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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

The Language of Power


On September 28th, CBS aired an Obama 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft.  While discussing Obama’s war against ISIS, sorry ISIL, Kroft mildly protested that the US is once again “leading the … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The State as Country Club Part II: Voting and Representation


 Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ~ H.L. Mencken In the 2012 elections, only 57.5% of those eligible to vote actually cast a ballot … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

National Football League: Big Brother’s Ugly Cousin


The NFL provides an amazing display of athletic ability and a nail-biting level of competition at an extremely high pace. Few sports moments can vie with watching a last minute … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Real General Electric


In response to GE’s constantly-running Olympic commercial, Childlike Imagination – What My Mom Does at GE, the Curmudgeons present: The Real General Electric The original for your comparison:

February 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Terrorism Insurance


A friend of mine was renewing the insurance policy on his condo the other day and there was an extra attachment titled ‘Notice of Terrorism Insurance Coverage’.  I had never … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Constitution Day, 1984


September 17th being “Constitution Day” in our current 1984 Newspeak world, it’s only fitting that today we found out that a secret government surveillance court has ruled that unlimited domestic … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dissecting Obama’s Syrian War Speech


My responses are inline in bold.  I will refrain from responding to inane things, like his first three words, and instead focus on what little substance there is. ————————— My … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Call To Christians About Syria


But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

No more US Open…


…for me, Aaron. Last year my wife and I got to attend two different sessions of the US Open tennis tournament, one of them to see both Andy Murray and … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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