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Who Should Be the Republican Nominee?
Total votes: 21
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-11-18 08:40
When Western Civilisation comes to an end, as it assuredly soon must if it doesn't quickly mount a dramatic rearguard action on its own behalf, its epitaph will be words that have been cited often, but not often enough: "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
Oblivia — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2015-12-13 04:21
Oh yawn... — by Olivia on Sun, 2015-12-13 04:07
Boring? Me? Olivia has committed a microaggression against me!! — by Doug Bandler The Second on Fri, 2015-12-11 20:55
Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2015-11-18 05:00
by Olivia Pierson
What do North Korea, Russia, Iran, Syria – and the Zealots of Multiculturalism all have in common? Communism? No. Religion? No. Totalitarianism? Close. It is hatred of the West.
Mark you utter Numpty! — by Olivia on Mon, 2015-12-07 10:45
The new prudery — by Mark Hunter on Thu, 2015-12-03 01:48
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-12-02 09:09
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-11-15 02:57
Garrick Ohlsson Plays Brahms
In reviewing a concert at this moment in history, one is mindful of one's good fortune in being able to attend such an event without being shot, beheaded or blown up by Islamosavages. (How long can it be, one frets, before concert venues become like airport boarding gates?) One is mindful that the music of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms et al represents the cultural apogee of the values of the Enlightenment, which the terrorists wish to take down and replace with their vicious, totalitarian superstition.
Posted on Faecesbook — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-11-15 08:00
Submitted by Doug Bandler Th... on Wed, 2015-11-04 20:54
Are Open Imiigration Objectivists Honest? — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2015-11-13 12:12
I agree — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2015-11-11 04:25
Some ARI Watch articles — by Mark Hunter on Sun, 2015-11-08 21:43
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-11-04 09:09
Will so-called Objectivists rally round this time or sit and sneer in cultish pomowanker group-think? The latter, I suspect.
More — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-11-13 23:52
Ruddy — by Tore on Thu, 2015-11-05 14:39
I heard this the other day — by mvardoulis on Wed, 2015-11-04 23:05
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-11-04 08:47
Here's a new, but commonplace, outrage by Islamosavages. Commentary is unnecessary.
OrogOism is wrong on most things — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2015-12-14 23:01
"Invade the world, invite the — by Grant Jones on Mon, 2015-12-14 21:28
Good point — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2015-12-14 17:44
Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2015-11-01 15:09
Folks, the long-awaited Salmieri and Gotthelf A Companion to Ayn Rand will be out shortly. Salmieri is associated with the ARI, as was Gotthelf. Most of the contibutors are ARI.
Submitted by gregster on Sat, 2015-10-31 04:47
David Pocock cannot be said to be a hero for his chosen sport of rugby, a sport which has served him well.
Neil — by gregster on Fri, 2015-11-06 12:22
Yaron — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2015-11-06 00:10
"Obleftivists embracing — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2015-11-04 04:42
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-10-30 05:39
All over the western world, the mainstream media are infested with illiberals: the humourless, conscienceless, Islam-loving Politically Correct Fascists of the Left who crawl out from under their rocks each day for no other purpose than to police the thoughts of those few who remain capable of thought and close them down.
Impressive to be sure — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-11-05 04:06
Quite the CV Cruz has no? — by HWH on Thu, 2015-11-05 01:48
Enemies of America and Freedom — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-11-01 10:16
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-10-15 06:59
Some years ago I got into terrible trouble with orthodox Objectivists who were backing Leonard Peikoff's call to vote Democrat across the board because a) socialism was dead as a philosophical force, and thus, not the concern it might otherwise be; b) Republicans were so bad the primary political imperative at the time was to "topple" them; and c) the Republicans, left untoppled, would usher in a Christian theocracy.
100% Connected — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2016-01-19 03:29
Kyrel — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sun, 2016-01-17 21:10
Straight Path — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2016-01-17 19:27
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-10-14 13:33
Interesting 15-minute video presentation by 'The Atlas Society's' Ed Hudgins discussing current American politics, and promoting his new book The Republican Party's Civil War: Will Freedom Win?
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-10-13 05:46
In my profile of Simon O'Neill, When a Cover-Up Is a Good Thing, written before New Zealand Opera's production of Tosca had opened in Auckland, Mr. O'Neill (hereinafter to be referred to as "Sir Simon" for reasons that will become apparent) pronounced the whole cast "A-Grade." Having attended the Wellington opening on Saturday, I can say without hesitation: they are!
Good music is hard to find... — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-10-15 17:58
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-10-09 08:54
One day ago I posted a piece celebrating Fox's 19th birthday. I meant it. Fox has held the line against Political Correctness in a way that has delayed a full-blown PC tyranny.
The — by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2016-01-24 07:10
Killing O'Lielly — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-01-24 06:50
George Will Rejoins — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-11-10 20:38
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-10-08 16:56
The Martian Movie Review
October 2, 2015 — The Martian, from director Ridley Scott, is an exciting film about an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet. It celebrates the heroism that comes from human reason. And it points to what it will take for humans in coming decades to make Mars a new home for humanity. With the film coming on the heels of NASA’s confirmation of liquid water on the Martian surface, that home could be closer than you think!
And what I like most — by HWH on Fri, 2015-10-16 19:05
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-10-08 06:52
Much hilarity today as Fox News celebrated its 19th birthday with clips of current anchors on Launch Day looking preposterously young. Bill O'Reilly with hair. Sean Hannity with even more hair. Neil Cavuto looking like a male model with brains. Women no longer around, at least on Fox (no hyperventilating quackers back then). It was an occasion to reflect thankfully on the fact that but for Fox, the tsunami of Political Correctness that has given Hitler victories he could never have imagined on the battlefield would have engulfed all of the West by now. As it is, Fox has been the sandbags that have contained the illiberal tide, even as some of those sandbags have been contaminated by the filthy waters.
