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The Leftist Elitist Statists — Pardon the redundancy

I had thought I was going to be finishing my series on the different strains of leftists in America by talking about good liberals who are actually good, and then realized another category needed discussion before I tackled them.  And in case you’re wondering, this is all going somewhere.  There is a reason why I’m drawing distinctions between the kinds of leftists that are out there.  It has something to do with the putative ‘civil war’ that is increasingly talked about as on its way.  But, before I will talk about it, I need to make some distinctions.  (Which also … continue reading...


The Worthless Nice People

I began an analysis of the different kinds of leftists in my last post, where I used a ‘handbook’ on Antifa as my jumping off point.  Ultimately, I’m going to be arguing that the terms ‘left’ and ‘right’ to describe political ideologies are useless and will offer my own terms and classifications.  In the meantime, for the purposes of this post, the characterization of ‘liberals’ and ‘progressives’ as ‘leftists’ will be used since it is what everyone uses.  I do so only with reluctance.  When I am done hashing out the ‘left’ I will turn my attention to the ‘right.’… continue reading...


The Most Dangerous of All: Bad Men, who think they are Good Men

In my last post, I mentioned that in forthcoming posts I was going to attempt to lay out some distinctions between  the kinds of leftists that are out there.  This post is the first of these, and I’ve decided to use a book by Mark Bray called Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook as my jumping off point.  This post isn’t a ‘review,’ per se, but meant to provide a concrete example to use as a sustained illustration of my concerns about what dangers the ‘Left’, in part, and in whole, poses to the United States, if not the entire world.… continue reading...


Syrian, Iran, and the Conditioned Responses

In my last post, I jumped off the anniversary of the shameful silence of the MSM about the Politico’s expose of Obama administration policy to look the other way on Hezbollah’s drug trafficking in order to secure the Iran deal, but that was mainly because of the timing.  There are better examples of the intertwining threads of toxic attitudes and behaviors that I am concerned will explode into great chaos in the United States unless confronted decisively.   Today’s post will focus on some of those examples, but I frankly confess that there is no sign that such a confrontation, and … continue reading...


The Unforgiveable Sins of Obama and the MSM: Syria, Iran, and 60,000 (Disproportionately Black) Americans

Have you heard the news?  Of course you have.  How couldn’t you?  It’s been on every news channel without break.  Every newspaper has it on the front page, above the fold.  Teams of investigative reporters have been dispatched.  The Twit-osphere is on fire!  Even Republicans are talking impeachment.  The latest poll shows the American public overwhelmingly supporting impeachment; Democrats at 80%, but Republicans not very far behind at 65%.  That latter number is expected to climb as the investigation unfolds.

Yes, that’s right.  Donald Trump, in his bid to forge a legacy that could not be undermined by history, has … continue reading...


Yes! Someone who gets it! The Office of the Presidency has too much Power!

I’ve been saying it for years! This article in USA Today pretty well nailed it:  The office of the presidency is waaaaaaay too powerful… and this is in defiance of the Constitution.

I’ll let the article speak for itself.  I will repeat some of the things I’ve been saying…

A system where the fate of the country rises and falls based on the actions of a single person… is a stupid, stupid system.  Ever since I’ve been paying attention, presidents have been getting credit, or the blame, for job creation, stock market fluctuations, housing booms, etc.  What genius thought it … continue reading...


Why Republicans Lost in 2018

We ought to keep it in perspective.  True, the House flipped to the Dems, but in many of the lost seats, the incumbent Republican decided to retire.  There were about 40 such retirements.  The idea that the Dems have some kind of mandate is silly in light of the fact that the GOP not only held the Senate, but picked up seats.   The Dems know this, even if their media allies (pardon the redundancy) and much of their base is blissfully unaware.  Similarly, in Wisconsin, where I reside, the GOP clobbered the Dems in both the House and the Senate.  … continue reading...


The IRS and the (continued) White Washing of Obama Years

I didn’t want to write another blog entry for awhile but I came across this article and thought I had something definite to say about it, and it wouldn’t take long to say it.  Then I finished the article and realized there was much more to be said.  But that didn’t mean my interest in saying it increased.  I have better things to do… and yet I can’t resist at least touching on them.

I have frequently advised that one of the ways you can tell if someone is off their rocker is if they cannot keep things in proportion.  … continue reading...


How did the “Astonishing number of White Nationalists” do in the 2018 Midterms? A recap

Back in June, NBC breathlessly regurgitated ‘data from the Southern Poverty Law Center’ asserting that a ‘record number’ of ‘white nationalists’ were running for office, ’emboldened’ by Donald Trump.  The NPCs everywhere then reported it dutifully–as they have been conditioned to do so—as self-evidently significant and undeniably revealing important information about Republicans, and, well, literally everybody who is not a liberal Democrat progressive.

I have been monitoring such nonsense for quite awhile.  For example, I showed in this post how the SPLC’s own ‘data’ shows that there wasn’t a ‘record number’ running at all; the SPLC itself had … continue reading...


Jim VandeHei’s Four Fake Ways to ‘fix’ fake news

I don’t know Jim VandeHei, and despite being a heavy consumer of news and information, don’t frequent Axios news, unless it is referred to me.  In fact, that’s how I saw his article on ‘4 ways to fix fake news‘; I saw it on the Drudge.  I don’t have an ax to grind about Axios.  I’m indifferent.  But, if his article achieved anything, it is to persuade me that I should take a position re: Axios:  against it.

He lists 4 ‘provocative’ ideas.  I’m going to take serious issue one of them in particular, and then circle back … continue reading...


Accusation as Political Weapon

So, here we go again.

The Democrats have once again turned to alleging that something occurred in the distant past, with no way to come close to what could count as a proof or disproof that the incident occurred.  I have already detailed my principled objections to this as it related to Roy Moore so the reader can look at that for more background.

What’s setting me off as I am writing this is the overwhelming hypocrisy and even rank stupidity surrounding this approach, by people who have built their entire political machine around the ‘victim.’  Meanwhile, they have no … continue reading...


South Dakota vs. Wayfair: Taxation without Representation

One of the complaints that fueled the American revolution was that the colonialists were enduring ‘taxation without representation.’  The British king was levying taxes on people who were subject to the king, but did not have the same rights to advocate for themselves that others who were subject to the king had.

Let us propose a scenario:  I, an author and a publisher, sell a digital download to someone living in, say, France.  Should I be collecting tax on that sale and sending the tax to France?  Since I am not a citizen of France, there is no sense in … continue reading...


The Weaponization of the Media by the American Left, Today’s Case Study: White Nationalists running for office

In a recent argument with a friend, he asserted that I single out examples of left wing nonsense but don’t mention the stuff on the right.  This missed my point completely.  There is, of course, nonsense across the board.  Pick an ideology, and you will be able to find worthy advocates of it mixed in with those that even the ideology’s adherents would like to jettison if only they could, along with a big lump in the middle that is a smorgasbord of anecdotes.  My point–made with a series of illustrations–was that the left has WEAPONIZED the various institutions, picking … continue reading...


Tips for Knowing that What you Know is True and Real: The Fake News Edition

In the previous two entries, I have laid out my approach to gaining knowledge.  This one was the preamble (theory and concept), and this one laid out specific approaches.  They are roughly ‘stand alone,’ and this one is more of an application of the aforementioned principles.  I have been wanting to discuss these principles for awhile, but my son asked me how to detect Fake News, so I was prompted to finally sit down and do it.

“Fake News” is a strange animal.  Throughout history, there have been examples of deliberate deceit, propaganda, falsification, etc.  Some of these were of … continue reading...