Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Goolag

My latest on Google versus free speech.

Friday, July 21, 2017

On Scaramucci and Tweetgate

So it didn't take long for liberals to start razzing newly hired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci for deleting some of his past tweets that indicated a few points of disagreement with the Trump Administration. These professional nitpickers are the reason why American politics is so cutthroat these days.

Kudos to Scaramucci for understanding that he's not the star of the show and seeking to form a united front with his employer--that's the professional thing to do. It shouldn't be shocking that Scaramucci disagreed with the President. No one agrees with anyone else 100% of the time, and Scaramucci is entitled to his personal opinions, whatever those may be. There's nothing wrong with publicly minimizing the daylight between himself and the Administration in support of his new role. No one agrees with their boss 100% of the time (even in politically-oriented jobs), but that doesn't mean they can't serve with competence and honor.

I'm sure Scaramucci understands that Donald Trump was elected to carry out a certain agenda and he will do his best to help implement that as part of the team. His liberal critics are taking a pseudo-religious, "all or nothing" approach to the subject. Why can't different people cooperate toward a common goal? All Republicans should be seeking to implement the vision outlined in the 2016 Platform--even though plenty of people probably have a few areas they disagree with. What matters is that they're able to delay gratification, put these disagreements aside, and compartmentalize enough to keep the bigger picture in mind.

These liberals are busy speculating about what Scaramucci "really believes," or whether he changed his mind for money, or some such. Who cares? It's not about him as an individual. All that matters is that he contributes to a team that has a mission to Make America Great Again. The liberal critics reveal a lot more about themselves than they do Scaramucci--they are incapable of subordinating their own desires in service of a common goal, and incapable of exercising a sense of context and proportionality. His critics are more like zealous Grand Inquisitors than journalists or political commentators.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Generation X and Xennials are Further Right Than You'd Think. Here's Why.

Typical hit piece on Stephen Miller from a liberal rag. Most of it is probably just cherry-picked material from folks with personal axes to grind. Some of it is likely outright exaggeration and fabrication.

But there are a few themes that I recognize from my own youth as being true. There are a lot of Gen-Xers and "Xennials" who understand that the Left set this country on the wrong course since the 1960s (or earlier). By the time the early 90s rolled around, the brainwashing operation was in full-swing.

Many of us recognized from an early age that "political correctness" was a form of pathological altruism and a precursor to national suicide, and we rejected it. We knew instinctively when the media and educational establishment tried to sell us a bill of goods.

And yes, we're not happy with the status quo. We know that the Left robbed us of our birthright before we were born. Andrew Breitbart once said his mission was "to destroy the institutional Left." A lot of us have dedicated our lives to that same cause. That's exactly why we voted for President Trump.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Do They Believe In Themselves?

For a generation that has been raised in a "self-esteem" promoting culture, it's ironic that these are the same folks who always are the first to ask "Who am I to judge?" when it comes to any political issue that might offend liberal sensibilities.

There was a time in our history, not too long ago, that people had the self-confidence to bring order, to enforce a standard. Somebody has to step up and fill that vacuum. Who am I to judge? I'm somebody who knows that our ancestors were wiser than we give them credit for.

D is for Democratic...or Decrepit?

Rumor has it that Joe Biden may run for President in 2020. He'll be 77. He also has a lot of baggage. Surely the Dems can do better?

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Sandwich Criminal!

So a New York man has become fairly famous, in the Internet sense, since some neighborhood folk harassed him for routinely eating a sub sandwich parked in his car on their street. It was public property. They actually went so far as to follow him to his office to confront him, and also called the police. I take it these folks never eat in their car. That's a shame, because it's actually quite peaceful.

Fortunately, everything turned out well for him in the end and he is now able to eat his lunch where he pleases.

This incident does raise a familiar theme for me--I love to eat in my car, and I usually choose the edges of fairly large parking lots when I can find them so as to help my car "blend in" and avoid these types of issues with nosy passersby. I now see that my environmental awareness on this matter is justified. Hopefully this story, which has gone viral, will help create some slack for folks who eat in their cars.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Street Name Etymology

Many towns and cities have a "Central Street" and a "Main Street." What's the real difference between these, though? Are many Main Streets not "central?"