Saturday, May 01, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"I don't know that there is a moral to this story, beyond the fact that people will do almost anything to have sex. "

Big Government: Healthcare's John Galt (via Newsalert).
Jules Crittenden has a good analysis of why men are hit in the groin:

If I had to get Freudian or Jungian or whatever about it, I’d say it has something to do with humiliating a patriarchal power figure in the place where his power resides, as an expression of rebellion, resentment to the suppression of matriarchal blah blah blah and as retribution for any prior and future offenses anyone of the offending gender may commit. But I suspect most ball-kick humor is actually perpetrated by men, which makes me more inclined to get Goodallian about it. As any chimp could tell you, kicking the alpha male in the balls is good fun if you can get away with it but beating up mom is bad form.

PJM column: Does society encourage the genital assault of men?

I have a new column up at PJM that asks the question:

Why do we find comedy regarding men being struck in the groin acceptable?

You can read the column here.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fathers & Families: Did Dr. Phil Unwittingly Promote False Accusations on His Recent ‘Crisis in Family Court’ Show?

PJTV: Young and conservative?

Glenn and I were in Cincinnati for the April 15th tea party where I spoke to kids about being at the tea parties and speaking out. With an intro by one of my favorite PJTV personalities, Sonja Schmidt.

You can listen to what they had to say here.

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"Bam is a bully."

Dennis Kneale: Obama is a bully:

Will someone please rein in our relentlessly hectoring President? Barrack Hussein Obama has taken his gift for inspirational oratory—one of the traits that got him elected—and turned it into something darker and more insidious.

Bam is a bully.

Monday, April 26, 2010

FIRE: The University of Tennessee acts to protect free speech on campus.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The return of the Great Depression?

Glenn just got Vox Day's new book in the mail, The Return of the Great Depression, so I picked it up and started reading. It is not for the faint of heart or the economically hopeful. Vox Day believes that though there are a number of cheerleaders saying that the recession is over, it has only just begun. Day ends his introduction to this depressing topic by reminding his readers that the old maxim about the value of keeping one's head when everyone else is losing theirs applies as well to the field of economics as it does to the field of battle.

Day discusses the Japanese economic decline and lack of growth starting in 1988 and looks at where they are 20 years later. It's really a fact-filled book with a lot of graphs and charts to back up some of his claims. If you are interested in where this recession might be heading, it's definitely worth your time.

I have noticed that house sales (at least in the lower prices) in our area seem to be picking up and people seem to be out buying again--or at least, they are in the stores. I wonder if this is just the calm before the storm or whether things are improving?

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