For posterity’s sake, and for the benefit of anyone new to the blog, I thought I’d put together a collection of what I consider to be the best stuff from the first year meandering down Wanderer’s Way. There’s plenty more where all of this came from but consider this a sampler. I’m not including anything that made the top ten views list and in some respects this is a list of “my best posts that nobody’s read.” So here we go:
Giving legitimacy to nonsense–on why conservatives who respond to envirofascist blather about “climate change” by saying “yes I believe the climate changes, but…” are just playing into the left’s stupid game. Stop it.
The nuclear option, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Mitch McConnell–on the removal of the filibuster for all presidential appointees in the context of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination and the Democrats basically saying they were going to do it first chance they got.
An open rant…er, letter–you remember all those videos put out by celebrities during and after the election? This is my response.
What is money?–a dissection of how basic economics works and what money really is. Spoiler alert: it’s not evil at all.
Insurance for dummies–in which I explain why insurance for pre-existing conditions is not, in fact, insurance.
Troll fighting–installment one in what has been and will continue to be an ongoing primer on how to argue on the internet and not tear your hair out.
Understanding the stakes–all about what the Democrats sacrificed for the Unaffordable Don’t-Care Act and why it’s insane to think they’d help undo it now.
Thinking for yourself–on skepticism and coming to your own conclusions, and why it’s difficult for intelligent people to accept we might not have all the relevant data all the time.
No lefties, there is no “hate speech exception”–because there isn’t. This is why.
An open letter to pro-life Democrats–The Democrats have told their pro-life faction to get in line on baby murder or get out. This is where I welcome them with open arms.
The Comey firing, conservative own-goaling, and “fairness”–in which I explain why firing James Comey was long overdue and why conservatives are apparently a lot more concerned with being fair to the left than to other conservatives.
Pardoning Hillary–Face it folks, Dr. Pantsuit is not going to be locked up, and it’s not because President Trump is cutting her a break. The best thing to do now is actually to pardon her. Here’s why.
“Because Jesus” is not an argument–because it’s not. It’s a fine reason, but not an argument. For more on this, click the link.
Zombie NeverTrumpers–they just keep shambling on like they don’t know they’re dead.
Reforming Islam–what has to happen and why the West can’t do it for them.
Gamechanger–the Scalise shooting and the violent left.
Independence Day–maybe it’s not for everyone. Maybe some of us ought to be celebrating Dependence Day instead.
CNN, fake news, and the coming media collapse–fake news gonna fake, but the media isn’t going anywhere as long as the left will prop it up.
Susan Collins is a complete idiot–because she totally is.
The allegory of the hamburger–you want to know why we can’t get anything done lately? This illustration might be useful.
Apres moi les zombie apocalypse–about how the last administration quite deliberately left all kinds of problems for President Trump to have to deal with.
What’s past is prologue–a story from my own past foreshadowing the modern snowflake culture on college campuses now.
Why “Nazi” LARPers are neither scary nor dangerous–Couple dozen knuckleheads want to march around with tiki torches and suddenly we need to burn the Bill of Rights to stop them?
The South was wrong, but their statues are not–on how the fact that there’s a lot of revisionist history about the Civil War romanticizing the South doesn’t make every last Confederate soldier (or descendant) a slave-owning murderous racist.
Health care and lying liars who lie–because nobody’s taking your care and the American system really doesn’t suck. I know, I’ve worked in the system.
Nazis. I hate these guys…–and so does everyone in the entire freaking world. Making a big show of it like it’s some brave stance to take is unnecessary and is actually counterproductive.
Why I don’t play nice with the left–When arguing with insipid smug lefties, I’m often dismissive, rude, and insulting right back. Because lying and condescension are not arguments and not worth more than summary dispatch. I explain in more detail.
What happens in Vegas–on the Vegas shooting and the fallacy of expecting the government to omnipotently prevent bad things from happening.
The First Amendment for dummies–You get to say what you want. I get to tell you to shut up and change the channel. So does the President.
The Second Amendment in context–because it wasn’t meant for hunting rifles, muskets, or just “the militia.” If proper grammar doesn’t tell you that then Federalist #46 will.
Bump stocks and slippery slopes–Banning things doesn’t keep criminals from getting them, whether they’re automatic weapons or “bump stocks.”
No, Christmas is NOT a pagan holiday–one of my series of Christmas posts in which I explain why Christmas is not just a ripoff. I’ll probably make a category for Christmas-themed posts when the holidays roll around this year but this is a good starter.
Whose fault is it anyway?–What Happened? Trump won. The end.
Going dark–the urge to go on about your business once the country is in good hands can be very powerful, but you can’t let yourself go dark.
This is it, folks–my election eve final plea, to stop the monster we saw coming twenty-five years out. Thank God we did it. It’s still sobering to look back at and realize just how close we came.
Voter fraud: how it works and why it’s an issue–I explain some little-known facts about how elections work and why voter fraud is like an iceberg–if you see it at all, there’s a huge amount you don’t see.
Well behaved women, chapter 1–the inaugural post in my first weekly series rebutting the stupid bumper sticker “Well behaved women rarely make history.” God I hate those. It was an interesting journey over thirty installments.
I believe: the power of morale–an explanation of why biased polls and slanted media coverage work, and why it’s important to keep fighting. A winner doesn’t give up when he’s down by three touchdowns.
The story of George–The last entry in this collection is not political at all. It’s a heartfelt memorial tribute to a dearly missed and deeply loved little friend, and the two years of absolute joy he brought to my home. It’s strange what you can move on from and what just won’t let you go. It’s been more than three months and I’m still crying. I still miss you so very much Georgie, and I’ll never be able to say I love you forever enough times.