I Lived Through CPAC

This past weekend I attended the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. This is an annual gathering of conservatives from across the spectrum of age, establishment and fame. The youngest unknown can mingle with influential members of the media, meet politicians and candidates for office, or (perhaps best) socialize with other members of the conservative… Continue reading »


Obama’s New Jobs Plan

The following is [probably not -- BofN Legal] a preview of selected comments from President Obama’s latest jobs speech, at Disney World. He may decide to change it at the last minute. My Fellow Americans, distinguished guests, children of the world, Mickey Mouse and Friends: It is my special pleasure to be with you here at Disney… Continue reading »


News of the Day: Limerick Edition 8-17-11

Libertarians Finally Take Hint We’ve Been Dropping That a billionaire named Peter Thiel Chased the libertarian ideal Far away to the sea – Taking all thems with he – We should really thank Peter, I feel. President Obama Saves or Creates at least One Speechwriter Job; Others…Not so Much  This President we’ve got is a peach; Look, he’s making another damn speech.… Continue reading »


Movie Recommendations

Rachel and I have had the good fortune recently to see two of the movies that one could term “contenders” for the Oscars: Black Swan and The King’s Speech.


John McCain Does a Speech

And I offer my thoughts upon it.  Well, Cindy first.  She needs some practice with the teleprompter.  She'll have plenty of it, I'm sure.  She's a good wife, though.  And here's the negative part of my brain, but if I were Team McCain I'd only talk about marriage very briefly.  Unfortunate end to the first… Continue reading »


Obama’s Race Speech

I think this paragraph from Jonah Goldberg of National Review is a tidy summation of my feelings on what some have called "one of the finest speeches ever."  Why do voluptuaries of racial argy-bargy want yet another such dialogue? For some, it’s to avoid actually dealing with unpleasant facts. But for others — like La… Continue reading »