Category Archives: Free Speech

How Easy Is It To Buy An AR-15?

I bought this one today with no background check. Fires 9000 rounds per second. When will we learn?  

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I Got a Pro Trump Email, and I Fixed It.

I received a viral email touting the supposed virtues of Donald Trump. I give you the email in it’s entirety, with italic commentary by me in brackets: Peggy Noonan wrote about Trump this weekend in her Wall Street Journal Column … Continue reading

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Sunday Sauce: Bucatini with Sage, Rosemary, and Pancetta

[I know it’s Tuesday, but stuff got in the way. If it helps, the basic outline was written on Sunday.] I don’t think coffee would be much improved by peanut butter. There may be just two ingredients, but it sounds … Continue reading

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Garry Trudeau: Polk Award Winner, Disgusting Human Being

Every so often someone disgusts me. Charlie Hebdo dead, Vilks in hiding, Hedegaard shot, Rehman firebombed, Nekschot vanished, Molly Norris fled, Kurt Westergaard attacked by an Islamic axeman… But Garry Trudeau is on stage congratulating himself on “afflicting the comfortable”. … Continue reading

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Hello to All That

Although I’ve allowed it to meander from the proscribed path, this blog has its roots in the appreciation of food and wine and in the proper preparation and enjoyment of the same. In keeping with that idea, let me perfunctorily … Continue reading

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There is Nothing Wrong With Our Republic.

The chief executive merely decided to usurp powers he, and a notable other, once ascribed to the the legislative branch whilst in the shadow of a place called Caesars Palace. Said some idiot in 2011: “With respect to the notion … Continue reading

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I’m Watching You, Douglas.

Did Archie Manning run afoul of the football Illuminati? Weeks ago he was ensconced amongst the college football Pharisees, set to pump out the white smoke of mixed metaphors every Tuesday and announce the anointed or anoint the announced, depending … Continue reading

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Let’s Ban Some Books

I read A. Barton Hinkle’s latest, Why Sermons, Tweets, and Campus Speech Are Targets of Liberal Censorship Attempts, at reason.com this morning. I’ve got some basic problems with the article, among them that until recently “censorship was a largely conservative … Continue reading

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A Question of Plagiarism.

What is to be done with an ostensibly original phrase or sentence that sounds oddly familiar. Unease at the possibility that the bit came from an article or book read years ago and over time crept into your argumentative arsenal … Continue reading

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