Personal Honor

by baldilocks One of my friends surmises that President Trump calls Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Pocahontas because he doesn’t get the Fauxcahontas joke that spread all over the conservative Internet after it was revealed that Warren had claimed to be part Indian and used it to get a position at Harvard. (It was later discovered … Continue reading Personal Honor

Facing the Giant

by baldilocks 41And He withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and began to pray, 42 saying, "Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done."  --Luke 22:41-42; Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane Marine General James Amos—Commandant of the Marines-- recently responded to … Continue reading Facing the Giant

Why the Culture Wars Matter: Insty on a Matter of Trust

Trust me I'm the Doctor Doctor Who The Eleventh Hour 2010 Trust me, like it says on the money Oh God 1975 A while back Instapundit had a piece in USA today about the loss of trust in government: One of the underpinnings of successful representative government is that voters feel they can trust their … Continue reading Why the Culture Wars Matter: Insty on a Matter of Trust

It’s all in a Name

Juliet: That which we call a Rose by any other name would smell as sweet Romeo & Juliet Act 2 Scene 2 Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 Sir Humphrey Appleby: East Yemen, isn't that a democracy? Sir Richard Wharton: Its full … Continue reading It’s all in a Name

Mitch McConnell two CPAC clips

Mitch McConnell the Senate Minority Leader spoke at CPAC next to a copy of Obamacare I did not record his entire speech but there were two pieces that caught my eye. First there was this clip about Punching back. The second moved me more. Politics is one thing but when you go after a guy's … Continue reading Mitch McConnell two CPAC clips

My friend Barbara Espinosa

Right now a lot of people are piling on my friend Barbara Espinosa over some ill chosen words concerning the president. Hey that's part of free speech, Barbara said what she said and if people want to hit her over it, she's a big girl, and can take care of herself. (She is also an … Continue reading My friend Barbara Espinosa

Now THAT’S peacful Islam

As you know we go long on the dangers of radical Islam on this blog. It's a serious threat that we ignore at our peril. That being said it is just as important to note positive signs and this certainly qualifies After a New Year’s Eve attack against Coptic Christian Churches in Egypt, there was … Continue reading Now THAT’S peacful Islam

Answer: Because Hallie Miller has class AND honor

Question: Why do I keep pushing Hallie Miller for the Savvy Magazine contest? How do I come to this conclusion? Consider, this is a chance in a lifetime for this young lady. She is currently right on the edge of making her goal that she has dreamt about. So naturally one would think that she … Continue reading Answer: Because Hallie Miller has class AND honor

Barrett Brown and Punching up to get attention

I'm looking at the series of posts on Barrett Brown by Robert Stacy McCain with some amazement. Next month it will be one year since I met Stacy McCain face to face for the first time and what a year it has been. Now in theory one could say Mr. Brown was only following Mr. … Continue reading Barrett Brown and Punching up to get attention

Smitty may God bless you

There were a lot of touching Veterans day posts today but the most touching was Smitty's announcement of his last post for the duration of his deployment. I've been aware of his impending deployment for a while, things being how they are in Afghanistan REMF or no there is not guarantee of safety anywhere in … Continue reading Smitty may God bless you

The New York Times on Ladd Ehlinger Jr. and his Barney Frank ad for Sean Bielat

The NYT has put up its story on Ladd Ehlinger and the Barney Frank ad. One piece of it that I noticed: Mr. Bielat’s line, to appear at the end of the ad, was supposed to go something like: “I don’t need to dance around the issues. I’m a Marine.” But Mr. Bielat said he … Continue reading The New York Times on Ladd Ehlinger Jr. and his Barney Frank ad for Sean Bielat

One more perspective on the Prez’s Boston Rally: UPDATE 3000 supported Bussed in!

Had a rather hot exchange with my Arch enemy friend Chris back at my post, he got there earlier than me and had a different perspective, check out his comments and the updates. It's a good lesson on not judging. I figured he was calling me a liar and he thought I was lowballing numbers. … Continue reading One more perspective on the Prez’s Boston Rally: UPDATE 3000 supported Bussed in!

Off the record. Personal honor vs public responsibility and David Brooks

One of the things that I've learned since I've gotten involved in this business is what the words "off the record" means. People will tell you things "on background" or "without attribution" meaning that you can use them as long as it is attributed to "a source said" type of thing or as general background … Continue reading Off the record. Personal honor vs public responsibility and David Brooks

The Bigots of the 30’s would be so proud of Harvard…

...moving back to the old Jew Hating days of yesteryear. There is a pretty clear pattern here--again, assuming that the five nearly-simultaneous sales of shares in Israeli companies were not coincidental. Harvard is happy to do business with oppressors--real oppressors, that is--as long as there is enough money in it. China and Saudi Arabia have, … Continue reading The Bigots of the 30’s would be so proud of Harvard…