Social Issues

Being A Man

By: Mike McDaniel    Steve Martin has long been one of my favorite comedian/actor/writer/musicians. He once observed it was a good thing he wasn’t female because he’d stay home all day, playing with his breasts. When humor has to be explained, it tends to lose its effectiveness, but this is a [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Your Self-Defense Stories of the Day

First to Georgia via Bearing Arms A convenience store clerk in Cartersville (GA) retreated to the back of the store when he saw a pair of armed robbers enter the store. He retreated into a back area of the store with five customers and tried to shut the door, only [Read More]

Politics

Solving The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

By: Mike McDaniel    Following the recent hour-plus diatribe by Secretary of State John Kerry against Israel, every possible standard of reality and decency and western civilization, I was tempted, sorely tempted, to once again have at the abominable Mr. Kerry. Yes, he’s a life-long Marxist who betrayed America, outrageously slandered [Read More]

World

The Enigmatic Japanese

Want to find out the difference between secular Japan and the secular West? How about what it feels like to be a white guy in Japan? From a guy who spent 5 years living there so you don’t have to, I compiled several of my responses to such questions and [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Gunslinger

By: Mike McDaniel    Have you, gentle readers, heard of Washington Post Reporter David Fahrenthold? If not, read on, and as you do, remember: he is among the elite that believe themselves uniquely qualified to establish gun policy–policy: you don’t get any–for the great unwashed of flyover country. It seems Fahrenthold–remember, [Read More]

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Hollywood

Debbie Reynolds, 1932-2016

Carrie Fisher’s death at such a young age (sadly not surprising for someone with a lifetime of substance abuse) is tragic, but it did not resonate too much for me. I never liked the Star Wars franchise, so I haven’t seen her movies in decades and therefore did not feel [Read More]

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Israel

Obama betrays Israel, and Robert Reich says “more, please”

Kerry is an incredibly stupid, evil man. Only stupid people cling to the “two-state” idea given that the Palestinians have already walked away three times from offers giving them everything they asked for and, instead, have doubled down on their genocidal fury. The Palestinians keep the “two-state” solution alive as [Read More]

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Politics

Rights: Poking The Sleeping Giant

By: Mike McDaniel    The New York Post has an interesting article about a life-long Democrat, a middle class fellow, who actually voted for Donald Trump, and who is encouraged by what he has seen thus far. This is a kind of heresy that must have diehard progressives in red-faced, spitting rages, [Read More]

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World

History, Half-Told

At RealClearWorld Peter Adamson explains the service to the world performed by Arab scholars of the 9th century CE: In the eastern part of the Roman Empire, the Greek-speaking Byzantines could continue to read Plato and Aristotle in the original. And philosophers in the Islamic world enjoyed an extraordinary degree [Read More]

Donald Trump

As Obama Plots Israel’s Demise, Netanyahu Seeks Alliance w/Trump, Congress

After Barack Obama collaborated last week with fellow anti-Semites in the United Nations on the 14-0 vote of anti-Israeli Resolution 2334, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister does not intend to wait for the next shoe to drop. Expecting more acts of trickery from the Muslim-in-chief and his pit of rattlesnakes [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Guns: Securing The Right To Self-Defense And Life, Part 10

By: Mike McDaniel    This portion of the series focuses on the primary differences, advantages and disadvantages, between revolvers and semi-automatic handguns. I’m making the assumption that readers contemplating what I’ve had to say in the first nine installments intend to do more than purchase a firearm exclusively for home defense.  [Read More]

World

Chapecoense: LaMia pilot didn’t warn he was flying on empty

The airplane crash that killed all but three of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team: Doomed LaMia Flight’s Engines Began Shutting Down Several Minutes Before Crash. Colombian officials say pilots didn’t warn of total fuel loss until it was too late Investigators from Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority said the pilots didn’t report [Read More]

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Politics

#BoycottTheBoycotters: The Left Never Rests

#BoycottTheBoycotters continues to be an urgent battle cry. While you were busy enjoying the holidays with your family, Progressives were equally busy, targeting more businesses to join with them in saying that American conservatives are so beyond the pale that American businesses should no longer desire them as customers. As [Read More]

Just Plain Funny

The Sum of All Fears

Russians hacked the election. #PizzaGate. Trump is a Clinton plant. The conspiracy theories that have emerged about the 2016 presidential election have been dizzying. What do you get if you combine all of the conspiracy theories surrounding the 2016 presidential election? You get this: Stay around for the final two [Read More]

Israel

A short post-Christmas rumination on Christmas songs and the UN

Yes, I know that it’s no longer Christmas anywhere until next year, but I still want to share with you Alan Jackson’s Let It Be Christmas Everywhere: Here’s the story behind my sharing that video: My daughter loves Christmas carols, so she’s been taking advantage of Christmas playlists. We’ve listened [Read More]

Faith

Chanukah 2016: A New Antiochus, Same Bloody Ground

by Robert J. Avrech A Chanukah message from Simon the Maccabee: “We have not taken a foreign land, nor did we take the property of others — for this is the inheritance of our fathers, which was for some time unjustly possessed by our enemies. But we, having the opportunity, returned [Read More]

Education

College Accountability Through…Testing?!

By: Mike McDaniel    I’ve always enjoyed the writing of Victor Davis Hanson. In fact, he encouraged me—not personally—to become a blogger. His work was not my only encouragement, because being a writer, I need to write, but it was a factor. But of course, one need not agree with everything [Read More]