Friday, 09 January 2015


Freedom v. Fear

Jim Butcher:

‘‘The pen is mightier than the sword.’’

...Intangible fear can be mightier than the sword, too.  Hell, it has been for quite a while now.  Don’t believe me?  Try getting on an airplane without taking your shoes off...

That's the power of fear, guys.
The threat isn’t aimed at our government or our borders or our resources.  It’s targeting something far more precious--our identity.  It’s changing us, who we are, how we live, and not for the better.
Read the whole thing.

(Via:  comments at Instapundit)

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The Press

Thursday, 08 January 2015


Clipfile - January 8, 2015

‘‘This is a battle of blasphemies.  Cartoonists blaspheme the prophet, and men with guns blaspheme with the blood of cartoonists in the temple of liberal public discourse.  When we have competing blasphemies, how shall we decide between them?  Without a transcendent arche — the Lord Jesus Christ — any battle of blasphemies is going to be won by the side that is willing to take their blasphemy clean out to the edge.

‘‘And that would be the Muslims.  They know what they are doing, and they are doing it with all their might.  The secular West does not know what it is doing, and is doing it halfheartedly.’’

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In Passing

After yesterday, I'd be amazed if it was *only* ‘‘one-third’’

Breitbart’s Big Government:

Pollster Pat Caddell: One-Third of GOP ‘Hanging by a Thread from Bolting’

(Via: Silverdeth)

(150108): And then there’s this:
Are You Ready For A Hike In The Gas Tax?  Some Leading GOP Senators Are Open To Talking About It.
On the list: James Inhofe, John Thune, Orrin Hatch, Bob Corker.

Keep it up, guys!

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In Passing

Score: 3.1/10, not there yet

James S. Robbins, USA Today:

President Obama strongly condemned the shooting and said that the United States would ‘‘provide any assistance needed to help bring these terrorists to justice.’’  Immediately recognizing that this domestic incident as an act of terrorism was a turnaround for the White House.  The administration initially hesitated to use that label after the 2009 Ft. Hood massacre and the 2013 Boston Marathon...
Words not used by Obama to condemn Paris terror attack: ‘‘Islam,’’ ‘‘Muslim,’’ ‘‘Jihad’’…
Gee, if we could only figure out what kind of terrorism...

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Mots justes...

Snark attack!  Dept

Tam makes Samizdata:
‘‘Tamara K. ‏@TamSlick 2h2 hours ago / #illridewithyou (Just not in the passenger seat, because it's all shot up.)’’

Of course, they couldn’t call it ‘‘murders’’  Dept
That’s more like it!  Dept
Bill Quick:  I’m Done With All This ‘‘Reasonable’’ Analysis...

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Friday, 02 January 2015

In Passing

Happy New Year, Suckers!

Same Old Same Old  Dept

OregonMuse offers some political predictions :

My predictions for 2015:
  1. The progressive agenda will be advanced, either by a little or by a lot
  2. The GOP leadership will decide that the current progressive push is not the hill to die on and retreat
  3. The GOP leadership will expend more energy and resources fighting conservatives than fighting Democrats.
Of course, these are my predictions every year, and every year I've batted 1000.

Which just goes to show:  If you have no expectations, at least you’ll never be disappointed!


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