Friday, May 31, 2024

Fwd: 1.2 trillion cost of regulations added in months...1.6 trillion total

he Biden administration has set in motion a wave of new regulations that have already cost the U.S. more than $1 trillion, which equates to thousands of dollars per family, according to a new report from the Job Creators Network.

There have been $1.6 trillion in costs imposed from a total of 923 new federal regulations that have been finalized under President Joe Biden, with $1.2 trillion of those being put in place in just the past few months, according to the JCN. In just the first two years of the Biden administration, new regulations are estimated to have led to an average of almost $10,000 in added future and present costs to American households, which could jump to $60,000 if the trend continues across a two-term presidency. 

EXCLUSIVE: New Report Details Just How Much Regulations Under Biden Have Cost Average Americans | The Daily Caller

Masculinity, responsibility, community

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Ben Shapiro: “Israel’s War is a Just War”

Energy demand explosion while shutting down coal and nuclear

War on the west by the west

Remarkable about face quotes

Last August, I published a letter from reader Marvin Levine that read in part: "I believe Donald Trump is the biggest a–hole that walks the earth … I think his supporters have a screw loose" and "the sane people left in the country should do everything possible to keep him out of the White House." 

Levine now writes again, starting with "Mea culpa" and adds: "While I am still not a big fan of Trump, the last year has been such a disaster that we will not survive another four years of Biden's leadership. The border, the Trump persecutions, the economy and his deteriorating mental and physical state leave us no choice."

Biden has spent his presidency painting Trump as abnormal but his recent antics prove it's the other way around (

Saturday, May 25, 2024

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict explained on a map

What went wrong with capitalism

Just one problem: the era of small government never happened. Government has been expanding for nearly a century in virtually all measurable respects, as a spender, borrower and regulator; the one brief retreat, under Bill Clinton, proves the trend. In the US, government spending has risen eight-fold since 1930 from under 4 per cent to 24 per cent of GDP — and 36 per cent including state and local spending. What changed under Reagan was that as spending rose, tax collections remained steady, so government started paying for its own expansion by borrowing. Deficits went from rare to routine and as a result public debt has quadrupled in the US to more than 120 per cent of GDP today.  

America is displacing Europe as the society least tolerant of financial distress for anyone, up to and including the super-rich

Rather than reversing the course of government, Reagan changed the conversation, which did often focus on a neoliberal agenda of cuts to taxes or deficits or regulation. But even when governments attempted to deregulate, the result was more complex and costly rules, which the rich and powerful were best equipped to navigate. By the 1980s, fearful that mounting debts could end in another 1930s-style depression, central banks started working alongside governments to prop up big corporations, banks, even foreign countries, every time the financial markets wobbled.  

With good reason, progressives deride this new version of capitalism as "socialism for the very rich", but governments were doling out relief for the poor and middle class too. More than socialism for the rich, this is "socialised risk", a campaign to inoculate an entire society against economic downturns. Although still widely criticised as the land of "raw" Reaganite capitalism, America is displacing Europe as the society least tolerant of financial distress for anyone, up to and including the super-rich.  

Something has been changing in the culture. Just as the American "revolution in pain management", which insisted on treating even moderate injuries with powerful opiates, was hooking the nation on OxyContin, its approach to economic pain management was addicting the system to a drip feed of government support. During the past two decades, the US fell from fourth to 25th in the Heritage Foundation rankings for economic freedom as both regulation and debt increased.  

If the era of small government was a myth, then the majority who want government to "do more" would be wise to think twice. An even bigger government is more likely to magnify than ease their frustration with the dysfunctions of modern capitalism.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Daily Wire Backstage: Introducing The 2nd Greatest Commercial Ever

These discussions are always interesting.  Their commercials are annoying.

