The “Happy” in “Happy Independence Day”

The commentary is from a year ago, and the poem was written so long ago that we were still flying Space Shuttles. But the feeling is quite sincere, and I’ve had much reason to put the skill discussed below to use. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Confiscation

Another commenter, on gun rights and Obama: Yes, Obama is gonna take away your arsenal! The President can’t confiscate anything, even a B-B gun. […]

Suspended

I had always considered it likely that Ted Cruz, like Ronald Reagan, would not be successful his first time out. He got so much closer than I originally expected, though I was always hoping he’d make it all the way. Indiana was the one door that remained locked to him. […]

Brokered or Broken?

On Citizen Tom’s blog, the idea of a brokered Republican convention came up. Many are talking about this, but it is not well understood. And for good reason; the rules are quite complex. So is the history… […]

Cruz Missiles 04: Eligibility

Part of a series on the attacks on Ted Cruz by blogger Stefan Molyneux in the video “The Truth About Ted Cruz.” This one deals with the issue of Ted Cruz’s eligibility as a natural born citizen. […]

Conservative

Early on, this commenter was supporting Pope Francis’ attacks on free enterprise and pushing of the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming line. He claimed to have read Laudato Sí in the original Latin, and stuck to that when I pointed out that Catholic sites are reporting that there did not seem to be a Latin version. He quickly revealed himself as favoring the taking of money from people by force to give to other people. […]

Thomas Jefferson, Progressive

Thomas Jefferson is considered to be one of the leading Founding Fathers of the United States. Not one of the Framers, however — he was in France during the Philadelphia convention in which the Constitution was drafted, and other than some correspondence with James Madison had no role in its creation or ratification. At the end of his life, 40 years after the creation of the Constitution, Jefferson was asked to lend his hand in a political campaign. In this excerpt from a letter to Samuel Kercheval, Jefferson discusses his belief that the Constitution should be re-drafted “every nineteen or twenty years” in order to “keep pace with the times” and provide “progressive accommodation to progressive improvements” to society… […]

Hoaxes

The story of the Columbian cartel members “defending” a Paris restaurant from terrorists is apparently false. Other false tales that circulated after the attack are discussed after the link, which is translated by Google from a Spanish original.

It was an odd situation, twisting the old phrase “the best way to stop a bad guy […]

States

“Life in these United States,” an old Readers Digest humor feature, had many amusing stories. Like this one:

The teacher in one of our local grade schools was showing a copy of the Declaration of Independence to her pupils. It passed from desk to desk and finally to Luigi, a first-generation American. The boy studied […]

Markets

Excepts from a discussion at Citizen Tom’s blog:

@phadde2 wrote:

Keith, let me ask, are you not concerned with the extreme viewpoint of the free market turning tyrannical?

No. Well, let me look carefully at your statement. Yes, I’m concerned about people that would hold such an “extreme viewpoint.” But I am not concerned about […]

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