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Most embarrassing column ever!
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Popular Nonsense

Kenneth L. Wrote: Jun 04, 2014 8:42 AM
"...not everything done in their name really helps them -- minimum wage laws, for example." I think the minimum wage law promoters should put their money where their mouth is, so to speak. The minimum wage now is zero. They should mandate that anyone who works gets a minimum wage. But in order to avoid the problem of layoffs and failure to hire because of the increased minimum wage they should require that everyone who is paid a minimum wage work or, in other words, those who don't work get nothing. Those who can't fine a job in the private sector can take the government jobs collecting garbage, sweeping the streets and gathering litter, washing public toilets at rest stops and comfort stations, etc. Voila! No "zero dollar" minimum. But no welfare, and no unemployment compensation, either. (We can continue welfare for the truly disabled.) That's a minimum "wage" (as opposed to a minimum income, via "negative income tax"). What people promote now is a farce. It's not a minimum wage, obviously, because some get zero. It's a bigger paycheck for a favored constituency, most often union members. And the legacy of minimum wage laws, to keep blacks out of the workforce (just as Davis Bacon was designed to do), should embarrass these liberal, progressive Democrats to back off! If only we had a news media who would expose them...
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6 Truths About Pornography

Kenneth L. Wrote: Jun 03, 2014 8:58 AM
To Schadenfreude, et at: 1) Nowhere in Mr. Barber's article does he recommend censorship. 2) Pornography is a social pathology. The incoherence of liberal and libertarian points of view about it are caused by a failure to see the big picture. 3) Pornography will always exist, just as drug abuse, prostitution, etc. will always exist. But each is exploitation at its worst. It's ironic, to say the least, that leftists think "the workers" are being exploited by enterprises who want to pay them for their honest work, but they argue for freedom for drug dealers, pimps and pornographers to make profits at the expense of the misery of others. 4) It doesn't require religion to come to the obvious conclusion about the evil of these so-called "victimless crimes." Simply doing an honest study and measuring the social cost in an objective way leads to the inevitable conclusion. Ask an anthropologist. Great suffering, illness, poverty, exploitation of hapless individuals, actual mental illness, desperation and crime, and many other major and minor human ills result from the freedom to do these stupid things. 5) There is an obvious, natural benefit to monogamy. If ducks can do it, we should be able to do it, at least until our offspring are grown. But even for childless couples the economic and emotional benefits of fidelity are great. And the economic and emotional cost of sex among children is almost incalculable.
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“White Privilege” Exposed

Kenneth L. Wrote: Jun 01, 2014 5:54 AM
Lighten up, Mag. Several of the columnists who write regularly for TH.com, Coulter, Schlichter, and Adams, for example, routinely use a tone of outrage. They admittedly use the "ad absurdum" logical fallacy. But in the world of politics there is no logic. Queensbury rules never apply. The Congressional Black Caucus would rather rant about "disparate impact" than acknowledge the truth of Paul Ryan's observations about unhealthy elements of the culture of poor, inner-city populations. They are adamantly unwilling to own the perverse incentives in our "entitlement" programs that lead to the pathologies you and Kerwick cite this morning. That is the major scandal of our age, one with real human casualties on a grand scale. It makes the Benghazi, VA, Obamacare and all the other perversities of recent years pale by comparison. It deserves every outrageous approach at exposing it and ridiculing it for the evil that it is. I believe that Kerwick is simply trying another approach to get a few more people to say, "you know, he makes a good point." Something should be done. And while I agree with you that "fixing" this will be almost impossible. Passing a law against it, a la liberal/progressive/Democrat propensities, has long since become a joke. But the perverse incentives in our tax and entitlement policies should be removed immediately so these poor families can begin to heal. Intact families with working parents able to get good educations for their kids would go a long way toward reuniting our splintered culture. The fact that a huge fraction (half) of ALL young males in these populations drop out of school and end up in jail between the ages of 19 and 30 speaks for itself, doesn't it?
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HBO's Dreadful Reagan Lie

Kenneth L. Wrote: May 30, 2014 6:59 AM
What's wrong with you, will? Did you read the article? Bozell insists that it's warm out, and you say, "No, it's raining." I don't care how "extraordinary" the "art" is. It's written by a lunatic liar and hater. You can look it up.
A university that reflects a shrinking and declining universe of scholarship, research and intellectual integrity.
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White Privilege

Kenneth L. Wrote: May 28, 2014 9:57 AM
I don't doubt that what you say is true, but I can counter with a true anecdote from my own life. In 1970 I was attacked by an angry black mob, after having been out for the evening with a friend of mine who happened to be black. These people chanted black power slogans and beat us with sticks. I believe we were lucky to get away from that incident with our lives. My point is that public policy can only respond to provide incentives that reinforce behavior that will help the whole population to succeed. It is impossible to pass laws that require discrimination on any basis that will be fair to every individual. The cops who threatened you were renegades in the same way other outlaws are renegades, and we can't address those criminal acts by "making up for them" by favoring anybody over anybody else. Such a scheme only starts a cycle of endless adjustment and readjustment as groups complain about being treated unfairly. And so the pendulum swings.
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White Privilege

Kenneth L. Wrote: May 28, 2014 9:49 AM
"...Paul Kivel explained what he sees as Christian hegemony..." This one drives me crazy. The need for a label on everything blocks clear thinking at the starting gate. If we object to the murder of unborn babies we are trying to impose our "religion" on others, trying to create a theocracy, etc. It's impossible to get proponents of leftist ideology to consider anything rationally, on its merits. We badly need our education institutions to be cleaned out like the Agean stables (which were pristine by comparison). The idea that teaching is a purely political act is the most insidious idea invented by Alinsky. It borders on criminal abuse of the students, most of whom are children. An objective discussion would separate elements of culture and try to reinforce those that work well by means of positive reinforcement in public policy. It's the opposite of leftists' approach of writing laws to require or forbid behaviors, but their response to the idea of reinforcing responsible behavior dishonestly characterizes it as resembling their own methods.
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Random Thoughts

Kenneth L. Wrote: May 27, 2014 8:23 AM
"Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial." Clever, but all too true. Remember when radical feminists decided that rationality was a patriarchal paradigm? We've been sick for a few generations, now, and it is no laughing matter.
From the CNN/ORC poll: "Can manage the government effectively March 7-9, 2014 43%" I find this column especially disheartening. How can any significant number of people think that this president is competent in March 2014? It's absolutely amazing.
"...his phony accent in speeches to black audiences struck me as comical, but also as grossly cynical like the man himself." I tried to post Harry Reid's comment about this but it wouldn't stick. Evidently neither "N word" is acceptable, even the one that means "black." Anyway, you are exactly right. It's as phony as Hilary's or Joe Biden's similar accents. It amazes me that anybody could listen to them without cringing with acute embarrassment. You don't learn an African American accent or dialect in Indonesia.
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