Prohibition Government
Government

Prohibition and the Great Society show that the government should not legislate vast social trends

Because the government is a lagging, not a leading, indicator, its giant pieces of legislation almost always lead to perpetual bureaucracy and corruption. I was talking yesterday with a friend — a lifelong conservative — who said, “You know, if I’d been alive in the 1960s, I probably would have [Read More]

Rape accusations famous men
Pop culture

My problem with rape accusations against famous men

The Kobe Bryant tragedy is a reminder that rape accusations against famous men would never happen if both men and women were more careful. Immediately following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and eight others, including three young girls, a Washington Post reporter earned her two minutes of hate by [Read More]

March for Life
Faith

Bookworm Beat 1/24/20 — busy week illustrated edition (2nd Amendment, March For Life, & impeachment)

What a busy week: a Second Amendment rally in Richmond, a huge March for Life in D.C., and the impeachment farce, plus Dem candidates, stupid leftists, etc. We’ll start just as the week started, with uplifting, patriotic, and often very clever images from the Second Amendment rally in Richmond: And [Read More]

Christianity

Manchester rape gangs, the Church of England, and marriage

It matters that the Church of England came out in favor of heterosexual marriage, for marriage is a bulwark protecting girls from Islamic sex trafficking. A few days ago, news broke that Manchester had joined the list of British cities in which gangs of Muslim men (mostly from Pakistan) systematically [Read More]

New York Times, Warren, Klobuchar
Elections

What the double endorsement at the New York Times tells us

Faced with a field of highly defective Democrat candidates, the New York Times hides behind identity politics to endorse two seriously flawed women. Yesterday, the New York Times came in for a good deal of both criticism and laughter when it endorsed not one but two candidates: Elizabeth Warren and [Read More]

Greitens
Politics

Missouri governor Eric Greitens was a training ground for attacking Trump

Can former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens recover his reputation from a Soros-backed political attack that was a warm-up for going after Trump? I remember when Eric Greitens first appeared on the Missouri political scene. I liked him. He was competent, as shown by his being a Navy SEAL; he was [Read More]

Media Bias

Bookworm Beat 1/12/20 — the “I don’t have answers, I only have questions edition”

Reading through the news, I see that most of the news is so crazy, it doesn’t inform me; it just leaves me with questions that I’ll now share with you. I’ve mentioned before a game I play with a friend. He reads me headlines and asks me to guess whether [Read More]

transgender
Media Bias

The transgender movement shows that our media, not our government, is Orwellian

There is a grave danger that, if our media gets us to believe the big lie behind the transgender movement, it can get us to believe anything. Nazi theory indeed specifically denies that such a thing as “the truth” exists. … The implied objective of this line of thought is a [Read More]

Iran So Much Winning
Donald Trump

Further thoughts about the situation in Iran

I continue to believe that Trump did the right thing vis-a-vis Iran by killing Soleimani, the terrorist, and these are a few random thoughts to explain why. At a base, reflexive level, I’ve gotten to the point at which anything the Democrats are against, I’m for. If they think we [Read More]

Hollywood
Hollywood

Is the corrupt moral culture in Hollywood causing actual brain damage?

I’m slowly feeling my way to arguing that Hollywood’s actively corrupt culture causes structural brain damage that leads to bizarre behavior and politics. Be warned. This is not so much a post as it my working through my feeling that “there’s something here,” but I’m not quite sure what it [Read More]

Trump Derangement Syndrome
Donald Trump

Watching Trump Derangement Syndrome in action in 2020

We’re only five days into 2020, but thanks to the Soleimani strike, Trump Derangement Syndrome is already exceeding anything we’ve seen before. I knew that 2019 wasn’t the year of peak crazy Trump Derangement Syndrome, despite the excesses of the House’s impeachment process. I knew that the Left would be [Read More]

Faith

New York’s Bail Reform Law And The War On Jews

The new New York’s ‘bail reform’ law that took effect as of January 1 2020 is one of the most blatant examples of political pandering and disregard for public safety imaginable. Aside from allowing hundreds of felons out on the streets immediately, it guarantees that many more will not be [Read More]

Iran
Politics

Bookworm Beat 1/3/20 — the “Iran really screwed the pooch” illustrated edition

This hasn’t been a good week for Iran and the internet meme makers are on it. This is a brilliant collection of other people’s wit, plus a few random things. This one’s not a joke; it’s an insight into the American Left: These next five aren’t clever, they’re very sweet [Read More]