Monday, April 27, 2015



So saith Hillary:

She told attendees at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” for the sake of giving women access to “reproductive health care and safe childbirth.” “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” Clinton said.  “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will,” she explained.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

“Courts will decide who we are as a people,”

“Courts will decide who we are as a people,”

“Courts will decide who we are as a people,” says the outgoing Attorney General, Eric Holder, and gay marriage is the “civil rights issue of our time.” What, pray tell, is the job of the Attorney General?  Uphold the Constitution? Chief law enforcement officer of the U.S.?  NO!  Eric and the new appointee Loretta, obviously, as liberal Democrats, just  dictate our moral code. Conscience?  Are we allowed a conscience? NO!  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

What Earth Day Means to Me

What Earth Day Means to Me
by DON BOUDREAUX on  APRIL 22, 2009 [EDIT]
My son, Thomas (a sixth grader), has a homework assignment today: write an essay entitled “What Earth Day Means to Me.”  I will help him out with my own essay.
Earth Day, to me, means an opportunity to express thanks for all the ways that capitalism makes our lives and environment cleaner and healthier.
I’m thankful for the automobile, which has cleaned our streets and highways of animal feces, which is both foul and filthy itself, and that attracts flies that spread it into our homes and workplaces.
I’m thankful for the automobile also because it allows us to travel in a cleaner environment than we had when we traveled on horseback or in buggies.  Modern automobiles cool or heat the air immediately surrounding their passengers, making these passengers comfortable and, in summer, less sweaty and stinky.
I’m thankful for air-conditioning that keeps our interior environments not only comfortable but more healthy, as it allows us to better keep insects out of our homes, shops, factories, and offices — and also, in humid places, to dramatically reduce the growth of mold and mildew in our homes.
I’m thankful for indoor plumbing.  (The anti-polluting properties here are too obvious to spell out.  Ditto for disposable diapers — yet another product for which I’m most grateful.)
I’m thankful for the inexpensive soaps, shampoos, toothpastes, dental floss, toilet tissue, and plastic bandages and other first-aid items that make it possible for us to de-pollute our persons regularly.
I’m thankful for electronic appliances, such as those that (along with modern detergents – for which I’m also thankful) allow us to clean our used clothing and dirty dishes — clean these more deeply and more thoroughly than was possible in the past without spending multiples of the time on such tasks that we spend on these tasks today.  These appliances enable us to recycle our clothing and our dishes for many reuses.
I’m thankful for electricity for making these appliances possible – and for enabling us to light our home without dirty candles, and for enabling us to heat our homes without coal, wood, peat, or other filthy substances.
I’m thankful for plastics, which very effectively and at very low costs allow us to keep bacteria confined.  A plastic storage bag, for example, keeps food bacteria confined to the interior of the bag.
I’m thankful for refrigeration for retarding the growth of bacteria and, hence, keeping our foods cleaner and healthier.
I’m thankful for chemical fertilizers that increase the productivity of the earth’s soil, and thereby helps to prevent malnutrition — which, in turn, better enables each of our bodies to succeed at fighting off diseases that are more likely to sicken, or even kill, malnourished persons.
I’m thankful for factories (and the fuels that power them) that make possible things such as modern textiles — modern textiles that enable even poor people in market societies to own many changes of clean clothing.
I’m thankful for modern insecticides and cleansers that help to protect us from bugs and bacteria that would otherwise pollute our environments.

I am, in short, thankful for private-property markets that are the main driving force behind these (and many other) anti-pollutants — a force so powerful that we today enjoy the incredible luxury of being able to worry, should we so choose, about very distant and very speculative forms of environmental problems such as species loss and global warming.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth’s Payday?

Earth’s Payday?

After two years of waiting and threatening with extinction, our 2 amaryllis bulbs have come through with 2 flower buds.  Earth better pay off with flowers or else… 


Those who did their homework in 2008 knew that when Barack Obama was elected, all aspects of American society would suffer unprecedented levels of left-wing lunacy, but did anyone think it would come to this?
Patriotic young cadets — America’s future warrior — pressured to walk around in bright red high heels on campus — against their will – or face retribution.
I don’t even know what to say.
I do, but since this is a family blog I’ll leave it at this: Punch back twice as hard.
Posted at 7:30 am by Glenn Reynolds

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PETA Alert

            PETA Alert

13 million bees, 5 million chickens dead, numerous Christians slaughtered, cows thrown out of a truck – where are tears from PETA  when they are needed?  Seems like this is a time to try men’s and women’s sympathetic souls.  Or am I alone?  

