Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fanaticism

***Great piece over at National Review Online about Lawrence Krauss, who fancies himself a genius but demonstrates his ignorance of the law and religion.

A fanatic,” as Winston Churchill defined the term, “is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” They’re tedious company. As anybody who has spent any time around evangelical vegans, macrobiotic cranks, 9/11 truthers, Trumpkins, anti-Semites, Objectivists, Gamergate partisans, feminists, the Michael Brown Memorial Society for Riots and Sanctimony, or jazz aficionados can tell you, the Bible-thumping born-again Christian fanatic is relatively low on the list of unbearables. But for my money, the militant atheist takes the prize in the oh-for-pity’s-sake-give-it-a-rest-already sweepstakes.

  Love that opening paragraph. The rest of the piece is just as entertaining, and spot-on.

***Justice Department (that's Obama's Justice Department) rules Hillary Clinton followed law in deleting emails. Anyone surprised? Never mind what the law says. She's a Clinton, and female, and a Democrat. That's all she needs to be to get away with whatever she wants to.


Judicial Watch, which had at least 16 active open-records lawsuits against the State Department seeking emails from Mrs. Clinton or her top aides, said the administration is ignoring its own guidelines in trying to clear Mrs. Clinton.
“Indeed, the State Department’s own rules specify that personal records of a departing presidential appointee may not be removed from the government until the State Department ‘records officer in cooperation with the S/ES or appropriate administrative office’ approves of the removal, a process which ‘generally requires a hands-on examination of the materials,’ ” Judicial Watch said in a reply brief.

There's a set of rules for Democrats, and another set for anyone who disagrees with them.

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***Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good. ~~ Thomas Sowell

***Have a great day!
 

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