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Decadence: or Modern Life

When I was young, all around me I could hear adults saying, “You can’t buy happiness.” often with a humorous dependent clause, to elicit a rueful chuckle. But in the main, we knew and believed it. But it seems to me, many do believe it now. I knew when I was 5 and drooling over […]

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Education, Students Loans, and John Adams

John Adams once wrote this to Abigail: “The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that our sons may have […]

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Arrant Knavery and Absolute Despotism

View image | gettyimages.com A short history of British rights Article 39 of Magna Charta, dictated to King John 800 years ago says this: No free man shall be taken or imprisoned, or dispossessed or outlawed or exiled or in any way ruined, nor will we go or send against him except by the lawful […]

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Of Dark Webs and Surveillance Societies.

Sorry about the last couple of days, I’ve been feeling rather suboptimal. In any case, a close friend sent me these, and he informed me that the first one, a new BBC documentary kept his ten-year-olds interest right through. It did mine as well. Now, Ed Snowden, I’m not going to tell you how to […]

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Planned Parenthood Video #4 and #5, and relevant stuff

I’m not going to embed the videos today. I’ve seen them and they continue to be horrific, nauseating stomach-turning stuff, the links are in here, and you should watch them, as I have. John Hinderaker picks this as the money quote, and I agree Sometimes if we get, if someone delivers before we are able to […]

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Obama Wasn’t Kidding About Spiking Your Electricity Bill

You know, it is hard to know what to think about these folks. I’d like to believe they are simply misguided, and truly care about the environment. But it becomes increasingly clear that if they do, they care about absolutely nothing else, including if our citizens have a chance at a job, or simply starve […]

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