The Report of the 1776 Commission

The Report of the 1776 Commission

In the first minutes of the Biden Administration eliminated the 1776 commission established by President Trump and removed the commission’s report from the White House website. One of the few things Trump did that I supported was the establishment of the 1776 Commission as a counterpoint to the vacuous 1619 Project foisted on the public by the New York Times and pushed into the education system by far-left politicians and “educators.” Regardless of the makeup of the commission and the…

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The Continued Attack On Freedom

The Continued Attack On Freedom

There is legislation currently working its way through the Congressional sausage factory that contains language based on California’s recently enacted AB-5. If you’re not familiar with what the commissars of California enacted, AB-5 essentially outlaws individuals making a living through freelance activities. The law does not come out and say freelancing is illegal. AB-5 decrees that if an individual produces more than 30 freelance works for a company, that company must regard that individual as an employee. Which means they…

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The Victimhood of the Elite

The Victimhood of the Elite

Kamala Harris recently dropped out of the campaign for the Democrat Party Presidential Nomination. Given the entirely authoritarian nature of her political positions, I cannot say this anything but great news. She and her supporters, however, cannot seem to grasp the idea that she could not garner any support for her campaign due to the ideas she espoused. To them, she is a victim of racism and sexism. It seems the Democrats are just unwilling to allow a “woman of…

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Pots & kettles

Pots & kettles

I haven’t written anything about the impeachment charade currently playing out in the House of Representatives (I haven’t written much about anything actually) so I thought I would do my part as an amateur pundit and weigh in. The allegation against Trump is that he inappropriately used his office for his own personal political benefit by trying to pressure the government of Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden. Do I think this is true? Certainly. Do I think this is…

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Halloween Crime Spree!

Halloween Crime Spree!

The lurid headline of the Hartford Courant perfectly encapsulates the level of stupidity in modern culture. Police, FBI investigating ‘hate-filled flyers’ found on Western Connecticut State University campus The story recounts the righteous indignation of university President, John Clark: “I want to state directly and without equivocation that if any member of our university community is found to be party to these revolting actions they will be subject to the severest disciplinary actions, including dismissal as well as possible civil…

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Ban Everyone

Ban Everyone

You may be aware that we recently celebrated Independence Day. That yearly occasion on which 10% of the country pauses for a moment between the parade, barbecue, and fireworks to remember the existence of artifacts named the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States. This year we mark the moment amidst an increasingly contentious culture war that seems as though it will only end when one side has proven to be unquestionably more offended than the other. The…

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A Small Claim, Conclusion

A Small Claim, Conclusion

After a year of trying collect on unpaid invoices for freelance design work and the six month process of a small claims case, there is finally a resolution. The bill, including court costs, has been paid in full. There is also the added bonus that the proceeds are not taxable!.

Raising Congressional Pay

Raising Congressional Pay

There have been a lot of ideas about Congressional salaries flying around the internet in response to Representative Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) calling for a cost of living raise. So I thought what could one more hurt? My idea starts from the simple premise that compensation drives behavior. If you want people to do more of a certain thing, pay them more for doing it. What I want Congress to do is reduce the size of government. My proposal is to set…

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The Idiot Strikes Again

The Idiot Strikes Again

Let’s start this by defining the key term: Tariff. A tariff is a tax on imported goods. How it works. If an imported item with a cost of $100 is subject to a 5% tariff, it costs the importer $105 to bring that item into the country. The exporter collects their $100 and the $5 goes into the US Treasury. Who Pays. The importer of the item can then either absorb the cost of the tariff by reducing their profit…

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Playing The Odds

Playing The Odds

I am not a numbers guy. The saying “I was told there would be no math” plays an important role in my life. But I get the basics. I heard an ad from NHTSA on the Dennis Miller Option podcast about seatbelts. The key statistic in the ad, the one that is really supposed to motivate to buckle up is that 51% of all fatalities in crashes were people who were not wearing seatbelts. Not being an expert at statistics…

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A Small Clain, Part 5

A Small Clain, Part 5

If you can recall all the way back to Part 1 if this series (on another site) I filed a suit in small claims court against Gorham Paper and Tissue  for failing to pay $3,800 in invoices for graphic design services. In Part 4 of the series I reported on the company’s response to the suit in which they informed the court: I admit I owe the claim but need more time to pay. (You may ask for a period…

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The Basic Problem

The Basic Problem

Below is the first question and answer from A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand. Begun in 1946 by Rand as an antidote to the spread of European collectivist ideas, the text explores fundamental issues in a question and answer format. Rand never completed the series but this recently released volume features contemporary Objectivist scholars answering the questions she did not, as well as some previously unpublished text by Rand. The first question asks: What is the…

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