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I’ve said before that I think the 2nd Amendment is anachronistic and needs to be rewritten to fit with modern times. We no longer have citizen militias armed with muskets and swords. For good or bad we have standing, professional armies. As a result, most of the purpose and intent of the 2nd Amendment isn’t […]

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I’ve mentioned Milo Yiannopoulos before. He’s a flamboyant homosexual who claims to be serious about his Catholic faith and is somewhat conservative in his political views. He has some very entertaining videos on YouTube and is very good at tearing modern cry-baby liberalism to shreds. He also calls Trump “Daddy.” Yes, he’s disturbing, in more […]

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2017-02-20 :: Greg Krehbiel // General
The evil social media platform of the future

Social media platforms take a lot of heat generally — and particularly in the last election cycle — for furthering “fake news.” For example, somebody cites an erroneous statistic, links to a phony “news” story or some other baloney, and suddenly it’s “viral.” Millions of people all over the world now believe this little piece […]

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An old friend and I jog around the DC monuments from time to time, and the other day we got on the subject of white privilege. He doesn’t buy into it because his ancestors never had slaves and had to work very hard to get ahead in life. I think he was reacting to the […]

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Facebook is changing its mission statement. Here’s the old one. To give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Sounds like something that should be printed on the inside of a Dove candy wrapper, or on the side of a Celestial Seasonings tea. The article doesn’t say what the […]

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2017-02-17 :: Greg Krehbiel // General
“The failing New York Times”

I love the image to the right. (I stole it from Instapundit. Click for a larger version if it’s too hard to read.) Trump is continuing his war on the media, and some of them are acting as if this is a Great Constitutional Crisis. As far as I know, the president still has freedom […]

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2017-02-16 :: Greg Krehbiel // General
Thinking about thinking

I spend a fair amount of time thinking about thinking, and about what goes on inside my head. What, for example, does “mind reading” mean? In the popular imagination, someone who can read your mind hears an intelligible flow of dialog. But my mind is rarely like that. There are times when I’m intentionally thinking […]

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2017-02-15 :: Greg Krehbiel // General
What? Scientists lied?

From Scientists Want to Genetically Engineer Humans, by Wesley Smith. [D]uring the great embryonic stem cell debate … I watched in stunned and appalled amazement as scientists lied to legislators and hyped the imminent likelihood of CURES! CURES! CURES! in order to win a political debate and gain federal research grants. C’mon. Scientists never lie […]

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2017-02-15 :: Greg Krehbiel // General
Rescuing people from their own stupidity

It’s part of the left’s shtick. All those stupid Hillbillies and rednecks and assorted uneducated trash are always making foolish decisions against their own interests. That’s why they need smart people like Hillary to take care of them. One brave University of Pennsylvania professor decided to question that assumption and find out if people who […]

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He has never held any elective office, and his government experience amounts to bribing people to do what he wants. He’s not a careful or disciplined speaker and says all kinds of crazy stuff. He charges ahead like a bull in a china shop. He doesn’t know how the system works, and he’s made enemies […]

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2017-02-14 :: Greg Krehbiel // General
Who are the brown shirts here?

The left has been putting a lot of pressure on Trump and his supporters. They’ve flagrantly misrepresented his views and called him and his followers ridiculous names, and attributed the most vile motives to them. They’ve threatened to destroy the careers of people who dare to participate in Trump’s inauguration. They’ve pushed retail outlets to […]

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Why are churches banned from speaking about politics, or endorsing candidates? At least part of a religion’s message will usually have relevance in the political world. But churches typically dance around the issue. They advocate a position, but never a candidate. Some people chafe under that restriction and want to be able to endorse candidates. […]

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I’ve been off Facebook for about a week now. I check in for two seconds every morning to see if somebody has tagged me, but that’s it. My life is so much nicer without being exposed to the continual stream of B.S. It literally pains me to see otherwise reasonable people making such asses of […]

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One of the things you learn very quickly in Geology is that when you’re taking a multiple choice test, the answers that say “always” or “never” can usually be ignored. Things are too weird and chaotic and complicated for that. I’ve taken the same general attitude into most of the rest of my life, so […]

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2017-02-12 :: Greg Krehbiel // General
The sadness of “My Sweet Lord”

I’ve been on a bit of a George Harrison kick recently, and I’ve been listening to a lot of his top hits, one of which is “My Sweet Lord.” As you probably know, Harrison’s lord is Krishna, and George had some pretty weird religious views. I find it all very sad because I don’t doubt […]

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2017-02-10 :: Greg Krehbiel // General
The 9th circus is at it again

Liberal and conservative legal views seem to go like this. Liberals talk about whether something is right, according to the way they think of right, while conservatives talk about whether something is legal, according to their reading of the actual law. When you get a liberal judge, that means that he does mental somersaults to […]

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2017-02-09 :: Greg Krehbiel // General
Is Alexander Dugin a real threat?

There’s this guy named Alexander Dugin who is alleged to have an out-sized influence on Russia, and on Putin. If you can believe this article, he’s trying to create a Eurasian Union based on chaos and Satan worship, and his goal is the destruction of the west and the end of the world. It sounds […]

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2017-02-08 :: Greg Krehbiel // General

When I was a kid in Lutheran Sunday School we were taught “Jesus loves the little children,” which, in relevant part, went, “Red and yellow black and white, they are precious in his sight.” When my kids were young they had to expand that. Now the song goes “Red brown yellow black and white.” Identity […]

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I don’t know what it’s like in the rest of the country, but we’re having an unseasonable winter in the DC area. It’s been quite warm. Of course weather is not the same thing as climate, despite what the news says and despite what everybody says at the office cooler. Still, it makes you wonder. […]

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2017-02-07 :: Greg Krehbiel // General
Should Trump go to the nerd prom?

(“Nerd prom” is the name for the White House correspondent’s dinner.) I heard a discussion of that question on WMAL this morning. The host presented three choices: (1) don’t go, (2) go and give them Hell, (3) go and try to restore the relationship. I think #3 is the worst choice. The chances of winning […]

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