Constitution (3)

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under…

Missouri floods caused by parachutism

Courtesy Joe Herring who brought us The Missouri Floods material, he has a follow-up article up at American Thinker: Green Ideology Trumps Flood Control. Basically: As late as April of 2011, the Water Management Chief for the Corps of Engineers,…

Children

I read this post by Chris Snowdon over at Velvet Glove, Iron Fist on Monday. He’s only gone and had a baby! I wish his family well. But that isn’t the reason I’m here. In his post he made a…

Have Books Had Their Day?

A fascinating article from Sam Leith on the changes to the books industry post-Internet age: You won’t find any shortage of people willing to pronounce the printed book doomed, arguing that the convenience and searchability of digital text and the…

Can’t even kick out the imported criminals

Doesn’t seem to matter which political party is in power when they call for swift repatriation of illegal immigrants, for all their good intentions (seemingly) they founder on the rock of the legal system. Mail. A judge cut the sentence…

Welcome to The Asylum

In So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, the late Douglas Adams introduced us to a minor character by the name of John Watson or, as he preferred to be called, Wonko the Sane. Those who’ve read it will…

Divorce and the bending of stats

Now I’m not going to lie to you on this – I went into google on divorce, expecting two things – it would be dominated by America and the stats would show that left-liberal states would divorce more. It was…

Signs And Portents For 2012…

In a sign that does not bode well for next summer’s celebration of sporting excellence, the biggest test event so far for the 2012 Olympic Games was marred yesterday by angry confrontations between drivers and stewards. Oh, dear. What went…

Millipede on Free Speech

Those who have listened to David Starkey’s comments made last week on Newsnight will, doubtless, have formed their own opinions on the matter. For me, I observe that he spoke some uncomfortable truths. For those in the studio with him,…

Constitution (2)

A repeat of a series begun over at my place:   “Any society that entails the strengthening of the state apparatus by giving it unchecked control over the economy, and re-unites the polity and the economy, is an historical regression.…