Google Immemorial

They were briefly shamed into it, but for most of Google’s existence this anti-US, stridently left-wing organization has refused to commemorate anything to do with the United States military. […]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day we gather and pay homage to our fallen Who gave themselves completely in response to duty’s callin’ Some joined to see the world, some thought “Adventure! Education!” And others drawn by kinship with the proud that guard our nation

But trials and training molded them into a joined precision That holds our cause […]

Underserved Group: Jihadists

Two events occurred in recent days which are connected. Both involve the Ikhwan, the Muslim Brotherhood. […]

Pride and Prejudice

There are many statements that have been treated with varying degrees of outrage in recent times. Some of this outrage is rather overblown. I’ve collected a few of them: […]

Minimum Wage, Maximum Impact

I was challenged in another forum recently because I had indicated that fewer than 5% of the workforce was at minimum wage. She had heard differently: […]

Subway’s Stunning Decision

Recently, I wrote about Subway in the UK and their decision to offer only Muslim-accepted sandwiches. Marmoe noted that I incorrectly referred to “all” Subway stores in the UK. It wasn’t all of them, and is apparently a decision that Subway makes, store-by-store, based upon how much pressure they receive from Muslims. I apologize for the error. Some details follow: This practice dates back to 2007, according to this Daily Mail article (with obnoxious ads, cookies and delayed auto-start sound). It affects about 200 stores in the UK, but Subway has been extending this to other areas. In addition to Ireland, they are also banning all non-Muslim-approved foods in at least some Netherlands stores and this practice is probably spreading as Islamic immigration into northern Europe continues to grow… […]

Old hands

I am older than most folks. I got into computers relatively early, and was making my living from computers full-time by the mid-1970s. While I am not big on social media per se, I did get involved with LiveJournal early on, and was one of its first lifetime paid users as it was rocketing into popularity (before MySpace and FaceBook and Twitter). So this recent XKCD strip was a bit poignant: […]

Soaking In It

In a Bundy Ranch article in The Truth About Guns (an excellent news source for Second Amendment issues), commenter “doesky2” left this note on the difference between left-wing and right-wing culture in the US. (I made only minor edits for punctuation and such: […]

Hate Speech Evolves

England is getting quite serious about efforts to avoid causing any offense to Muslims. Muslims, unlike, say, Christians, will kill you for offending them, and the legislators in the UK apparently respect this quite a bit. Of course, my comment does not apply to all Muslims, but the fraction to whom it does apply is significant, and very visible when “provoked” by anything that is perceived to insult their faith. […]

Public and Private

Heinlein once wrote, commenting wryly on Hugo de Grotius: There is an old, old story about a theologian who was asked to reconcile the doctrine of Divine mercy with the doctrine of infant damnation. “The Almighty,” he explained, “finds it necessary to do things in His official and public capacity which in His private and personal capacity He deplores.” […]