There’s a throwaway line in Spike Lee’s film Malcolm X, wherein two FBI agents who’ve been wiretapping the titular character, and are listening to him have a heartfelt conversation on the phone with his wife. One of the agents says to the other “compared to King, this guy’s a monk.” That movie came out in 1992.… Read More The Story is That We’re Ignoring the Story
Is that a Hasty Generalization or a Sweeping one? I lack the data to tell. I also don’t care that it’s illogical. It’s how I feel, therefore it’s true. What am I talking about? This. Long story, short, an author allowed internet bullies who spoke for the “community” to shame her into not publishing her… Read More Anyone Who Refers to Themselves as Representing a “Community” is an Ass
A rare political post that I’m throwing up because it touches upon an area I just finished writing about. Larry Correia takes the world’s dumbest tweet by a Congressman, and drops a hydrogen bomb of truth on it, and makes the rubble bounce. Last week a congressman embarrassed himself on Twitter. He got into a… Read More We Don’t Actually Want Another Civil War
I’ve had Joel Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict on my Kindle Wish List for some time. It’s dovetails with what I have long thought about the actual class structure of America for some time. I was rather pretentiously calling myself a “rebel against my class” back in college. But I hadn’t yet found that need to… Read More Mencken and the New Class Conflict
As with Putin, one has to admire the chutzpah. And expect the Left to argue that this isn’t that big a deal. That the order only applies to those who’ve been here already. That the order only applies to those who meat the “strict conditions” of deportation relief. That deportations have been up. That no… Read More His Imperial Highness Emperor Barack I, the Lightbringer, Has So Ordered
Parks and light rail are made with hope and dreams and the fierce urgency of change, you see. “I’m at the breaking point,” said Gretchin Gardner, an Austin artist who bought a 1930s bungalow in the Bouldin neighborhood just south of downtown in 1991 and has watched her property tax bill soar to $8500 this… Read More In Austin, Apparently Things Aren’t Supposed to Cost Money.
Megan McArdle gets the nature of the problem, in a very sensible article on the VA. You can’t fire government bureaucrats – especially not en masse, so matter what you do, old patterns re-emerge. Every “reform” just adds a new set of directives and rules without trimming or significantly changing the old ones. What that means… Read More Why Government Bureaucracies are Un-Fixable
They Had a Dream | The Weekly Standard. “It is actually harder to do some of these things in reality than we thought when we put it down on paper,” a book review in the Washington Post quoted a former Obama health care adviser as saying. This can stand as the last word for the great aspiration,… Read More Die, Leviathan, Die.
First, the obligatory clickbait: ‘Motherf*cking Sh*t!’ Jon Stewart Goes on Furious Rant over VA Scandal. Oh, Stewie is hot and bothered, and the jokes are teh funny! Elbows get thrown at Obama himself. Utter gobsmacked disbelief at how no matter how mad they get, the guys at the head of the government can’t get the… Read More Watch Jon Stewart Not Make Connections
Which is to say, it’s true meaning: (h/t Chicks on the Right)