It is Utter Folly to Trust Romney

A reader writes: I have been following your discussion of Romney, the HHS Mandate, and Dale Price with interest, and have another tidbit to offer against Romney. You may already know this but Romney’s shenanigans in MA go beyond forcing Catholic hospitals to dispense the morning after pill, even if only “just a little” further. [Read More...]

That’s about right

A reader comments on the buck-passing paper pusher who let four good people die in Benghazi: “The election has nothing to do with the four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened,” If a Republican said that, it would be the never-to-be-forgotten, always-to-be-repeated fatal meme of his or her [Read More...]

Our Awesome God King

Counterpunch asks: “During his election campaign in 2008, Barack Obama promised to close the prison at Guantánamo, repeal the Patriot Act of 2001 that authorised new domestic surveillance, and protect military and intelligence whistleblowers against government reprisals. It was a pledge to rein in much of the security state apparatus that had been expanded after [Read More...]

Next Volley in the Class War

Rich to middle class and poor: cheer for us as we walk all over you. I suspect the reason this stuff sells in America is that we still hope to join the ranks of the people who congratulate themselves as Makers (you know, corporations on welfare and bailouts). It’s sort of like Horatio Alger, except [Read More...]

Government of the People, by the People, for the People

Here’s a story which rivals the Tuskeegee Experiments in terms of sheer “hunting poor people for sport” contempt by the state for the vulnerable. I see no moral difference between this and prisoner experiments at Dachau. And I’m landing there in a couple of hours. Fun! [Read more...]

Sleep Well

A reader writes: A good friend of mine works for a large agency in another state. He’s attending a mandatory FEMA / Homeland Security training session today. He just heard a presenter say: “If we could just get all government workers implanted with a GPS chip, much of our emergency planning would be much easier.” [Read More...]

Nice to See Another Christian Think Different

…and get off the Duopoly’s Reservation. One of my African-American readers noted some time ago that the Dems practice the same spousal abuse tactics with the African-American community that the GOP practices with the Prolife community: endless promises to care one of these days followed by neglect and contempt and “who will love you if [Read More...]

Dante, Usury, Sodomy, and Our Financial Management Class

A reader writes: Today’s makers do not even “make” anything. They are Warren Buffets or Mitt Romney’s- folks who are glorified gamblers shuffling money into “best bets.” Most of the folks we are talking about are not Steve Jobs who made things, or Bill Gates who programmed things. The bulk of the real “Makers” are [Read More...]

Ross Douthat is Right

Mitt Romney, who is the moral equivalent of tofu, does not tell us who he is, but he tells us volumes about who he thinks we are and what the Thing that Used to Be Conservatism wants: Were Mitt Romney’s now-famous comments at a fundraising dinner in May — in which he appeared to write [Read More...]

About those parasites on the dole…

that our hard-working productive GOP candidate and his rich pals are so worried about. Let me introduce you to some of them.  Meet: our troops. These parasites think that just because they voluntarily go into harm’s way, suffer catastrophic injuries that are sometimes worse than death (though death is always a very real possibility), face [Read More...]