Harry Reid’s New Obamacare Failure Theory

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“I give up. The Internet is too hard.” – Harry Reid

In perhaps the most hypocritical, asinine statement to come out of the mouth of Harry Reid to date, he blamed the latest Obamacare delay on “people who are uneducated about using the Internet.” Continue reading

Where Market Equilibrium and Coed Prostitution Meet

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I stumbled upon this interesting article today, ironically just one week after writing about the sexual marketplace:  Sugar daddy website has coeds justifying prostitution. Apparently young beautiful (and female) coeds at big expensive colleges can paste their biographical information up on a web site and offer their company — and presumably other services — in exchange for cold, hard cash. Continue reading

Harvard Study: Gun Control Does Not Reduce Murder Rates

For those of you interested in Second Amendment rights and all the facts that suggest an armed society is a polite society, check out Vigilant Vote’s analysis of a Harvard study released last year.

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Harvard College has done a study on the effects of gun control, printed in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and found that murder rates do not wane because of gun control. Rather, “the determinants of murder and suicide are basic social, economic, and cultural factors, not the prevalence of some form of deadly mechanism.” The study found that where guns are unavailable as murder weapons, other tools are substituted. It further found that some countries with low rates of gun ownership still have quite high murder rates. The study mostly focused on European countries when comparing rates of gun ownership to murder rates.

Russia had one of the lowest rates of gun ownerships at 4,000 gun owners per 100,000 people, yet the murder rate is 20.54 per 100,000 people. On the reverse side of these stats was Finland with 39,000 gun owners per 100,000 residents, and a murder…

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Incentives, Marriage, and Economics

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America’s marriage rate has been on the decline for the past 50 years, leading esteemed sociologists, politicians, and economists to start evaluating the marketplace of marriage to determine the root cause behind our society’s sudden lapse into matrimonial apathy. Even the brains behind my favorite podcast, Freakonomics, have devoted their past two episodes to a discussion on why anybody should marry. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Colorado’s House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee

Seal_of_ColoradoRocky Mountain Gun Owners sent out an e-mail with information on HB 14-1151, a bill to repeal the magazine ban of 2013 that was passed in response to the Aurora, CO theater shooting in 2012 and the Newtown, CT shooting in 2013. The bill will be considered by the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee this Monday, February 10, and may pave the way to fight back against all the Bloombergs and all the Obamas who seek to disarm us. RMGO requested its members and supporters to write the committee and tell them to vote YES to on HB 14-1151 to repeal the ban. Continue reading

Migration Habits of Parasitic Liberals

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Demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution has analyzed Census Bureau data to determine the metropolitan areas with the most and least growth. The results will not shock those with their feet planted firmly in reality, but will garner only finger-pointing and blame-gaming from the slack-jawed liberal masses.

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The Parable of Scott’s Tots

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Awkward moments of pregnant silence, social clumsiness, and outrageous blundering comments uttered by Michael Scott will forever be hailed as the most hilarious moments of early 21st century television.  Some say that the series became a little too outrageous around the sixth season, and they may be right, but the show has bits of insightful social commentary if you dig deep enough. Continue reading

A Rolling Stone Rebuttal

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“Coffee is a basic right. Everybody should have free coffee.” – Jesse Myerson

Rolling Stone recently published an article titled Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For that would be laughable if it weren’t trying to be so serious.  My favorite Facebook page, Being Classically Liberal (if you haven’t checked them out yet, you should), half-jokingly posted the article with the caption “Not the Onion” because the ideas in it are so outrageous it’s difficult to discern whether the author doped up on some of that Colorado weed before taking to his keyboard or it’s just a cleverly subdued satire piece. Continue reading

Your complaints are (magically) ruining the economy

A recent Yahoo! “Finance” article written by Rick Newman states that if you’re complaining about the economy, you’re wrecking the economy.  Consider this little gem:

It’s easy to disregard what’s going right and highlight nothing but the challenges we face—which seems to be a lot of people’s preference. But gloom itself may now be a bigger economic problem than any of the traditional ones. There’s no bellyacher index I’m aware of, but if you read between the lines, there does seem to be growing evidence that we believe things are worse than they are—and maybe even want to believe that.

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Points of Derailment

As an admittedly existentialist Christian conservative-libertarian (or perhaps a Christian existentialist libertarian-conservative — you decide), it’s clear to me that the U.S. has gone astray.  To the leftoids and the feminists and the otherwise morally corrupt, the country is on the absolute correct track — and the terrible economy and failures of Obamacare can easily be attributed to those evil, greedy Republicans and libertarians who value free market solutions.  Of course, those of us in the realm of sanity and economic reason know they’re absolutely bat-shit crazy and that the derailment of the greatness of America can be attributed to several factors: Continue reading