Saturday, November 9, 2013

Best description of why I hate that term

I avoid the vaguely Stalinist 'politically correct', used now as a blunt object to bash people who try to treat others respectfully.

-a comment on this video

Sunday, April 21, 2013

No shit

I hate to give Ron Paul (whom I find despicable) or Chris Christie any credit for anything at all but they certainly are right about this:

The War on Drugs is a Failure

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

People who watch Fox News are . . . old

Fox News is losing younger viewers with amazing speed.

Latest ratings compared to one year ago:

• Overall, lost 22% of viewers 25-54

• In primetime, lost 17% of viewers 25-54

• The O'Reilly Factor lost 25% of viewers 25-54

• Hannity lost 19% of viewers 25-54

• On the Record lost 38% of viewers 25-54

• Fox and Friends lost 17% of viewers 25-54

84% of Fox News's audience are over 55. Only 16% are under 55.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ardent fans of the U.S. military

[Texas Senator Ted] Cruz notes that the Senate has "two pending nominations, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel." Describing the nominees, Cruz added, "Both of whom are very prominently...less than ardent fans of the U.S. military."

John Kerry is a decorated war hero who was awarded combat medals including the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. Chuck Hagel is a decorated war hero who was awarded combat medals including the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, two Purple Hearts, Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Cruz has never served in the military.