Paul Ryan vs. the status quoAs I’ve discussed before, no matter how you measure it, government is big, and getting bigger all the time.  Comparatively speaking, Democrats are certainly the party of higher taxes, more spending, a greater regulatory burden, and more “entitlements”, but the government only ever seems to get bigger, under Democrats or Republicans.  Read the rest of this entry »

A man named Jeremy Hill, in rural Idaho, saw three grizzly bears come onto his property.  Hill’s children were playing outside, and the bears seemed to want to eat some of the family’s pigs.  So he shot and killed one of the bears.  (The other two ran away.)  It’s a straightforward, perfectly legitimate case of self-defense, defense of others, and defense of property, right?  Read the rest of this entry »

In an interview on Laura Ingraham’s radio show yesterday, Ingraham asked candidate Rick Perry about some people’s concerns that he’s a bit of cowboy, that he may sometimes “shoot from the hip”.  In his answer, he said, among other things (quote is approximate),

I’ve never been an establishment figure, and frankly I don’t want to be.  I dislike Washington, I think it’s a seedy place.

Maybe that’s not really shooting from the hip in an answer to a question about shooting from the hip; maybe it’s part of a carefully cultivated “cowboy” persona.  I don’t care, it’s still a great line.

Get this man a nomination!

As I’ve suggested before, people disagree about the morality of abortion, but we should at least all be able to agree that taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to subsidize it.

Earlier this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a law ending government funding of abortion at the state and local levels in Texas.  Reportedly this has left Planned Parenthood “reeling”, forced to close a number of clinics and reorganize its remaining operations in and around Texas.

Get this man a nomination!

Hat tip to Eternity Matters.

Heard on Sean Hannity’s radio show yesterday (quotes are approximate):

HANNITY: I’m joined now by the Architect, Karl Rove.  How are you?

ROVE: I’m pretty good, ’cause I’m in Texas, not in D. C.

He said it because Hannity had just been talking about the earthquake in D. C., but it’s a great metaphor for a lot of other things.

I don’t know whether they’ve ever heard of Mark Steyn, but this past weekend a group of people answered his call for lemonade-stand civil disobedience, albeit on the Capitol lawn, not on their own lawns, and with the stand operated entirely by adults—though perhaps civil disobedience had better be done by adults, actually.  Three people were arrested and taken to jail.  Read the rest of this entry »


August 22, 2011

From the local grocery store:

Can anyone explain to me what a “Hispanic pastry” is?