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Links to some interesting places:
R.J.Rummel's blog
Junk Science Blog and debunking discussion forum.
Pirate Ballerina
Dave Kopel's Home Page
Volokh Conspiracy
Glenn Reynolds' Instapundit
Prof Bainbridge Blog
Clayton Cramer
David Friedman's homepage
Vodka Pundit
Tiki Lounge
Jim Dunnigan's site
Cold Fury
Karl's blog

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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Tamara Keel is having a good time with "review" of the book Christian Nation:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hadn't updated here in awhile so I thought I should get better about that.  I recently noticed that Glenn Reynolds had moved his blog roll but that this blog was still on it.

In Colorado, there are two recalls in progress of Democratic politicians who pushed for some ridiculous gun control legislation on behalf of Bloomberg's misnamed MAIG organization.  The recalls were true grassroots.  I know some of the people who first started organizing the petition drive for those recalls.

There was very little financial support other than small donations from Colorado gun owners.  Later, the NRA and some companies like Magpul tossed in a couple of bucks but the drive was still in the control of the grassroots and depended on real volunteers for its completion.  There was success in getting sufficient signatures for recalling State Senator John Morse from Colorado Springs, and Angela Giron from the Pueblo area.

There is a friend of a friend who is heavily involved in the Colorado Democratic party apparatus.  Through that person, I heard that the phone bank operation - calling registered Democrats in Sen John Morse's district to drum up support against the recall - is not going well.   Evidently that person has been getting a lot of obscene feedback.  Remember - the phone list is of registered Democrats ....

Friday, February 22, 2013

When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside.
But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When Nag the basking cobra hears the careless foot of man,
He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can.
But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When the early Jesuit fathers preached to Hurons and Choctaws,
They prayed to be delivered from the vengeance of the squaws.
‘Twas the women, not the warriors, turned those stark enthusiasts pale.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

Man’s timid heart is bursting with the things he must not say,
For the Woman that God gave him isn’t his to give away;
But when hunter meets with husband, each confirms the other’s tale –
The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

Man, a bear in most relations-worm and savage otherwise, –
Man propounds negotiations, Man accepts the compromise.
Very rarely will he squarely push the logic of a fact
To its ultimate conclusion in unmitigated act.

Fear, or foolishness, impels him, ere he lay the wicked low,
To concede some form of trial even to his fiercest foe.
Mirth obscene diverts his anger — Doubt and Pity oft perplex
Him in dealing with an issue — to the scandal of The Sex!

But the Woman that God gave him, every fibre of her frame
Proves her launched for one sole issue, armed and engined for the same;
And to serve that single issue, lest the generations fail,
The female of the species must be deadlier than the male.

She who faces Death by torture for each life beneath her breast
May not deal in doubt or pity — must not swerve for fact or jest.
These be purely male diversions — not in these her honour dwells.
She the Other Law we live by, is that Law and nothing else.

She can bring no more to living than the powers that make her great
As the Mother of the Infant and the Mistress of the Mate.
And when Babe and Man are lacking and she strides unclaimed to claim
Her right as femme (and baron), her equipment is the same.

She is wedded to convictions — in default of grosser ties;
Her contentions are her children, Heaven help him who denies! –
He will meet no suave discussion, but the instant, white-hot, wild,
Wakened female of the species warring as for spouse and child.

Unprovoked and awful charges — even so the she-bear fights,
Speech that drips, corrodes, and poisons — even so the cobra bites,
Scientific vivisection of one nerve till it is raw
And the victim writhes in anguish — like the Jesuit with the squaw!

So it cames that Man, the coward, when he gathers to confer
With his fellow-braves in council, dare not leave a place for her
Where, at war with Life and Conscience, he uplifts his erring hands
To some God of Abstract Justice — which no woman understands.

And Man knows it! Knows, moreover, that the Woman that God gave him
Must command but may not govern — shall enthral but not enslave him.
And She knows, because She warns him, and Her instincts never fail,
That the Female of Her Species is more deadly than the Male.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Well, that debate surprised me quite a bit.  I've long thought that Obama had no substance and was nothing but an empty suit but that exceeded my expectations.

Obama had no substantive defense of his record, he wanted to pretend to be running for a first term.   Obama has never seemed to me to be interested in actually doing the job of President.  I can't tell how enthusiastic to continue to do the job Obama really is.  Maybe that performance reflects his realization that he's not going to be reelected.

Seen in a comment thread: "Presidential Debate Credits:
The Empty Suit(tm) was provided by Valerie Jarrett."

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Sen. Harry Reid's ridiculous comments about Mitt Romney this week really illustrate the fundamental dishonesty and hypocrisy of Democrats.  Reid thinks that pulling a claim out of his ass, ascribing it to some anonymous "Bain investor" ( who would have no information ) and then slandering Mitt Romney is a valid campaign tactic.

Meanwhile, the Democrats did nothing about Charles Rangel's real tax evasion regarding real estate overseas, confirmed Turbo Tax Tim Geithner as Treasury secretary (the IRS' boss) regardless of his brazen tax evasion, and far more.

We know that Mitt Romney is wealthy.  We know that he's less interested in using the office of the President to gain wealth, far less interested that the Clinton's were and far less interested than the Obama's.  Does anyone think that Mitt Romney is going to be impressed by the kind of bribes inherent in things like getting a million dollar book advance from one's cronies like Hillary?  Of course not.

The purpose of this issue is distract from the fact that - contrary to Obama's recent speech - Obama's economic policies have not "worked".  They've been utter disasters.  The worse economic recovery in two generations.  Fewer people employed than when he entered office.  And utter failure by the standards of his own predictions in January 2009.  Go back and look at the charts the White House used to justify the trillion dollar "stimulus".  The results were far worse than the predictions of gloom should it be rejected.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

You really don't want to miss Aaron Walker's updates on the saga of Brett Kimberlin's attempts to intimidate him.

He is now discussing in detail the testimony that Brett Kimberlin gave in front of Judge Vaughy to get the unconstitutional "peace order" against Aaron.  The amount of clear, obvious lies and the amount of clear misrepresentation is breathtaking.

Monday, May 28, 2012

I haven't seen a Memorial Day posting as good as Ambulance Driver's in some time.

Monday, May 21, 2012

There has been a lot of discussion of the criminal background and current thuggish antics of Brett Kimberlin. I can't recall where I first saw it, but likely it was at Patterico's blog.

Aaron "Worthing" updates us on the bizarre attempts by Kimberlin to intimidate him after Aaron got peripherally involved in Kimberlin's frivolous defamation suit against a blogger named Seth Allen aka Prepostericity.

It is unbelievable that this unrepentant felon is still on the streets, much less leading some of the more thuggish antics of progressives.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Seeing that Righthaven was getting its just desserts reminded me of Marc Randazza.

If you have not been following Marc, you need to know that he's done some outstanding work in protecting the free speech rights of bloggers.

He recently wrote this piece regarding Rush's recent issues and while I don't agree with everything Randazza wants to say in it, he's got some points to think about. I really don't think that the idea of getting into secondary boycotts of advertisers is helpful among the partisans but if the Democrats want to do that, they will be the losers.

But meanwhile, keep an eye on Randazza, he's one of the good guys.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Mickey Kaus has a great observation here about an article describing President Obama's work habits. The Democrats made repeated claims about how dumb President Bush supposedly was - all without any real foundation. But the article Kaus refers to shows that Obama gets policy memos with all the sophistication of a numbered coloring book.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Recently a speaker at one of the confused anarchist gatherings called "Occupy Wall Street" in Los Angeles made the usual confused, communist call for "revolution". Amusingly, the consensus among the various conservative and gun enthusiast blogs is pretty much "Bring it on". Or as one said, quoting Dennis Quaid playing Doc Holliday: "I'm your huckleberry." What is it with this moron anarchists thinking that "come the revolution", we are not going to string them up on the lampposts?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Nope, still here.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Irony Win in Barcelona.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

As a result of the brilliant work that Ann Althouse and Meade have been doing in Wisconsin regarding the protests by public employees against the Wisconsin legislature and governor's budget proposals ... A greeting to Ann Althouse from the Wisconsin Brown Shirts. Welcome to the world of the New Fascism. Same as the old Fascism.

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Click on this Youtube video for a rendition of "Merry Christmas Baby" by Elvis from his "Elvis Blue" album.

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Greatest Letter ever printed on NFL Team letterhead.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Idiotic thugs like New Castle New York city councilman Michael Wolfensohn need to be shown for the low life that they are. Patrick at Popehat does that.

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Monday, November 01, 2010

I'm sorry that any one from Colorado who visits my blog is getting shown those completely fraudulent ads about Ken Buck, GOP senate candidate in Colorado.

I don't control the content of the ads. I did send more money to Ken Buck's campaign than the ads are paying me. And I voted for him already.

Meanwhile ....

Is your cat plotting to kill you?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

This article in a physics journal reports a paper that suggests that sunspots will continue to decline in the near term and stay at a minimum for decades.

While it is amusing to be able to say "I told you so" to the AGW advocates, this isn't great news. We may have to start pumping out more CO2 ...

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet - to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.

I had a long rant prepared for how I saw our political leadership abandoning the purposes we had dedicated ourselves to after 9/11. But I erased it. Instead above, find the poem written in 1918 by Moinan Michael as a response to MacCrae's famous poem "In Flanders Fields".