Monday, April 20, 2015

What think you?

What think you?

General Patton said: “There was one fine thing done when the 10th Panzer attacked us. (1943). One platoon…died to a man.  The last thing they were heard yelling was come on you hun bastards.”  Honor, duty, country – was Patton’s  thing. Unfortunately #4 is death. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015



Therefore, “what works” in any government program is usually some provision that would have been unnecessary but for prior actions by government “experts” who created a problem to begin with. Obamacare is a perfect example: essentially all of the aspects of American health insurance that consumers objected to prior to Obamacare resulted from government restricting competition within that market so that, for example, a resident of California is (still) not allowed to buy a much cheaper plan from Idaho.

Tragedy of the Bees

“If you like to eat, thank the farmer.”  That’s what an Ohio AG representative said today.     If you really like to eat (like me) thank the bee. A recent accident in Washington state resulted in 13 million bees (in over 400 hives) being ‘lost’ on the highway. Cry with me. A tragedy is just that – a tragedy. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015



“From what I know of them, I would not trust an ordinary politician with my grandmother’s toothbrush,”  said  Major-General Lord Baden-Powell.  Help me understand this assessment of Hellary or any politician. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hellary revisited

Hellary revisited

In Revolutionary days, Shelburne was accused of being a “pious fraud.”  In reply to his character, Fox said: “I see fraud plainly, but…where is the piety?”  Hellary anyone? 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Advice to Hellary

Advice to Hellary
If you, Hellary, would like to “make your life’s work a reality” ( meaningless words I heard on a local radio commercial) -  why not symbolically campaign for a wedding of  Betty Crocker and Aunt Jemima?  The gay, racist and women’s agendas of liberal Democrats will be satisfied. Cultural nannies on the left can lick their fingers after indulging in such a yummy combination filling of  their politically correct pie. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Is war American?

Is war American?

Alexander Hamilton said:  “War … is a science to be acquired and perfected by diligence, by perseverance, by time, and by practice.” I say: warfare is the basic ingredient of American patriotism.  What say you?    


"All of which made another part of the Clinton rollout — a new photo spread in the trendy fashion magazine ELLE featuring Chelsea Clinton modeling high-priced clothing, jewelry and shoes while discussing equal opportunity — all of that made for a discordant note in ClintonWorld's big week.
One photo in the ELLE article featured this caption:
Chelsea Clinton in a Gucci dress, Mateo New York bracelet, Cartier bracelet, Garland Collection ring, Halleh ring.
Another photo featured this caption:
Derek Lam blouse, Stella McCartney trousers, Bulgari necklace, Tiffany & Co. bracelets, Trollbeads bangle, Garland Collection ring, Halleh ring, Brian Atwood pumps."

SARAH HOYT: The Architecture Of Fear.

I can’t push you and I won’t. If you want to keep your opinions — left, right, moderate, libertarian, anarchist — hidden, it’s your job. I am not the keeper of your soul.
However, I want you to think of the dark and dank place that fear and that suspicion and the constant spying lead.
And then I want you to think of how good it would feel to get off your knees, stand on two, look your tormentors in the face and say “No more. I’m free. My thoughts and my opinions, my beliefs, my tastes, my friends are my own. You have no power over me. Not now, and not ever again.”
That’s all. I just want you to think.

Sunday, April 12, 2015



RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC’S PRESIDENT MAKES A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SALARY, but it’s not for academic rigor orbackbone: “Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York postponed its screening of American Sniper, scheduled to show April 10, after receiving a request from the school’s Muslim Students Association (MSA) to cancel the screening.”


Friday, April 10, 2015

Liberty or nothing

            Liberty or nothing
A British Colonel Isaac Barre, said this of us way back in 1765: “I claim to know more of America than most of you, having seen and been conversant in that County.  The People I believe are as truly Loyal as any Subjects the King has, but a people Jealous of their Liberties who will vindicate them, if every they should be violated -  

            The rest if history… until now… when we acquiesce to royal rules and decrees on a daily basis.  Taxes external and internal in colonial America were as nothing to today’s impositions.    

