Ready, Fire, Aim!

This, http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/09/target_corporations_transgender_bathroom_pander_costing_its_shareholders_billions.html

is rather fascinating. I don’t pay a lot of attention to the retail world, but I had heard about Target instituting their, “pee wherever you want to” policy and I had heard mention of a boycott. I didn’t know the boycott was that official, nor did I know just how much Target’s […]

Debate Open Thread

Here we go… [My current plan is a bowl of popcorn and either a Sierra Nevada Octoberfest or Beck’s Oktoberfest or Sam Adams’ Octoberfest (or 1 of each).]

Sic Transit Finis Aetatis

This, http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=366024

post at ace.mu.nu should be read in its entirety, but here’s the takeaway:

“That vote was on strictly partisan lines, with not a single Democrat on the committee finding Pagliano’s ignoring of Congressional subpoenas to be worthy of censure.”

Congress grants the dude immunity so he can save his own skin and […]

The Andrew Klavan Podcast

This is simply the best 30 minutes of daily, political commentary on any medium currently extant. I just stumbled onto it a few days ago and have listened to the past 5 or so episodes. I cannot recommend it enough.

I subscribed to the podcast through the Google Play Store (same thing as the […]

2 Billion Dollars for a Job That Pays $400,000/year

Estimates are the two major parties will shell out around $1,000,000,000 each in this year’s Presidential campaign. That’s “billiion,” with a “b.” That doesn’t take into account the hundreds of thousands of unpaid, volunteer hours people will contribute to the campaigns. Nor does it take into account the hundreds of millions of dollars commercial […]

“Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.” – H. L. Mencken

Democracy in Action

(*This is part of a multi-part series. For other posts in the series click on the “A Republic If You Can Keep It” category at the bottom of this post.)

We all know the Founding Fathers did not set our nation up as a democracy and we all know why. Yet […]

The Hardest Thing to Understand in the World is the Income Tax. - Albert Einstein

(*This is part 2 of a multi-part series. For other posts in the series click on the “A Republic If You Can Keep It” category at the bottom of this post.)

The U.S. tax code is 74,608 pages long. Every man woman and child is expected to calculate the tax they have paid and/or […]

The Never Ending Campaign*

Portrait of an egomaniac

 

(*This is part 1 of a multi-part series. For an explanation go here http://wp.me/p6l1KT-Oi, for other posts in the series click on the “A Republic If You Can Keep It” category at the bottom of this post.)

The U.S. Presidential campaign season lasts 21 months, or 44% of the […]

A Republic, If You Can Keep It*

We’ve all seen the show, “Hoarders.” Through the lens of a video camera we enter the home of someone who lives among so much stuff that they have almost no life at all. Their possessions have become so numerous they are a danger to the occupants and their lives. Yet, the occupants move about […]

Eppur Si Muove

For many years I wondered how the scientific method was something that was “discovered” or “invented.” The exact time when science began to be rooted in it is vague (as is the concept of “science” as a discipline), but most historians credit Galileo as being the first big adopter and promoter of it. How, […]