Archive for the 'General' Category

Tear them all down

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

I really don’t think it’s too much to ask that we demolish the pyramids. It’s what George would have wanted. British anti-racism protestors called for the destruction of Egypt’s Giza Pyramids on Sunday, after tearing down a statue of a slave trader in the city of Bristol and throwing it in the Avon river, CNN […]

Anonymous letter from UC Berkeley professor concerning BLM/recent events

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

(Originally published at Dear profs X, Y, Z I am one of your colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley. I have met you both personally but do not know you closely, and am contacting you anonymously, with apologies. I am worried that writing this email publicly might lead to me losing my job, […]

I Remember Kenneth Kumpel

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Kenneth Kumpel — loving husband, father, firefighter, cook and all-around Renaissance man. Kenneth Kumpel — A Passion for Living What makes a beautiful life? I’ve always believed the surest sign is a person who loves to live and loves his life. Kenneth Kumpel was such a man. Spend any time reading about Kenneth Kumpel, and […]

Potomac Math

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Compromise is an American politician’s preferred method of calculating. The hard science of math has no room for emotion in its results. 1 + 1 always equals 2. It is a provable scientific fact. It is also too rigid and limiting for a politician. Therefore math must also be compromised. Like principles, there is no […]

If we are to Change the Debt Ceiling, Lower It

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

With all the debate and rancor over the debt ceiling reality has been shoved down Alice’s rabbit hole. President Obama now talks of indirect taxes in reference to the effect higher interest rates will have on America. In fact, the reality is, higher interest rates only effects borrowers. The de-valuation of the dollar affects all […]

Welcome, MikeinValdosta, and Big News readers!

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

After a long blog break, we are back at it, and we have some new changes to make this site more fun for everyone! First, we’d like to welcome MikeinValdosta as a new writer. Check out his articles, The Commerce Clause Must be Redefined and The Wisdom of Checks and Balances for a taste of […]

Obama Channels Marx

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Was Obama off the prompter at his speech this morning? He let slip his belief and affection for Karl Marx’s classic quote: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”: The American Thinker blog has the story: Video of Obama’s Marxist moment. * * * UPDATE: Fred Thompson weighs in on […]

Shut up and pass the bacon

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

I Remember Kenneth Kumpel

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Kenneth Kumpel — loving husband, father, firefighter, cook and all-around Renaissance man. Kenneth Kumpel — A Passion for Living What makes a beautiful life? I’ve always believed the surest sign is a person who loves to live and loves his life. Kenneth Kumpel was such a man. Spend any time reading about Kenneth Kumpel, and […]

My 9th Grade Class

Friday, May 28th, 2010

My 9th Grade Class When I was in the 9th grade, we had a course called Government. Among other things we learned the following: 1. Salaries for jobs in government are paid 100% through the collection of taxes. 2. The lower class does not provide jobs. 3. The middle class provides very few jobs. 4. […]


Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Respect Respect, so important, going hand in hand with freedom of speech. A basic recognition and acknowledgement for the appreciation of another’s journey. Without it comes the denial of underlying interpersonal connection. The us vs. them concept is comforting in some ways. We can reassure ourselves that perceived unpleasant qualities are not us, but the […]

Thoughts – Part II

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

“Why do so many people have such a problem understanding the concept of increased tax revenue through volume? That way everybody wins.” “I just can’t understand why anyone thinks they are entitled to what someone else worked for and earned. I learned about taking away other kids toys in the sandbox at three.” “How can […]


Friday, May 21st, 2010

“There may be no greater threat to the idealist than facts.” “It seems that as the relationship between what one does and what one earns becomes more loosely defined, the empathy for the small business person becomes less and less.” “I looked up liberal and conservative in the dictionary. Neither one sounds like the people […]

“The Small Business Man”

Friday, May 21st, 2010

“The small business person. Endless unpaid hours spent striving to improve one’s product. The satisfaction knowing you provided opportunities for others. Under it all, always the carrot, a tangible reward in proportion to effort. Without this, would I have followed the same path? No way, too many easier, less risky… ways to make a living. […]

The Man at the Back Door

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The Man at the Back Door One Friday night, when I was a child, a man appeared at our back door asking to see my father. I recognized him as a member of the crew that worked in my father’s small business. I heard the man say, “Can I borrow five or ten dollars until […]

Welcome Tyler Butler

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Today is a great day, and we here at hope all of our dear collaborators in liberty are well. Today we are extremely pleased to introduce our newest contributer, Tyler Butler. Tyler is a master photographer, philosopher, poet, motorcyclist, and inquisitive thinker. We look forward to his musings and know that you will enjoy […]

The most important link that nobody is discussing

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Transformation by Andy McCarthy. Andy McCarthy is a damn smart man who explains a secret truth. So few understand it, least of all the Republicans. * * * UPDATE: Well, it appears that Andy’s post is getting the attention it deserves after all. Writing at the Corner, Jonah Goldberg (a hero of this blog, by […]

“I love death, death loves me…”

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Derb poetically summarizes the latest from the Hamas death cult: I love death, death loves me, Martyrdom will make us free . . . ‘Toon in to hate: POISONING MINDS: A new Gaza TV cartoon features a giant-nosed Jewish villain slaughtering kids as a Palestinian Authority cop does nothing. Hamas’ terrorist TV channel — which […]

Happy 2010!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Hello everyone and welcome to the new decade. After a well-deserved blog break, we are excited about the New Year and hope that you check in often.

Only $533,000 per Job

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The Heritage Foundation’s Rea Hederman and Brian Riedl break down the numbers on “stimulus” spending and jobs. Stimulus Success: At Only $533,000 per Job: The Associated Press is touting an estimate posted on the federal government’s website that $16 billion in stimulus contract spending has created or saved 30,000 jobs. So using the White […]