April 23, 2019

Heritage Foundation is blinkered on tariffs

The Heritage Foundation argues that tariffs are taxes and they hurt consumers.  That's true, but simply abandoning the national interest is akin to open borders.  When you allow products into your country untaxed but you cannot sell abroad under the same condition, you are hamstringing yourself economically versus your opponent.


The Fox host points this out and the Heritage Foundation response: using the threat of tariffs causes uncertainty.  While I agree with the Heritage Foundation on a lot of things, that frankly is a weak non-answer, and worse, blind to reality.

The threat of tariffs is a bargaining chip and allowing other countries to take advantage of a consumers-at-all-costs approach is blindness.  There are producers in America that are not being treated fairly, drug use is a national epidemic, unfettered access to immigration is a problem.  This one-side-only approach to tariffs has not worked properly because when only one side plays with fairness, they lose. 

April 22, 2019

Female-to-Male Trans Gain Male Privilege and it Sucks

Sargon of Akkad, via The Thinkery discusses an article about someone being woke to the reality of male life.

April 20, 2019

Saturday Learning Series - Defending Capitalism (Part 6a - the Hitler sidebar)

A brief sidebar in our defense of capitalism, to point out to the socialist Utopians who need to be educated, that Hitler was a socialist and that fascism is rooted in socialism.

Here are some explainers to share with your socialist-craving friends:

1.  Steven Crowder:



2. PJ Media:


3. Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr:


4. Tom Woods:

April 17, 2019

#WalkAway Wednesday

A different take on #Walkaway - a movie release in late March.



April 16, 2019

Jordan Peterson on gambling

I'm off to Vegas for a week today (for the first time ever) though I will continue posting.  However, I thought in the spirit of irony I thought I'd share a video.  One of my intellectual heroes, Jordan Peterson ripping on gambling, although specifically government run gambling.

Here he's talking about government run gambling in Canada.


In my defense, I will not come back broke.

April 15, 2019

CPAC 2019 - Jikido "Jay" Aeba

Hollywood vs The Old West

Via Ammo, a site I am hoping to delve into a little more in the future, comes a critical essay on how Hollywood has portrayed the Old West to aid in their gun control agenda:
Hollywood has a clever way of distorting our perspective on history, and a great example of this is Western film – a movie genre we've all come to love. Cattle rustlers, guns blazing, outlaws running loose, and vigilantes dishing out vengeance indiscriminately. These scenes have become more synonymous with the American Frontier than Winchester and their "Cartridge That Won the West." But these fictional tales have produced more than entertainment for over a century; they've also contributed to an ongoing, subtle push for gun control, all while making Hollywood millions.

Revisionist history books tell us that the “Wild West” was an anarchic period of time that was not conducive to human prosperity. Images of a Hobbesian nightmare – a life that is brutish and short – are ingrained in our consciousness thanks to decades of public schooling and violent images on the silver screen which are light on actual history and heavy on creative license.
It's a terrific read, follow the link above to read the whole piece. It's information worth knowing and understanding.

April 13, 2019

Saturday Learning Series - Defending Capitalism (Part 5)

A lot of arguments have already been shared about why capitalism is not only good, it is the greatest good and provides the greatest good to the greatest number of people.  But that does not do much to contrast against other systems.  Let's take a look.

Ayn Rand offered a comparison to communism.



But let's face it, the craving of the public today is for socialism not communism.  They are essentially the same thing but for the sake of discussion, let's look at a broader comparison as propounded by Ludwig von Mises, explained in this Patrik Schumacher lecture.

April 11, 2019

Important: Your taxes are down, not up

Your tax return may be smaller, but that's a small part of the big picture.  Tim Pool explains this well, your tax return is down because your taxes are lower.  

Progressives have successfully peddled lies about the truth.

CPAC 2019 - Brandon Straka

April 10, 2019

The Left will eat itself, so says Obama (via Timcast)

Tim Pool (aka Timcast) recently posted a video about the Left's circular firing squad of ideological purity.  It's a 14 minute video worth watching despite a couple of issues.  What issues?  Two immediately come to attention.

1. He let's Obama off easy - Obama famed on the right for telling us "You gotta sit in the back seat", was actually part of the group he's now warning about.  I'm willing to give Obama a pass because he's yesteryear's news now. I frankly don't care much about what he has to say.  He may be correct here, and he may have been given a pass, but he was complicit in the progressive puritanical purging when he mattered.

2. Tim Pool shortchanges conservatives by relegating their offering to 'beer' (aka being nicer).  He downplays the legitimate and very sound arguments that conservatives have on issues, by simply ignoring them. He does not talk about what the right offers other than that it's a salve to many many Americans. Well, if that's what it is, why is it so?  Maybe because it's grounded in common sense  things and it actually does work. I get it, he's a liberal and he is coming at it from a liberal viewpoint.  What he is perhaps failing to recognize that conservatism, is actually classical liberalism.  I'll give Tim a pass too - he's young and has not been exposed to a lot of conservative thinking.  Additionally he's done a lot of good for conservatives by standing on classical liberal principles that are at the core of modern conservatism.  To be honest, I don't care what a person calls themselves if they are are approaching things soundly and with common sense.

All that aside, here's what Tim has to say about Obama's recent foray into the left eating itself.

April 8, 2019

Again, Gillette?

Gillette is doing stupid ads yet again. Tim Pool is all over it.



In case you missed it previously, this is the original anti-men commercial that got me to stop using Gillette products and got them roasted on the internet.

April 6, 2019

Saturday Learning Series - Defending Capitalism (Part 4)

Unfortunately we have to go short again this weekend on our ongoing defense of capitalism. Yaron Brook offers a lengthy lecture on Ayn Rand's moral defense of capitalism.

Timcast calls them out

I don't think I've shared many of Timcast's posts in the past. They're good but they come from a libertarian left viewpoint.  That said, he's an honest leftist and understands where the liberal left media have been dishonest and he calls them out for it.

For that he deserves our respect on the right. Sadly, his approach to things seems to be a minority position despite the common sense and common purpose nature of his arguments and points.

Here from this week, he takes certain members of the mainstream media to task for their deliberate blindness on the Russian collusion issue.

April 5, 2019

NBC/MSNBC colluding with Democrats

A journalist outs NBC/MSNBC bullying him on behalf of the Democrat National Committee (DNC).

Via Timcast:

Border crisis

Democrats are either putting their heads in the sand on the border crisis or are being deliberately duplicitous because they really do want rampant illegal immigration because it serves their purpose.

Via president Trump's YouTube today, at least somebody is worried about the situation.

Friday Musical Interlude - Queen (live)

This month we'll be featuring great live performances, starting out with Queen's Somebody to Love, live in Montreal Canada, in 1981.

April 1, 2019

How does this affect ME?

The problem with liberal thinking in one simple meme:


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