Archive for the ‘Rants’ Category

Six lies left-liberals tell about the contraception mandate cases

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Gabriel Malor writes at The Federalist: Lie 1. The contraception mandate cases are about women’s rights. ... Women will have the same constitutional rights to acquire and use contraception regardless of whether Hobby Lobby wins or loses. More than that, they’ll have the exact same rights as they had before the contraception ...

Favorite rant of the year

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Clark of Popehat.com is understandably angry. The "system" of corporate-State socialism seems rigged against the little guy, the common man, the individual, the lower and middle classes—and its exploitation of everyone outside of the power elite seems to grow more blatant and more absurd by the year. What set off ...

On stereotyping and skepticism in the Maryville, Missouri, rape cases

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports wrote an excellent article about the emotions and passions that have erupted in response to the "Nightmare in Maryville". One of Wetzel's main points is that we shouldn't let our emotions get carried away and lead us to incorrect conclusions and rash judgments, such as ...

Patton Oswalt on humanity

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Comedian Patton Oswalt echoes my feelings about humanity, and expresses them better than I probably would have, in response to the bombings at the Boston Marathon: Boston. Fucking horrible. I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, "Well, I've had it with humanity." But I was wrong. I don't know what's ...

Man, my Facebook feed is fucking infuriating

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

That's only partly because I have an anger management problem. My main problem with Republocrats is that they selectively ignore the bad aspects of their policies and politicians just so they can defend their side against the other side at all costs and get their side elected at all costs. By ...

40 things Bryan Caplan has learned

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Bryan Caplan wrote a great post for his 40th birthday: 40 Things I Learned in My First 40 Years. Not only is it full of good philosophy and rules of thumb, it has tons of links, none of which I am going to a href for you. In no particular order: Economics 1. ...

Misguided Tea Partiers, misguided Tea Party haters

Monday, April 26th, 2010

You know, I actually think it's a shame the Tea Party gatherings receive nothing but ridicule and not discussion or engagement from the liberal Democrats. Really, what's more of a shame is that they deserve a lot of the ridicule, from libertarians and libertarian-ish people, because the movement has become ...

My jury duty experience

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

I'd like to relate my limited experience as a potential juror and use this as a starting point for some thoughts about our criminal justice system. It might be a little anti-climactic, but it might also be worth the read. I'll leave out a lot of specifics because it is ...

Alicia Keys: “I am an anarchist”

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Alicia Keys classifies herself as an anarchist. I'm not sure I agree with her conspiracy-like theories and certainly not her donation to the Democratic Party, but for someone famous and unexpected to call herself an anarchist and appear to actually know what it means is pretty cool. Maybe she's considered ...

Let the Canadian women celebrate how they want!

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Rarely have I been so pissed off in recent memory as I was at the outcries that the idiotic Olympic committee and the "international community" gave to the Canadian women's hockey team for its celebration following its gold medal victory, but what nearly made me yell at my TV was ...

Monopolistic law-enforcement systems are a racket

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

My friend got a new car, a white Subaru Legacy, to replace his old white Subaru Legacy. Apparently, Michigan law lets you transfer your old license plates to your new car in some (all?) situations, so he just took his license plate off of his old Legacy and put it ...

Fish in a barrel 4

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Yeah, I'm not too worried about those Scandinavian socialist utopias leaving the United States in the dust in terms of wealth, technology, and quality of life any time soon. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner says Americans are just going to have to get used to saving more of their money. ...