Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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“Remember, we have no enemies, only opponents.”---Mitch Daniels, CPAC, Feb 2011 I am not willing to attach the name RINO to Mitch Daniels. I think he is a conservative. A good one in fact. But he misspoke at CPAC, and considering his resemblance to Cal Coolidge, it may destroy...
The solution to every problem begins with a unified theory                                                                                                  (Gregory House, M.D.). The Problem: The idea that the State apparatus looks down on the masses has a long, long heritage. Over the last four episodes, I've tried to lay out a history as to how the civil service came to...
I almost never watch debates, especially this early. But the five-man line up in Greenville, SC, last night, at a Fox News-sponsored event interested me. I like Herman Cain and Rick Santorum, and would like to like Tim Pawlenty, while having positives and negatives that almost cancel each other out...
Musadeq Sadeq/AP (A street scene in Kabul on Monday) On Monday, after getting a few details about Sunday's raid, my first thoughts went to the Hornet. (Don't worry, I'll explain.) Of course there will be many questions arise out about this assassination of Osama bin Laden. One, was he in...
"Forward, the Light Brigade!" Was there a man dismay'd? Not tho' the soldier knew someone had blunder'd: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson) No one can say with certainty...
This is Part IV of the series, A History of Government Employment. Everything we have learned, from public employment in the USSR, the European Union and Wisconsin tells us that... Bureaucracy kills. And it kills totally. And when it's not killing, it is pooping on everything in sight. But how it kills matters,...
This is Part III of my series, A History of Government Employment. Parts I and II are linked here. Part IV I will finish it up later in the week. The idea that Man can take care of himself, under the protection of Law rather than Men, is relatively...
I'd always thought not, at least in the sense I mean it here; to hold a thing to oneself to the exclusion of almost all others. In the religious or political sense, to be exclusivist, elitist. But it appears a lot of "professional" conservatives practice this sense of the word...