Apple Bans iSlam Muhammad App from App Store

Apple’s jumped onto the Muslim appeasement bandwagon and banned an app that simply quotes from the Koran from the App Store. I’m working on a piece that goes into more detail about why Apple bugs me, but for now just watch the video. It’s instructive.

Earth Day 1970 – Predictions Gone Wild

The site IHatetheMedia.com posted some of the spectacular predictions from the very first Earth Day, in 1970. They’ve turned out precisely as one might imagine. Here’s a sample: “Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” • George Wald, Harvard Biologist “We are in an environmental […]

Obama to the Rescue

President Obama has jumped on his white horse and is riding swiftly to the rescue in the Gulf, bringing a few hand-picked scientists along with him to provide moral support. This is important, because of course those incompetents over at BP certainly can’t assemble a team of any merit on their own. Okay, so it’s […]

Anthem by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged gets most of the press nowadays, but Ayn Rand has another work that perhaps serves as a better introduction to her works. Particularly for younger folks, Anthem provides a glimpse into Ayn Rand’s sense of life that is far shorter and more accessible than Atlas Shrugged. Amazon’s description provides a decent introduction: Written with […]

Obama Succeeds in Destroying Property Rights

This is tragic, and frightening: Chrysler Lenders Give Into Restructuring: A scrappy group of dissident lenders that challenged President Obama’s restructuring of Chrysler LLC fell apart Friday in a development that signals a major political victory for the White House and likely paves the way for a rapid exit from bankruptcy for the beleaguered automaker. […]

Health Insurance Organization Sells Out Membership to Obama Administration

I can’t imagine a worse quote as this: Health Insurers Try to Scuttle Obama Plan: In an effort to scuttle a major part of President Obama’s plan to reform the nation’s health-care system, private health insurers are taking the unusual step of asking Congress to increase regulation of their industry. “We are not asking people […]

The True Nature of Socialism

My wife grew up in the Soviet Union, and this is precisely how she describes it: The Choice Between Capitalism and Socialism. Take note of the part in bold type: A few days ago, I happened to meet a doctor in our area who has an unusual background. He emigrated to America from Russia, and […]

American Fascism on Display

Fascism is nominal private ownership of the means of production, with government control. See if you can find it in this piece: Busting Bank of America: The cavalier use of brute government force has become routine, but the emerging story of how Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke forced CEO Ken Lewis to blow up Bank […]

Teachers Unions Against Teaching

The next time you hear a teacher’s union saying it’s all about the children, consider this: Teach for (some of) America: Here’s a quiz: Which of the following rejected more than 30,000 of the nation’s top college seniors this month and put hundreds more on a waitlist? a) Harvard Law School; b) Goldman Sachs; or […]

Not Enough Money for Obama

It’s nice to read decent pieces from non-Objectivists: There is Not Enough Money To Pay for Obama’s Unprecedented Spending Spree: We were in a fiscal hole when President Obama came into office and for 100 days he’s been digging it deeper and deeper.  The numbers involved are astonishing and power is being concentrated in the […]