Category Archives: Civilization

The Operative Word is Militia

Not hunting party. It’s particularly loathsome for the gun grabbers to try to exploit every act by a madman to punish law-abiding citizens. Tweet

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America or Europe?

Which one wins? This is not an unimportant question. Tweet

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If You’re REALLY Serious…

…About surviving an apocalypse, have we got a deal for you! Easy payments – that would be cash up front….. Tweet

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On Not Believing

Victor Davis Hanson on believing – or rather, on not believing anymore: Besides the media, the sheer affluence offered by high technology, mass production, and generous entitlements makes the old notion of poverty almost obsolete. And that fact makes us … Continue reading

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Fiercely Standing Up to Straw Men

Mark Steyn on the peculiar propensity of the left to bravely stand up to non-existent threats – while wholly ignoring real ones: They seem even more cobwebbed and parochial today, when there is an actual “swirling hurricane” out there: From … Continue reading

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Hungry? Blame the Ethanol Lobby

The threat of global hunger is increasing daily as the ethanol lobby cheerfully predicts no shortage of food derived ethanol. Corn is also a key ingredient in the combine of political power and corporate welfare that is U.S. alternative energy … Continue reading

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I Don’t Even Live There….

…And this depresses me. My friend Phineas has a post cross posted at Sister Toljah’s place that should be mandatory viewing for anyone who thinks the government IS the problem.(Click over and watch the video – it’s well worth your … Continue reading

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Congress Shall Make No Law…

…respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. … Continue reading

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Smart Phone, Socially Stupid User

How to deal with smart phone boors in many situations. Here in the Crabitat, phones (cell or smart) are not allowed at the table.  I know we’re somewhat unusual these days, but it has been a point here to dine … Continue reading

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The DMV to Come

A must read from Sarah Hoyt writing at PJ Media’s PJ Tatler. Okay… So far so good. I expected her to come back with some factoids, and I expected to discuss it, and maybe even have words. You see, normally … Continue reading

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Make Bigger Pies

The Wall Street Journal interviews George Shultz: I try hard to pull Mr. Shultz back toward despair. Aren’t we an older, more poorly educated society than the one that climbed out of similar debt after World War II? “Well, we … Continue reading

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Forward Into The Past

Unfortunately, that’s not just the title of an old Firesign Theater routine.  It’s also the reality of what’s happening as a result of the much gushed about “Arab Spring”. Mark Steyn: So what are they doing? In Libya, British Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Lights Out

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Old World Order

Victor Davis Hanson: A therapeutic college curricula and hyphenated “studies” courses have not made graduates better-read or more skilled in math and science. For many employers, the rigor of the new BA is scarcely equivalent to that of the old … Continue reading

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Deficit Gone Wild

$1.5 trillion: It seems clearer and clearer that short of a near-death experience, no one is going to do anything about this problem. Our president spent over 5,000 words last night kind of noting, offhand, that we might have a … Continue reading

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