Let’s have a look at the current residents of South Dakota’s most famous mountain.
The first was a rich white guy who owned more than 100 slaves, and wasn’t known as the best master, at that.
The second guy – also wealthy – owned more than 700 slaves during his life.
The third guy didn’t own slaves, but had this to say about those of African descent: Read more
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? – Mark 8:36 Read more
With evidence of Trump’s corruption mounting the hot topic around DC is naturally
impeachment Hunter Biden…
Photoshop has a new filter that auto-adjusts a subject’s moral character. What do you think?
This caused a bit of a kerfuffle on Facebook yesterday, so if you have objections please log them in the comment box below.
“Reform” is a DC euphemism for “somebody is about to get fucked.” The McDonald’s hot coffee case illustrates the point.
Sam Ervin, the late, famed North Carolina senator who presided over the Nixon impeachment trial, once said anytime he heard someone describe himself as a “simple country lawyer” he immediately checked to make sure his wallet was still there. Read more
It’s time America said enough to Commie holidays.
What is Labor Day and where did it come from? Let’s turn to Wikipedia for a brief summary:
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, different groups of trade unionists chose a variety of days on which to celebrate labor. In the United States a September holiday called Labor Day was first proposed in the 1880s. An early history of the holiday dates the event’s origins to a General Assembly of the Knights of Labor convened in New York City in September 1882. In conjunction with this clandestine Knights assembly a public parade of various labor organizations was held on September 5 under the auspices of the Central Labor Union (CLU) of New York. Secretary of the CLU Matthew Maguire is credited for first proposing that a national Labor Day holiday subsequently be held on the first Monday of each September in the aftermath of this successful public demonstration.
So, Labor Day is rank Socialism, then? Pretty much. Read more
Bartlett, long a fluffer for those who helped make America suck again, has now rebranded himself as a principled serious person who can be counted on to criticize both sides. You know, seriously. All he’s doing, though, is proving that us non-serious wackadoodles are right. Dear Bruce: please do fuck off.
Bob Burnett has posted a crisp analysis of what’s gone wrong with the two parties, and he focuses mainly on the Democrats’ struggle to deal with our little oligarchy problem. The thrust of his argument is that the Dems have lost their soul. Well, yes. And I do know a thing or two about that.
A little fluffy, maybe, but most of what he says is on the money. He concludes thusly: Read more
Clinton’s comments on Cheney and Iraq are 100% correct. But they ignore something important.
Bill Clinton has taped an interview that will air tomorrow. In it, he’s asked about Dick Cheney’s attacks on President Obama and the Iraq mess.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QOegnHRTik Read more
Today is Memorial Day, the annual holiday where we pay tribute to those who gave their lives in service to their country.
As always, not enough attention is focused on the men who made those ultimate sacrifices possible. for example:
- William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, whose baldfaced lies propaganda brand of yellow journalism sucked the US into the Spanish-American War.
- “Give ‘Em Hell” Harry Truman, who decided that the best way to contain China and/or the Soviets was to get involved in Korea.
- John F. Kennedy, who reviewed the American experience in Korea and concluded that it worked so well we should take the same show on the road to Vietnam.
- Lyndon Johnson, who inherited Kennedy’s unsuited deuce/seven and saw an opportunity to go all-in.
- Bush the First, who realized te importance of protecting democracy in Kuwait.
- Bush the Second and his minions Rumsfeld, Powell and Cheney, who cocked up whatever “evidence” was necessary to get our brave young future Memorial Day honorees into Iraq where they could put an end to all those WMDs and snuff out al Qaeda, which was in Pakistan, which is in Iraq.
Remember back in the ’80s when Ronald Reagan would ramble on in front of a crowd, saying all kinds of crazy shit? And immediately after, the reporters would turn to his handlers, who would explain that the president hadn’t said what he just said, that he had in fact said the exact opposite? That’s where the term “spin” came from, and boy, were those the days. Read more
A Special Guest Commentary From Randy Wayne Boudreau, Grand Dragon of the Alabama Tea Party
All right thinking citizen patriots hate gummit. Wasteful bureaucrats living off hard workers like you and me. Might as well be welfare queens.
And now, thanks to the good folks at Deadspin – private, non-union workers, I should note – we know who the highest paid gummit bloodsuckers around the country are.
Part two of a series.
Ricky Bobby is not a thinker…He is a doer. – Talladega Nights
In part one of this series, we talked about a new analysis that explains how important stupidity is to the modern corporation. Today we’re going to have a look at what this means for you.
In short, despite what you’ve been told your whole life, being smart may not be good for your career. Read more
Part one of a series.
Phil Rizzuto: “Hey Yogi I think we’re lost.”
Yogi Berra: “Yeah, but we’re making great time!”
You know how certain segments of society think that governments and universities and public school systems ought to be “run like businesses”? And how those same people bitch at length about how messed up their companies are and by the way, their bosses are complete morons. Yeah. Me, too.
Truth is, hardly anything should be run more like a business. Including, you know, businesses. There can be appalling levels of stupidity at work in even the best of companies: counterproductive decision making, breathtaking short-sightedness, a robust commitment to keeping smart people as far away from meaningful authority as possible – these are all too often the hallmarks of real businesses. Read more
Legislators in North Carolina recently introduced a bill to make Christianity the official state religion. That bill has now been turfed, but we can probably expect similar moves in the future.
An Omnibus Poll, sponsored by YouGov.com and the Huffington Post, reveals just how far from the nation’s roots we have traveled on the subject of separating church and state and retaining the nation’s neutrality when it comes to how Americans chose to practice their respective religions.
According to the survey, 34 percent of Americans would favor making Christianity their official state religion while less than half (47 percent) oppose the concept. Thirty-two percent of those polled indicated that they would also favor a constitutional amendment that would make Christianity the official religion of the United States with just over half (52 percent) opposing the notion.
Leaving aside for a second the abject failure of millions of Americans to grasp the most basic precepts of their Constitution, this poll actually provides more questions than answers. Read more
The National Rifle Association has issued a recommendation for safeguarding America’s schools.
A task force working for the National Rifle Association recommended Tuesday that at least one armed guard be stationed on every campus in America as part of a three-month review on how to make schools safer in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Why is the NRA soft-pedaling here? Why is it refusing to face up to the single most important data point in the history of American school shootings?
Dear Wayne LaPierre: Here’s the inconvenient fact that you’re skirting. In all of America’s school shootings, from Columbine to the present, every single one of the victims has been unarmed. NO ARMED STUDENT HAS EVER BEEN KILLED OR WOUNDED.
Armed security guards? Armed teachers? Blah blah blah. You want to put an end to school shootings, ARM THE STUDENTS. Every single one of them.
Until you do so, it’s clear that you have no commitment to solving the problem and safeguarding our nation’s most precious asset – its future.