Friday Open Thread

On this date in 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act of 1862,

Hail To The Chief!

Clarence Louie (pictured above), Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Reservation in British Columbia, has some refreshingly blunt advice for his people.

His advice to young men on his home reserve? “Get a damn job, be a man. It should be embarrassing for you to raise your kids on welfare.”

Looking to succeed in […]

Monday Open Thread

So Much Hypocrisy, It Berns

So, after building an entire campaign around complaining that other people should pay more in taxes, escaped mental patient presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has finally coughed up his tax returns, and – get ready to display your shocked face – it turns out he’s not paying his fair share. Or even anywhere close to […]

The Peasants are Revolting!

William Leggett (1801-1839) was a Jacksonian era journalist and the intellectual leader of the laissez-faire wing of Jacksonian democracy.

I’ve been doing some reading on the Trump phenomenon — which is to say I’ve been looking at history and populist movements, especially in the U.S. Trump and his followers are not irrational and they […]

Socialism: Not Even Once.

#FeelTheBern? I imagine a lot of Venezuelans are Feeling the Bern in certain unmentionable places now that they’ve run out of toilet paper.

Dil Doh!

Steven Joyce, New Zealand’s Economic Development Minister was hit in the face with a sex toy during a press conference. He seems pretty sanguine about the whole thing, but I’d be worried about where that thing’s been.

“We actually thought it was a little bit humorous at the end of it all … new […]

Sunday Open Thread

Is this really the area to cut spending?

Monday Open Thread

Saving up for my next purchase from an antique store in Orange County.

Monday Open Thread

From a friend’s Facebook timeline. If you ever find yourself in Amarillo, Texas I recommend this coffee shop. It is very good coffee.