Monthly Archives: November 2012

Reynold’s Law

Someone was nice enough to note and coin the term, Reynold’s Law: The government decides to try to increase the middle class by subsidizing things that middle class people have: If middle-class people go to college and own homes, then … Continue reading

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Narcissism

Peggy Noonan [is not nearly as bright as her reputation would indicate and] needs to read an article on narcissism.

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Freedom of Speech

If you don’t believe in freedom of expression for people you despise, you don’t believe in it at all I re-wrote this quote slightly from the tagline of this site. Update 20121206: Freedom is the right to tell people what … Continue reading

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Dunning-Kruger Effect

I first stumbled over this at Ace’s place. Wikipedia has a nice description, but the quick and dirty is that those exhibit this are so incompetent that they’re also unable to even perceive their incompetence and, in fact, think they’re actually pretty competent … Continue reading

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Something that can’t go on forever…

…won’t. Or, if that’s too theoretical, Promises that can’t be honored, won’t be. Or to put it pretty bluntly, Debt that can’t be repaid, won’t be The latest incarnation of this notion from Instapundit. Update(20121107): and in Danish: Man kan ignorere virkeligheden, men … Continue reading

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London Boys (now with Rick)

Update (20121222): Another trope that has fallen somewhat out of favor, but was once big. It has grown from an amusing and silly aside to become an amusing and commonly used trope on Ace of Spades.  For example.

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Génération Identitaire

The following is translated from the Danish website Uriasposten It’s smoldering in the nationalist right wing many places in Europe and here I’m not just thinking about an organization like the English Defense League. I have previously mentioned the anonymous … Continue reading

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Identitet

The following is translated from from the Danish website Snaphanen One can imagine many scenarios for the multicultural Europe of the future. Its designers have probably thought that when the old nationalist idiots die off, a harmonious, globalized morning will spring … Continue reading

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Tags Don’t Matter

Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. … Continue reading

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Bad Luck

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always … Continue reading

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