Category Archives: Commentary on the News

Stupid government – phobias and bans

Stupidity to the point of insanity is increasingly a “occupational disease” of politicians – especially those elected to state legislatures.  Consider this. It is not a joke from the Onion or the Babylon Bee. It is Oregon House Bill 3305: … Continue reading

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Crashing careers – and lessons we can learn from them

All around us, it seems that political careers of major movers and shakers are cratering. Boom! Flatter than a pancake. They are in both old parties – with various political philosophies. But I think we can learn a lot from … Continue reading

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Crumbling systems

More and more lovers of liberty – self-professed libertarians/Libertarians or not – are more vocal in their critiques of our current circumstances. Not just the governmental system we Americans are saddled with, but the ever more bizarre society and the … Continue reading

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Are we there yet? 2020 election farce over?

Heard it from Fox News later this afternoon, after a day of teaching safety and health for miners: “Former President Trump was acquitted in an unprecedented second impeachment trial on the charge of inciting an insurrection for the Jan. 6 … Continue reading

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The 24-hour hate

In the novel 1984, George Orwell explained the politico-religious ritual in Oceania called “The Two-Minute Hate.” In this, the entire people: Inner Party, Outer Party, and Proles, were involved. The object of their hatred, expressed in vile, coarse terms, was … Continue reading

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Who are the stupid ones? New gun bill in Congress

The Democratic Caucus – and their staff – indicate just how stupid they are in some of the recent legislation filed by the magnificent members of the US House of Representatives. Well, in this case, one specificant member, and her … Continue reading

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Sticks and stones may…

… break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Or so the old maxim once went. Today, of course, there are millions of social justice warriors, parasites of various sorts (including politicians), and of course, children, who claim exactly … Continue reading

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The next phase of the Forever War is here

With all due respect to Joe Haldeman (author of the SF novel Forever War), we have just entered the next phase of the Forever War being fought by the FedGov under various names and for various reasons. Apparently, virtually immediately … Continue reading

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Back and angry – today’s Tommy in DC

Readers are probably familiar with Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “Tommy.” Although a chauvinist, imperialist, and claimed-to-be-racist warmonger, Kipling had a way with words, and was a keen observer. I thought of that poem (reprinted below) as I read of how many … Continue reading

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How soon they forget – Germany 2021

Quarantine is a fairly simple and basic medical technique. When someone has an transmittable/infectious disease, you isolate them to prevent them from spreading that disease. It can be applied to someone suspected of having such a disease. It is a … Continue reading

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