Thursday, April 30, 2015


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Provoking Racial Unrest

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It's been my theory that because the media have promoted, protected and advanced the Democrat Party agenda for so long, any ability their advocates once had for rational thinking and  debate have atrophied beyond repair.  This revelation occurred while watching a give and take on the newly created Fox News.  Some Democrat, guesting I think on Fox and Friends, had his misstatement of fact thrown back in his face.  The look on his face was one of utter, "deer in headlights" astonishment.  Really.  This had never happened before.  Nobody had ever called him out for a lie.  In quick order, of course, FOX NEWS got the full Alinskey.  In just a few months core, mind numbed Democrats had been convinced that FOX NEWS was  a radical right-wing attack on the established order;  not to be trusted, believed, nor watched. 

It's been a long time since I bothered to clock-in at Democrat.COM.  They hold a special place in my heart because someone on the site once dismissed a factual argument I made because I "was a paid Republican operative."  I never see them referenced anywhere, but they're still on my working menu. Here's what I saw. A State of Disunion, so to speak.

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Everyone sorta knows "Libertarians" are first and foremost about individual rights. But what are those rights exactly?

Individual Rights. Because individuals are moral agents, they have a right to be secure in their life, liberty, and property. These rights are not granted by government or by society; they are inherent in the nature of human beings. It is intuitively right that individuals enjoy the security of such rights; the burden of explanation should lie with those who would take rights away.

So property rights are pretty darn important to libertarians like Rand Paul, right? [BUT no one else?]

In fact, Rand Paul got into deep doodoo over property rights and the Civil Rights Act when he argued Southern restaurant owners had the right to refuse to serve lunch to blacks if they wanted.

I don't like the idea of telling private business owners — I abhor racism. I think it’s a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant — but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership.

So given the importance of property rights, it was a pretty serious betrayal of those rights when Rand Paul stole Warner Music's music copyright to "Shuttin Detroit Down."

How do you deal with that ... enhanced water?  Answer: You can't.


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I was, I think, 2-3 years-old when my recently widowed Mom came home
early from work and took me to see, for some mysterious reason, a WWI war movie.  Maybe to experience something of what my late dad had experience at the Bulge?   I remember this because I later had my first ever nightmare. In the dream there were looped visions of great, huge, sepia toned balloons rolling around in sepia colored mud. It recurred several times, and I never associated it with the movie.

 It wasn't until 40 years later, or so, that I was watching an old WWI war movie and BANG.  There was my nightmare.  The giant bubbles were great boxy tanks rolling over trenches.  Mud and dirt and smoke.  I've later tried to find that movie again,  but no. Anyway, I was a WWII guy with little interest in the Great War.  It's only recently that I, and it seems the world, have developed a fascination for The Great War.  This first episode of the  BBC's OUR WORLD WAR may be the best.  Certainly there are none more innovative.  On Netflix and others.