Adults are awful. Is there anything adults dont eventually ruin? The economy was ruined by adults, the national debt was rung up by adults. Wars, famine, you name anything and somewhere theres an adult somewhere on the verge of ruining it.
In watching the anti-police protests over the last month you may have found yourself wondering what it is, if anything, these people blocking traffic want.
What can be said about a year that hasnt happened yet? The optimist looks forward with hope, and the pessimist looks forward with realism, but most people are too busy looking at their phones to see anything at all.
When the media looks back on 2014 it will be portrayed as an awful year, mostly because progressivism took major hits throughout the year. But for everyone else, 2014 wasnt all that bad.
There are few things the media loves more than blaming Republicans for anything bad that happens. The worse the event, the greater the glee. But the more the glee, the less likely it is to be true.
As if we needed more reminders of just how despotic and power mad some world leaders can be, weve been confronted lately by a number of examples of liberty under assault and reminders we must be vigilant in its defense.
Few things upset progressives like a terrorist attack by Islamo-fascists. Not the act of terror itself, mind you, but the perceived backlash against Muslims that follows.
Just two days before this years election, when it was clear there would be a Republican wave, the New York Times ran an op-ed that called for the abolition of midterm elections.
Remember the truth? Not the truth, but truththose irrefutable realities that were backed up by facts. The old 2 + 2 = 4 sort of truth about which there was no debate. Its now dead.
Big government killed Eric Garner. Police were just the weapon.
There are some things that legitimately have two or more sides. Theyre generally opinions, not disputes over the facts.
Outside of perhaps a drum circle or Phish concert, there are few things progressives enjoy more than dead people. Its a fetish Its what makes some people love feet and makes Bill Clinton a chubby-chaser.
Every year at this time, Time magazine starts teasing their Person Of The Year issue by releasing the short list of finalists.
President Obama is a genius, or so we are told. We have nothing on which to base that except the word of people who would find a way to praise him if he held a press conference while throwing live puppies into a wood chipper. So forgive me if I dont swallow the hook on that line.
Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor currently getting a dose of media scrutiny generally reserved for conservatives, said something you can hear daily in Washington, D.C.
For decades, the black vote in the United States almost uniformly has gone to Democrats.
Barack Obamas presidency has been an unmitigated disaster. The slowest economic recovery since World War II, an unemployment rate dropping more from people giving up hope than finding work, the rest of the world looking at American leadership on the world stage the way Michael Moore looks at a salad. You name it; its worse.
Its one of lifes little ironies that the political party most often screaming about democracy! is also the party least likely to care what the majority of citizens actually vote for.
Id almost forgotten to write this column. Im sitting here watching election returns, and I am just stunned.
If you want to right the ship of state, how did you think that would work? Your one chosen candidate would somehow undo half a century of constitutional disregard in 20 minutes? Of course not. Its all going to be incremental. Nothing this big turns on a dime. But before it can get any better it has to stop getting worse.
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