Hennessy's View

It’s Time To End War On Weed

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for conservatives to divorce themselves from superstitions they’ve embraced since the Progressive Movement of the 1920s and join the pantheon of reasonable people, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. I hold these truths to be totally friggin’ obvious, that all drugs are not created equal, that we’ve wasted billions of dollars and millions of lives pursuing a** demented “zero tolerance” temperance goal that was Never Going To Happen**, that the losses we’ve endured trying stamp out weed have cost American society more than they’ve gained, that among these losses are lives, money, and opportunity. Read more →

Dear Conservatives: We Are Already Losing 2016

If you need to blame someone for our election losses, blame me. I Let You Down I could have done more. I could have spoken up sooner. I could have been more honest with you about the mistakes we made and the opportunities we ignored. I could have worked harder on what I saw as the most important work we could do. I let you down. I focused on petty issues of the day, too, instead of working on a different future. Read more →

Colleges Suffocate Free Speech

Related articles Colleges in the United States are systematically destroying free speech, free thought, and creative writing. Sixty-five percent of colleges and universities censor students, even in creative writing classes. [youtube=https://youtu.be/Z3vgGqlZGGE] Hillsdale or nothing. Related articles * [GREG LUKIANOFF IN THE NEW YORK TIMES: Feigning Free Speech on Campus. "Colleges and universities a. Read more →

Bakers Union Costs 300 St. Louisans Their Jobs UPDATE

**UPDATE Union Declares Victory AsHostess Goes Out of Business. No more Ho Hos. **** Unions destroy themselves like pathetic drunks, dragging down everyone around them. In a fine example of anti-strategic thinking and un-game theory, the Bakers Union put 637 of its members out of work yesterday. Hostess—makers of Twinkies—is bankrupt. Part of the bankruptcy involved rewriting union contracts to allow the company to stay in business. Instead of taking one for the team and helping their company crawl out of its fiscal hole, the Bakers went on strike. Read more →

Is Petraeus Taking Obama With Him?

Note: This is a flight of fantasy. If anything in this post is later shown to conform reality, it’s pure coincidence. Nor am I accusing Gen. Petraeus of any crime or of compromising of national security secrets. (Just enjoy it, will ya?) And then comes the lady trouble. Could It Be? Related articles Note: This is a flight of fantasy. Read more →

Media Conspire to Suppress Republican Turnout

St. Louis’s KSDK.com is doing its fair share to suppress the Republican voter turnout. They’re pumping a handful of counted votes to give the impression that Obama is walking away with the national popular vote: Here’s the scam. Only 42 votes have been counted in a country of 150 million registered voters. In other words, it’s crap. No responsible news organization would post such misleading nonsense–except in hopes of discouraging Romney voters. Read more →

Here’s My Electoral Map Prediction

Related articles * MITTMENTUM: Romney Ahead 60-40 on the Amazon Electoral Heat Map. Hey, let’s hope Tuesday night’s m… (pjmedia.com) * Electoral College Map Prediction (johnwsmart.net) * Please God: Pundit Predicts 1980 Reagan-like Blow Out for Romney (givemeliberty01.com) * Barone: Romney wins, handily (politico.com) Yes, I’m feeling a wave toward Romney. Read more →

This Is Why You Are Underemployed

Related articles If you can’t find full-time work, blame Obamacare. One reason the Middle Class has shriveled and wages shrunk over the the past four years is underemployment. People want full time work, but settle for anything. And anything is usually part time. Most of the fantastic new jobs created since the 2009 have been part-time jobs. Read more →