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The Apotheosis Of Ron Paul [Updated]

Concerning Ron Paul, Cory Massimino and friends are coming under some fire for a fine article, which recalls a newspaper piece the Fort Collins Weekly published back in 2008. Here’s an excerpt from Cory’s article: Hans Herman-Hoppe, distinguished fellow of the Mises Institute, wrote just last year that, “it is societies dominated by white heterosexual…

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Nature Spills More Oil Than Man — By Far

A good reader sent the following: Mighty Oil-Eating Microbes Help Clean Up The Gulf In response to which, one should also point out what many people still don’t know: namely, that nature alone, apart from man, “spills” far more oil than all the world’s oil companies combined. For example: Natural Oil Leaks Equal To 8–80…

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Leonard Nimoy: He Lived Long and Prospered

In 1975, when Leonard Nimoy was 45-years-old, he wrote a book titled, I Am Not Spock. Some 20 years later, he wrote another book, a follow-up (of sorts), titled I Am Spock. One finds oneself strangely heartened by Leonard Nimoy’s eventual acceptance of his iconic status — and the colossal shadow his most famous character…

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The Apotheosis Of Ron Paul [Updated]

Concerning Ron Paul, Cory Massimino and friends are coming under some fire for a fine article, which recalls a newspaper piece the Fort Collins Weekly published back in 2008. Here’s an excerpt from Cory’s article: Hans Herman-Hoppe, distinguished fellow of the Mises Institute, wrote just last year that, “it is societies dominated by white heterosexual…

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Nature Spills More Oil Than Man — By Far

A good reader sent the following: Mighty Oil-Eating Microbes Help Clean Up The Gulf In response to which, one should also point out what many people still don’t know: namely, that nature alone, apart from man, “spills” far more oil than all the world’s oil companies combined. For example: Natural Oil Leaks Equal To 8–80…

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Love, Luba, Lief — and a Man Named Valentinus

The man named Valentinus (which comes from the Latin valens, meaning “powerful, brave, valiant”) was a martyred Christian of ancient Rome, about whom virtually nothing is known. His name does not appear in the earliest redaction of Christian martyrs (354 AD), and it was Pope Gelasius who first included Valentinus — or Saint Valentine, as…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: First Cast Out the Beam Out of Thine Own Eye

Neil deGrasse Tyson, as tendentious and as partisan a scientist as I’ve ever heard — and that’s saying a lot — recently stunned the world with the following tweet:     If you’re not sure why this tweet discloses a colossal lack of self-awareness, please read the following: Neil Tyson: Not Off the Hook Yet…

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Happy Birthday, Isabel Paterson

  Have you heard of Isabel Paterson? She was born January 22, 1886, Manitoulin Island, Canada, and she is unquestionably the most underrated of all American political philosophers. An autodidact and an extraordinarily formidable intellect, Isabel Paterson wrote many essays and books, but her best and most famous work is  The God of the Machine,…

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A Brief History of Islam and the West

Around 630 AD, the Arab prophet Muhammad united the Arab people through the founding of a religion called Islam, which means “submission to God.” Muhammad forged these people into a fighting people the destiny of whom was to bring the rule of Islam to humankind. Within a hundred years, Muhammad and his disciples had conquered…

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Single-Payer Falls Apart In Vermont

  Vermont, which is an extraordinarily liberal state with at least one openly socialist senator, was at one time regarded as America’s frontrunner for single-payer healthcare. But that frontrunner status just changed. Single-payer, a disastrous idea on dozens of different levels, means that everyone pays for everyone else’s healthcare, and Vermont has just discovered one of…

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Obama Tailors Lies Like A Tailor Tailors Suits

Oh, yeah.     I wonder, then: Does that include Obamacare? Does it include getting to “keep your insurance if you like your insurance”? Does it include the IRS targeting (so-called) conservative groups? Does it include Benghazi? Does it include operation Fast-and-Furious and the Executive Privilege Obama granted the Department of Justice and the corrupt…

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Eric Garner And Taxes

Eric Garner, the 43-year-old asthmatic black-marketeer who, for selling untaxed cigarettes, was choked to death by police, and whose death was ruled a homicide, exposes the rotten core not only of law enforcement run amok but also, just as significantly, of government laws, regulations, and taxation, and its unintended consequences. Eric Garner was selling a…

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Neil Degrasse Tyson: Not Off the Hook Yet

If you haven’t yet heard about the small but significant scandal concerning Neil Degrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist and host of the TV series “Cosmos,” who frequently speaks to audiences about cosmology, climate-change (as they’re calling it this week), and the shocking state of science literacy in America, you will be excused. The scandal has not…

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Tell It Like It Is, Brother

Hero of the month: Tyree Landrum, a working stiff who quite nicely captures the utter stupidity of Ferguson rioters in San Diego: Thank you, sir. I bless you, wish you life.

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Best First Sentence Contest: Winner Announced

It was another exceptional contest. Read the best entries and find out who won.

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$100.00 Best First Sentence Contest — Halloween Edition

Journal Pulp is offering a $100.00 cash prize for the following: Best first sentence for a novel about a clever but silent twelve-year-old girl who’s an only child and who one dark night traveling with her mother and father falls asleep in the backseat of the car — and wakes to find that same car…

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Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Sazeracs & Manhattans

A reader writes: In your last video (which I enjoyed somewhat) you said the Old-Fashioned isn’t the oldest cocktail on written record, and you are correct. The Sazerac is. When will you do a vid featuring that one, bud? Here you go, bud: Thanks for watching.

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Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Mixing the Proper Old-Fashioned

Is there any cocktail that gets people as lathered up about technique as the Old-Fashioned? If there is, I don’t know about it. Come and have a drink with the unwashed.

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District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg and Her DUI

I made the following video in honor of District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberhg, who’s suing Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry was recently indicted on two charges both of which are related to District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg and her allegation that Perry attempted to force her resignation after she was arrested for drunk driving. The grand jury…

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