Category: The Good Old US of A

A Day to Remember: Memorial Day 2012

A Day to Remember: Memorial Day 2012

| May 26, 2013 | Reply

A friend of mine asked me to pass this along, written by John DeLallo, a veteran. I think it’s a lovely and short reminder that Memorial Day isn’t about an extra day off, a furniture sale, or a cookout. Though those are all good things, none of them would exist as we have them today […]

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Laser Ship. Laser Ship! LASER SHIP!!

Laser Ship. Laser Ship! LASER SHIP!!

| April 11, 2013 | Reply

Two years ago, I wrote this about the U.S. Navy’s plan to develop ship-mounted lasers that could light other ships on fire and shoot missiles from the air. That, folks, is not the best part of this story. I know it may seem like it is, what the the images you now have in your […]

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Return of the Pillories and Four People We Should Put in Them Today

Return of the Pillories and Four People We Should Put in Them Today

| April 11, 2013 | 4 Replies

Once upon a time, we had a way to punish miscreants who broke minor laws or did something so amazingly stupid that the community felt a need to make a public example of them so that others would be less inclined to break the law or be quite so dumb. Pillories. The stocks. Public shame […]

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The Kincaid Kolumn Kerfuffle

The Kincaid Kolumn Kerfuffle

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Reply

Before I hit the meat of my post, let me lay a couple things out there. First, I think we’d be incredibly foolish to tinker with the definition of marriage any more than we have. A few decades of well-intentioned meddling ought to have taught us we absolutely suck at predicting unintended consequences. If we […]

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Slate Economics Writer: You Can’t Complaint about Debt if You Don’t Compain about Mortgages, or Something

Slate Economics Writer: You Can’t Complaint about Debt if You Don’t Compain about Mortgages, or Something

| January 18, 2013 | 2 Replies

Matthew Yglesias is the business and economics correspondent for Slate Magazine. He is also a fierce partisan progressive who has worked for the far-left new media outlets Think Progress and Talking Points Memo. Which Matthew Yglesias do you suppose tweeted this today, the professional economics writer or the partisan hack? How many of the people […]

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A Few Thoughts on the "Plan B" Battle, From a Moron

A Few Thoughts on the "Plan B" Battle, From a Moron

| December 21, 2012 | 1 Reply

So John Boehner’s big plan to cut the fiscal cliff Gordian Knot failed, then shattered like Narsil on the slopes of Mount Doom. Now we are in the Day of Recrimination, when the professional Republican set and their loyalists sneer down at the Tea Party rabble and the Tea Partiers are measuring Republican leaders for […]

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How I Learned to Love Vodka and Accept the Taxpocalypse

How I Learned to Love Vodka and Accept the Taxpocalypse

| November 19, 2012 | 3 Replies

I like when I’m on the same side of an issue as Stephen Green. Here’s a bit of his open letter to Speaker John Boehner. I’ll repeat: Give President Obama and the Democrats the tax hikes they demand, and which most polls show the American public accepts. You’ll let us avoid the fiscal cliff — […]

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Maybe We Ought to Listen to Bill Kristol this Time

Maybe We Ought to Listen to Bill Kristol this Time

| November 12, 2012 | 5 Replies

Less than a week after winning a second term, President Barack Obama has unveiled his first true priority — higher tax rates on “the wealthy”.  House Speaker John Boehner quickly adopted a supine position, which he only hemi-demi-semi-repented after a sharp kick in the caboose from the Republicans he, in theory, represents. Let me lay […]

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One Small Point About Social Conservatives and the Election

One Small Point About Social Conservatives and the Election

| November 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

I don’t have a huge point here, but I want to leave one little fact on which we may want to gnaw like a meaty thigh bone for a few days. Erick Erikson wrote a post at Red State in which he said this: It is time to throw the social conservatives out of the […]

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Aw, Who Needs Police, Ambulances, Generators, Food, and Water Anyhow?

Aw, Who Needs Police, Ambulances, Generators, Food, and Water Anyhow?

| November 2, 2012 | Reply

Maybe it’s not fair to say that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become so much like a crazed Roman Emperor that he’s going to put his horse on the city council, but he does have the whole “give them bread and circuses” thing down pat. He stood up today to defend his decision to hold […]

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