Archives: politcs

Ten Years Of Punditry And Mayhem

August 17, 2016 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Ten Years Of Punditry And Mayhem | Filed in: Arizona, blogging, Jon, Kevin, politcs, Politics, steve, Todd.

Jon, Todd, Steve and myself started Exurban League ten years ago today. What a long, strange trip it’s been. I live in Florida now, and this blog is pretty much shut down. Todd and Steve don’t blog (never really did, to be honest), I’m writing over on my gun blog and a bunch of other • Read More »

Hey everyone.

February 14, 2016 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Hey everyone. | Filed in: politcs.

Misfires And Light Strikes is here: Misfires and Light Strikes I really need to fix that redirect. And yes, I got stickers.

Local Boy Makes It To The Big Time

September 26, 2015 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Local Boy Makes It To The Big Time | Filed in: Arizona, blogging, Current Events, Doug, Jon, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, steve, Todd.

Four guys were hanging around a coffee shop on a Saturday morning in 2006, solving all the world’s problems in just a few hours. We’d known each other from college, and all of us shared a passion for technology, Christ, our families, and our country. Oh, and Salma Hayek. Her too. We decided to start • Read More »

Todos ellos se parecen a él

September 4, 2015 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Todos ellos se parecen a él | Filed in: GOP, immigration, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Apparently, Donald Trump doesn’t know a whole lot about foreign policy. I, for one, am shocked that a narcissistic Manhattan real estate mogul can’t be bothered to learn the very basics of the world outside of the Five Boroughs before running for President. Or, you know, not. HH: All right, last question, I want to • Read More »

EPA Announces New Regulations Designed to Halt Invasive Washington Press Corps

July 5, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on EPA Announces New Regulations Designed to Halt Invasive Washington Press Corps | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, global warming, Humor, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics.

The Environmental Protection Agency has rolled out extensive new regulations to stop the spread of the free press in order to stop it before it becomes a danger to the Washington, D.C. ecosphere. “We need to look at the lifecycle of the press corps in terms of how it interacts with the other parts of the • Read More »

Only Nixon can go to China, and only a Republican can clean up military procurement.

July 3, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Only Nixon can go to China, and only a Republican can clean up military procurement. | Filed in: GOP, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

There’s a new report out from a former F-35 test pilot, blasting the military’s latest and “greatest” jet fighter’s ability to do, well, anything. The F-35 jockey tried to target the F-16 with the stealth jet’s 25-millimeter cannon, but the smaller F-16 easily dodged. “Instead of catching the bandit off-guard by rapidly pull aft to • Read More »

The Suicide Bombers of the Free Speech Movement

June 4, 2015 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Art, Culture, Current Events, Guns, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Another “Mohammed Cartoon Festival” is in the works, this time in Phoenix, Arizona. Unlike the last one, which was held on the property belonging to a Texas educational institute and therefore “gun-free,” (funny how the jihadists didn’t get that message…), the organizers of this festival are encouraging participants to come armed. Jon Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday’s • Read More »

A special dedication for a certain former Secretary of State

April 29, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A special dedication for a certain former Secretary of State | Filed in: Culture, Democrats, Humor, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Music, politcs, Politics.

All men have secrets and here is mine so let it be known we have been through hell and high tide I can surely rely on you and yet you start to recoil heavy words are so lightly thrown but I’d still leap in front of a flying bullet for you So what difference does • Read More »

Speaking as a disabled veteran of the culture wars,

March 30, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Speaking as a disabled veteran of the culture wars, | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Art, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Music, politcs, Politics, Television.

I wholeheartedly endorse everything Frank J. Fleming talks about in this article, 5 Rules for Victory in the Culture War. I watched “Christian culture go from something that was *almost* accepted by the mainstream (The Jesus Freak movement) into something that is openly derided and mocked by the trendsetters and culture mavens of our society. At • Read More »

A Tea Party Wedge into Silicon Valley?

March 16, 2015 | By KevinC | Comments Off on A Tea Party Wedge into Silicon Valley? | Filed in: Business, GOP, Kevin, Law, Money, politcs, Politics.

Kudos to Orrin Hatch for taking the message of free markets to those who thought that Obama was pro-free enterprise and are now jaded enough to try something new, like freedom. Small to mid-size companies are attractive targets to patent trolls because they don’t have the resources to defend themselves in court. And no fledgling • Read More »

Not to rain on your free-speech parade, but…

January 16, 2015 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, War On Terror.

Just about a year ago, the Nigerian Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped, raped and sold into slavery an entire school of 12-15 year old girls, due in large part to their Christian faith. The reaction from the Obama administration was swift and self-righteous: It immediately asked millions of Twitter users to express their outrage • Read More »

Let Me Give You A Hammer.

January 5, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Let Me Give You A Hammer. | Filed in: Culture, Economics, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

Let me give you a hammer. It’s my own hammer. A regular carpenter’s hammer, nothing special, but it is mine, and I like it. I’m giving you my hammer because I need you to build a bridge for me. It’s a very useful and very needed bridge, and building it will be beneficial to you, me, • Read More »

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 »

He knows if you are sleeping, or drinking a Big Gulp

December 3, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on He knows if you are sleeping, or drinking a Big Gulp | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Crime, Democrats, GOP, Guns, Humor, Kevin, Law, Movies, politcs, Politics.

He knows if your gun’s ok, so be good for 5 bills’ sake. Baltimore to offer $500 if you squeal on your neighbor’s illegal guns. In an effort to reduce violent crime, Baltimore officials and Metro Crime Stoppers are giving $500 rewards for tips that lead to illegal gun forfeitures. If a tip leads to • Read More »

Another tradition soon to be lost

December 3, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

It is traditional for ex-Presidents to stay out of the spotlight after their term(s) in office are over and let the next President have his/her shot at things without someone second-guessing their decisions. Does anyone REALLY think that our current Narcissist-In-Chief will follow that tradition, rather than jump into the spotlight and try to make • Read More »

I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea

December 2, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Education, Environment, global warming, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Religion, Science.

Keep this article in mind the next time someone tells you that the “science” of global warming is settled because “95% of scientists agree it’s so, therefore, it must be so”. It was the fall of 2011, and I was teaching English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea. Two hundred and seventy young men, • 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 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 »

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 »