Category: Politics

Crime, Politics

The Secret to a Better Life and Less Political Violence Is Here

If you read a lot of business and personal improvement blogs, you know they feed a lot of tips for living a better life. By “better” they mean making more money, getting a promotion, being more productive, whatever. Are those things really what makes life better? If so, why do so many successful people burn …

Politics

How did I get the Kavanaugh vote so wrong?

I predicted that Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be rejected by the Senate. I was wrong. In a few minutes from the time I write, the Senate will confirm Judge Kavanaugh by a vote of 50 ayes to 48 nays. One Republican will vote “present.” What went wrong?  I underestimated the courage and fortitude of three …

Politics

You Will Be Punished Efficiently

The trains to Auschwitz ran on time.  Brutal dictatorships love efficiency.  Stalin. Hitler. Mao. Pol Pot. The best mass murderers are efficient. Psychopaths feed on efficiency. They kill because killing is the most efficient means to their end. They kill to rid society of inefficient people. People who introduce inefficiencies to the system. People who get …

Faith, Politics

We’ve Never Been Closer to Totalitarianism

Very scary thought: If the Democrats take over the House and Senate in January, they could impeach both Trump and Pence and try them in the Senate at the same time making Nancy Pelosi president. You’ve Never Lived in a Time Like This One I’m almost old enough to remember the Democrat National Convention of …

Politics

Amy Coney Barrett: Remember Her Name

Scott Adams predicts Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed.  I don’t.  I predict his nomination won’t get out of committee.  Jeff Flake of the judiciary committee will vote no.  Trump will have to nominate someone else.  He’ll nominate Amy Coney Barrett.  There will be no hearing for Judge Amy.  Diane Feinstein will have no opportunity to …

Politics

State House Candidate Likes Local Control after Embarrassing State Audit

One of the candidates for Missouri House District 110 (Eureka, Wildwood, and Pacific) sent out a mailer to voters today.  The mailer talks about “local control” of education, and many other fine platitudes that poll well.  In other news, while this candidate was on the Rockwood School District board of directors (the district that serves …

2018 Missouri Primary, Politics

Quick Math Facts on Rockwood School District Tax History. UPDATE: RDS Servers Bouncing?

One of the candidates running for the state House of Representatives in District 110 has been on the Rockwood School Board since 2011.  In a campaign mailer, this candidate claims he’s cut taxes in the district. Is that true? Well, it’s true that the property tax rate in Rockwood has been reduced twice during his …

Politics

King David and Eric Greitens

People have an innate sense of justice.   One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful,3 and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba,the daughter of Eliam and the wife of …