Monthly Archives: December 2017

The AR-15: ‘America’s Rifle’ — Knuckledraggin My Life Away

While Senate Democrats relentlessly push a ban on “assault weapons,” they face a rank and file resistance that rests on the fact that the AR-15 is “America’s rifle.” Former U.S. Marine Eugene Stoner designed the AR-15 in the 1950s. A full-auto version of the rifle–dubbed the M16–was adapted for military service during the Vietnam War.…

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Why THE LAST CLOSET matters — Vox Popoli

More young women than you would probably believe were heavily influenced by the twisted psyche of Marion Zimmer Bradley.I still cannot imagine anything more perfectly aligned with my thirteen-year-old sensibilities than Marion Zimmer Bradley’s masterpiece. Bradley opened my eyes to the idea that, when we look at the past, we are only ever seeing a…

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Baltimore, we have faith in ye — Knuckledraggin My Life Away

With two fatal shootings Tuesday night, the recent reclassification of a decades-old shooting as a killing and another homicide Wednesday evening, Baltimore has hit 343 homicides in 2017, and a new record for killings per capita. The homicide rate for 2017 is now 55.8 killings per 100,000 people. The previous record was 55.35 per 100,000…

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Credit where credit is due — Vox Popoli

It’s always embarrassing when writers who have never worked a single day in their lives at any business that actually makes anything try to opine on matters related to management: Conservative writer Roger Simon argues that all “remaining Never Trumpers” must apologize for being wrong about the president. He chalks up Trump’s “astoundingly successful” first…

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Words Have Meanings Part 2: Irrelevancies — Liberty’s Torch

During his eight (groan) years in the White House, Barack Hussein Obama became notorious for his “run out the clock” approach to questions he didn’t want to answer plainly. His few interviews with opposition journalists are particularly revealing in that regard. Bret Baier, for example, strained mightily to get Obama off his chosen tangent…

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EXCERPT: An Equation of Almost Infinite Complexity — Vox Popoli

Dean was brilliant, handsome, exotic, and accomplished. He had come from the Wharton school of business to do a doctorate in mathematics, something that was continually interrupted by consulting engagements during which some Fortune 500 company would fly him to an office in Texas or Washington DC or Seattle or Silicon Valley and pay him…

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