William F. Buckley died today, and I was very sorry to hear this. Back in the 1980s when I first took an interest in the conservative movement, I began reading National Review. This magazine, and its founder William Buckley, had a very large influence on me. Here for the first time I could get well-reasoned [...]
Archive for February, 2008
I learned today that John McCain is coming to speak this week where I work. I guess I will sign up tomorrow to hear him in person.
I am not too excited about McCain. But every time I see a TV commercial for Obama or Hillary, they are touting all the new socialism they are going [...]
The Soviet Union Russia took a hard line today regarding a breakaway republic:
Russia condemned the unilateral move as a violation of international law. … Russia called an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to protest yesterday. The Russian ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said there was “no legal basis” for the [...]
For some amusement see this new blog, Stuff White People Like. Here is #55, Apologies:
White people know that their ancestors did some messed up things. As a result, it has become hard wired for them to apologize for almost anything.
In fact, white people are so used to apologizing that they start all sentences that [...]
Steve Sailer writes about the apology just given by the new Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He apologized to Aborigines on behalf of whites in Australia. Speaking of apologies given to other groups, a commenter to Steve’s post adds:
On behalf of us all, I’d like to apologize to the Neanderthals, whom we drove to extinction [...]
Non-profits perform important functions in America. The category non-profit brings to mind noble intentions, unlike those, you know, big evil corporations who only care about profits. But it ends up that many non-profits are actually raking in the profits. So if non-profits are quietly making profits, and stuffing away cash and buying stocks and bonds [...]
It is funny how so many on the left are convinced that they are the defenders of freedom against the Neanderthal right-wingers. But this is an example of what is more common (h/t Hoodlumman):
David Suzuki has called for political leaders to be thrown in jail for ignoring the science behind climate change.
At a Montreal [...]
Well, John McCain has the 2008 Republican nomination for president locked up now that Romney has dropped out of the race. The problem is that I didn’t get to vote. I wrote here that reform is needed of the primary election process. While I live in Texas, many people in other states also did not [...]
One interesting twist in the Super Tuesday presidential primaries today is that Barack Obama is cleaning up in the farm states. He won Idaho getting 80% of the votes to Hillary’s 16%. This voting is as polarized as how blacks are voting for Obama most everywhere (which is allowing him to win a lot of [...]
Not widely known, because of it southwestern, cowboy image, Texas was once home to many slaves. The majority of the wave of settlers moving here in the middle of the 19th century were from the southern states. They brought their slaves, and slave-owning customs, with them.
There were differences in Texas though when compared to [...]