Curmudgeons.net

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

What The Flag Stands For


Many Americans think the flag stands for freedom and liberty. They think the white stripes stand for purity and innocence. They think it stands for self-reliance, hard work, and tenacity. … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

I'm From the Government and I'm Here For Your Insurance Premium


As you’re filing your “what portion of my income will the state let me keep” tax forms this year, you may notice an extra box filled in on your W-2. … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Simple Donation


Steve Inskeep and Shankar Vedantam discussed political language and charities on NPR recently. ┬áIn particular, they covered some new research about political identity and charitable giving from Karen Winterich at … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

No More Egregious


One part of the fight against Obamacare worthy of note this week is the judgement against and the statement from Hobby Lobby concerning the mandate to provide contraceptives to its … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

NYPD Throws The Best Parties


A police state lover’s dream: Times Square on New Year’s Eve. You couldn’t pay me to be there most of the time, let alone tonight. I heard on the TV … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 3 Comments

Swearing Off Newspeak


I frequently beat up Doug Wilson, and will continue to do so, but in a recent post he is spot on with regards to the Newspeak. Because of this, I … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

On the other hand…


In response to Andy’s post on government schools and Christianity, I felt something needed to be said regarding the similarities of many churches to the government and its educational goals. … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Smoke and Mirrors


The title of this article in the Washington Post is “Obama urges public to pressure Congress on extending tax cuts for the middle class”. Notice the wording. It’s referred to … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Withdraw, And Teach Your Kids Heresy


Yesterday on Al Mohler’s “The Briefing“, he talked about an article in The Telegraph detailing how government schools in England are ‘struggling’ to teach about Christianity as part of their … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

Social Media