Here’s the Fundamental Article of Belief: It centers on a simple question: “What would be my attitude toward a society ordered around the beliefs espoused by this or that person?” If the response to that question is, “I’d be okay with a society ordered around such principles,” then I give that person a whole lot of leeway in what they say and do, before I no longer admire him.
Continue reading Thoughts To Ease a Conservative’s Mind
Will Smollett go to jail for his disgusting racist crime? Or will Chicago law enforcement again bend over backward to try not to look racist or homophobic? The Left have already done what they can to say, “Well, it wasn’t right, what he did, but you can certainly understand it!” Nope. I can’t. If you can understand perpetrating a fraud that you know will cause harm to millions of innocent people, in order to get more money, then you have a serious problem. Smollett’s crime proved pretty conclusively that the basic premise on which he committed it is false. In a truly oppressive country, you don’t need to fabricate oppression. It’s a feature of the system.
Continue reading Jussie Smollett Did The Real Lynching
There’s a marked increase in hostility on the Right, directed to the Right. However, if the Left were ever to engage in any kind of in-depth introspection, leftism would fall apart like the intellectual house-of-cards it is. It would become nothing more than a vast collection of tiny, spluttering splinter groups feuding and scrapping over tiny niche issues, well below the radar of a media corps too power-hungry to focus on such penny-ante flapdoodle.
Continue reading A Heartbreaking Post
“The notion that conservatives are the dogmatists and progressives are the free-thinkers is one of the greatest triumphs in the history of the intellectual marketing of bullsh**. Conservatives simply acknowledge that we have dogma, that some questions are settled, and that while they can be questioned or revisited, the amount of new evidence required to overturn them should be monumental and decisive, not faddish and rationalized in the emotions of the moment.”
Continue reading Wish I’D Said That! (2/1/19)
Now, mind you, I don’t often disagree with the Great Kevin Williamson, because that moniker — the Great — is well deserved. Williamson is one of the finest, most intelligent, deepest observers of the local and world scenes.
Continue reading Eureka! (okay: an important realization)
And how many times have we said in these very pages that we need to go nuclear on the Left. Yes, yes, yes… I called it “Rhetorical Jiu-jitsu,” but it means the same thing: “going nuclear on their a##.” Continue reading Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog
Leftist ideas are old, fat, flaccid, weak, feeble. It’s because those ideas go unchallenged in all the places where they should be most vigorously challenged: academia, the press, Hollywood, pop culture. While Conservative ideas are attacked from all those same angles, as well as from others, as soon as they emerge. The result: we on the Right are constantly honing, and adjusting, and re-adjusting, and adding and discarding, testing, testing and re-testing, until we have something that’s coherent and makes sense. We actually like to test out ideas, because we love the challenge of actually solving problems. The Left wants power. Continue reading Why The Right Always Wins Arguments With The Left
Okay… let’s spell it out. When these leftists figured that BECAUSE they were of the Left, they could expose themselves, rub themselves, grope, grab, kiss, rub, massage, fondle, caress, molest, hug, squeeze anyone, and anyTHING on anyone, they wanted… and get clean away with it… they were right. It was, and still is, Leftist Privilege! Continue reading A Hopeful Sign — the American Left is ALREADY Devouring Its Own — Or: LEFTIST PRIVILEGE
To elaborate just a bit: If the Left were unable to use insults, name-calling or mind-reading, they’d have nothing to say… and they’d lose every debate in which they have to participate honestly. I’d add: if the Left were also unable to filibuster, talk over, interrupt their debate opponents, they’d cease to exist as anything but a fringe current of thought. Continue reading It’s Worth Repeating: If Leftists Have to Debate Fairly… They’ll Lose Every Time
Our problem on the Right is that we want desperately to think leftists are simply good, but misguided, people. Nope. They’re actually bad people. They mean to do you and me harm, both in order to take power AND to reshape America into their vision of what’s good and right: a country in which they hold the reins of power. The struggle, as far as the Left is concerned, is to the death. We need to be aware of that, and we need to recognize the implications of that. On the Left, at least at the leadership levels, they don’t care if we, and others, die. In fact, that wouldn’t bother them in the least. Leftist leaders are simply bad people. Continue reading Lessons From the Left — or: Leftists are Child Molesters
Here’s something you should remember, as you hear Democrat after Democrat pontificating on the “horrors” of sexual harassment, and implying that HE’d or SHE’d NEVER… They’re probably coming from some place where they’ve just done it, and they’re PRAYING that they don’t get caught. For Democrats, there are five words that cause them cold, heart-stopping terror: “A woman has come forward.” Continue reading Just Sayin’ (Part II)
I’m not sure that the Trump Presidency is worse than what, with another Republican, likely would have been just an interregnum between the Obama Presidency and the next horror-show Democrat President. Furthermore, don’t forget: lovable, corrupt, witless old Bernie Sanders made it okay to call oneself a Socialist again. That means that the Democrat Party field for President in upcoming primaries will no longer, for the foreseeable future, be lacking an avowedly Socialist candidate for the Presidency. Great. –> Continue reading Yet Another Masterful Column from Jonah Goldberg — and Some Discussion
The only really — really — new thing of the last 10,000 years is the miracle of liberal democratic capitalism. Continue reading In Just a Few Brief Words…
Bottom Line: Our grand plan on the right must always include taking back the current bastions of reactionary leftism that so degrade our country: academia, … Continue reading The Left: All Talk, but No Answers
Here’s a good, pretty deep dissertation as to Why Society Is As It Is Today. If you’re bewildered by just … Continue reading Wanna Know Why?