They get tangled up over the definition of freedom to the point where it makes it look like they don't know what they are talking about.   Freedom is very simple; you should be able to do what you want just so long as you don't interfere with the same right of others.  The exact boundaries can be unclear which is one reason why you need a legal system to define rights.  For example, free speech and property rights need legal definitions.  I just can't claim that something of yours belongs to me.  There needs to be a system for determining what is property.  Likewise, people shouldn't violate other people's rights in the name of free speech, although there is a lot of that going around.

However, their discussion claims to be for freedom while apparently wanting to constrain freedom by religious values.  It makes them look hypocritical.

As a side note, some claim that we have "natural rights".  The problem with this is that you may think that you have the right to live but a bear thinks that it has the right to eat.  People have preferences and tendencies, where they prosper when they are free, but without a legal system, they have no rights at all.  It just becomes the rule of the most powerful.

The political discussion that followed was good.

Annihilate Jews, Win a State!

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Star Trek Actress Marina Sirtis Attacks Kirstie Alley, Describes Her As "Evil" & Other Nasty Names!

Protests documents and weapons

Armed struggle is enshrined in law," showed one confiscated pamphlet. Another, "We are not satisfied with co-existence."

Going beyond extremist and violent rhetoric, weapons were discovered. Chains, steel cables and buckets of rocks were found and subsequently confiscated by authorities at UT Austin demonstrations last month.

More documents obtained by Fox News purportedly "celebrat[e] the death of innocent Jews and the elimination of Israel."

Of 79 arrested at UT Austin, 45 were not affiliated with the University. LaJeunesse reported that experts believe "extremist documents lure students in using their sympathy for Palestinians to introduce more extreme views."

At UCLA on Monday, campus police detained 40 anti-Israel protesters who had metal pipes, chains, epoxy padlocks and documents encouraging vandalism on their persons.

Flags representing the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine are present at most college campus protests nationwide, which the DNI classifies as a "Syria-based terrorist group.

Friday, May 10, 2024

joe quid pro quo...congressman drafting impeachment articles

Mills, 43, submitted language to House counsel on Thursday for one article of impeachment that would charge Biden with "abuse of power," Mills revealed on X, noting that he would "pursue action [Friday] morning." 

"Using the powers of his high office, President Biden solicited a 'quid pro quo' with the foreign government of Israel by withholding precision guided weapons shipments in order to try and extract military policy changes," reads Mills' resolution.

House GOP drafting Biden impeachment articles over Israel aid cutoff threat (

I Went To China And Drove A Dozen Electric Cars. Western Automakers Are Cooked

Biden Sides With Satan

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Biden weapon pause kept quiet until Holocaust speech

Biden signed off on the pause in an order conveyed last week to the Pentagon, The Associated Press reported, citing U.S. officials who were not authorized to comment on the matter. But the NSC wanted to keep the decision quiet until...Biden delivered a long-planned speech on Tuesday to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

What CIVIL WAR Is Really About

Dictators arise because of a crisis causing the public to support stability over democracy.

Leftist Universities Fall Victim to Their Own Dogma

Unscientific American | City Journal

Shermer submitted a column discussing ways that discrimination against racial minorities, gays, and other groups has diminished (while acknowledging the need for continued progress). Here, Shermer ran into the same wall that Better Angels of Our Nature author Steven Pinker and other scientific optimists have faced. For progressives, admitting that any problem—racism, pollution, poverty—has improved means surrendering the rhetorical high ground. "They are committed to the idea that there is no cumulative progress," Shermer says, and they angrily resist efforts to track the true prevalence, or the "base rate," of a problem. Saying that "everything is wonderful and everyone should stop whining doesn't really work," his editor objected.

Shermer dug his grave deeper by quoting Manhattan Institute fellow Heather Mac Donald and The Coddling of the American Mind authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, who argue that the rise of identity-group politics undermines the goal of equal rights for all. Shermer wrote that intersectional theory, which lumps individuals into aggregate identity groups based on race, sex, and other immutable characteristics, "is a perverse inversion" of Martin Luther King's dream of a color-blind society. For Shermer's editors, apparently, this was the last straw. The column was killed and Shermer's contract terminated.

