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I don’t understand the distinction between free trade and fair trade.  What could be more fair than two individuals freely trading their labor or the products of their labor on mutually agreeable terms?  Who has more incentive to ensure that the terms are fair than the people involved in the exchange?  What could be less […]

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Dr-No-1962-sean-connery-beachI have watched, with growing alarm, the Taylor Swift/Tom Hiddleston showmance. My concern is not for our American, PR savvy, southern songstress. The global attention is only pop gravy for her. My concern is for the man who would be Bond.

Mr. Hiddleston’s turn as “The Night Manager” was charming, sexy, compelling. But to these jaded eyes, unconvincing as a future Bond. Was he too lanky? Too needy? Did he pull one camera mug too many?

Loved him as Loki. His broad, Shakespearean theatrics. Mr. Hiddleston can’t help but run warm.

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Here’s the speech I used to give the redeploying (that is, returning from Afghanistan to their homes) sailors who had deployed as an Individual Augmentee (IA). I delivered this speech every week nearly without fail — only recorded it once, and it was different every time. We used to bring sailors into AFG and send […]

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I’ve been thinking about our nation’s fortune and feeling a bit moody and blue. I’ve decided we conservatives need a dirge. So for both mourning and encouragement, here is a new conservative anthem. It foretells of the fall of society, yet also the eventual rise of natural law, heritage, and liberty (no really it does). I recommend you […]

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It’s not everyday you visit an artist sitting on a Tyrannosaurus Rex sized poop. We see political art in different forms; Michael Ramirez‘s devastating cartoons, Roman Genn‘s insightful National Review cover art, and there’s what’s been called ‘street’ or ‘guerilla’ art by Sabo. Good political artists can take controversial or divisive issues and cause people of all ideological […]

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What the heck, people. It’s been ages since we had any frivolity! There are still nine minutes left in Friday night here in Nashville. If I type really fast I might get in under the wire. A few thoughts on crepes. One of the Junior Mc’s showed up in the kitchen about 8:30 and said, […]

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When Jello Biafra originally wrote ‘California Uber Alles‘ (1979), Governor Gerry Brown served as the satirical protagonist for implementing Hippie styled fascism.  Today after the California Control Bill was signed by Gov. Brown, ‘California Uber Alles’, took on new meaning.  Apart from lyrically getting the year wrong (1984) and a Brown Presidency, its now on track to be eerily prophetic. […]

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I’ve taken leave of my senses and signed up for Dime’s 90 Day Challenge. My goal is to develop a writing habit by writing for a minimum of 15 minutes daily–progress or lack thereof to be reported (after today) by a daily comment to this post. Consistency is my aim; although quality and quantity are […]

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I just read this article  in the Washington Times. If you, like me, haven’t understood the vehemence of the #nervertrump movement, you must read this. Romney wants  to be the savior of the GOP and now claims his family wants him to run. He totally discounts the legitimacy of the almost 14,000,ooo primary votes for […]

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