I hope you didn’t forget to file your taxes…and deduct your abortion

Apparently the federal government deems pregnancy to be an illness or disease.  According to the IRS, expenses incurred for a legal abortion are tax deductible. From Publication 502: What Are Medical Expenses? Medical expenses are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affecting any part or […]

Student trying to find “Islamophobia” instead treated nicer

Far too many people out there buy into the hype that white people simply don’t like brown people.  It’s not difficult to see why.  At every turn, opposition to some prominent minority is sloughed off as racism.  It then comes as a shock to learn that it’s simply not as pervasive as it’s presented.  A […]

Gun deaths in America by the numbers

Seemingly every time we pick up a newspaper or watch the evening news we are confronted with the tragedies of gun violence.  People use incidents in the news to further whatever their agenda may be.  The Political Left uses the news in an attempt to restrict the liberties of Americans to obtain, possess, and carry […]

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On the lighter side: What blogging sometimes feels like

Not every post can be a home run.  There’s plenty of times when I write something I think will be a hit with plenty of discussion and lots of attention.  Sometimes these posts that I think are pretty darn good get passed over because my readers become entrenched with a previous one.  Or perhaps they […]

Professors offer rationale for exaggeration and information manipulation to further the cause of climate activism

The American Journal of Agricultural Economics has published a paper offering a defense for the manipulation of data in order to influence nations to adopt climate change measures.  This wouldn’t be necessary of the data didn’t already show there’s been no warming in nearly two decades.  The data itself is enough of a reason to […]

Insistence on diversity is the opposite of diversity

In a letter to the editor of the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s campus newspaper, a UC Berkeley alumnus encapsulates the problem with obsessing over diversity.  His view mirrors my own on this issue. Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech embodies what true diversity looks like.  True diversity is achieved when people are not assessed by some demographic […]

Why shouldn’t religion be taught in schools?

Political secularists have thus far been successful in preventing religion from crossing the threshold of our public schools.  There needs to be, they say, a separation of church and state.  We can’t be having our students discussing one of the most important queries a person could ever consider: does God exist?  But why not?  How […]

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Funding schools doesn’t help students learn

What could possibly account for the disparity between the United States’ spending more than any other country when it comes to education, and the lack of increased performance?  If you listen to our politicians, it’s because we are not spending enough on our country’s “most valuable resource”. A new study confirms what economists have been saying […]

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Former NASA scientist: Global warming is rubbish

Confirming the actual data which shows no warming trend for the past two decades, former NASA scientist Emeritus Professor Les Woodcock chuckles when he sees people hyperventilate over the issue. (Yorkshire Evening Post) — In spite of the seemingly overwhelming tide of scientific opinion on the matter, there are still some who steadfastly refuse to jump […]

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White people are white, and that’s racist A speaker at an event railed against white people claiming that being white brings inherent racism. (Maciver Institute) – The city of Madison hosted the 15th annual national White Privilege Conference last week at the Monona Terrace to discuss issues of white supremacy, social justice, education and the Tea Party. The […]

Unfit mother arrested for leaving children locked in a hot car, Progressives rush to her defense

I have been reading in Progressive leaning blogs about a homeless woman who was arrested after attending a job interview for child abuse.  Apparently, she left her children, 2 years-old and 6 months, locked in her car (in Arizona) for at least 45 minutes while she interviewed.  The spin being added to the story is […]

Massive amounts of (non-existent) voter fraud uncovered in NC for 2012 election

An “Interstate Crosscheck” has uncovered more than 36,000 instances of voter fraud in the state of North Carolina.  The compact is between 28 states to check their voter registration roles against one another. (WRAL) — State lawmakers last year mandated the State Board of Elections to enter into an “Interstate Crosscheck” – a compact of […]

Liberal panelists caught in their double standard about race

Notice the change in the tone of the panelists.  It’s quite telling.  Almost as if the whole racist “code words” thing is just made up to discredit and slander political opponents.

Why do people go to hell?

It’s not right that people would go to hell just for not believing in the right God.  We all know a good and moral God would’t condemn people to hell just for not believing in him, would he?  I hear this a lot, and it demonstrates a  misunderstanding of the reason people are condemned in the […]

Disagreement doesn’t cause suicide

As a follow-up to THIS POST, it was reported that despite the group intending to hold an event where speakers defend traditional marriage, LGBT activists aren’t satisfied that The Stanford Anscombe Society has a history of not being “anti-gay”.  Jeffrey Cohen, vice president of GradQ, a homosexual advocacy group for graduate students, claims (as many LGBT […]

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Do you understand the Hobby Lobby controversy?

I ask because many people don’t.  They don’t because most media outlets are contorting Hobby Lobby’s actual position.  Abortion activists and Progressive talkers are trying to make the story one which paints the crafting retailer as being anti-birth control.  However, Hobby Lobby’s already-offered health insurance plans covered birth control.  So what’s the deal?  I was […]

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Feel good story of the day: Mother chooses life…and death

From the New York Post comes the story of a mother suddenly diagnosed with cancer found herself pregnant and faced with a choice.  Elizabeth Joyce was told she couldn’t get pregnant, then she did.  She had to decide whether to undergo cancer treatment and abort, or forgo treatment in order to give her child life. […]

ACLU gets one right: Students can keep passwords private

It’s not often that I agree with the work the ACLU does, but every once in a while they’re on the right side of things.  Minnewaska Area Schools agreed to a settlement for $70,000 and will rewrite their policies to limit how much leeway the school has when wanting to search student’s e-mails and social media accounts when […]

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Pro-Choice is one thing, celebrating abortion is another

  The University of Michigan is hosting an event celebrating abortions wonderful and glorious history.  ‘Sickening’ is the only thing that can describe this. (CollegeFix) — Abortion – the “life-sustaining act” of the ages. That’s the theme behind an exhibit currently on display at the University of Michigan dedicated to defending and glamorizing the history […]

Christian exclusivism

Is it petty of God that he would condemn people to eternal punishment for the mere crime of not believing in the right God or adhering to the right set of religious doctrines?  Now, I don’t lay all the blame on critics wgo think this is the case, per se, but it seems to be a common […]

Belief, Unbelief, and emotional crutches

We all have reasons why we believe the things we do. They range from what we would admit to being vacuous, to what we believe to be well grounded — and varying degrees in between. Of course how others view our reasons is often very different from our own assessment. Every once in a while, […]

The Weather Channel founder: Global Warming is political

The founder of The Weather Channel, John Coleman, has released a presentation making the argument that the debate over global warming and climate change is driven by politics, not science.  As I’ve been arguing for some time now, there has been no increase in the Earth’s warming for nearly two decades.  Despite no trend in […]

When we dehumanize the pre-born…

This is the kind of thing that happens… (Telegraph) – The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which […]

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Atheist group demand Governor keep his religion to himself, whining ensues

If it’s not protesting memorial crosses on the sides of the highway, Christmas displays, or twisted pieces of metal that resemble a cross, they’re whining that some pol said a religious thing. FFRF – “I can do all things through Christ” sounds like a threat to them?  Hearing a bible quote is disturbing? Atheists are some […]

Why banning My Little Pony backpack is the right decision

By now most everyone has heard about the 9 year-old boy who was bullied for bring his My Little Pony backpack and accessories to school. The school told the boy he could no longer continue to bring the backpack to school because it was prompting bullying and causing a disruption.  Supporters of the boy are […]

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