The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, ought to cause us to pause and reflect on the issue of race in America. It seems like after every incident similar to what is happening in that St. Louis suburb, we hear calls from our friends on the Left for a “national conversation on race”. It is a conversation we have needed to have for decades, and it | Read More »
Professor Alexis Jay will probably regret forever accepting the tasker to investigate and author “Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013).” Like the PI played by Nicholas Cage in the movie “8MM” she has seen and heard things that cannot be unseen and unheard. Her first two paragraphs in the executive summary of her report are the sort of thing you | Read More »
Image Credit: Political-Humor.org I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. Aristotle The great mind, in a free land, is free from the law. Not in the spoiled-brat Nietzschean Ubermensch sense, but rather in the sense of the adult who sets his own limits, tends his own fences, knows his own capabilities | Read More »
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Image Credit: Father Doyle There is a certain stereotype of the Agnostic/Atheistic Lefty. We think of them slapping a turtle-shaped bumper sticker on their Volvo that reads Darwin and saying to themselves “Ooooh! Burn, God Boy!” I imagine them actually paying Richard Dawkins at least $85 per month to prove that they’re more rational than I am for tithing on any given Sunday. They are | Read More »
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There was a time, a far, far better time, when people invented a famous saying. “Close enough for government work.” It was profoundly complimentary. It wasn’t a joke. They were not kidding. They were not accusing humble Civil Servants such as me of living large on the struggling plumber’s dime. Today, quite sadly the meaning of that phrase has undergone a tragic transformation. The Colorado | Read More »
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I don’t know what happened in Ferguson, Missouri between the cop and the kid. And neither do you. When I covered hard news I saw cops who crossed the line and I saw kids who started trouble. So let’s not jump to conclusions. But what do you think the reaction in Ferguson would have been…
Image Credit: Rep. Randy Neugebauer. If there has been any occurrence in the past month or so that would make both Confucius and Aristotle turn over in their respective graves, it would have to be the clown show performance being staged by the law enforcement authorities of both Ferguson, MO and the Missouri State Police. The Ferguson PD was too authoritarian and enraged everyone with | Read More »
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Image Credit: Gnostic Media 1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly | Read More »
To try to capture all of the horrible fictional films out there that have a “message” and put them into one post would be a viral listicle on its own. The reason is simple: these films don’t exist to entertain, they exist to push a point of view. This rarely works in my experience. Books like “Atlas Shrugged” and “1984″ are timeless classics because they | Read More »
Image Credit: Catchmyparty.com I’m sincerely convinced that a good parent is one who sacrifices from his or her own wellbeing and leisure to improve their children. If your family makes a better than median living and you are willing to sacrifice until you scrape by at the median, you can send two of your children to school at a lot of different places. Where I | Read More »