Crazies and the Media

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My local paper, the San Luis Obispo Tribune, published a letter this morning from a mentally unhinged man, Jim Long of Shell Beach. Personally, I oppose the death penalty for even the most heinous crimes. However I would support the public hanging of the so-called Freedom Caucus of Republicans, which I consider guilty of high treason […]

The War on Drugs has Failed

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Let’s face it: The War on Drugs has Failed. For decades the government has spent untold billions or trillions of dollars on law enforcement and mass incarceration of people who are only destroying their own lives. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think people should be using PCP, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy or any other currently […]

Twitter ignorance

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Perhaps the best thing about journalism’s embrace of the Twitter platform hasn’t been near-instantaneous breaking news reporting or the ability for the hoi polloi to interact directly on occasion with reporters, but to reveal the sometimes astounding levels of ignorance that the media “elite” have about everyday items. During the Ferguson protests, a Huffington Post […]

Liberals and guns

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The mass-murder last week by a Christian-hating nutjob at Umpqua Community College is tragic. The liberal response, however, is predictable. President Obama came out before the bodies had a chance to cool and called for more gun regulations. As it so often turns out none of the standard boilerplate “commonsense” solutions from the left would […]

Fact Checking Frauds

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Those who read this site regularly (when I actually do post) will note that my disdain for self-proclaimed media “fact checkers” runs wide and deep—with good reason. Fact Checking Frauds Last week the Washington Post “fact checker” Michelle Ye Hee Lee decided to exercise her liberal hack muscles and look into GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s […]

Conflicts of Interest

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Conflicts of interest are not uncommon occurrences. In most professional settings, when these sorts of things occur they’re taken care of without much of a kerfuffle. If a football referee has a son playing on a football team, he doesn’t referee that particular game. Sometimes, in the interest of making things as aboveboard as possible, […]

Heinlein’s advice

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Back in the 2008 primary season I wrote a short post featuring sci-fi author Robert Heinlein’s advice on how to vote without needing to do extensive research on a candidate’s political positions, history, etc. If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you […]

Kim Davis and the law

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For those who haven’t been following it, Kim Davis is a Democratic County Clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky who is refusing to issue marriage certificates because she considers gay marriage a sin. She’s been sued and repeatedly lost. Today, a judge ordered her jailed for contempt of court for refusing to issue the marriage certificates. […]

A prayer to gun control

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Rev. Dr. David Gushee has penned a “prayer” to the gun. He begins with this note: Some will find this post sacrilegious. What is truly a sacrilege is our devotion to an Object that keeps killing us and our children. I didn’t find the post sacrilegious. I found it foolish, dishonest and stupid. When a black, […]

Gun Control Folly

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Yesterday morning, Vester Flanagan approached two of his former colleagues as they did a live report for the morning news. He shot and killed Alison Parker and Adam Ward in cold blood. This has led to the usual calls for more gun control and “common sense gun regulations” to keep firearms out of the hands of […]