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Get your grubby government fumble-fingers off

Shoulda never let Big Nanny meddle with it in the first place, it was working quite well as it was. The one thing we’re all told about net neutrality is that it’s meant to keep internet service providers from discriminating between websites, speeding access to some and throttling it to others. In theory, according to […]

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The War on Christmas is real

Well, why wouldn’t it be? Why does your friendly neighborhood Leftist war on Christmas? Why does he hate it so? Other writers, wiser than I, cannot answer: No one quite knows the reason. It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. But I […]

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Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown redux

I excerpted this piece back in 2011 when it ran on NRO, but it’s been reposted on Lifezette and updated a bit, and is worth another look. While Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” characters were well-known from the newspaper comic strip, there were fears among the creative team that the characters would not translate well to television. […]

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Tis the season

For predictions of what might take place next year, and Schlichter goes ahead and gets himself an early start. THE DEMOCRATS, THE GOPe, AND THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL NOT TAKE A PERSONAL INVENTORY AND THINK ABOUT THEIR ROLE IN ELECTING ROY MOORE. (Confidence Factor: 95%) Nah, it’s much easier, and so much more self-satisfying, for […]

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Antidote

Beginning to find the recent tsunami of sleaze, sordidness, and perfidy tiresome? Try this on for size, then. The phrase “he’d give you the shirt off his back” is routinely used to describe someone who would give everything to help another, but how many are as giving as Johnny Bobbit, Jr.? Bobbit recently stepped up […]

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Latest shoe dropping

The Uniparty Coup Cabal find themselves a new Ewan McMuffin: When retired Marine Col. Lee Busby read it was too late for a write-in candidate for the Alabama Senate race, he said, “Hold my beer, we will just see about that.” Busby told The Daily Beast on Monday he is launching his long-shot bid to stop Republican […]

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Buy Remington!

Dismaying news. Remington Outdoor, the second-largest U.S. gunmaker has suffered a “rapid” and “sharp” deterioration in sales and a similar drop in profits since January, and faces “continued softness in consumer demand for firearms,” credit analysts at Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings said in a report Friday. Bill says: The decline may be accounted for by a […]

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Still stinks

Aesop remains on the Vegas case. And oh, BTW, they have no idea why Paddock is supposed to have started shooting. Nor why he stopped. Nor why he quit with over 4,000 additional rounds remaining. I repeat, this wasn’t a mass shooting as much as it was a photo op. One or two weapons is […]

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A becoming gratitude

Our final Thanksgiving post this year comes from Schlichter. He has his usual good time with it. No. 2: Be Thankful That We Now Know The Truth About So Many “Conservatives.” Besides defeating the chardonnay-swilling Mayonnaise Chavez, Donald Trump’s other great achievement has been to cause so many prominent Fredocons to show who they really are – […]

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A tale of Thanksgiving

A pretty unusual one, too. In fact, I’m betting it’s unique. Explanation. Given the Diplowife’s aversion to feathery creatures, our overseas Thanksgiving Day meals consisted of seafood paella. My wife had, ahem, implied in some way…oh, heck, she flat out told the kids that the Pilgrims ate paella with the Indians. Maybe she was thinking about […]

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Nougat? NOUGAT?!?

I don’t write about these things much anymore, and haven’t in a while. I used to really enjoy tweaking Steven Den Beste about my beloved Macs versus his crappy ol’ PeeCees back in the old days; him, me, and Brian Tiemann had many an enjoyable and informative three-way e-mail exchange about that stuff, with my […]

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Scrooged!

That’s right, folks, it’s time once again for good ol’ Scrooge Picard to make his traditional holiday appearance. I’m actually putting him up a little earlier this year than I have in the past, y’all CF lifers may note. I admit to having done my share of obligatory complaining to friends and family about how […]

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Welcome aboard

Please note that we have a new advertiser here: AmmoMan, whose banner is perusable and clickable near the top of the sidebar over there to the left. I hope you shooters out there will check these fine folks out; as with everybody toiling away in the business of firearms in whatever capacity, they’re fighting the […]

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“Before I can teach you how to reason, I must first teach you how to rid yourself of unreason”

Ground rules. Reasoning requires you to understand truth claims, even truth claims that you think are false or bad or just icky. Most of you have been taught to label things with various “isms” which prevent you from understanding claims you find uncomfortable or difficult. Reasoning requires correct judgment. Judgment involves making distinctions, discriminating. Most […]

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Well, there’s no unseeing THIS

Um. Uhh. Errr, uhh… Ugh. Ever since the tiny elites who cluster together in tiny swaths of America’s coasts appointed themselves the moral arbiters of an entire nation that they deem to be teeming with inbred Christofascist moral lepers who deserve to be tortured and mocked into extinction, it has been our sincerest wish to […]

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The Weinstein-Progressivist axis

So I mentioned in one of last night’s posts that I was having a discussion with CF lifer Sam that I’d be bringing up and expanding on in a later post, at his request. His proposition is basically that L’Affaire Weinstein is nothing more nor less than, in his words, “Progressivism writ large.” To wit: […]

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No surprise here

The greatest baseball announcer of all time has seen enough, thanks. Saturday night, former Dodgers announcer and Hall of Famer Vin Scully was at the Pasadena Civic Center for an event called “An Evening With Vin Scully.” At some point during the event, Scully was asked about the NFL’s national anthem protests, in which players have taken a […]

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Man bites dog!

For the most part, the news has been as predictable as the sunrise, and as uninteresting as a HILLARY!™ speech: Trump says something obviously true, the media goes apoplectic; Trump underlines a principle most of us hold dear, and the media and the Left (but I repeat myself) descends into apoplexy over the OUTRAGE! of […]

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Good reads

You CF lifers will know Francis Poretto as a long-time friend of this site, a highly-skilled fellow blogger in his own right, and a damned excellent sci-fi novelist as well. He’s been serving of late as a sort of part-time spiritual mentor for me as well, for which indulgence I am very grateful to him. […]

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The feel-good story of a lifetime

Seriously, seriously wonderful. A post shared by Jackie Alexander (@jackiealex) on Oct 2, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT If you aren’t reaching for the hankies after clicking on the vid for the backstory here, you must truly have a heart of stone. I’ve watched it about five times already, and haven’t gotten tired of it yet. […]

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The REAL solution

As Bill says: it’s about time. Asplundh, the tree-trimming company, has been hit by a $96 million penalty for hiring (and rehiring) illegal alien workers. According to the federal prosecutors it is the largest payment ever levied in an immigration case. The company pled guilty to criminal charges in a federal court in Pennsylvania, where […]

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Goodbye, good luck, good riddance

Let ’em drown in it. President Donald Trump has ratcheted up the national controversy over black National Football League players who refuse to stand while the U.S. National Anthem is played before games. During a Friday night political rally in Alabama, Trump called on fans to boycott teams that allow players to engage in that particular form […]

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Alt-reality

A handy guide to the ongoing corruption of language and meaning: It’s funny ’cause it’s true, you know.

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Covers

So what IS it with handing a husky-voiced female an acoustic guitar and an old pop song and having her turn the thing into a funereal dirge for a TV commercial, anyway? I mean, for God’s sake. The charm (pretty limited in the first place, according to my taste anyway) of the original was wrapped […]

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Make yourselves useful, for a change

Howie Carr expands on an idea I mentioned here the other day. Seriously, doesn’t it look like almost all of the heavy lifting in the wake of Harvey is being done by people who belong to what the Southern Poverty Law Center would describe as “hate groups?” Speaking of which, when does the SPLC’s food […]

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