Lessons Behind the Wheel

One of the most gratifying aspects of becoming insolently rich is the ability to grind small people’s faces in foreign manure. I know this more from observation than experience. Though given its frequency I am certain the result must feel quite luxurious. It’s certainly something to aspire toward. So with that universal ambition in mind,…

Protecting the Consumers

I wonder how many Americans have ever heard of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). It emerged out of the 2010 Dodd-Frank legislation, which followed the Wall Street and mortgage meltdown of 2008. Rather than any logical response thereto, this law primarily represented the Democrats’ dedication to capitalizing on every crisis. Interestingly, the CFPB’s name…

The Left-Hand of God

Whatever your race, ideology, or religion, one can be assured of its demise absent vigorous defense. Nature is relentlessly competitive, and predators are as wholly indifferent to the preening of man as they are the plumage of a peacock. It simply does not matter how good, moral, or universalist your vanity judges you to be…

In the Wake of Virtue

Maladaptive morality is a luxury good. I’m tempted at times to purchase advertising on Kim Kardashian’s vagina so that millions will see that message. It’s a pillar of the Kakistocracy canon. And sometimes it manifests itself with such weight that simple people are crushed beneath. I wish it were possible to more widely convey that…

A Little Too Bright

It’s difficult to know how much of Trump’s recent misery in the polls represents legitimate deterioration of support, and how much is simply the manipulations of a media that has become feral in its loathing. Though given the utter trouncing of his pilotfish in Wisconsin’s Paul Nehlan, I think the former can’t be discounted. If…

Where Did They Go?

Barring dramatic inflection of trajectory, it will take few terms before the US Supreme Court coaxes a prohibition on hate speech from a bashful Constitution. Then I suppose my life as an at-large criminal blogger will be concluded. Aside from the quality decline in roommates, one of the things I will mourn at that time…

Guanabara Knocking

A couple of years ago I was touring an American corporate campus when my perky docent said something odd: In the East Building we have HR and the cafeteria on the first floor, the second floor is Brazil, and on the third is accounting… Wait, what do you mean by ‘Brazil’ on the second? Oh,…

Oh My Gawd!

I sometimes wonder if Europeans actually realize what they have cooking in their E-Z bake demographic oven. It shouldn’t be much of a culinary enigma. The final product is widely available in the public domain. Any dizzy Swede can spend months viewing carefully curated monkeyshines on World Star before deciding that it all looks more…

A Howler in New Jersey

Some jokes are such heirlooms that humor can be summoned from the punchline alone. Read this article’s conclusion and watch the mercury in the laughometer spray the ceiling. “This community elected Mr. Chaudry to the Township Committee after 9/11 and made him the first Pakistani Muslim mayor in the nation,” Bianchi said. “I am disappointed that…

Donald, Hillary, and Who We Are

One admirable characteristic of political moderates is how rarely they allow exigent circumstances to distract them from trivialities. This fact has never been on such acute display as in the recent poll plunge experienced by Donald Trump in the wake of recent gaffes. First, it should be understood why men make a profession out of…