The DoD Finally Recognizes the Absurdity of “Gun-Free Zones”

In an interesting pre-Trump move, the Department of Defense (DoD) has notionally rescinded the so-called “gun-free zone” restrictions for military installations which have effectively, and ironically, made them soft targets in the recent past. Many pro-Second Amendment groups and individuals have called on the president-elect to take such a policy action upon assuming office in […]

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You are Still Crying Wolf (Repost)

Scott Alexander at Slate Star Codex compiled a well-reasoned indictment of the heretofore repeatedly discussed “crying wolf” phenomenon on the Left’s part, using solid facts and logic.  No ad hominem.  No straw men.  No appeals to probability. If you are a Democrat, pro-Clinton, anti-Trump (or whomever), I have always invited substantive discussions and criticisms of […]

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Twitter, Censorship, and Hypocrisy

Reports are circulating that Twitter has begun purging so-called “Alt-Right” user accounts in the wake of Donald Trump’s unprecedented presidential victory last week.  Although bans of these sort have occurred in the recent past prior to the election, it seems this round is much wider sweeping than the previous “onesies and twosies” that occurred here […]

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It Looks Like Republicans are Slow Learners Too

Reports indicate that House Republicans just unanimously chose Paul Ryan (R-WI) to once again serve as House Speaker. Yes, Donald Trump’s victory was a partial indictment of Democrats, their policies, and other liberal-oriented grievances.  But, it was also an indictment of Washington’s oligarchical status quo, globalism, and general corruption/malfeasance – all things that Ryan is […]

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People Angry Because Hillary Clinton Won the Popular Vote: Pump the Breaks

It seems a central narrative for a lot of Hillary Clinton’s supporters, even on this blog, is that Donald Trump lost the popular vote and therefore is not legitimately the president-elect. Notwithstanding the legal reality that, for better or worse, the Electoral College is part and parcel to the Supreme Law of the Land (see […]

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The Cognitive Dissonance Cluster Bomb (Repost)

Often brilliant and always humorous Dilbert cartoonist and lately political predictor and commentator Scott Adams has this to say about recent reactions to Donald Trump’s improbable presidential election victory, vis-a-vis cognitive dissonance: Earlier this week CNN.com listed 24 different theories that pundits have provided for why Trump won. And the list isn’t even complete. I’ve […]

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If You are Violently Protesting this Election, You are a Terrorist

“Terrorism” is defined as follows: ter·ror·ism  (tĕr′ə-rĭz′əm) n.  The use of violence or the threat of violence, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political goals (emphasis added). As you can see, those who have taken to the streets to riot and/or destroy property, attack civilians, general calls for violence, and called for Donald Trump’s […]

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