User Profile: filbert

Member Since: July 21, 2011


  • June 29, 2013 at 1:41am

    “Immigration reform” has NEVER been about immigrants, illegal or otherwise.

    The Washington elites couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the actual people they’re moving around on their chess boards in the bars and coffee shops of Capitol Hill. It’s that moving about of people that they get off on.

    It’s called Power.

    It’s why it should be limited and carefully controlled, else it goes straight to power-holic people’s heads.

    The Constitution failed when the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments (income tax, and direct election of Senators, respectively) were enacted. Those two amendments kicked the supports out from under the checks and balances that the Founders designed, and opened the doors for today’s out-of-control, illiberal, central command economy we’re getting.

  • March 2, 2013 at 4:33pm

    Kansas City, Missouri. Not Kansas.

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  • March 1, 2013 at 10:14pm

    Want Beck to come out with a space-opera TV show on the Blaze. Too much to ask to buy the rights to Firefly (although the basic vibe of Firefly is right down the alley for what he’s trying to do). I have ideas.

    Glenn, call me!

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  • January 18, 2013 at 12:11am

    Good Lord, it’s the Glenn Convergence–Glenn Beck and Glenn Reynolds! Singularity indeed!

  • January 16, 2013 at 2:32pm

    The paperback is for sale once more at Amazon, at least on my browser. I’ll be interested in hearing the reason for the “outage” from Amazon.

  • September 6, 2012 at 8:35pm

    How stunningly newsworthy: Chairman of HumongoBank thinks it would be a bad idea to break up HumongoBank.

  • September 6, 2012 at 1:51pm

    Do Barney Frank and the other racist Democrats understand that Uncle Tom was the HERO of the story?

    Calling someone an “Uncle Tom” is a bit like calling someone “Mother Teresa.”

    “I do not think the word(s) mean what you think they mean.”

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  • August 29, 2012 at 8:29am

    False-flag operation?

  • July 24, 2012 at 9:20pm

    “next time she’ll wear something more appropriate”

    Define “appropriate.”

  • June 22, 2012 at 9:48pm

    I watched in growing bemused horror until it got to the final tag-line: “It might not be as bad as you think.”

    It took me a couple of minutes to regain my composure, I was laughing so hard. I’m still chuckling.

  • June 18, 2012 at 6:15pm

    I agree–to the extent that The Annoying “Next Story” Pop-up Is Annoying.

    I would like an option to make it go away forever. I never, ever use it AND it is hella distracting. Make it go away. Bad web design.

  • June 5, 2012 at 11:59pm

    I think Jillette is a Good Man.

    I think Beck is a Good Man.

    If someone is a Good Man, does it really matter if he adheres to the same religious tenets as you do?

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  • June 4, 2012 at 1:46pm

    I remember now why I seldom bother reading comments on Blaze articles . . .

  • June 2, 2012 at 9:35am

    Anybody else mis-read the note at first to say “Gannon is not going to the pogrom?”

  • May 20, 2012 at 3:10pm

    Booker may need to be careful with this kind of reasoning. He just might wake up a Republican some morning.

  • March 1, 2012 at 8:34pm

    In other words: Game On.

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  • February 9, 2012 at 8:50am

    Here’s how it breaks down, from a classical-liberal rights perspective:

    1. The University of North Dakota has a right to call their sports teams whatever they want to call them.

    2. The NCAA has a right to set the rules of behavior for its members, and the sanctions for violating those rules of behavior.

    3. Others have a right to observe the behavior of UND and/or the NCAA and opine on that behavior.

    These three rights are not intrinsically in conflict. They do however define certain cause-and-effect results which are highly predictable.

    The essence of the problem as I see it is that UND wants to nullify #2 and #3. They want to have their cake and eat it too. They want all the benefits of NCAA membership without acceding to to the rules that the organization sets. (There’s an almost-forgotten right called “freedom of association” in play here, too.) The NCAA is not saying “You can’t call yourselves the ‘Fighting Sioux.’” They’re saying “If you do that, then these will be the consequences according to our rules.” The only conflict is that the UND community wants to keep their nickname AND mitigate/avoid the consequences.

    If UND wants to be a full member of the NCAA, then they need to observe the NCAA’s rules. Should that be to onerous for UND, then no one is forcing them to continue their NCAA membership. There’s always the NAIA, for instance.

  • February 3, 2012 at 4:06pm

    I would applaud the demise of Fannie and Freddie, if I wasn’t as sure as the sun rises in the east that Obama will use the opportunity to further pay off his cronies and political supporters.

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  • January 26, 2012 at 12:06pm

    Please, oh please oh please, Blaze people—stop giving Maher the attention he craves. Stop reporting his stupidity. Cut him off. Turn your backs on him.

    Ostracism works.

  • January 10, 2012 at 5:22pm

    I’ll never be a Gibbs fan but I have to admit, he gets smallish dash of respect from me for actually blowing up on Garrett and MO–people who richly deserve a dressing-down from every single American citizen (preferably one at a time–ten minute maximum per American) for what they’re doing to this country.