November 19, 2017
Culture

Mattis Knows

August 22, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    If there was ever an example of how utterly and deeply the media fail to understand our military and the Americans that willingly join it, I’m not sure what it might be. The Free Beacon explains: “Secretary of Defense James Mattis received media criticism this week after [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

The Baltimore Disease

August 21, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    As regular readers know, I’ve been following the Freddie Grey case since its inception. Some aspects of the case, particularly the disposition of internal Baltimore PD discipline directed at the officers involved, remain unresolved. But there are other aspects of that case still affecting public policy, [Read More]

Education

Reality Tends To Catch Up With You

August 20, 2017 1willford 1

I have, for some years now, been watching the fetid swamp of political correctness, fearfulness, and the jellyfish spines of college administrators at our nation’s institutions of higher learning. I’ve come across numerous articles wherein the precious, special snowflakes have bitterly claimed their teacher’s expectations they use proper grammar, spelling [Read More]

Politics

North Korea: Real Rhetoric

August 18, 2017 1willford 0

Pundits willing to be remotely honest have credited President Trump’s rhetoric with causing the North Korean Regime to back down from its threat to fire multiple missiles at Guam. Mr. Trump certainly deserves substantial praise for actually sounding like an American president in commanding the most powerful military the world [Read More]

Politics

Damond: Police Searching Police

August 12, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    In Update 7.2: All Fished Out, I explained, in some detail, the substantial problems with one of the two search warrants served the morning after Justine Damond’s death. Particularly, the warrant to search her home had no basis in probable cause, as absolutely required by the [Read More]

Donald Trump

Fire, Fury and Money Laundering?

August 10, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel   We have, in Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s Communist dictator, a true lunatic. He has, particularly during the Age of Obama, relentlessly provoked America and the international community, and has gotten away with it. Now we have a President that is not afraid to use force, and [Read More]

Politics

The UAW Busts Itself

August 9, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    As I’ve often written, one of the primary articles of faith–and Leftism bears virtually all the characteristics of a religion–of the Left is its certainty no progressive policy, idea or desire can possibly be wrong. Imagine, then, gentle readers, the shock, no, the disbelief of the [Read More]

Nominations

New York Times: Layers of Editors And Fact Checkers

August 8, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    Dana Loesch is a woman the Left loves to hate. She’s a virtual encyclopedia of leftist paranoia: young, smart, an articulate speaker and clear thinker, an NRA spokesman, gun owner, author, and oh yes, beautiful to boot. As I noted in July in NRA: Loesching The [Read More]

Politics

Justine Damond: Rights And Responsibilities

August 8, 2017 1willford 1

By: Mike McDaniel    It is easy, when one has extensive experience in a given profession, to take some things for granted. Particularly in police work, it’s easy to forget that virtually anyone without extensive police experience has little idea of the attitudes, expectations, policies, procedures, and of course, the [Read More]

Education

Texas: Campus Concealed Carry

August 7, 2017 1willford 1

By Mike McDaniel   Do you hear that, gentle readers? The sound of happy crickets chirping? I’ll get to why they’re chirping soon enough, but let’s travel back in time to October of 2015, and No Good-Guy Guns On Campus: How’s That Workin’ Out For Ya?  That article was the story of [Read More]

Just Plain Funny

Student Grammatical Train Wrecks, Final Edition

August 6, 2017 1willford 1

This is the third edition of student funnies for 2017: If the first two editions–available here and here–of my all-time favorite comic student writings weren’t enough, I present this, the final edition (for now). Kids love music, and after listening to and discussing several famous Christmas songs, including Mel Torme’s [Read More]

Nominations

Policing: Dangerous Missouri Tomatoes

August 5, 2017 1willford 1

By: Mike McDaniel    It is fashionable these days to broadly attack “the police,” as though police agencies are monolithic, walking in lockstep, working under the same polices, laws and conventions. While all such agencies share certain similarities, such as being sworn to enforce the laws of their jurisdiction and [Read More]

Nominations

Justine Damond: A Fishing Expedition II

August 4, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel   In Update 7: The BCA–Gone Fishin’, I wrote of the apparent problems in two search warrants served by the BCA the morning after Justine Damond’s shooting by Minneapolis PD Officer Mohamed Noor, a Somali immigrant much lauded by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and the local Democrat political establishment. [Read More]

Culture

Review: Atomic Blonde

August 3, 2017 1willford 0

Atomic Blonde (2017) Director: David Leitch Writers: Kurt Johnstad (screenplay), Antony Johnston and Sam Hart (graphic novel “The Coldest City”) Starring: Charlize Theron: Lorraine Broughton Sofia Boutella: Delphine Lasalle James McAvoy: David Percival John Goodman: Emmett Kurzfeld Toby Jones: Eric Gray James Faulkner: Chief “C” Sam Hargrave: James Gasciogne Atomic [Read More]

Sports

They’re Always 20

August 2, 2017 1willford 1

By: Mike McDaniel    Various venerable aphorisms suggest as we grow older, we grow wiser. This is, demonstrably, not universally true. We can all point to a variety of people who, as they aged, remained just as dumb as they were when young, and stubbornly proud of it. As for [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: A Fishing Expedition

August 1, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel There are no new, definitive developments in the Justine Damond shooting, though a number of news reports suggest the current police narrative is something like this: When Officers Harrity (driver) and Noor (passenger) reached the end of the alley, they heard a loud noise, perhaps a woman [Read More]

Nominations

Smart Guns: You Can’t Fix Stupid

July 31, 2017 1willford 0

I have written about so-called “smart gun” technology from time to time. I’ve taken to the keyboard whenever someone thought they’d invented the holy grail of such guns, whenever a legislator was trying to mandate them, or whenever a leftist reporter (I know: redundant) was wailing about the evil NRA [Read More]

Just Plain Funny

Student Grammatical Train Wrecks

July 30, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel   My students, regularly, in their fierce struggles with the English language, say more, less, or something entirely different than they intended. It’s tempting to see these bite-sized bits of mirth as evidence of the supposed deterioration of education, but I’ve found that the worst students, particularly those [Read More]

Government

Chuck Schumer: Praise For John McCain

July 29, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel   When Senate Minority Leader, vicious partisan, ruthless self-promoter, and all-around nasty piece of work Chuck Schumer (D: NY) praises a Republican for their political acumen and purity, is that a good thing–for the Republican, that is? The subject was the pivotal role Sen. John McCain (RINO: AZ) [Read More]

Elections

Maverick Rides Again

July 28, 2017 1willford 1

By Mike McDaniel    As I’m sure regular readers know, a last ditch attempt to pseudo repeal/replace Obamacare has gone down in flames. The co-called “skinny bill,” which would supposedly have repealed some of the worst features of Obamacare such as the insurance mandate and at least some taxes, wasn’t [Read More]

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