Gillette: Girly Man Virtue Signaling

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One of the primary rules of business is: “Don’t alienate your customers.  In the interests of general wokeness, Gillette, makers of obscenely overpriced shaving products, did just that, and in the most egregious manner imaginable:

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IQ: For Our Sake

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Daniel Hannan
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Daniel Hannan is a British Member of the European Parliament. He’s a conservative, and he’s very smart indeed, which is why I found his recent essay on politics so interesting.  He writes in The Washington Examiner:

I’ve worked out why we loathe each other so much — why democracy throughout the West, and especially in the United States, has become so partisan, so adversarial, so angry.

It’s because we’re getting stupider.

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Boulder: Gun Ban Blowback

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University of Colorado at Boulder
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Boulder, Colorado is a town well known for its leftist, “hippy” culture.  Long before marijuana was, for all practical purposes, legalized in Colorado, Boulder, and other Colorado officers, took a more or less “live and let live” approach to pot use.  As long as people didn’t smoke or deal the stuff in front of officers, they generally didn’t go out of their way to make arrests.

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Sunday Funnies For 01-13-18

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President Trump continues to run rings around the Democrats, as he did in his Tuesday address to the nation, followed by a Democrat response from two pseudo beings that appear to be either zombies, very stern and semi-conscious elderly parents…

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Chevy Bolt: Way Of The Dodo?

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Ford Fiesta
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I owned a 2011 Ford Fiesta.  Fast, good handling, comfy, a pretty large cargo area, if the back seats–which did not provide a flat cargo floor–were down, and an honest 40 MPG on the highway.  It was a great little car, but Mrs. Manor and I are not, by any stretch of the imagination, petite, and when the Escape was available in 2013, we traded in our Fiesta for a great deal more interior space.  It was a great little car, but a very small car.

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Mugged By Reality

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Is It Possible To Change Leftist Minds?My pal Bookworm, who you should be reading every day, is a recovering progressive.  Despite living in deepest, darkest California, she was honest and introspective enough to realize the nature of the promises and reality of progressivism, and she has been a normal American since.  She remains behind enemy lines, but kindly does what she can to convert those still mired in darkness: Continue reading

Parkland, Florida: Evil Again, 9

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In previous articles in this series, I have given former Deputy Scott Peterson the benefit of the doubt, observing, among other things, that it is possible he had no idea where gunshots, if he heard any at all, were coming from.  With the release of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Commission’s draft report, we know a great deal about what actually happened.  Deputy Peterson was the sole armed officer assigned to that campus of some 3300 students.  He was never issued a body camera, nor was he wearing his issued ballistic vest.  The Commission’s report indicates he does not deserve the benefit of the doubt.

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License To Kill: The Murder Of Erik Scott, 12-19-18 UPDATE

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As I have often written, being a police officer is, at best, stressful and difficult.  Police officers are expected to make split second, life and death decisions, and are expected to be right 100% of the time.  It is somewhat miraculous how often they are right.  Young officers, learning in an honest agency, have an enormous advantage, but even then, the much-talked about “blue wall of silence” is involved.  In honest agencies, it is not nearly the bad thing one might think.

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Grieving Grievance Studies: The Continuing Scam–Revisited

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In October of 2018 I wrote Grieving Grievance Studies: The Continuing Scam, which was about three academics who, in the best tradition of physicist Alan Sokal, submitted multiple nonsensical academic papers to various “scholarly” journals. One even contained a chapter scarcely changed from its source: Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.  Sokal submitted a single paper, which was a mish mash of nonsensical academic jargon, two decades ago.  One would think that in the intervening years, the editors and peer reviewers of such journals might have learned something, however, as John Belushi used to say: “but noooooooooooooooo!”  In that article I wrote, or more accurately, quoted:

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