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100 Days In

Published on April 30, 2017 By sirrahc

Everyone’s talking about Trump’s first 100 days in office, but I’m going to keep my comments fairly short. Trump himself, as I’m sure you know, is now saying that this “100 Days” marker is arbitrary and doesn’t mean much. And he’s right,… mostly. The media started doing this awhile back, and it makes for a […]

A Conservative Blueprint for Reform

Published on July 31, 2016 By sirrahc

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change […]

Security Concerns for U.S. Power Grid

Published on February 9, 2014 By sirrahc

We all know about the Boston Marathon terror attack on April 15, 2013. Two Chechen brothers with Islamist beliefs set off two bombs near the finish line, killing 3 people and wounding at least another 264. What most people don’t realize (and I didn’t until recently) is that that wasn’t the only attack. Less than […]

Frack This!

Published on June 10, 2011 By sirrahc

Since at least the 1970s, we’ve been warned that the world is at, or close to reaching, “peak oil“. As you can probably guess, the term indicates reaching some sort of limit. According to Wikipedia, “Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the […]

Progress and Progressivism in American Politics

Published on June 6, 2010 By sirrahc

I was reading the other day in Dinesh D’Souza’s book What’s So Great about America?. There is a chapter in which D’Souza discusses how the West became the dominant civilization in the modern era owing to its “invention” of science, democracy, & capitalism. A concept central to the flourishing of these enterprises is “the idea […]

Thanks for the Big Mac, Uncle Sam

Published on May 5, 2010 By sirrahc

Guess what? I got my tax refund from the IRS today! $45!!!! Woohooooo!! I’m treatin’ myself to a Big Mac Value Meal! Of course, most people who get a paycheck and have to buy stuff have taxes at least at the back of their mind all the time. They hit us from all sides. And, […]

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