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December 31, 2009 by Draginol
Rush Limbaugh has been hospitalized with chest pains.  As usual, left-wingers are out there hoping he dies.
November 21, 2009 by Draginol
Years ago I wrote “What if global warming zealots are wrong?”

Will they apologize?

Will they feel any shame for all the bile and nastiness they heaped on those who were merely skeptical?

In the past couple of years, the evidence in favor of manmade global climate change has not worked out so well for the zealots.

This past week saw what may be the beginning of the end for the whole global warming movement with the outting of hundreds of emails that allegedly detail countless ...
November 18, 2009 by Draginol

I used to subscribe to Newsweek.  From the time I was a teenager into my 30s I was a subscriber. I liked their news coverage. If I wanted in depth detail accounts of world events, Newsweek was fantastic about it.

Then something happened after George W Bush got elected. They started to drift ever further to the left. More and more of their content became editorial (i.e. left wing rants...
November 10, 2009 by Draginol
Great article today at Town Hall.

“4 reasons the American Dream will be over unless we act”

Great quote:

"In 1985, just 16.5% of filers paid no income tax." Today, "roughly 120 million Americans – 40 percent of the U.S. population – are outside of the federal income tax system."

Meanwhile, the top 50% of income earners pay 97% percent of the income taxes. "In 1945, 41.9 workers supported each (Social Security recipient), while todayonly 3.3 worke...
October 18, 2009 by Draginol

I’d say this is a good call by the court even if I think the law itself to be foolish for California (talk about incenting people to leave).
October 5, 2009 by Draginol
One of the things I’ve noticed is that people say they want transparency in things but in action, they really don’t seem to want it.

For example, politically, I’m a conservative (more of a libertarian).  I am not particularly “into” politics but I do follow it pretty closely and will debate any issue even if I have to switch sides in order to debate it.

But other people take it seriously. Very seriously.  When someone links to one of my blogs, it shows up on my article (cool ...
September 30, 2009 by Draginol
“Any human being, who accepts help from another, knows that good will is the giver’s only motive and that good will is the payment he owes in return.” –Hank Rearden

It has been my experience whether it be at the nation-state level or on a personal level that good will distributed freely is often returned with disdain and contempt.
September 4, 2009 by Draginol

Hilarious article in which a doctor turns the table on lawyers when it comes to “reform”.
September 4, 2009 by Draginol
Let’s say one day the public voted in politicians who vowed for the top 1% of income earners to have 100% of their income paid in as taxes. Would this be slavery?

Those people could move to another country. Those people aren’t in chains. So would this be oppressive?

I think we could agree it would be counterproductive to the economy but that’s not the question. Would it be slavery or oppressive? What do you think?
August 8, 2009 by Draginol
The current system has its flaws but it does something profoundly right:

Most people who have health insurance are paying for their own individual health insurance either directly or indirectly through their employer. They are paying into the system for what they get back.

Obama supporters dream of a different system where taxes pay for health insurance instead. The problem with that is that nearly half the population pay no net federal income taxes. 

People get this and the...
August 7, 2009 by Draginol

Clearly sent there by “big insurance companies”…

July 24, 2009 by Draginol
Right now we have N people with insurance and Y doctors.

Obama’s plan would be N+40 million with the same number of doctors.

That doesn’t sound like a good deal to me.

The counter argument is always that we’re already paying for those 40 million people.  Well, if that is truly the case, then problem solved we don’t need to provide them with health insurance.  But in reality, no, those 40 million uninsured don’t have even remotely the same access as those with health insu...
July 14, 2009 by Draginol
July 11, 2009 by Draginol
In no particular order…

Scientists are Democrats…right?

Pew Research says that 55% of scientists say they are Democrats, 6% Republicans. Gosh, must mean people who value the scientific method are Democrats while Republicans are just a bunch of religious nut jobs right?

Strangely, the left-wingers who have commented on it don’t seem to be that concerned as to how the survey identified who a “scientist” was.  Is a scientist someone who works at a university doing pure scientifi...
May 27, 2009 by Draginol
A very interesting video on media bias.