Penn Jillette on Government Funded

(h/t ace.mu.nu)

I, state your name ...

Outlaw, thanks for the inspiration with that National Lampoon trailer! Edgy and borderline blasphemous Republicans/Conservatives — Hmmm, wonder if PJ’s still accepting applications …

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.

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The Good Old Days

The 1950s were so boring and cookie cutter. Or were they? Here’s a great article from Acculturated exploring whether the 1950s were actually more diverse than today in most metrics:

In the last sixty years America has become a more tolerant country. But has it become more diverse?

In terms of race, the […]

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 […]

With These Rings We We Wed

The Colliers from Billings, Montana

Well that didn’t take long. Natahan, Vicki, and Christine Collier, from Billings Montana have applied for a Montana marriage license. From KRTV Great Falls:

We first told you about the Colliers in January of 2015 when the polygamist family appeared on an episode of the TLC show, “Sister Wives.” […]

Tuesday Open Thread

Thomas Sowell analyzes the two competing visions that shape our debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power: the “constrained” vision, which sees human nature as unchanging and selfish, and the “unconstrained” vision, in which human nature is malleable and perfectible. He describes how these two radically opposed views have manifested themselves […]

Cultural Subsidence

While the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage last week seems revolutionary, especially coming a scant 12 years after its discovery to a right of homosexual sodomy in the Texas v. Lawrence case — it is really just the culmination of a process begun decades ago. As this blog post from Ancient Faith points out:

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Monday Open Thread