Thursday, April 09, 2015

PARTICIPATORY FASCISM - Government Defines Rights – Not God or Nature

PARTICIPATORY FASCISM - Government Defines Rights – Not God or Nature
“The mixed economy that has prevailed in the United States since World War II, a uniquely American form of participatory fascism, has lent itself to a substantial expansion of the scope of government authority over economic decision-making.  Given capitalist color by the form of private property rights, the system has denied the substance of any such rights whenever governmental authorities have found it expedient to do so.”

From Robert Higgs’s indispensable 1987 book, Crisis and Leviathan

“Let us hope that Mr. Obama does not become the Neville Chamberlain of our time.”


Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Is this a way to conduct a war?

Is this a way to conduct a war?
General Wheeler said of our engagement in Vietnam: “…within the bounds of reasonable assumptions, there appears to be no reason we cannot win if such is our will, and if that will is manifested in strategy and tactical operations…”
            Well, the media, the liberal Democrat protestors and Pres. Johnson, did not will it.

Whatever megalomaniac Glenn Beck says of John McCain, in Vietnam, he upheld, honor, duty and country. Mr. Beck’s version of  this triumvirate is just ego , ego, ego.  

Obama ‘worst president’ on foreign policy

Dick Cheney calls Obama ‘worst president’ on foreign policy. But we’ve had the chance to observe most of the fallout from Wilson’s debacles. Obama’s is still unfolding. But Cheney goes on: “I vacillate between the various theories I’ve heard, but you know, if you had somebody as president who wanted to take America down, who wanted to fundamentally weaken our position in the world and reduce our capacity to influence events, turn our back on our allies and encourage our adversaries, it would look exactly like what Barack Obama’s doing.”

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Why War, Rand?

            Why War, Rand?

The sad fact of life is that, if evil is not resisted, it will prevail.  That is the justification for the use of force to deter, and if necessary, defeat those who turn to it to further their own ends, the justification for maintaining in the service of the community and the state, forces who are trained, skilled and well-equipped to meet the challenge when and wherever it arises.  Their profession is an honorable one.   

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Three words

            Three words

Either a mad-man, a fool or the Son of God,  “It is finished,” Crucifixion, Death, Resurrection, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Power, Wisdom and Love, Faith, Hope and Love – you keep the chain of command going on this another commemoration of that 1st Easter.  

Saturday, April 04, 2015


Somebody should tell our Government and Intellectual Elites.
National Survey of 800 Adults
Conducted March 31-April 1, 2015
By Rasmussen Reports

1* Do you consider Easter to be one of our nation’s most important holidays, least important holidays or somewhere in between?

2* Will you attend a Church service to celebrate Easter this year?

3* Will you have a family meal to celebrate Easter?

4* Will you or your family have an Easter egg hunt for Easter this year?

5* Do you believe the person known to history as Jesus Christ actually walked the earth about 2000 years ago?

6* Do you believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God who came to earth to die for our sins?

7* Do you believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Discovery of Freedom

The Discovery of Freedom(original emphasis):
Stupid men believe that force can improve other men’s morals; they want force to stop men’s drinking, or smoking, or gambling.  Superstition clouds their minds; they imagine that force can produce economic results; they demand that police clubs control the growth of crops, and the making of goods, and wages and prices and trade.  They dream that because a law can make any action a crime, it can stop that action….
To these ardent reformers who want to do good (as they see good) by using force upon the greatest number of their inferiors, add the groups of those who want to rob others by force without risking going to jail.  Since Government has the only legal use of force, all these groups try to persuade and compel the men in Government to use force as these reformers and these thieves want it used.
FROM: 1993 Fox & Wilkes re-issue of Rose Wilder Lane’s inspiring 1943 volume

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Easter message

            Easter message

“Some things in life are too beautiful to be forgotten, but there can also be something in death that is too beautiful to be forgotten.”  Fulton J. Sheen,  Life of Christ. 


             “There is no rational basis for this overestimation of the activities carried on in the offices of the administrative authorities.  It is a form of atavism, a vestige from the days..” past.  ….”In itself it is no finer, nobler, or more honorable to spend one’s days in a government office filling out documents than, for example, to work in the blueprint room of a machine factory.”

 Ludwig von Mises‘s superb 1927 book, Liberalism