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Apr 23 2019

Open Thread

There exist in the world only two great parties; that of those who prefer to live from the produce of their labor or of their property, and that of those who prefer to live on the labor or the property of others. - Charles Dunoyer
Apr 22 2019

Open Thread

Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this. - Doris Lessing

On a tip from Jester.

Apr 21 2019

Open Thread

To suppose that the eye could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree - Charles Darwin
Apr 20 2019

Open Thread

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. - Pope John Paul II
Apr 19 2019

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When I became the NASA administrator — or before I became the NASA administrator — Barack Obama charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science … and math and engineering. - Charles Bolden
Apr 19 2019

Race Riot Triggers Epidemic of Color Blindness

A health crisis has broken out in Chicago. An epidemic of color blindness has devastated the already frail credibility of area journalists.

Normally liberal journalists are acutely aware of color, to the point of placing their obsession with negritude and alleged black oppression at the center of the universe and insisting others do the same or be denounced as “racists.” However, this keen color perception, so essential to a journalist’s career, can become completely disabled by a certain type of event — like the riots that periodically occur on or near Chicago’s Magnificent Mile: Read more »

Apr 18 2019

Open Thread

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about. - Benjamin Lee Whorf
Apr 18 2019

William Weld the Weasel

Gary Johnson’s assistant gadfly William Weld (former RINO Governor of Taxachusetts) is a Republican again, sort of.

On Tax Day, the 107th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, Weld announced a primary challenge against Trump. Given that he essentially endorsed Hillary while running for VP on Johnson’s statist “Libertarian” ticket in 2016, his choice of a weasel for his mascot is apt:

A preview of the campaign ahead, which should provide some laughs before it collapses in ignominy a few months down the road:

On tips from Byron.

Apr 17 2019

Open Thread

We tried to provide more for the poor and produced more poor instead. We tried to remove the barriers to escape poverty, and inadvertently built a trap. - Charles A. Murray
Apr 16 2019

Open Thread

Laws against the possession of weapons only disarm those who have no intention of committing a crime. - Cesare Beccaria
Apr 15 2019

Open Thread

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. - Will Rogers

On a tip from Chuck A.

Apr 15 2019

Sense From Cher on Sanctuary Insanity

You know California has gone completely off the rails with its policy of inviting the entire Third World to come and mooch in violation of federal law when even a moonbat like Cher objects:

Looks like her earlier offer of sanctuary for illegal aliens at her mansion no longer stands. Somehow it never quite sounded sincere.

Background from Breitbart on the California crisis:

Los Angeles is home to the second largest homeless population in the country, second to only New York City. About 50,000 residents of Los Angeles are homeless and about 7.5 percent of California’s American Veteran population is homeless.

As the city remains crippled by homelessness and skyrocketing housing costs, Los Angeles metro area is also home to the second largest illegal alien population — with nearly a million illegal aliens living in the region, according to Pew Research Center.

Immigration of both the legal and illegal varieties also drives up the price of housing — a major factor in resource-rich but moonbat-infested California having the lowest standard of living and worst quality of life in the country.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva, Jester, and Varla.

Apr 14 2019

Open Thread

Journalism is not a profession, but a mission. - Benito Mussolini
Apr 13 2019

Open Thread

Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity. - Eric Hoffer
Apr 12 2019

Open Thread

I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. - Barry Goldwater
Apr 11 2019

Open Thread

Accepting federal funding undermines state sovereignty as states become beholden to federal requirements in order to keep the money flowing. - Bob Barr
Apr 10 2019

Open Thread

Inflation is not caused by the actions of private citizens, but by the government: by an artificial expansion of the money supply required to support deficit spending. No private embezzlers or bank robbers in history have ever plundered people's savings on a scale comparable to the plunder perpetrated by the fiscal policies of statist governments. - Ayn Rand
Apr 10 2019

Enough Crony Capitalism

Crony capitalism is as much a betrayal of true capitalism as postmodern art is a betrayal of true art. It results in those who have made $zillions in the free market calling for more suffocating government regulation. Like socialism, it is a way for those who have succeeded to pull up the ladder after them so that others cannot follow and compete with them.

John Stossel has had enough of it. The solution: to reduce the power of the government to reward its friends and break the kneecaps of its enemies.

Apr 10 2019

Why You Carry When Visiting Chicago

No doubt Kim Foxx is investigating to see whether this racist violated Chicago’s famous gun laws:

The purpose of progressive government is to take this guy’s gun away and to help his attackers by other means where possible.

On a tip from Sean C.

Apr 09 2019

Open Thread

By Liberty I understand the Power which every Man has over his own Actions, and his Right to enjoy the Fruits of his Labour, Art, and Industry, as far as by it he hurts not the Society, or any Members of it, by taking from any Member, or by hindering him from enjoying what he himself enjoys. The Fruits of a Man's honest Industry are the just Rewards of it, ascertained to him by natural and eternal Equity, as is his Title to use them in the Manner which he thinks fit: And thus, with the above Limitations, every Man is sole Lord and Arbitrer of his own private Actions and Property. - Cato the Younger
Apr 09 2019

Racist Clowns in Clown World

4Chan trolling caused liberals to proclaim the okay hand sign to be forbidden as racist. Now the same thing could happen to clowns. Introducing Honkler the racist clown:

Apr 08 2019

What Makes Western Civilization Great

The ultimate purpose of modern leftism is to destroy Western Civilization, undoing the greatest achievement of the human race. “Hey hey, ho ho, Western Civ has got to go,” the moonbats chant.

What has made Western Civilization so successful that tearing it down would be the crowning glory of a depraved and wicked ideology?

Ben Shapiro answers the question by stressing that the West took the belief that “a good god created an ordered universe and that this god demands moral behavior from his paramount creation — man” and balanced this article of faith with a belief in human reason. Crucial to the success of Western Civilization is the belief in the value of the individual — a concept rejected in favor of identity politics by leftists.

On tips from KirklesWorth and Lyle.

Apr 07 2019

Open Thread

The present is no more exempt from the sneer of the future than the past has been. - Cassius Jackson Keyser
Apr 06 2019

Open Thread

With the help of pressure groups, government now has crossed over into the final frontier of bigotry, what writer and Catholic theologian Michael Novak calls 'Christophobia .' Traditional Christians and Jews are the new counterculture - aliens in a land their forefathers' beliefs and values established and built. - Cal Thomas

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