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PLAN – Progressive Liberals Accidentally Nakedly-exposed

November 28th, 2011 · Comments Off on PLAN – Progressive Liberals Accidentally Nakedly-exposed

OK – it’s really the “Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada”.  But while their acronym is catchier and far less awkward (oh, thesaurus, you totally left me hangin’), mine is much more accurate. Consider this recent post about the #Occupy “movement” by PLAN’s state director, Bob Fulkerson, wherein he: Openly advocates criminal activity; Equates the protesters […]

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Tags: Class Warfare · Corporations · Hippies · Liberals · Nevada Politics · Socialism

Man – If Only Nevada Had, Like, A Really Powerful Senator or Something…

October 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

The liberal Nevada View had a post in support of President Obama’s “American Jobs Act,” arguing that it’s going to be especially good for Nevada.  That’s not in and of itself isn’t surprising.  But when I read it, I had to wonder – if it’s so good for Nevada, why hasn’t a single member of […]

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Tags: Campaign '12 · Congress · Economy · Harry Reid · Liberals · Obama

Non-Live Blog of the State of the Union

January 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Non-Live Blog of the State of the Union

I couldn’t live blog tonight, as I had a class to teach.  But I listened to most of it on the radio, and watched the rest on DVR when I got home. I wish the entire nation could have seen Governor Sandoval’s speech last night, in order to contrast it with this one.  Sandoval gave […]

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Tags: Capitalism · China · Congress · Economy · Education · Environment · Foreign Policy · George Bush · Health Care · Iraq · Liberals · Nanny State · Nevada Politics · Obama · Partisanship · Patriotism · Principles · Republicans · Taxes

Why Social Conservatism Is Vital To Liberty In General

November 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

True social conservatism, that is – not Big Government nanny-statism in the name of the Lord. Last week, various tea party movement activists from around the country sent a letter to GOP leaders asking them to back off the social issues and focus on deficits and spending.  I agree with them to a point, but […]

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Tags: Abortion · Big Government · Culture · Economy · Liberals · Mike Huckabee · Nanny State · Religion · Republicans · Social Conservatism

Just Who Are The Extremists?

October 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments

It’s so interesting to see the hand wringing these days about “extremism,” mostly from Democrats who have no better argument, and of course from their enablers in the media.  Harry Reid writes a check for Obama to sign that total more than all the money spent in the first 212 years of our nation’s history, […]

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Tags: Assembly 25 Campaign · Democrats · Liberals · Nevada Politics · Unions

Who’s “The Man” at Burning Man?

September 3rd, 2009 · 10 Comments

Burning Man is underway, and right now there are thousands of people partying in the desert and taking pictures of them and their friends with their own cameras of the event.  And despite their illusions of freedom, they don’t own a single one of those pictures.  Not really. But the Government of Black Rock City […]

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Tags: 1st Amendment · Burning Man · Corporations · Culture · Hippies · Liberals · Principles

What We’ve Learned from Cash for Clunkers

August 5th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Obama has declared the program a “success.” But what does that mean?  Consider: Congress authorized $1 Billion for the program, and expected it to last until November.  It didn’t make it past the first week of August.  This is an important thing to consider when considering the President’s own spending and deficit projections. That first […]

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Tags: Big Government · Constitutional Law · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Liberals · Obama · Socialism

Quote of the Day

July 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Quote of the Day

Caligula sent a horse to the Senate. Minnesota is just sending part of the horse. — Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit May our Republic fare better.  Frank(en)ly, I think we’d be better off with the whole horse.

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Tags: Campaign '08 · Liberals · Quotes of the Day

The Liberal Disconnect on Judges

May 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Note:  I wrote most of this before President Obama announced his Sotomayor nomination.  Stand by for more on that in the coming days. A friend of mine from law school recently posted this article from The Gawker on Facebook.  Ordinarily, my friend, although I usually disagree with him, posts interesting and thought provoking links.  Alas, […]

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Tags: Constitutional Law · Judges · Lawyers and the Law · Liberals · Principles

A Nonsensical Liberal Argument that Admits Liberalism Doesn’t Work

February 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on A Nonsensical Liberal Argument that Admits Liberalism Doesn’t Work

Yesterday in the RGJ, there was a piece by local columnist David Jacobs snarkily noting that neither George Bush nor Congressional Republicans (back when they held majorities) were all that fiscally conservative.  He further suggested that lack of economic smarts helped cause the economic problems we have now. He’s right. So why, then, would he […]

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Tags: Congress · Democrats · Economy · George Bush · Liberals · Nevada Politics · Obama · Partisanship · Republicans · Taxes

The Disorientation of a Liberal Mugged By Reality

February 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Waking up to reality after being in a dream world is never a pretty thing, as evidenced by this profanity laced screed excoriating a fellow “journalist” over at the Huffington Post.  It’s from a very liberal (self described Marxist) who nonetheless realized that he couldn’t deny the truths of our still fragile but undeniable success […]

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Tags: Iraq · Liberals · Media · War on Terror

Liberal Leadership Paradox Paralysis

February 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

“Leadership” requires “Decision making.”  In order to make a decision, you have to look at two or more choices and make a value judgment about them – which one is better than the other?  You have to “discriminate” between the choices. But extreme liberalism teaches us that choosing one value over another and discrimination are […]

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Tags: Liberals