Bottom Line: Of course this load of refreshing common sense comes from the right — Jonah Goldberg, of National Review. In … Continue reading Finally! Some Sanity About “Transgender”
Too funny! I wrote this — Predictions (Part IV) — earlier this morning. In that column, I wrote: Why is … Continue reading Great Minds Think Alike
Mark Steyn is Back! The great Mark Steyn, the finest commentator in the English Language on current affairs has returned … Continue reading Some GREAT News!
Below is a quote from the great Jonah Goldberg. It wraps up in a single, nice, neat package, the American … Continue reading Wish I’d Said That!
The working title of this essay was “Correcting Jonah Goldberg.” Then, when I realized the significance of that phrase, I … Continue reading Disagreeing With Jonah Goldberg
Note: we use that lead-in whenever we observe that someone prominent is making the same point, or points, that we’ve been … Continue reading Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog (1/31/16)
… “Liberals are done with debating” In the great online magazine, National Review, David Harsanyi makes the same point we’ve … Continue reading Just As We Have Long Been Insisting…
In this essay here, I told you of Kevin Williamson’s support for my comparison of Bernie Sanders to Nazis. The … Continue reading REALLY Interesting Debate With Some HIGH-POWERED Leftists (Part II)
Recently I made a couple of statements that got me in serious trouble in some very high places. It’s because I made … Continue reading REALLY Interesting Debate With Some HIGH-POWERED Leftists
For anyone who wants a greater understanding of the current context, here and around the world, you need to do … Continue reading A True Must Read
It’s here. Here’s a key quote: Will Americans see these videos? I have learned not to assume that what is … Continue reading The Post I Wanted To Write About Planned Parenthood
In a recent essay, the indispensable Jonah Goldberg said, maybe stating the obvious: “rudeness is not a conservative principle.” (link … Continue reading Rudeness is Not a Conservative Principle
I could have made this post part of our “Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog” series, because people all over are finally … Continue reading Finally! TWO Powerful, Influential People Make Points WE’VE Been Making for Years!
— In So Doing, They Cheapen the Accomplishments of the Movement, and of all Americans — As you all know, … Continue reading The RGI Tries to Steal Undeserved Legitimacy from The Civil Rights Movement
In this excellent opinion column, Kevin Williamson of National Review penned this particularly arresting passage (red emphasis added): The wheels came off … Continue reading Kevin Williamson’s Insight Into Hillary Clinton
Here’s an instructive read by the super sharp, up-and-coming writer and pundit, Katherine Timpf. In her excellent column, Timpf sheds … Continue reading Feminists Consider Women to Be Weak, Indecisive, Paralyzed by Timidity…
We explained the above topic here. Here are just some more quick thoughts on the topic. I don’t like boxing. … Continue reading The Left: Incredibly Good at Expressing the Incredibly Stupid. (Part II)
Listening to a local college radio station on my ride home. Not exactly National Public Radio, so this is not … Continue reading The Left: Incredibly Good at Expressing the Incredibly Stupid.
First, he’s just a wonderful writer. He’s insightful, perceptive, thoughtful and he is a king of the well-turned phrase, of … Continue reading Why Jonah Goldberg is One of My Heroes
The great Jonah Goldberg elaborates — magnificently, of course — here, on what we said here and here, and in some … Continue reading Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog (Part 27)
As some of you are no doubt aware, we’ve been working on a long-running series on Adolf Hitler and his political … Continue reading Adolf Hitler — Right-Winger? Uhhh… No. (Part 9)
… from a somewhat recent Goldberg File, by National Review’s Jonah Goldberg: October 25, 2013 Dear Reader (as well as newcomers … Continue reading Another Nugget…
This, by Jonah Goldberg in a recent “Goldberg File,” is particularly well said. Parts of particular interest to our writers … Continue reading Of Dictators and Liberal Standards
Jay Nordlinger saying what I’ve been saying: Bitterfest 2012 David French saying what I’ve been saying: Conservatives’ Terrifying Message — xPraetorius Continue reading What To Do; How To Do It (From the Archives but more relevant than ever)
Of this, that is. It’s nothing less than the difference between the ability of a country’s population to engage in … Continue reading Can’t Overstate the Importance of This
Jonah Goldberg calls Obama a troll! He’s right, of course. In a typically brilliant and insightful column, Goldberg says that … Continue reading I Only Call Him a Doofus
Professor Jonathan Gruber delivered a rare moment of honesty for a leftist. Some half-a-dozen times in public speeches, Gruber said right … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Gruber
City Slackers | National Review Online. As said here several times, any day on which Kevin Williamson publishes an essay … Continue reading City Slackers | National Review Online
We covered this extensively here and here. Here’re the latest of the daily, deadly headlines in Drudge — 10/30/14 edition: … Continue reading The Fix is In (Part III)
Clash of the Progressive Pieties | National Review Online. Kevin Williamson writes another masterful column in National Review Online. In … Continue reading Clash of the Progressive Pieties | National Review Online
— The Indispensables: Jonah Goldberg and Kevin Williamson have both published essays in National Review Online. — Williamson’s is the finest … Continue reading Ouch, Ouch, OUCH!!!
You know how an hour or two after a rainstorm you can find puddles out in the driveway or in … Continue reading Eric Holder’s Legacy
We’ve been making the case for some time now that feminism has no real idea what it’s trying to say. On … Continue reading Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog! (Part 22)
— The Real Racism in America is on the Left — Recently Supreme Court Justice, and general low-functioning crank, Ruth Bader … Continue reading Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog! (Part 21)
The great and indispensable Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online has been sampling our output. You can tell. His post … Continue reading Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog (Part 20)