Williamson does it again. This time he fisks actor Russel Brand. I particularly like this line: Socialism is not a series of statements about how the world should be; rather, it is a series of statements about how the world is, and those statements are false.

I was taught to read according to the Phonics method, which is probably superior to the look-and-speak method used nowadays. Phonics is not perfect however, English spelling being based not so much on hard and fast rules as much as tradition. Learning Phonics and growing up in New England made spelling hard, since around here “A” and […]

Originally posted on According To Hoyt:
There’s this disturbing trend I’ve observed recently – okay, the last thirty years. It’s part of what I was talking about yesterday, in a way. For a book to be considered serious, or introspective or relevant, it has to attack the past or western culture or civilization or tech…

No matter how low your opinion of Washington, it is nothing compared to Washington’s low opinion of you. -Iowahawk A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how the people running America despise real, live Americans. A few days ago I got a wonderful confirmation. Back when the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was passed, the […]

Feminism is the belief that men and women are equal. By that definition, everybody this side of Saudi Arabia is a feminist. But we know that is not the case. No self-respecting feminist would ever call me feminist. If a feminist were to ask me “Dave, do you believe that men and women are equal?” […]


I am not a feminist in any recognizable sense of the word, and have never payed much attention to feminist thought, so the following analysis is bound to be incomplete. But since the observations of a disinterested third party can sometimes help shed light on problems, my reflections might be worth something. There seems to be […]

Since tomorrow is Veterans Day in the United States, the last hymn at church this morning was The Battle Hymn of the Republic. I am always uncomfortable about singing patriotic songs at church. One the one hand, civil society needs a metaphysical backdrop if it is going to function. Humans simply do not form a community […]


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