Wilson's Ministry of Information

The Smithsonian has an interesting article about how Woodrow Wilson created what one journalist called “the nation’s first Ministry of Information” in order to spread propaganda and control the media during WWI:

In its crusade to “make the world safe for democracy,” the Wilson administration took immediate steps at home to curtail one of […]

Wednesday Open Thread 

Wisconsin billboard… Jan. 1980. 55 mph, Iran and Jimmy Carter… 

I Owe My Soul...

If you’ve never seen it, this excellent video from Iowahawk on the National Debt is a must-see on Tax Day. And bear in mind that he made it in 2011, before Obama doubled the debt.

What The King of YouTube’s Rise and Fall Can Teach Other Millennials

In my YouTubers You Should Be Watching post, I made brief mention of Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie, a hugely successful 27 year-old YouTuber from Sweden. How successful? He has the highest number of subscribers in YouTube history, currently at over 54 million and counting. If his viewers were a nation, they’d be the 27th […]

Tuesday Open Thread 

Nein Furor!

Got milk? Racist.

I shit you not — some SJW opines in Cal. State University Long Beach’s newspaper opinion page that milk is the new white power beverage

The federal endorsement of milk in American diets contributes to the problem by uncritically pushing people to drink milk, despite the potential detriment it has on […]

The Ugly Liberal Mindset

via GIPHY

It’s not a pleasant read, but this insane AlterNet article titled “An Insider’s View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America” is about as accurate a look into the ugliness and misanthropy of the liberal mind as you will ever read.

The author’s assault on “rural white Christian America” starts out by […]

First World Problems Winner Of The Week

Normally, liberal Tweets are so ridiculously wonderful as unfiltered opinions that I just let them speak for themselves, but I just had to highlight this one. So Chaz Bono, Cher’s transgender “son”, has complained on Twitter that “his” housekeeper’s housekeeper (not just a housekeeper, but a housekeeper’s assistant!) has been rounded up by immigration […]

The Kids Are Alright, Part 4

In previous posts, I made the case that millennials in their 20s and 30s are a lot more conservative than the liberal narrative leads us to believe, and in fact are more conservative than their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. But what about Generation Z, the teenagers who are just reaching voting age or will […]

Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)

Tom Petty deservedly honored this past weekend at the MusiCares pre-Grammys weekend show. Millions-mile-long list of acts paying tribute to a man who’s carved out an even millions-more-miles-deep catalog over five decades. As a lifelong fan over all those years, very cool seeing not only a wide variety of genres representin’, but a multi-generational vibe […]