Archives: History

This day, we fight.

September 11, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on This day, we fight. | Filed in: History, Kevin, War On Terror.

Hold your ground! Hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers, I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. • Read More »

Is this a head desk or a face palm

August 27, 2015 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Democrats, Guns, History, Humor, Kevin.

Or maybe both? Left-leaning “news explanation” site Vox has trouble differentiating between the National Rifle Association, the largest firearms safety training organization in the world, and the National Recovery Act, a ruthless system of wage and price controls created to help introduce socialism into the U.S. Note to Vox: Guns and butter is just a • Read More »

Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Happy 4th of July | Filed in: History, Kevin, Music.

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands.

I hate wasting good stuff on an away game.

December 27, 2014 | By KevinC | Comments Off on I hate wasting good stuff on an away game. | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, GOP, Guns, History, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Michael Bane went off on Obama/Holder/Sharpton/et al’s current machinations to re-make America in their own image, and I chimed in. Walter Russell Mead’s work on the death of the Blue social model has been outstanding and the guide post I’ve used these past two years. The elaborate social/cultural machinery of the technocrats have built of the past • Read More »

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 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 »

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Towards Bigger Government

October 17, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Towards Bigger Government | Filed in: Current Events, HEALTH, History, immigration, Kevin, Medicine.

Phillip Klein writes about something I’ve noticed as well, the outcry on right for increased intervention from the government in the Ebola crisis that is coming from people who usually treat bigger government like, well, Ebola.  Though there are fair criticisms of the CDC’s handling of Ebola, by giving into the temptation to point fingers • Read More »

A pack, not a herd.

September 26, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A pack, not a herd. | Filed in: blogging, Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, History, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Grover Norquist lays out the case that America isn’t having a “libertarian moment”, it’s having a libertarian MOVEMENT.  “So forget ‘moment.’ Think trend. And consider the once-impossible political shifts that have taken place over the past 30 years. The relevant dividing line is not right versus left or Republican versus Democrat but the expansion of • Read More »

It’s a good day when Michael Barone agrees with me.

September 12, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, Guns, History, Kevin, Money, politcs, Politics, Technology.

This has been a bugaboo of mine for quite a while now: We are entering into an era of increased personal empowerment unseen since the invention of the printing press. I don’t HAVE to watch the evening news to know what’s going on, I have my podcasts and RSS feeds. I don’t HAVE to limit • Read More »

How to fix the mess in Ferguson

August 14, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on How to fix the mess in Ferguson | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Guns, History, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics.

Think that dealing with a heavily-armed police force is something that’s happened only in a world of M4’s and MRAP’s?  Think again.  The English dealt with this same issue almost 200 years ago, and Sir Robert Peel laid out nine rules to help society and an armed law enforcement play nice together.  To prevent crime • Read More »

The collapsing reality of modern progressivism

March 16, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, HEALTH, History, International, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Politics, Quotes.

“‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’” – Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises The years of the Obama presidency have been challenging for America, but they’ve placed an even greater strain on American progressives. From the utter failure of Obama’s economic stimulus package to the own-goal • Read More »

Putin tells Obama, “Crimea river”

March 2, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, global warming, History, International, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics.

There was a time, a long time ago, when modern liberals understood there were enemies abroad as well as enemies overseas. My political heroes in my teens and twenties were men like Democratic senators Sam Nunn and Joe Leibowitz Leiberman and New Republic editor Marty Peretz, men who understood that freedom abroad and freedom at • Read More »

Freedom is breaking out all over.

January 28, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Freedom is breaking out all over. | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, History, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

The Tea Party is gaining favour in the land that popularized tea.  Nigel Farage’s right-wing UK Independence Party (UKIP) has once again rocked the British political establishment by coming first in a recent poll which quizzed Brits on their feelings towards the four main political parties. While UKIP hasn’t yet mustered up any elected members • Read More »

Well, to be fair, he translated Obama’s speech *perfectly*

December 11, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, History, Humor, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

How many people on this stage are just blathering on without saying anything meaningful? If you said “One” (Obama), you’d be wrong.  “A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a “fake,” the national director of the Deaf Federation of South • Read More »

The dog that no longer barks in the night.

November 29, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The dog that no longer barks in the night. | Filed in: History, International, iraq, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Ever notice that  the liberal left is no longer constantly telling us, “We support the troops, we want them brought home!”, even as Obama is making plans to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan into 2024 and beyond?  It’s almost as if their hand-wringing and outcries of concern for American troops was just some kind of • Read More »

It’s always 1963 in Liberal-land

November 20, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on It’s always 1963 in Liberal-land | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, History, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and progressives cannot let him rest in peace, because for liberal, it wasn’t just JFK who died on that awful day, it was their dream of a competent government run by popular people.  Since JFK was shot by in Dallas, the idea • Read More »

Thought of the day

October 6, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Thought of the day | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, GOP, History, Kevin, Law, Money, politcs, Politics.

If you’ve convinced yourself that it’s in the public’s best interest for them not to stop and look at a mountain, how much further do you have to go until you’re convinced yourself it’s in their best interest to get into a boxcar?

Ghosts of Benghazi

September 8, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Ghosts of Benghazi | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, History, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Shockingly, the people who screwed up and left Americans to die in a Middle Eastern country in the midst of a chaotic civil war aren’t too happy when people remind them of that fact.  “The administration has a serious credibility issue with the American people due to the unanswered questions surrounding the terrorist attack in • Read More »

I *was* going to do a long post about how it’s Amateur Hour at the White House

September 6, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I *was* going to do a long post about how it’s Amateur Hour at the White House | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, History, International, Kevin, Military, War On Terror.

But Victor David Hanson went and did a better one.  Curse him and his extra-large brain!  How did Obama get himself into this mess? It was bound to happen, given his past habits. All we are seeing now is the melodramatic fulfillment of vero possumus, lowering the rising seas, faux Corinthian columns, hope and change, the bows, the Cairo speech, • Read More »

The place where time was invented.

August 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The place where time was invented. | Filed in: beer, History, Humor, International, Kevin, Science, space, Technology.

Archeologists in Scotland have found a lunar calendar that predates Stonehenge by thousands of years.  A team from the University of Birmingham recently announced an astronomical discovery in Scotland marking the beginnings of recorded time. Announced last month in the Journal of Internet Archaeology, the Mesolithic monument consists of a series of pits near Aberdeenshire, Scotland. • Read More »

RIP Baroness Thatcher

April 8, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on RIP Baroness Thatcher | Filed in: History, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;Bring me my Arrows of desire:Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!Bring me my Chariot of fire! I will not cease from Mental Fight,Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:Till we have built Jerusalem,In Englands green & pleasant Land