Author Archives: jdm

MN’s Broken Justice System

A committee in the Minnesota Senate is holding hearings about crime in MN. Sen. Warren Limmer began the joint committee hearing with a startling statistic: 54 people under the age of 18 have been shot this year in the Twin … Continue reading

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Rank Choice Voting

The title is not a misspelling, it’s intentional. Bill Glahn goes through the exercise of looking at the reality of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). I’ll have to admit that this all but demolishes my argument that Mpls (or any other … Continue reading

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Becoming Your Enemy

There are a lot of people who are concerned about rules and being nice-but-firm even when struggling against an enemy for which neither applies. Commies, for example. One of the main nice-people arguments is that “we” don’t want to use … Continue reading

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Arguing in Bad Faith

I was trying to remember that word that describes a debate tactic in which someone purposely misunderstands the other’s argument and I came across this, from PsychCentral, 6 Toxic Arguing Techniques Used by Narcissists and Manipulators. The rest of the … Continue reading

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Spinning Events

I can’t find the original tweet so no link, but the quip isn’t that long. It’s from Treacher: When Republicans screw up, that’s the story. When Democrats screw up, the Republican reaction is the story.

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The Talk

I am constantly amazed at all the things I notice that I forgot to include here. In this case it’s the article John Derbyshire wrote that got him fired from National Review. There are at least three other sites where … Continue reading

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As A Comparison

Guy gunned down while driving on 169 N in Plymouth. Running gun battle between two cars in downtown Minneapolis. And now: An adult female is dead and 14 others injured in shootout inside #StPaul bar at 2xx West 7th St … Continue reading

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This Seems Important

This was originally posted by Pierre Kory on his Twitter feed. Dr Kory is an “ICU & Lung Doc, Teacher/Researcher. Co-Developer of effective, evidence/expertise-based COVID Rx protocols” in Madison, WI. It was then passed on by the twitter account of … Continue reading

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The Unprotected Protected

She’s not as witty as Jesse K, but Emerald is nearly always worth a read: The protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that did not protect the protected.

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zman: Morality Over Facts

The zman. An entertaining and often astute writer. I won’t deny, however, that I’ve found many, too many, of his articles to be based on half-baked and/or misunderstood premises which lead to half-baked and malformed conclusions. With this article from … Continue reading

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