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Confucius was a Chinaman

September 15th, 2014 by Man SL

Political correctness is, to a large extent, an organized effort to keep truth from being applied to the problems of reality.

-thus Jonah Goldberg, from the September 12, 2014 G-File (more…)

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September 15th, 2014 08:10:10

Why I am not a hard-line libertarian

September 03rd, 2014 by Vader

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September 03rd, 2014 08:59:01

Abuse of process

August 16th, 2014 by Vader

In Texas.

What really surprises me is that the indictment hasn’t already been quashed.

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August 16th, 2014 23:13:13

Bringing the stifling joylessness of political life

August 14th, 2014 by Vader

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August 14th, 2014 09:24:57

His Majesty is a notable patron of the arts

August 13th, 2014 by Vader

Although his tastes run towards highly abstract art. Symbolic art he tends to dismiss with a snort of disgust, rather as J.R.R. Tolkien was dismissive of literary allegory.

(And I can’t believe I just compared His Majesty to J.R.R. Tolkien. I feel like I need to go scrub my mouth out.)

This morning, over breakfast, he had this to say: “Rather rude of those German artists to preempt the Obama administration.”

It seems His Majesty is as contemptuous of symbolic politics as he is of symbolic art and allegorical literature. Which, come to think of it, sometimes seem like they’re all the same thing.

I don’t recall ever hearing him express an opinion on religious symbolism. He is not a believer, naturally, and I’m not sure I want to broach the topic.

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August 13th, 2014 09:19:37

Eating their own

August 03rd, 2014 by Vader

Remember the old Leftist canard about school bake sales?

It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.

Looks like that one’s out the window now.

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August 03rd, 2014 20:54:17

I am outpolling Hillary Clinton.

July 23rd, 2014 by Vader

His Majesty is not amused.

I have not yet made a decision on whether to run in 2016.

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July 23rd, 2014 11:11:48

The most fundamental question in politics

July 23rd, 2014 by Vader

Would you rather live in a 1000 square foot house where everyone else’s was 800, or a 1200 square foot house where everyone else’s was 1400?

–Daniel Hannan

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July 23rd, 2014 09:14:37

Statesmen, not Policies

July 09th, 2014 by Man SL

This is one of the most intelligent analyses of politics I’ve read in a while. Excerpt:

So the question isn’t (or at least isn’t exclusively), “How do we produce more effective policies?” It’s, “How do we produce men of judgment who will be wise stewards of those policies?” It’s, “How do we produce good statesmen?” The first question is the central preoccupation of the centrally managed state that we live under. The second two are versions of quandaries about the future of the polis that stretch all the way back to ancient Greece, all but forgotten

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July 09th, 2014 15:33:45

Satan is a liberal.

June 27th, 2014 by Bookslinger

Thus Matt Walsh.

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June 27th, 2014 06:29:42

A political taxonomy

June 19th, 2014 by Vader

From a recent conversation I had with His Majesty:

CLASSICAL CONSERVATIVE:  People are idiots.

CLASSICAL LIBERAL: Most people are not idiots.

MODERN LIBERAL: Most people are idiots.

MODERN CONSERVATIVE: Most people are not idiots most of the time, but all people are idiots some of the time.

LIBERTARIAN: Idiots are not people.

PALPATINE: Most politicians are idiots.

Rather cynical, as is His Majesty’s wont, but with a bit of the sting of truth, I think.

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June 19th, 2014 14:18:42

Efficiency: A Poem

June 02nd, 2014 by Vader

The rule of law, in complex times,
Has proved itself deficient.
We much prefer the rule of men!
It’s vastly more efficient.

– Thus R.W. Grant

Only under the rule of men is it possible to find new ways to motivate Death Star construction crews.

Which is more efficient, Heaven or Hell?

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June 02nd, 2014 09:54:16

Don Montoya, call your office

May 23rd, 2014 by Vader

I was listening to NPR this morning.   (more…)

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May 23rd, 2014 09:40:10

The American public discourse

May 18th, 2014 by Vader

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May 18th, 2014 13:28:40

Putting some rumors to bed

May 10th, 2014 by Vader

It seems appropriate at this time to solemnly declare that, notwithstanding ugly rumors to the contrary, I am not Dick Cheney.

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May 10th, 2014 19:04:23