requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims move through U.S. courts, according to Mexican officials and senior members … Continue reading Mexican Asylum Deal or Trump Does it Again!

A Tad Rant-ish About Affirmative Action

by baldilocks This morning on Facebook, one of my friends shared a status about Wangari Maathai (1940-2011), who was the first African woman to receive a Nobel (Peace) Prize. I know of her primarily because, along with my father and hundreds of other Kenyans, Tanzanians and Ugandans, she came to American via the Mboya Airlift … Continue reading A Tad Rant-ish About Affirmative Action

Why the Navy needs sleep

For the three years I worked on a submarine, I never averaged 6 hours of sleep a night. Most nights underway, it was 3-4, occasionally 5. In port, I might make it to 6 hours, depending on how much maintenance my division was performing. At the time, I simply felt like a zombie, but I … Continue reading Why the Navy needs sleep

John (Old Yellowstain) Roberts in Denial

Fraser:  You should allow a man his illusions Cahill US Marshall 1973 There are a lot of things that you hear in media that are so patently absurd that you can't believe someone would say it. That was my reaction to John (Old Yellowstain) Roberts rebuked the president for suggesting there was such a thing … Continue reading John (Old Yellowstain) Roberts in Denial

Those Discriminating Lactating Breasts!

Mother:  Is is a boy or a girl? Doctor:   [who just delivered baby]  Now I think it's a little early to start imposing roles on it don't you? Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1983 Just when you think you've succeeded in intimidating the world into concluding that Boys and girls are all social constructs … Continue reading Those Discriminating Lactating Breasts!

Collectivism nearly doomed the Pilgrims

Several important facts about the early years of the Pilgrims, after they landed in Plymouth, are omitted from the current telling of their history.  Few know today that the Pilgrims experimented with the kind of communal living that was advocated by Plato.  This collectivist experiment nearly doomed the colony, contributing greatly to much suffering in … Continue reading Collectivism nearly doomed the Pilgrims