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Channelling Heinlein

November 30, 2014 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Channelling Heinlein | Filed in: Books, Crime, Current Events, Guns, History, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, Quotes, War On Terror.

“With national governments in collapse at the end of the XXth century, something had to fill the vacuum, and in many cases it was the returned veterans. They had lost a war, most of them had no jobs, many were sore as could be over the terms of the Treaty of New Delhi, especially the • Read More »

The Long Slouch Through Our Nation’s Institutions Continues

November 29, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The Long Slouch Through Our Nation’s Institutions Continues | Filed in: Democrats, Education, Humor, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics.

Mrs ExKev is watching a special on Fox about how radicals like Ward Churchill and Bill Ayers influence the thinking and policies of our nation’s universities.  Me? I’m not watching it. More liberal readers of this blog may be surprised to hear this (as they all pretty much believe we on the right watch Fox • Read More »

Ben Carson STILL doesn’t get it.

November 28, 2014 | By KevinC | 3 Comments | Filed in: GOP, Guns, Kevin.

” (Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson) had every right to protect his life. But I do think that there are probably other techniques that could have been used.” “For instance, in a lot of places, police officers aren’t even allowed to go into the more dangerous areas by themselves. They’re always paired. Or you know, people • Read More »

Turkey Time

November 24, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Turkey Time | Filed in: Democrats, Guns, Holiday, Humor, Kevin.

I have a relatives who do not hold the same religious beliefs I do, and we have a great time at Thanksgiving and other semi-religious events because I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut, enjoy their company, let family be family, and be a witness to what I believe in, not a spokesman.  What’s the • Read More »

The problem with a cult of personality is…

November 12, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The problem with a cult of personality is… | Filed in: Democrats, History, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Religion.

…that its appeal is, well, personal. People who follow that personality aren’t a part of the equation when the person they follow isn’t a part of the equation, either. Evangelical Christians know this from hard experience: Time and time again, a preacher arrives on the scene who dazzles everyone and promises his followers the Sun, • Read More »

The New Party Of No

November 6, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The New Party Of No | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

Let me explain this simply, clearly and plainly. If you ally yourself with schoolteachers, restrictive sexual mores, speech codes and domestic spying, don’t be surprised when young people rebel against you.  Kapeesh? 

And now, a word from Larry Correia.

November 5, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Quotes.

Larry Correia posted this on Facebook just now, and I’m stealing it and re-posting it here. Enjoy. I love how the day after the election the Libertarian Unicorn Calvary rides in to explain how the two parties are EXACTLY THE SAME and NOTHING HAS CHANGED. Yeah, I can totally see your point, except for the • Read More »

A Delicate Balancing Act

November 5, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A Delicate Balancing Act | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, politcs, Politics.

In 2008, Republicans had to balance not ticking off conservative Christian voters, who at the time were an essential element in the party, with the fact that one of their heroes, George W. Bush, had become absolutely toxic on the campaign trail as a whole.  In 2016, it’ll be the Democrats who will go under • Read More »

First in Arizona, then in the rest of the nation.

November 4, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on First in Arizona, then in the rest of the nation. | Filed in: Arizona, Current Events, Democrats, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Michael Barone talks about what today’s elections will mean for the Democrats.  President Obama’s ideology — expanded government, Obamacare — has been less widely acceptable and his reputation for competence is currently in tatters. He was able to eke out re-election with a reduced percentage by good organization. But he leaves his party in trouble. • Read More »

Out of the one, many.

November 4, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Out of the one, many. | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Leave it to a Libertarian to notice the (decentralized) elephant in the room. Just 39 percent give Democrats a favorable rating and just 33 percent do the same for Republicans. Not coincidentally, each party has also recently had a clear shot at implementing its vision of the good society. If you want to drive down • Read More »