An Interesting Slant

19 06 2017

Washington, D.C.

Since we’re now in the latter half of June, buckle up and get ready for the barrage of SCOTUS decisions.

Today, we got a unanimous (8-0, Gorsuch was not on the bench for oral arguments so he did not pick a side) decision on the “Slants” case.  Not only does this have ramifications for the Washington Redskins, meaning that there can’t be any official positive-law attempts to force them to change their nickname, it also has a very positive ramification for First Amendment jurisprudence in general.


Slick Speech

23 04 2017

Burlington, Vermont

Eugene Volokh misses the point.

Howard Dean knows it’s not true.

But he wants it to be true.

He also knows that a lie makes it to the other side of the world before the truth can get out of bed and put its boots on.

Just keep saying something over and over and over again, and that will eventually make it true.


Federal Law

16 11 2016

Menlo Park, California

NYT (h/t AR):

Facebook Will Stop Some Ads From Targeting Users by Race


Facebook responded on Friday to concern that it was violating anti-discrimination laws…

And yet, the First Amendment does not apply to Twitter?

It’s Called “Begging for a Presidential Pardon”

17 05 2016

Washington, D.C.


Remember when he was talked up as Presidential material?

Invade the world, invite the world, in hock to the world, be censored because of the world.

Tell me again that terrorism doesn’t work.

Goliath vs David

9 05 2016

Washington, D.C.

Washington Examiner:

Is online free speech under attack?

Regulators in Washington are showing increasing interest in tightening rules on political speech on the web, arguing that the dissonant voices enabled by “new media” have become too influential.

I see what they mean. The New York Times has lost control of the national narrative to Countenance Blog.  And we know that to be the case, because Raj Chetty is considered a Flat Earth Society style kook fringe crank; if that wasn’t the case, then he’d be something like a major policy adviser to two credible 2016 Presidential candidates and have the ear of the incumbent President.

The dispossessed, disorganized, penniless and powerless are conspiring against the rich, powerful and disciplined, and are on the vestibule of victory.

The elites are locked in a Goliath versus David battle to speak power to truth.

Or, as a sometimes troll on AR says:

Middle class greed hurts billionaires in need.

I’ve Heard That Song Before

4 05 2015



Why is everyone so quick to blame ISIS?  It may have been just your random lone wolf fundamentalist Muslims who are acting out their religious faith.

If you think you’ve heard this song before, you’re right.  We have way too much of an official knee-jerk propensity to blame black gangs for almost all black crime.  When it’s nowhere near true.  However, we can use “gang” as a mental crutch so that we don’t have to address the black undertow and ponder that evil nasty HBD.

Likewise, ISIS is the mental crutch we’re going to use when the random seventh century totalitarian death cultist follows through on the Koran, and we don’t want to address Muslim immigration head on.


Looks like one of the doers is just your garden variety ook who converted to the seventh century death cult. One slight change of fate in this one’s life, and he would just as easily be prancing around Baltimore throwing bricks through cop car windows and yelling #BlackLivesMatter.


More about him.

The First Amendment Is Only For Black People

20 08 2014