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If It Saves Even One Life…

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We hear that cloying bleat from the advocates of “safety” (at gunpoint) befehls all the time. If it saves even one life, it’s worth it! They use it to justify helmet laws for motorcyclists and seatbelt laws for drivers. Air bags, etc.  But how come their logic is never applied to the source of all Safety…

Fixing The Cop Problem

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That we have a Cop Problem is obvious. How to fix it, not so much. The problem – a chunk of it, at any rate – derives from an overweening postmodern concern for the “safety” of cops to the detriment of those they (ahem) serve. Plus what’s known in the lawyer game as qualified or (worse)…

The C02 Trump Card

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It had to happen – and now it has. VW – and soon, everyone else, inevitably – is under the gun over “emissions” that aren’t even pollutants. Carbon dioxide. This inert gas (look it up if you missed it in high school chemistry) doesn’t contribute to smog, cause acid rain, deplete the the ozone layer,…

Kicking Ourselves in the Nuts

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VW just announced it has lost nearly four billion dollars ($3.84 billion, to be precise about it) so far as a result of the “cheating” debacle. This does not include the punitive government fines or the likely class-action civil litigation that’s coming as surely as the winter. This is a measure of the cost of…

FuhrerPrinzip

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Free people don’t look for “leadership.” But that’s what every candidate for the presidency – regardless of partei – is offering to give them. Such people deserve what they will get. They have, after all asked for it. Most Americans do not know what the German word, fuhrer means. It does not mean “Hitler.” It means,…

People Who Like to Boss Other People

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People who like to tell other people what to do (aka, Clovers) are an interesting study. Well, they’re odd at any rate. Perhaps disjointed is the better word. They will, for example, talk sententiously about “choice”… provided it’s a choice they approve of, such as abortion. Or forcing people to associate. But only with certain…

The Object of the Exercise

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Have you been caught behind a school bus recently? They are hard to miss – and not because they’re really big and very yellow. In my area – and probably yours, too – they also have constantly flashing white strobe lights on the roof. Apparently, there are people out there who miss the big and…

Dirty Laundry

Volkswagen ceases sales of four-cylinder diesel cars in the US

Remember that old Eagle’s tune about the bubble headed bleached blonde who comes on at five? She can tell you about the plane crash, with a gleam in her eye. The song neatly describes the vacuous but vicious nonetheless media feeding frenzy over the VW  diesel “cheating” scandal. What could be better than raking a…

Clovers… On the Road (and Otherwise)

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I’m often asked – what’s a Clover? Technically, it’s a specific person – an incredibly persistent troll on these pages who identified himself (herself?) using that handle. After awhile, it stuck – became a general term, describing a mentality (reflexive authoritarian and collectivist) rather than one particular individual. We all know Clovers. They constitute the…