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Mandarins Duck Responsibility

The middlest and littlest Turbos enjoying the Animas River in Durango, CO in July 2009

John Hinderaker at Powerline Blog has a great post revisiting the EPA’s Gold King Mine dump into Colorado’s Animas River and the fact that if the EPA had been a private mining corporation there would be hell to pay […]


— Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) August 18, 2015

ISIS and Rape

Here’s another contribution to the truly disturbing ISIS story of rape and sexual exploitation from The New York Times:

In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a […]

We’ve a Long, Long Way to Go (Rufus GOP Debate Post #2)

If memory serves, the first three primaries are held in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. Typically a lot of campaign contributions are based on what happens in those three states. Now here’s the really amazing thing about our current information:

These are all NATIONAL POLLS!!!

Why? Why is the media obsessed with national […]

Why The First GOP Debate Changed My Pick for President in 2016

For reasons I will address in a later post, this first debate wasn’t too important relative to who will eventually garner the GOP’s slot on the 2016 Presidential ballot. The first primary is still 6 months out. I didn’t plan to watch it, but the wife was interested so I ended up seeing some, […]

Remembering Pearl Harbor

The backlash against and hand-wringing about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 began shortly after cessation of hostilities. The debate got hot enough for Henry Stimson, FDR and Truman’s Secretary of War to write an explanation of the decision to drop the bombs in Harper’s Magazine. While I wholeheartedly […]

Planned Parenthood is not Pro-Life

Ross Douthat, in today’s New York Times, has a barnburner of an op-ed dismantling the oft-heard liberal defense that defunding Planned Parenthood is not really pro-life because Planned Parenthood does so much for “women’s health” that to funding Planned Parenthood is thus, really pro-life. Douthat calls Bullshit — though in a more erudite fashion.


When Coach Taylor speaks/inspires ...

… you damn well better listen.

The Devil is in the (Lack of) Details

I’ve been harping for awhile on the superabundance of laws in this country. State and federal regulators and legislators have created a series of tripwires whereby any of us can unknowingly commit a felony or some other violation that can cost people anywhere from hundreds of dollars to their homes and businesses (not to mention […]

LGBT vs. Christianity: The Stakes Part V

Part five from the Federalist:

The distinction between the City of God and the City of Man was developed at much greater length by St. Augustine of Hippo, the great North African Catholic philosopher. Augustine wrote in the early fifth century when the church had gained control of much civil authority only to see it […]