Category Archives: Commentary on the News

No more “Garfield on my fork”?

By Nathan Barton CBS and MSN News reports (the headline is inaccurate) that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to outlaw eating cats and dogs here in the Fifty States. There IS an exemption: AmerInd can eat … Continue reading

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Eating their own… even if long dead

By Nathan Barton There is afoot a proposal, “bipartisan” of course, to rename the Russell (Old) Senate Office Building (SOB – a worthy acronym for the place) in honor of recently dead John McCain. It is fascinating to compare these … Continue reading

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Goodbye and good riddance

By Nathan Barton We were taught, as we grew up, to respect the dead, to show sympathy for the families suffering the loss, and above all to “speak no ill of the dead.” How naïve we were back then. Of … Continue reading

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Get your children out…

By Nathan Barton A Blaze story points out one of the many evils of government-run, theft-funded schools – so-called “public schools.” The teacher punished the fifth-grader and threatened him for treating her with the respect his parents expected of him towards … Continue reading

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Is it catching? (#3 of 3)

By Nathan Barton Is it in the water?  the air?  Maybe the fog that rolls in through the Golden Gate or from Ocean Beach and Baker Beach?  Or is it some sort of infection that people can get from breathing … Continue reading

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Suitable only for a moral people (#1 of 3)

By Nathan Barton Just what counts as “initiation of force” against someone?  Against a community? When are we justified in using violence to defend ourselves or others against a threat? This are all questions which concern many of us. Those … Continue reading

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Will the ruling on border agent immunity really make a difference?

By Nathan Barton The Washington Times reports that the infamous Nazgul of the 9th Circuit Court have decided that a Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a sixteen-year-old male in Mexico while shooting from Arizona did NOT have immunity, for … Continue reading

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