The BP Coffee Spill Video: Why it’s Not Funny

I didn’t find the video funny in the first place, so I guess I’m off the hook on this one. But The Crucible explains why the Internet video parodying BP attempts to plug the oil leak isn’t funny for those who might have chuckled after their first viewing. Essentially, The Crucible points out that the […]

ObamaCare Begins: Justice Department Attacks Idaho Doctors

It’s not just the beast of a bill that defines ObamaCare, it’s also a general approach to destroying the individual rights of medical practitioners and customers. Consider a recent case in Idaho, as reported by the Christian Science Monitor: As I’ve long suspected, “health care reform” has emboldened the Justice Department to take a more […]

On Oil Spills and the Risks of Modern Civilization

I think there’s some truth to the argument made in this US News & World Report article. Basically, so it goes, Americans (and, probably, all of Western civilization) are too far removed from the dirty stuff to understand just what it takes to fix the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. To that I’d […]

Obama’s View on the Military’s Purpose

Here’s a quick bit on how Obama sees our military’s purpose: Addressing nearly 1,000 graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, many of whom will likely head to war in Iraq and Afghanistan under his command, Mr. Obama said all hands are required to solve the world’s newest threats: terrorism, the spread of nuclear weapons, […]

Obama’s Thin Skin

Obama is many things. Tolerant of criticism isn’t one of them—but then, since when do dictators take criticism well? Writing about this aspect of Obama’s character at Politics Daily, Peter Wehner said: Not surprisingly, Obama’s thin skin leads to self pity. As Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standardpointed out, in a fundraising event for Sen. […]

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 […]

And About that “Self-Defense” Thing

Mark Steyn calls it as it is with regard to the West’s continued capitulation to the “Muslim world”: Listening to Attorney General Holder, one is tempted to modify Trotsky: You may not be interested in Islam, but Islam is interested in you. Islam smells weakness at the heart of the west. The post-World War Two […]

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 […]

Jeremiah Wright – Obama’s Spiritual Father Speaks

It’s been awhile since this blog has been updated. That’s not been on purpose, and the story behind the delay might be interesting to some (it’s a story about the housing and financial crisis, on a very micro scale), but it’s not been decided whether it’s actually worth a post. What is worth it, though, […]