Defending McDonald’s (Again)

Most in the mainstream are busy vilifying McDonald’s, but not me. In fact, I’ve defended McDonald’s before, against the outrageous environmental hoops through which the religion of environmentalism has pressured McDonald’s to jump, and so I was particularly delighted to read Jeffry Tucker’s excellent essay also in defense of those golden arches. Here’s an excerpt:…

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The Unluckiest Man In The World

Reportedly, his girlfriend is “a tad miffed.” From Hot Air: If he had a couple of dollars, he’d be living the dream. Michael Kosko, a state worker who passed on the office pool that scored a $319 million Mega Millions jackpot, had the simplest reason for bowing out. “I didn’t have two singles,” said Michael…

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Obama Versus Technology: ATM’s Responsible For Unemployment

It is, to say the least of it, a very horrifying thing indeed that someone in this position of power actually believes an economic canard of this caliber — a canard that’s been bunked a billion times, and which, in fact, is so easily debunked — and yet it’s even more horrifying to realize that…

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Man Urinates In Water, City Gushes 8 MILLION Gallons

Yes, you’ve read that right. C’est la vie. Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. From Yahoo news: PORTLAND, Ore. – Call it the big flush. Because a 21-year-old man was caught on a security camera urinating into a city reservoir, Oregon’s biggest city is sending 8 million gallons of treated drinking water down…

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Happy Father’s Day

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Barack Obama Thinks It’s Funny That His Shovel-Ready Stimulus Has Failed

In North Carolina yesterday, meeting with the Council on Jobs and Competiveness, Barack Obama was questioned about the fact that government bureaucracy invariably delays projects and even oftentimes puts a stop to them altogether, to which Obama jokingly replied: “Shovel-ready was not as — uh — shovel-ready as we expected.” This clever remark got some…

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Dalai Lama Discloses How Unenlightened He Is

The Dalai Lama — a nominal voice for platitudes of “peace and compassion,” and whom many regard as a kind of messiah — just recently revealed how unenlightened he actually is, telling a group of Chinese students at the University of Minnesota, that he, the Dalai Lama, is, (and I quote) “a Marxist” — though,…

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The Best Day Yet For Individual Freedom — By Ilya Shapiro

Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining Cato, he was a special assistant and advisor to the Multi-National Force in Iraq. The following article, which is brief and well-done, appeared June 8th, 2011, on the CATO website: In the…

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Jack Kevorkian R.I.P: Doctor Death Dies At Age 83

Jack Kevorkian, who was born May 26, 1928, died two days ago, at age 83. In the latter phase of his life, Kevorkian campaigned tirelessly to legalize physician-assisted suicide — a subject about which he was intensely passionate (too passionate, some believed) and even served eight years in prison for “acts of euthanasia.” From 1990…

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Tiananmen Square Twenty-Two Year Anniversary

June 4th marks the twenty-two year anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, China. This was when the communist dictatorship of that country quashed a political reform movement, which was begun by Beijing students who sought to bring about more freedom. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) ended these protests by force, which is…

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Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner Calls Reporter A “Jackass”

This exchange is hilarious and excruciating at the same time:

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Memorial Day

Decoration Day was originally designed to commemorate the fallen Civil War soldiers. On May 5th, 1868, General John A. Logan spoke the following: The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion,…

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Huge New Oilfields Discovered In Texas

Peak oil (so-called) is, as we’ve discussed here before, a fairytale of gigantic proportions, and this latest Texas oilfield discovery illustrates precisely why: We begin to know about a resource only when we begin to use the resource. Knowing about that resource includes a cursory calculation of its quantity. The more we use of it,…

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Ecce Homo

A typically morbid being cannot become healthy, much less make itself healthy. For a typically healthy person, conversely, being sick can even become an energetic stimulus for life, for living more. This, in fact, is how that long period of sickness appears to me now: as it were, I discovered life anew, including myself; I…

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Israeli Born Kiss Star Gene Simmons On 1967 Borders: “Obama Has No Fucking Idea What World Is Like”

In addition to this awesomeness, Kiss star Gene Simmons — who was born and partially raised in Haifa, Israel, with the name Chaim Witz — recently contributed something equally excellent to the world: (Video via mulhollanddose.) Partial transcript: JANE WELLS, CNBC: What do you think of President Obama’s suggestion that the borders be redrawn pre-67?…

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