Neocons Almost Killed America. Here’s How Patriots Can Fix It

'In the course of losing WWII Germany lost 5.3 of 17.7 million men aged 15-44 years old, or 30% of their male population. This brutality is the reality of winning wars – as the recent US track record of failure shows. The "measured and proportional response" crowd wants a war without war. It's a fantasy that only seems plausible to people who have never experienced war and are insulated from its consequences.'

"Taiwan, and China's claim on it, remains the flashpoint in the ultimate cold war in the final stages of warming. Clever deterrence measures have been offered and rejected. The Pentagon wants to fight by our playbook, but as always in war, the enemy gets a vote. A hot war between China and the USA would see US cities annihilated and a death toll in the tens of millions, at minimum. This apocalyptic carnage can only be averted by looking back through history at what has worked and what hasn't worked in the conveyor belt of failed Washington foreign policy approaches that have dominated the last thirty years. We owe it to our children to get this right but course changes must be made immediately before it is too late."

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Transgenderism and Star Wars

Just watched the fifth episode of the six-episode miniseries, "Tales of the Empire."   I was enjoying the animated show until the characters repeatedly referred to a character with "They" and "Them" pronouns.

A Google search shows multiple sources claiming that this is good grammar.  I disagree.   Even if it is acceptable grammar, it promotes a lie that people are something other than their biological sex.

Although Doctor Who, Star Trek Discovery, and The Orville all recently hit us over the head with their trans characters, I think that it is sacrilege for Star Wars to do it.  Star Wars takes place a long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away.   Transgenderism is a 20th and 21st-century fad, mostly in Western culture.  I think that this hysteria will fade over time.  Reality wins in the end, even if it takes a very long time.

 If someone wants to call themselves a different name, it is a free country. 

My fear is the expectation that you must give lip service to it through coerced speech.  Jordan Peterson initially rose to fame by objecting to speech codes requiring mandatory pronoun usage.   In Canada, he is being denied his license to practice psychotherapy because of it.  The actress Gina Carano had her entire career destroyed because she refused to comply, which led to a several-month-long Internet campaign to get her fired.  When we see other people having their rights trampled on, this creates a fear that this can happen to us, and a backlash against it.

I will still enjoy the series.  However, I watch shows for escapist entertainment.  When a show tries to push an agenda that is at the very least controversial, it is distracting to the viewers.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

D-Day Hero's Experience After The War

Monday, May 6, 2024

Joe Biden has officially LOST the TYT's support!!!!

Victor Davis Hanson: Trump Indictment

Bill Maher SLAMS College Protestors

Bird Flu Spreads to Dairy Cattle, Farm Worker Infected, Virus Fragments in Milk

World War II Vet Criticizes Current Generation

"Final Warning: America's Last Chance Before Collapse" | Victor Davis Hanson

The end of magical debt thinking |

Why Do We Believe Things That Aren't True?

Robert De Niro Has INSANE Trump Meltdown!

Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill visits with President Biden at White House

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Norman Finkelstein: Everything you know about Israel is wrong

36 seconds ago
This man is a liar. Israel's war against Hamas is not a genocide.  People are dying.  Whose fault is that?  Hamas hides behind civilians.  Hamas prevents people from fleeing to safety.  Hamas hijacks the aid trucks.  Hamas wants their people to die to get international support.  Hamas could end this by surrendering.  Nobody blames the real culprit, which is Hamas.  Nobody calls for Hamas to surrender.

There is no other way for Israel to win this war.  You are either for Israel or you are for the terrorists.  Do you want Israel to lose this war?

Pick A Damn Side

Safety bricks!

Presidential Historian Reviews Presidents in Film & TV, from 'Lincoln' to 'The Comey Rule'

Thursday, May 2, 2024


definition: what will happen to all other states, after they adopt California's policies