Ditto for me — by HWH on Thu, 2015-10-08 12:00
Bravo — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-10-08 10:53
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 09:51
Pope Francis = TAS
Turns out Pope Francis met up with Kim Davis, who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. But now the Pope is trying to deny it, or at least, downplay the meeting. Now, as a gay person I think Kim Davis's position on homosexuality is as ignorant as Ayn Rand's, but I admire her (Davis) immensely for having the courage of her convictions. And I loathe the gay mafia, the Pink Swastika-carriers, to an extent where I wish I had nothing at all in common with them, disgusting sub-human nazis that they are.
Top Ten Tasks — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2015-10-08 16:15
"You're being done, and you deserve to be!" — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-10-08 00:20
Last Word Lindsay — by Luke Setzer on Mon, 2015-10-05 12:13
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 09:48
Pope Francis = TAS
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 01:08
Benjamin Netanyahu eyeballs the gutless enablers of Islamosavagery for 45 seconds at the UN. You'll see some of them hang their heads in shame. As Obamullah allows Putin and the Ayatollah complete control over Syria, hard on the heels of his Munich moment with Iran, may all Islamappeasers hang their dismal heads in equal shame:
Israel Unbound — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2015-10-03 14:03
Submitted by George Reisman on Fri, 2015-10-02 02:57
The mass shooting today at an Oregan community college has already begun to bring out the usual chorus of calls for further violations of the Second Amendment rights of individuals to keep and bear arms.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-26 17:31
Pope Francis vs. the Cure of Reason
September 25, 2015 -- A young girl was recently interviewed on TV about her encounter with Pope Francis on his visit to the United States. She cried with joy as she described how he touched her on the forehead and offered a blessing. Now, she said, she might get the miracle she’s prayed for. Maybe someday she’ll be able to walk.
Pope Francis = TAS — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-10-03 07:56
Science and Reason — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-09-29 20:06
Celebrating achievement — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2015-09-27 05:09
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-09-25 21:04
The basic idea behind the Welfare State is people are far too stupid and evil to live their lives decently or properly on their own, so they need to be forced to do so by a wise and virtuous semi-tyrannical government. Most or all people, it seems, are naturally or inherently incompetent to live their lives rightly.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-09-24 07:08
There are two types of people in this world: TDTWs and anti-TDTWs.
TDTW stands for: [Mr. Gorbachev] Tear Down This Wall. The two types are: 1) those who would have urged President Reagan to go ahead and deliver that line in his 1987 speech in Berlin; and, 2) the milksops who would have been horrified by it and pleaded with him to delete it (they were myriad at the time, but fortunately did not prevail. Hard to imagine these days).
Bandler — by Tore on Sun, 2015-11-01 17:27
Trump is not bad — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sun, 2015-11-01 17:17
Trump — by Tore on Sat, 2015-10-17 12:40
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-09-21 01:52
In my essay, Music of the Gods, extolling the supremacy of the Romantic genre in music, I noted:
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-19 04:11
The GOP 2015 Second Debate Rundown
September 17, 2015 -- The second GOP presidential debates (held September 16, 2015) were grueling affairs: four candidates for nearly two hours and eleven others nattering on for over three hours more. The TV audience was torn between coffee to stay awake through it all or gin to ease the pain. But here are some highlights that deserve attention.
Pointless — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-09-23 18:07
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-09-14 08:23
'Renée Fleming, A Gala Evening' was threatening to become 'Death by Ravel' by the interval on Saturday night. Music-lovers had flocked to hear the great diva, packing the Michael Fowler Centre to the rafters, but were mistreated in the first half to a protracted assault on the waltz and a tiresome non-event of a song cycle, both by the aforementioned Maurice Ravel.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-09-08 06:27
When a Cover-Up Is a Good Thing!
Tenor Simon O'Neill loves coming back to Wellington. He did the Honours year of his music degree here, studying with the iconic Emily Mair, who, "along with my Aunt Eileen," is "my favourite person in Wellington." He says as a cultural hub, "Courtenay Place is second to none in the Southern Hemisphere." He's rapt about the "rehabilitation" of St James Theatre, where he'll be performing as Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca from October 10-17, with what he calls "an A-Grade cast." (The opera opens in Auckland on September 17.)
Hot on the heels of this — by Derek McGovern on Sun, 2015-09-20 05:21
"The Safety People at the Beehive" — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-09-10 21:29
Submitted by Neil Parille on Mon, 2015-09-07 00:51
Don't know much about the dude, but sure makes some good points.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2015-09-06 14:18
The Robots of Labor Day
September 2, 2015 — Fear of robots has been rising: not just fear of the sci-fi killer kind but also fear that robots will take our jobs. But this Labor Day we should celebrate the fact that robots free us from the need to perform certain tasks, make our labor more valuable, and could usher in new age of prosperity and human flourishing.
Bricklaying Robot Can Place 1,000 Bricks an Hour — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-09-12 02:20
I love robots — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-09-10 21:37
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-09-01 03:35
Anton Bruckner, writer of nine uncommonly long symphonies and many other compositions, worried that when he met his maker, God might ask him why he hadn't written still more music. Were I God, I'd be more inclined to ask him why he'd written any—or more precisely, none.
Freddy responds ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-09-06 07:15
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-08-27 06:56
I have spoken often enough of the Pink Swastika and Black-Victimhood Trash as part of the generic "Filth" that is engendered by Airhead America, a cesspool of infantile Narcissism, entitlement and whim-worship. Here is an aggrieved gay black man, constantly on the look-out for things to be "offended" by, giving vent to his perennial umbrage.
But wait! — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2015-08-28 23:01
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