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Cathy Griffith and the Severed Head

Don't get ahead of yourself.
Comedian Kathy Griffin did a photo shoot with a bloodied severed head that looked like President Donald Trump. A lot of people are quite up in arms about it. She apologized and was fired from CNN because of it. Many are pleased at this outcome and glad to see such a horrifying display punished accordingly. I don't really feel the same way others do on this issue. I say to those upset about it, don...
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A Paradoxical Alliance by Jack Buckby and Matt Palumbo

A paradoxical alliance cover art
Normally my book recommendations are short and sweet with just enough explanation of the book to get you going. This post differs from those in that it not only is a recommendation but is a commentary partly on the book itself and partly on the subject the book covers. I apologize to the authors of the book in advance for a review that is not entirely focused on their book. However, since I feel t...
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Taxation isn’t Rape (or Theft)

Taxation be represented ya'll
One of the libertarian pages actually attempted to explain "taxation is theft",  one of their favorite bits of propaganda. I give them credit for this. Interesting it occurred on the very day I posted my article on roads in which I accuse them of never explaining their two favorite things (taxation is theft and government shouldn't build roads). However, I do not think their self-named philosop...
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Why Government Roads are a Good Thing

Already the best route
Libertarian propaganda on roads does not help their cause I preface this with that statement because I genuinely like libertarians and the philosophy of rights, liberty, and non-aggression. I have observed that the reaction to their propaganda is a negative one. They are turning away and frustrating those who might come to love liberty as they do. I consider myself a classical liberal. I was o...
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Health Insurance isn’t What the Left Thinks it is. What IS it then?

That's not how insurance works
Well, hello there everyone. I’m sure by now you have heard that the House of representatives has passed their Obamacare repeal and replace bill. I know you are just frantic wanting to know exactly what the big deal is. I’m here to tell you everything you need to know. Which is, absolutely nothing. Oh, before you tune out let me clarify that. What I mean to indicate is that for those of you who wis...
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Has CWII Begun?

Not my president
Something was wrong in America. In the mid-1800s it was a great disconnect between the southern states and the northern states that mostly centered on the issue of slavery but also include expansionism and states rights. The Republican Party was created as an antislavery party. In 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States. As a Republican it was clear that his position was g...
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Two-thirds of Americans worry Trump will drag U.S. into a new war

From whence come wars and fightings among you?
There aren't many wars left to fight. America is spread out pretty much all over the world. We could go to war with Russia and we could go to war with North Korea. There are a few nations we aren't fighting after all. We haven't exactly been picky it seems. America has been at war, active, bombs and boots kind of war, for the last 37 years or so. A Bush went into Iraq, A Clinton bombed: Somali...
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Should America Police the World?

If America Exists
The use of force in the protection of others is something I actually believe in. I think we can defend ourselves and others. People in Syria are being attacked. We are using force, ostensibly in protection of an offended party. Right now, sitting, literally in my armchair, I think we should not intervene. Might I change my mind in the future? I might. But below is the line of reasoning I've gone t...
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Trump Executive Order Frees us from Climate Change Shackles

Trump signing EO on climate controls
Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record - The Washington Post President Trump on Tuesday took the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions. The sweeping executive order — which the president signed with great fanfare in the Environmental Protecti...
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What Exactly is Fake News? Maybe Not What You Think

Doctors agree, Clinton going to die
What Exactly is Fake News? Maybe Not What You Think NBC news wrote a piece (linked below) about how Webster's Dictionary had to correct Kellyanne Conway's definition of feminism. They actually wrote a story about that. That was news. That's what they chose to cover. That's one main reason why people don't trust the media anymore. "It's difficult for me to call myself a feminist in a classic s...
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See something, say something campuses of fascism

Bias Response Team
In our topsy-turvy world fascism is now a badge of the left. We hear the word "fascism" a lot nowadays. It's often used incorrectly and in a reactionary manner. Bellow I will use it in a way you might not expect but I think fits. In 1932, Mussolini wrote an entry on the definition of fascism for the Italian Encyclopedia: “The foundation of Fascism is the conception of the State, its character,...
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Pope Francis says that “Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist

Muslim Terrorism, what a surprise!
This is really one that is beyond me. The pope says that "Muslim terrorism does not exist" and that just baffles me. Oh, I get what he's trying to convey and that's to say that it's not accurate to paint the entire religion that way. Fine, but that's not what people do when we use terms like "Muslim terrorism". I suppose there are some people who paint all Muslims with that same brush but I don't ...
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News: It’s even “fake” in Spanish

Half Truth is Often a Great Lie
This article showed up on Spanish news. They are just as bad at slanting news as the English-speaking outlets. Of course it is CNN so what are we to expect. Trump has called them "fake news" and recently upgraded that to the very eloquent "very fake news". That's a term I don't really care for. It's too broad. It's too easy to counter. "Fake" means not real and often the news itself is real though...
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The Case Against Public Education

Public education is a hammer when what you need is a socket set
It never occurred to me that public education was a bad thing. It seems that it has always existed and everyone seemed to agree that ignorance was intolerable and public education fixed that. As time went by I began to see chinks in the amour of public education. I wasn't alone in this. That public education is broken is something that both the left and the right agree on. Even teachers, dedicated...
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Destroy the Two Party System to Call Up Better Men to Service

All who seek power are afraid to lose it
If it was anyone else but Pelosi I would say this smacks of desperation but coming from her, “If you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine, or in any other way interact with the courts, this is a very bad decision.” is pretty much just her normal level of stupidity. I don't joke when I say I think she must have done some sort of something in the 60's that altered her mind. It obvi...
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