World

Why The Left Owns Venezuela

On Quora an anonymous useful idiot asked, “Why do otherwise intelligent conservatives believe that liberals and progressives yearn to have a country like Venezuela?” While researching the answer I came across some very good articles, most referenced in the answer below, but one in particular is worth mentioning. Dan Hannon, [Read More]

Donald Trump

A Coup d’etat In The United States of America

We are witnessing the first coup d’état in the history of the United States. The will of the American voters is being completely overthrown not by generals on TV or soldiers in the streets but by unelected bureaucrats and administration officials behind closed doors. Although there are no tanks rumbling [Read More]

Economics

Credit Card Theft is Nothing New But the Issuer’s Reaction Is What Scared Me

I do all the right things when it comes to online transactions. I use multiple, hard to guess passwords. All my cards are chipped. I track my spending carefully and have alert on my credit lines. I’m careful when I pay for transactions online, making sure the website is trusted [Read More]

Social Issues

Forum: Russia, Friend Or Enemy?

Every Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Russia, Friend Or Enemy? Rob Miller: I think President Trump is taking exactly the right stance on Russia. They are [Read More]

Social Issues

You Nazi! The Hysteria Over Child Separation

Are you as offended as I am over the comparisons between US government policy towards illegal immigrant children and the Nazis? This is just the latest in countless comparisons made since Trump announced his candidacy 3 years ago. All of these comparisons reflect a fundamental ignorance of history that is [Read More]

Social Issues

How Does the Opioid Crisis Reflect On Our Country?

I’m a recovering alcoholic with 17+ years of sobriety. The first “pill-head” I met was in rehab in 1988, a man injured in a car accident who got hooked on painkillers during his recovery. Opioid abuse has been around for much longer than the current “crisis”. Photographer Larry Clark documented [Read More]

Politics

Comey Blames American Voter For Choosing Bad Politicians, Business Leaders

I find it difficult to take anything that guy says seriously after his mishandling of the Hillary Clinton investigation as well as his politicization of the FBI while he was in office. But it appears that James Comey is taking the lead of Hillary Clinton and blaming American voters for [Read More]

Social Issues

Why Less Is More When It Comes To Information

I’ve been online since 1989 when I bought my first PC complete with a 2400 baud modem and dialed into a local online bulletin board. At that time in my life I was an information freak, reading several newspapers a day then exploring the exploding online universe at night. On [Read More]

World

The Day the Chinese Miracle Died

Last week the Chinese Communist Party announced it was ending term limits, allowing president XI Jinping to hold the office as long as he wanted to. The day after the announcement I caught a BBC program discussing the move with three experts on China, all representatives from Academia including one [Read More]

Donald Trump

Trump Polls Better Than Obama At This Point In His Presidency

When I first saw this I didn’t believe it. After living for 15 months in what the Left would describe as the “Trump-ocalypse” since the 2016 election, Trump is actually polling better than the Left’s messiah Barack Obama. Rasmussen reports, “Since last week’s State of the Union address, Trump’s approval [Read More]

Economics

Google Must Be Destroyed

Cross-posted at TheRazor “Carthage must be destroyed.” Ceterum censeo Carthaginem delendam esse often abbreviated to simply Carthago delenda est. So ended every speech by the Roman senator Cato the Elder in the years between the 2nd and 3rd Punic wars, the latter the final war that finally accomplished what Cato [Read More]

Social Issues

The Chinese Government’s New Toy: Grindr

If you’ve never heard of Grindr, you likely aren’t a member of the gay community. Grindr is a dating app used by gays, bisexuals, transgendered and all the other allied acronyms and has been popular since it was launched in 2009. On January 6, 2018 the Chinese firm Kunlun announced [Read More]

Social Issues

Eyes in the Darkness

Driving down the country road listening to music too loud, a dog on my lap and another on my shoulder. I travel down this road several times a week, it’s a connection to larger roads that lead to the interstate, but tonight was I was driving down it to pick [Read More]

Movies

Movie Review: The Darkest Hour

Earlier in my life I spent a fair amount of time in darkened rooms with strangers watching movies. Now I dread it. The cost. The hassle of leaving home and traveling 45 minutes to the nearest theater. The extra calories of the popcorn. As a kid I’d see four movies [Read More]