Poker, Straight, Two Faced

Here is Jonoathan Rauch, in the New York Times, highlights what is wrong with out politics — justifying lying — so long as it’s done in order to get things done. Here’s a taste:

Often, the only way to get something done is to have separate private and public truths. Behind closed doors, nothing […]

Pyrrhic vs. Schadenfreude

I was thinking my preference for this election was a Trump victory for the sole, schadenfreude joy of knowing that at some point on November 8th Hillary Clinton would understand that it was all for naught. (Although once I allowed myself an acceptable period to laugh with glee, I would be sobered by the […]

Sic Transit Finis Aetatis


post at 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 […]

Death (of a State Economy) and Taxes

As the state of Connecticut recently reached the 25-year anniversary of its income tax, Fred Lucas at The Daily Signal has taken a look at how the state has fared since the tax’s inception. It was proposed in 1991 by the state’s Governor, former Republican-turned-Independent Gov. Lowell Weicker. Citing the high debt and out-of-control […]

Rio Degeneration

Critics of socialist President Rousseff celebrate her impeachment on the streets of Sao Paolo.

In my previous post about how far-left policies are sinking South American countries while free-market capitalist policies are allowing them to thrive, I briefly mentioned socialist Brazil as an example of the former. While we’ve all read the stories […]

Let Us Eat Cake, And Let Them Eat Nothing

That, my friends, is a $65,000 cake that the government of Venezuela had made to celebrate the birthday of dead dictator Hugo Chavez. That’s right. While infrastructure collapses and the country’s starving citizens are forced into government-run slave labor, the far-left government spends $65,000 on a huge cake to honor the dead socialist dick-tator […]

Nordic Trick

One of the most constant memes we get from the Left is that we need to emulate Scandinavian countries like Sweden, Denmark and Norway that have massively high taxes and generous welfare states. And it’s not hard to understand why liberals like those nations so much: they rank among the happiest, most prosperous, and […]

Why Trump is Right and Floyd Is An Elitist Hypocrite

The view from Floyd’s office.

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Floyd Turbo gets on his high horse and tells unemployed blue collar folks they need to suck it up. Our Wal-Marts are full of cheap goods from China that make life for the Turbos peachy-keen, so the Trump’kins can take their protectionism and stuff it.


Rule Britainna!

I am surprised, and pleased, by the results of the British referendum to leave the EU. I think it’s the right decision, and can’t state my reasons any better than Daniel Hammond did in his recent speech, so I won’t try.

This is significant, very, very significant for a lot of reasons. I’ll make […]

From The Trailer Park - We Happy Few (Gameplay Trailer)

A psychological thriller game about Arthur Hastings, a man living in a 1960s-style Utopia where everyone is happy, until one day he chooses not to take his government-mandated “Joy” pills and discovers he is actually living in a nightmarish dystopia, and goes on the run. This looks like a delightfully twisted mix of “Bioshock” […]