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 »

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 »

A Unique And Special Flower, Even When He’s Not.

October 21, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A Unique And Special Flower, Even When He’s Not. | Filed in: Democrats, Humor, Kevin, Quotes.

“No president in modern history has ever inherited a bigger mess of problems, bigger unemployment, bigger deficit, longer wars, than President Obama.” – Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley “Do tell.”  – Franklin Delano Roosevelt “What he said.” – Abraham Lincoln “Riggggghhhht.”  -George Washington

Unsolicited Product Endorsement: Harry’s Shaving.

October 17, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Unsolicited Product Endorsement: Harry’s Shaving. | Filed in: Apparel, design, Jon, Kevin, Men.

Okay, I’ll admit it, I bought a Harry’s razor partly because I knew it would help pay my former co-blogger’s salary, but mainly because I wanted to elevate my shaving game. Unlike Jon, I am not into the retro-shaving gig, but I knew that the men’s shaving industry was badly in need of some innovative • 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 »

Mumbai…Oklahoma City…Nairobi…Woolwich…Ottawa?

October 9, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Mumbai…Oklahoma City…Nairobi…Woolwich…Ottawa? | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Guns, International, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Mumbai: An attack by militant Islamists shooting randomly into crowds kills dozens and injures hundreds. Military and police forces were almost powerless to stop the rampage. Oklahoma City: A convert to radical Islam beheads one coworker and attempts to kill others, but he’s stopped by a good guy with a gun. Nairobi: Radical Islamic terrorists • Read More »

The Glower Behind The Throne

October 3, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, GOP, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

John Fund goes there:  On Capitol Hill, members of both parties are more and more mystified at Obama’s apparent disengagement from parts of his job. Months before he dropped the ball on ISIS, he failed to keep himself properly apprised of the problems with Obamacare’s website. Jarrett appears to exercise such extraordinary influence that in • Read More »

“For The Children” is the new last refuge of the scoundrel

October 1, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on “For The Children” is the new last refuge of the scoundrel | Filed in: Kevin, Law, Politics, Privacy, Technology.

“Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson “Attorney General Eric Holder ripped technology companies Tuesday that he said are ‘thwarting’ the federal government’s ability to stop child abuse” – Time Magazine Mr. Holder, please stop. My privacy is, well, MY privacy, not yours. If that means it’s a little bit harder • 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 »

Creating Christian Media For Men

September 7, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Creating Christian Media For Men | Filed in: Culture, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Religion, Technology.

Or CCMM, for short. I’ve been rolling around ideas inside of my brain about getting men back into the church, and getting worship services back to being like worship and not like a concert.  1. Break the Fourth Wall. And the Third Wall. And the Second Wall, too.I realized what modern church worship really is • Read More »

Daily Carry.

September 2, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Daily Carry. | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Guns, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

When I had my little misadventure last month, I was in the midst of testing out gear for a daily carry messenger bag to have near me no matter what. Something as simple as always having a ready and available source of water makes a big difference on a 2 hour road trip, and the • Read More »

A Church for Men

August 23, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 5 Comments | Filed in: Culture, Family, Kevin, Men, MSM and New Media, Religion.

And now for something completely different.  Despite having grown up in the church, going overseas on a mission trip and being trained as a bass/baritone, I don’t listen to contemporary Christian music, or CCM as it’s commonly called.  Why? A number of reasons.  An almost complete and total lack of soul. Listen to the CCM, • Read More »