Dispatches

angel

By an Angel’s Kiss, SSG Matthew V Thompson, 28 (Afghanistan)

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony. SSG Matthew V Thompson, 28, of Irvine CA died 23 August 2016 in Hellmand Province, Afghanistan from an IED He was of 3rd Bn, 1st Special Forces Group, Airborne Rest in peace, Staff Sergeant Job well done. Give me, my ... Read More
vote

The Trump Do-it-Yourself Home Voter Fraud Kit

Since 1932 there has not been a national presidential election that the Democrat Party has not tried to steal. In 1952, they were simply swamped, a puffed-up liberal versus a national hero. In 1968 and 1980, events beyond their control, but their fault, (the Vietnam War and the National Embarrassment) were simply too huge to ... Read More
colobia

Ought Donald Trump Focus on Getting the Lower-Propensity Voters to the Polls?

It Both Increases Voter Turnout and Transforms the GOP. Ought Donald Trump focus on getting the “lower propensity” voters to the polls. To ask the question answers it. Of course he should. Will he? I hope Donald Trump already has thought of all that follows. He’s a billionaire. He’s very smart. He hires smart people ... Read More
the thinker

Of Nuclear Wars, Founding Charters, Guns and ‘What Ifs’

Author's note: I am a nobody. I never amounted to a bean, let alone a hill of them. About a decade ago as I began to age perceptibly, I discovered the Internet. Not "discover" in the sense that Albert the Magnificent discovered it, but I noticed it was there and had utility for my purpose, ... Read More

Oregon’s Kitzhaber Comes Out from Hiding

Disgraced former Oregon governor, John Kitzhaber, is attempting a big comeback. In February 2015 he was forced to resign amid influence peddling allegations and a federal criminal probe investigating both Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes. After going underground for a while, he recently started posting videos on his Facebook page questioning his decision to ... Read More
song

America Needs Its Sing-Along Song Back

(With thanks to our friend, EPU, for suggesting this title in a 2012 article.) "God Bless America" was written by Irving Berlin in 1918, and revived in 1938 with war looming, and made famous by Kate Smith, whose 1938 radio rendition was a national hit. (See if you can spot Ronald Reagan. If you're over ... Read More
Michael Hayden

Is This What Passes For Intelligence?

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's so much worse than you thought. There is an entity known as the Central INTELLIGENCE Agency, and of late, several of it's Directors have indicated by their comments and activities that our vetting process for CIA directors needs some serious study. You will recall that former Director Leon Panetta once famously ... Read More
mick

Famous Common People I Have Known, Mick Hensley

(I published this at RedState in 2010, but since they have all gone all-in for Hillary, and we haven't been friends for years, I thought it best to bring this piece over from there for fear they'd trash it. It was always one of my most popular essays.) I was born in a small town ... Read More
ryan

Will the Nehlen-Ryan Primary in Wisconsin be a Referendum on Donald Trump?

It would not be an understatement to say that Paul Ryan is not well-liked among Republican conservatives. Even #NeverTrumpsters are having existential pangs wanting so badly to see both Ryan and Trump defeated this Tuesday. Only that is not likely to happen for any kind of Nehlen victory or near-victory will be seen as a ... Read More
dance

Elitism; Where Libertarians, the Left, and Now Too Many Conservatives Share the Same Dance

And how they are joined is neither political nor philosophical. It is entirely psychological. This is important to understand, because Karl Marx’s original followers were all academicians. It would be at least two generations before they would begin spawning little bratlings (David Horowitz can explain this better than I can) who would grow up to ... Read More
Ben Franklin

With Apologies to Mr. Franklin

Apologies because he was absolutely right when asked what form of government they had crafted for the people. (key phrase "for the people). But what we have going on in the country of late is a whole lot of democracy-bashing. All of us conservatives are fond of saying that we we do not have a ... Read More
roadblock

Got a Grudge With Black Lives Matter?

Then consider "A Conspiracy to Commit Misdemeanors", a possible strategy for victims: A group of Black Lives Matter protesters blocked the southbound lanes of I-95 just north of Richmond, VA recently. They blocked traffic just at the beginning of rush hour, backing up traffic, four lanes, for several miles. Thousands were effected. At this printing ... Read More

Global Warmists Hate Free Speech

I want to pause here and talk about this notion of consensus, and the rise of what has been called consensus science. I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a ... Read More

Prof’s Testimony Discredits His Own Argument for Durbin Price Controls

In 2010, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) was able to insert price controls on fees banks charge for processing credit card payments without a single congressional hearing to debate whether this unusual and aggressive market intervention was a good idea. Now we know why Durbin choked off public debate – the arguments from proponents are such ... Read More
hoodies

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to be Hoodies

(First written in 2012, while George Zimmernman awaited trial.) Dr Thomas Sowell used Geraldo Rivera, of all people, to restate a practical, need-to-know law of survival that has nothing to do with any legal right to walk the streets as we please. You know the old Jim Croce song, “You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, ... Read More
7-11

It’s Those Damned 7-11 Cameras That Are the Real Racists, Not Cops

Why are some people saying the cops are targeting blacks? Statistics prove otherwise, only no one, especially in the Jungle, reads statistics. Pictures are much better. And they're found in video, and boy, does America's convenience store have warehouses full, showing at least 90% of all stick-ups just like this one. 7-11 cameras don't lie ... Read More
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