Monday, June 29, 2015

Sloppy Legislation = Tyranny


Please watch this short video before reading the commentary below the fold:

One Year Anniversary: ISIS Pronounced Itself The Caliphate

June 29, 2015, marks one year to the day.

It's the middle of Ramadan.

American Independence Day is this weekend.

We are hearing warnings of the possibility of a terrorist attack this week.

This article, dated June 28, 2015, points out the following:

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Open Thread

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So, what's on your mind?

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Living In A Bubble?

Please read this link, and if you are so inclined, take the interactive quiz.

Full disclosure: I got a 62 on the quiz.

Yes, yes, I know that political scientist Charles Murray is controversial.

Nevertheless, having recently read his book Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, I find myself thinking a lot about the thesis upon which he expounded in that book:
White America is coming apart at the seams.

That’s the thesis Charles Murray, a libertarian political scientist at the American Enterprise Institute, puts forth in his new book, Coming Apart....Murray argues that the super wealthy, super educated and super snobby live in so-called super-ZIPs: cloistered together, with little to no exposure to American culture at large.

Those people, he says, live in a social and cultural bubble.
You can read more about Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 HERE. The book made the list of the New York Times's list of 100 Notable Books of 2012.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Vote For Ed!

(Two posts today.  Please scroll down)

Ed Bonderenka explains HERE.

It takes only a moment to cast your ballot.

Thank You!

Conservative blogger and graphics artist extraordinaire Curmudgeon of Political Clown Parade has bestowed upon this blog the coveted Paul Revere Award!

Go HERE to read about the Paul Revere Award and to see the list of blogs of which Always On Watch is a part this year. All on the list stand strong for freedom of expression.

We blogospheric Paul Reveres are not “corporate” blogs with an army of writers, resources and capital. But all of us, with our own unique personal styles, are dedicated to sounding the alarm and to preserving liberty.

Thank you, Curmudgeon — and thanks to any and all who nominated and voted for Always On Watch.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday Reflection

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Wisdom which applies not only to Father's Day but also to every day:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

What Is Ramadan?

(This blog post previously published on July 30, 2011.  Updated for 2015)

Ramadan 2015 began at sunset yesterday and continues for 30 days; the Ramadan calendar of the Fiqh Council of North America shows that Ramadan 2015 begins on June 18 and ends on Friday, July 17. Muslims, ever contentious about nearly every matter, even disagree among themselves as to when Ramadan should begin.

What does Ramadan really celebrate, particularly Eid ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan? If one understands the history of Islam and, especially, that of Ramadan, one will come to understand that such a commemoration, including iftar dinners at the White House, should be unacceptable to all those who oppose Islamic supremacism.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

43 Years!

Immediately after our honeymoon, Mr. AOW and I moved into The Little House — a cottage on my grandmother's property, the property where we still live now.  Only $50/month to pay in rent!  Thus began the chance to built a little nest egg.

We moved into my grandmother's house in 1982; she had died in 1981, and we had to do a lot of upgrading and tending to deferred maintenance.  Hard to believe that we have lived in The Big House for almost 35 years! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Voter Remorse

The article excerpted below appeared on the front page of the Washington Post on June 9, 2015. 

If the article in indicative of a trend of voter remorse, many in Obama's voting base may sit out the 2016 election.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Weekend Goal And Open Thread

The 2014-2015 homeschool classes that I teach have finally ended, and report cards have been issued!


Checking blog comments qualifies as moving only enough to prove that I'm alive.

So, what's on your mind?

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Diversify The Neighborhoods?

Readers of this blog have likely heard something about Obama's proposed solution for what he views as yet another of America's failings: the lack of racial integration in certain neighborhoods.

Obama plans to accomplish this forced diversification via executive order, of course, accompanied by the withholding of federal funds from localities which refuse to comply.

Excerpt from The Hill's article Obama making bid to diversify wealthy neighborhoods:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A 1906 Travesty And The 21st Century Grievance Industry

Bushman Oto Benga on display at the Bronx Zoo in 1906

Please read the entire article before commenting.

Haven't we as a society come a long way since then?

Not so much, according to the promotion of the grievance industry at the end of the article: