Trust no one

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Donald Trump has been president of the United States for just over 5 months, and the mainstream media is still in perpetual outrage mode. One thing is clear: Don’t trust the initial reporting on anything. Yesterday the Washington Post published a story about a 2016 meeting between Republicans Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan and others where they confirmed […]

A nation of laws, not men

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One of the items that guarantees our freedom is that we are a nation of laws, not men. In other words, the law is blind to your station in life. The law cares not whether you are wealthy and connected, or destitute and despised—justice is the same no matter what. At least, that’s the theory. […]

How Impeachment Works

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Since Donald Trump was unexpectedly elected President of the United States, foes on the left, and to a lesser extent the political right, have contemplated the impeachment and removal from office of the tiny-handed, comb-overed vulgarian. Unfortunately, many aren’t too clear on exactly how impeachment works. Saturday evening, a link to a post from the […]

First 100 Days

Donald Trump’s First 100 Days

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Yesterday I went on the Dave Congalton show on 920 KVEC to discuss Donald Trump’s First 100 Days in office. As is the usual, I always enjoy talking with Dave and often the callers give me good reason to laugh—sometimes in agreement and sometimes…well, you know. If you’re interested, you can listen to the show […]

California’s State Religion

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If it wasn’t clear before, it should be clear now: Moloch worship is California’s State Religion. Moloch was the ancient Caananite god of child sacrifice who has become the de facto patron of Planned Parenthood and the nation’s Democratic Party. California, a single-party state, has instituted a series of laws and used the power of the […]

My Latest Radio Appearance

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In case you missed it, you can listen to my latest radio appearance here. Dave Congalton and I talked about the death of Matt Frank, also known as SLOStringer, the recent libel verdict against Cal Coast News and the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s failure to live up to its code of ethics. For the record, I sent the link […]

Newspaper ethics

Newspaper ethics

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This past weekend, in the wake of a $1.1 million libel judgment against CalCoastNews.com, the San Luis Obispo Tribune published a piece from its editor, Sandra Duerr, touting the paper’s code of ethics. As newspaper ethics statements go, it’s a pretty good one. However, Ms. Duerr appears to have a training problem on her staff. ▪  If […]

more speech, not less

More speech, not less

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The political left’s catch-all solution for speech they don’t like is to propose a new law, regulation or two-minutes of hate targeted to silence the offender. For conservatives and old-school, small “l” liberals, the answer to “bad” speech is more speech, not less. Enter California Assemblyman Ed Chau, a Democrat (obviously), has introduced Assembly Bill […]

American ingenuity

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Starting January 1st, the state of California changed its “assault weapon” laws to include evil black rifles equipped with bullet buttons in the definition. This latest crackdown will fail, thanks to good ol’ American ingenuity. The original bullet button was created in response to a state law that defined an assault rifle, in part, as […]

shut up, they said

Shut up, they said

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Two events this past week illustrate exactly how illiberal and totalitarian the political left in this country has become in the months since it became clear they hold exactly zero levers of power in Washington, D.C., with the election of President Donald Trump. They don’t want to hear what the right has to say, they […]