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Shaming bad parents…

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Derek Hunter is a man after my heart.   If you  choose to have  children,  it is your responsibility to feed them,  clothe them,  and ensure they have a safe place to live in.  If you don’t care enough to fulfill these parental obligations,  you should not be parents,  nor should taxpayers be forced to subsidize your bad judgement,  immaturity,  and weak character.

Of course,  it may well be that some of these parents are incapable of feeling shame,  since a huge percentage of them listen eagerly to the liberal/progressive themes of victimhood, non-judgmentalism,  and lack of accountability and responsibility.

 

 

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May 9, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Poor master or rich servant?

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Famed British actor Michael Caine  said he’d rather be the former than the latter in defending  his support of  Brexit on Friday,  citing his belief in freedom and individualism.   That is,  of course,  a perfectly reasonable view to hold,  and really, how could you espouse any other if you become aware of the corruption and greed of the tyrannical EU bosses holed up in their tarnished tin towers in Brussels?

Make no mistake,  the EU elites are just as awful as our own,  regardless of which political party they claim membership in,  and they are all just as wrong-headed and blind to human nature when they sing the praises of diversity.   Let’s be grown-ups here for a moment,  shall we?   The ability to recognize “the other” and the willingness to take appropriate action when needed,  is why you and I are here.   Those who failed either test went extinct quite quickly.   Diversity in international relations is interesting,  but it does less than nothing to bring a society’s disparate parts together.   That said, it does help the autocratic elite,  because a citizenry busy with small wars lacks the time and resources to conduct a large war against their government.

 

 

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April 9, 2017 at 11:53 am

Everglades Python Challenge…

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For those of you not acquainted with Florida’s effort to rid itself of the alien Burmese  python population  which is decimating natural wildlife in the state,  the 60-day open season on these slithery varmints is underway and meeting with  success thus far.

By the way, this state-managed and partially state-funded program to eradicate the predators is far more likely to be useful and productive than any purely government-run enterprise.   Besides,  people who enjoy hunting like hunting and many of them will cheerfully hunt whatever is in season.  I expect there are a few in Florida who normally make their living killing the wild boar which are on the rampage in Texas and wanted a change of scenery.

 

 

 

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April 7, 2017 at 12:31 pm

Could you pass?

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Could  you pass  the U.S. citizenship test?  I could,  having missed only one question.   From what I’ve seen,  99% of U.S. students would flunk miserably.   I suspect a horrifying number of Congress critters would fail as well.

 

 

 

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November 28, 2016 at 10:11 am

Veterans Day 2016…

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The Wall Street Journal offers a  nice collection  of this Veterans weekend from across the nation.   Here are  some pix  from across the country.   My observation is that small towns and rural areas still tend to have special events and celebrations organized by residents,  while metropolitan areas now have government-run events.   I prefer the homespun variety myself,  partly because there are actual veterans involved and they know what it means to serve.

Action star Chuck Norris is a vet himself and  understands it  well.   Bill Federer grasps why there are  no atheists  in foxholes.   More photos  here.

For me,  Veterans’ Day is special,  because every generation of my family has seen military service.   Some of them died because of it,  all of them suffered to some extent,  yet none of them regretted it.   Most people in my family regard it as the only honorable service possible to have in government.   Those who don’t,  basically whine and complain,  but don’t serve anywhere.

 

 

 

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November 13, 2016 at 11:54 pm

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What we were saved from…

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What we as a nation have narrowly avoided by defeating Queen Hillary is losing our right to resist.  The Left,  because it employs belief rather than logic and reason,  can tolerate no dissent.   How can you contemplate an argument if you know that you can not defend your position?   You can not,  so you try to stifle dissent,  silence any opposing voices.

This is what the Left has been doing for decades,  what His Oneness was continuing,  and without question what Queen Hillary would have accelerated with  a vengeance.   But make no mistake  —  progressives and leftists have embedded themselves,  by design,  into all of our country[‘s institutions and government agencies,  and they will fight like hell to maintain the status quo.   There may not be an open insurrection,  but it will more likely be what the bureaucrats will employ  — stalling,  stonewalling,  slow-walking,  failure to act.   The time for vigilance is far from over.

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November 10, 2016 at 11:51 pm

Calorie counts don’t work…

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The Obama Administration will enforce their use anyway,  but common sense tells you  calorie counts  don’t work.   If there anyone in the nation who is too stupid to figure out that if you eat big burgers,  fries and a big soft drink and you gain weight,  you should stop eating that meal daily?  Well,  there are probably some Obama and Hillary supporters who may be,  but no one else has an excuse.

Even the few people who actually read calorie counts appear to have little actual understanding of their meaning.   They don’t even know how many calories an average person should consume during a day.   I am sick to death of the ever-present nanny state trying to tell us what to eat, when to eat it,  where to buy it.   If I ate as the government’s food pyramid instructs,  I’d weigh 300 pounds and be deathly ill.   My body doesn’t happen to process simple carbohydrates very well,  so I eat precious few of them.   I weigh what I should and I don’t feel deprived because I don’t feel bad.   Is it too much to ask people to be individually responsible for themselves in some small way?

 

 

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October 22, 2016 at 10:03 am

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