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The New Clerisy

October 20th, 2014 by Patrick Henry

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October 20th, 2014 12:59:41

Capitalism Coopts Central Planning

October 01st, 2014 by Man SL

Capitalism already has the ability to simulate patches of Communism inside the economy, at least insofar as many of the [central planning] advantages are concerned. These are called “corporations.”

-thus Jess Riedel

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October 01st, 2014 11:00:15

I Can Tolerate Anything Except People I Hate

October 01st, 2014 by Man SL

There is this guy who is a weirdo atheist but he wrote a really good article.

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October 01st, 2014 09:14:18

A warlike people

September 23rd, 2014 by Ask a Liberal Mormon

Budget cuts will force the Army to further scale back training for units based in the United States, allowing only for training to company level (one hundred or so troops).  The size of the Army is being reduced to pre–World War II levels. The Navy has fewer ships than at any time since before World War I; the Air Force is smaller (and flying older aircraft) than at any time since its founding.

I, for one, welcome this move towards embracing Spencer W. Kimball’s wise counsel. Not that I normally advocate feeling bound by the words of dead prophets, but I make an exception when they agree with the words I’m certain we will hear from future prophets.

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September 23rd, 2014 09:25:38

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