Monthly Archives: June 2012

It May Be More Than Just a Fender Bender

If someone bumps your car from behind, be advised – it might be more than just a fender bender. It could be the prelude to something much worse. Apparently, there has been an uptick in robberies – and car jackings – that begin as innocent-seeming minor accidents. A car bumps into you, you stop, get…

The Power to Destroy Choice

I was not surprised at all by the ruling yesterday, in my opinion there was a better than 50/50 chance that the Affordable Care Act was going to receive the stamp of approval from the SCOTUS. What I was surprised by was the means by which the result was reached. I thought the “Commerce Claws”…

What Not To Do on Selection Day

The only way to shatter the illusion of consent – the keystone of majority-rule “democratic” tyranny – is by making it obvious to nearly everyone that the Fuhrer (oops, “president”) has been selected by, at most, a minority of the voting population. That in addition to being a cretinous philosophy as such (i.e., mob rule) …

The Dead Cats of Mencken

Biography H. L. Mencken was an staunch individualist and an unbridled libertarian. He was a man full of enormous gusto, sparkling wit, and a keen intellect which spanned many fields of knowledge. He also had a zest for the dramatic events of the everyday world which made him a born journalist. Mencken never wavered from…

Mittens Comes to Town

Yesterday, I needed to get some new Heli-Coil inserts to fix some damaged threads, so I hopped on one of my bikes and headed into town – “town” being Roanoke-Salem in southwest Virginia. On the way home, I encountered a traffic jam. This is a rare – almost nonexistent – occurrence down here. Almost always,…

2012 Toyota Prius

Last week, I reviewed the Prius C – and for the first time, found myself praising a hybrid car’s design and economics. Or at least, not condemning them. The C is reasonably light (about 2,500 lbs.) great on gas – and most relevant of all, price-competitive with non-hybrid economy-minded cars. I’d have liked to see…

The Southern States Treacherous Betrayal by Northern States Manufacturers and Andrew Jackson’s Federal Aggression

Federal Nullification by a Sovereign State is not specifically shown in the constitution; but neither is it specifically precluded and thus is penumbrally retained and reserved under both the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification of Federal Unconstitutionality, November 24, 1832: (I) This ordinance is to nullify certain acts of the Congress…

Mittens: Like Father, Like Son?

Excellent piece about Mittens: Like Father, Like Son—Betraying The GOP Base Is A Romney Family Tradition By Matthew Richer Patriotic immigration reformers remain dumbfounded over Mitt Romney’s refusal to condemn President Obama’s Executive Amnesty, especially after all of his tough enforcement talk during the primaries. But this betrayal of the GOP base should have surprised…