Category Archives: Civilization

The Clowns Make The Circus

Mark Steyn on the Clown Princes of Copenhagen: The best summation of the UN climate circus in Denmark comes from Andrew Bolt of Australia’s Herald Sun: “Nothing is real in Copenhagen – not the temperature record, not the predictions, not … Continue reading

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What A Post-Racial America Looks Like

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Where We Are Heading

I listen to NPR on my long drive to and from work each day. I have heard Peter Orszag, Barack Obama’s budget director, repeatedly mention the Obama strategy for eliminating health care choices that “Don’t work”. As in treatments that … Continue reading

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The Crazy Years

Robert Heinlein was a bit off. The 1960s did indeed see some “Crazy Years” but the real craziness has not hit until now. Victor Davis Hanson explains: Washington is more confusing. Bill Clinton balanced his last budgets but raised taxes. … Continue reading

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The Western Assault On Free Speech

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, writes in today’s Washington Post about the all-out assault on free speech in the western world. This is not pretty, folks. But now an equally troubling trend is developing in the … Continue reading

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Depression

No, not an economic one. Not yet, at any rate. Although that is appearing more likely with each day that passes with inaction from Obama and the daily antics of the Democrats running wild with America’s money. No, this is … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Go There

A chilling column today from Mark Steyn. He recaps the “progress” of the Obamateur administration to date – and isn’t impressed: It requires a perverse kind of genius for the 44th president not to have waited for a single “event” … Continue reading

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The Dimwitting Of America

The real trouble with excluding conservative voices from college campuses is that it helps turn liberals into blithering idiots. Take the case of Phil Busse, the moron college prof. who spent his free time destroying McCain/Palin yard signs, wrote an … Continue reading

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I Cannot Believe This Is The Country Of John Locke

News from a weird but not-so-wonderful England: Gardener ordered to take down barbed wire fence ‘in case thieves hurt themselves on it’ A gardener has been ordered by council chiefs to remove three foot high barbed wire ringing his allotment … Continue reading

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Hate

Here is Obama supporter Cintra Wilson writing about Sarah Palin on Salon: Sarah Palin and her virtual burqa have me and my friends retching into our handbags. She’s such a power-mad, backwater beauty-pageant casualty, it’s easy to write her off … Continue reading

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Distracted From Distraction By Distraction

Untitled document Here is a place of disaffection Time before and time after In a dim light: neither daylight Investing form with lucid stillness Turning shadow into transient beauty With slow rotation suggesting permanence Nor darkness to purify the soul … Continue reading

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Wonder Why Food Prices Are Skyrocketing?

Untitled document I have pointed out for some time now that so-called biofuels are an environmental and economic disaster. Now The Guardian, of all places, reports on a leaked report they have obtained. The report, from the World Bank, says that … Continue reading

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Three Great American Ideas

Untitled document Go read what Maggie Gallagher wrote. Rights do not come from the government. The government only exists because we allow it to. Those are the ideas – the ideals – that define America. When in the Course of … Continue reading

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Obama As Millennialist Aspiration

Untitled document We live in an age of Millennial aspirations.  Everywhere you look you can see signs of widely disparate groups of people who believe they are living in an age where established norms will be destroyed by this or that newly … Continue reading

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Wasteful Stupidity At The United Nations

Untitled document In a move that has outraged a lot of people, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) destroyed about 100,000 books rather than move them. While UNESCO contends that a large percentage of those now-pulped books … Continue reading

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