The 02-04-16 Dem Debate: More Socialistic Than Thou

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Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 11.39.57 AMI was, mercifully, spared the full fury and fecklessness of Thursday’s Democrat debate. I had a regularly scheduled rehearsal, which is why, I believe, the DNC scheduled it for last night: so I wouldn’t be able to see the whole thing. But, as I have a strong stomach, and as my blood pressure meds are up to date, I did watch some of it. I hate to do this to you, gentle readers, but a few pertinent observations:

The overall theme was “I can’t define socialism, but I’m the most socialistic socialist on this stage!”

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A Bittersweet Thanks

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Credit: stationwtfo.blogspot.com

Credit: stationwtfo.blogspot.com

As regular readers know, I underwent a shoulder repair only four days ago.  I had an appointment today with my young surgeon–I’m of an age where a great many people are somehow suddenly young compared to me–who showed me a number of photos of the damage and the repair, which included an Allograft, which is defined as “A gift of donated bone, heart or connective tissue.”

In other words, part of another human being, someone I’ll never know, who died not long before my surgery.

A part of them will live on in me.

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Of Breasts And Brains

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credit: stunnish.com

credit: stunnish.com

Sarah Knapton at The Telegraph–that’s not her above, I’m pretty sure–tells us something interesting, and it must be true, because it’s science!   

Men value intelligence in women far above large breasts and long legs, a Cambridge evolutionary biologist has claimed.

Although having a large bust and never-ending pins are deemed by western culture as the epitome of femininity, when choosing a mother for their children, men look for brains first, Professor David Bainbridge, of the University of Cambridge said that intelligence is by far the most attractive quality for men looking for a long term partner because it demonstrates that his chosen partner is likely to be a responsible parent.

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Human Nature, Progressivism and The Ferguson Effect

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12672210_10153402415655872_8804235399870027631_oThe left is desperate to push social justice and to maintain the “progress” that people like Hillary Clinton couch as “moving America forward.”
But forward toward what?

Another sort of “fundamental transformation.”

The nature of transformations of this sort are a topic for a much longer article for another time. The topic of this missive is the reality of the “Ferguson Effect, a reality Progressives absolutely must deny and suppress. They must suppress it because it damages their needs and desires in a way not often encountered. Progressivism always ignores reality and creates its own, and usually gets away with it with the help of Hollywood, the publishing industry, the media and much of the Washington DC establishment, Democrat and Republican. However, upon occasion, reality intrudes so forcefully, it is difficult to deny or ignore.

Such is the case with the criminal justice system. Criminals, as much as they tend to be objects of romance and admiration–as well as votes–for Progressives, tend to remain criminals. They are inherently anti-social, and given the opportunity, tend to steal from, beat, rape and murder Progressives as well as Conservatives. Conservatives tend to recognize this reality and prepare for it. Progressives tend to think themselves immune to the consequences of reality, and even when victimized, revel in their victim status and tend to defend the criminals that beset them.

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The Air Force Awakens?

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Most don’t realize that the Air Force has, from time to time, been a leader in firearms issues.
The AR-15 family, for example, was first adopted by the USAF, and only later, and reluctantly, by the other branches. Even now, that weapon family has its detractors, but that’s an article for another time. In the wake of a number of terrorist attacks at military installations on American soil, the USAF seems to be, finally, awakening to reality. Fox News reports: 

A review of active shooter cases by the Air Force has confirmed what gun rights advocates have long been saying: Firearms in the hands of good guys are often the best bet for stopping massacres.

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Oh Sure; Some Excuse…UPDATED, UPDATED AGAIN

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credit hopkinshistoryofmedicine.org

credit hopkinshistoryofmedicine.org

Just a heads up, gentle readers: my writing output may be a bit erratic for the coming week. Tomorrow, February 01, I am having surgery on my right shoulder to correct some long-standing issues. I go there happily indeed. It’s an outpatient affair, uses scopes rather than huge, gaping incisions, and according to the surgeon, should take about 40 minutes. The recovery–ah, that’s the trick.

I’m told the aftermath of the brief surgery is very painful, and recovery lengthy. Oh well; it’s only pain. I’m a little worried about one thing: in order to avoid damaging the socket, they apparently have to go in through the nose…maybe I misunderstood that part…

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Maryland: Happily Committing Cultural Suicide

credit: the times.uk.com

credit: the times.uk.com

Islam is fundamentally incompatible with democracy and individual liberty. It acknowledges no separation of church and state. In fact, it demands that the state be subservient to Islam.

Many claim that there is such a thing as “moderate” Islam. As proof, they point to Muslims that do not take the path of Jihad, and that demonstrably live in harmony with their neighbors of other faiths. Many American Muslims are fully assimilated Americans, who practice a form of Islam that of necessity ignores much of the very specific mandates of the faith. If they did not, they would have to impose their faith on everyone, and kill or enslave all non-Muslims.

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