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061618 Is there empirical data to refute Hillary’s blame claim?

In the course of wondering about the impact of Clinton’s “we’re gonna put a lot more coal miners out of business” comment, followed quickly by “we’ve got to move away from all fossil fuels”, I thought about comparing how she did in the primaries compared to how she had done in 2008, which was …

060418 Clinton WTF?

Read some comments by Bill Clinton in USA Today, spoken and written as though he is an innocent bystander just observing that we have discord in America:  “Our democracy cannot survive its current downward drift into tribalism, extremism, and seething resentment; our willingness to believe the worst about everyone outside our own bubble is …

060318 Marriage

Thinking about marriage today.  Our son got married yesterday, and we’re two weeks away from our own 40th wedding anniversary.  When people ask how we did it, I like to answer “true love” and “pure stubbornness”, and my wife adds “grace”!

True love, including the love of Christ, to hold us together.

Pure stubbornness, to keep …

060218 Tariffs and trade war

Seems like another chorus of Blame America!  As best I can determine from online search, other countries’ tariffs range from slightly higher than US tariffs to sharply higher.  So if one country having higher tariffs than another constitutes a trade war … then why wasn’t it described as a trade war when their tariffs …

060118 Answer to Jonah Goldberg

Today’s Townhall.com offered a piece by Jonah Goldberg which likened our concern about the Deep State to the era of McCarthyism and its concern about communists.  Goldberg asserts that at least McCarthyism had a real enemy, whereas he thinks the Deep State is largely just a made-up boogeyman to provide an excuse for us …

053118 Open letter to liberals, progressives, et. al.

I’d like for us to find common ground.  It ought to be possible.  We’ve got big challenges facing our country, and we’ll find solutions better-cheaper-faster if we work together.

Would ya’ll please try to look at things from our perspective, to at least understand our viewpoint and why we think and act the way we …

053018 Clapper, Brennan, et. al.

This just in from the lightning-bolt department.  Or perhaps it was forwarded from the two-by-four-upside-the-head bureau.  At any rate, it just occurred to me that we should apply the Russia motive framework to the threat assessment by the intelligence community.

Remember the five examples of Clinton and Obama giving the Russians everything they wanted?  Iran …

052918 How about dealing with insurrection?

We’re suffering from several examples of insurrection, and the Constitution provides tools for dealing with insurrection.  So let’s use those tools and solve the problems.

Definitions of insurrection include phrases such as “organized opposition to authority” and “usually armed”, so it’s clear that insurrection need not be armed conflict.  It can be the refusal of …

052818 What if reducing emissions would trigger an Ice Age?

Not a joke.  Remember the “hockey stick” chart provided by the global warming advocates.  There was a pronounced dip for about forty years, from about 1940 to about 1980.  That’s what prompted the magazine covers in the 80’s about the coming Ice Age.

So some other factor obviously overwhelmed the influence of man-made emissions, and …

052718 De-ratify the 16th Amendment

In the category of how States can rein in the federal government … what if five States rescinded their ratification of the 16th Amendment?  That would bring the count of States ratifying from 42 down to 37, at which point the amendment is no longer ratified by three-fourths of the States and would therefore …