“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, February 25, 2011

Lewis & Clark and Their Air Gun, The Girandoni Rifle

Peace Through Superior Firepower


  1. I guarantee there is not one public school in the United States where the real American history is taught, the good, the bad and the ugly.

  2. Lewis on Global Warming in a letter to his mother: He was commenting about the lack of forests on the Great Plains:

    “This want of timber is by no means attributeable to a deficiency in the soil to produce it, but owes it’s orrigine to the ravages of the fires, which the natives kindle in these plains at all seasons of the year”

  3. For Rufus:

    Drilling for an Oil Crisis

    No mention of China or India, so I guess they aren't a problem, either.

  4. Now that the American embassy is evacuated, Obama is going to send a STRONGLY WORDED LETTER to Gaddafi.

    Watch out, evildoers!

  5. Snow in SF?

    Al Gore call your office.

  6. And, That is why you spend money on "Missile Defense," Stealth Fighters/Bombers, Airborn Lasers, etc.

  7. Here's an interesting NYTimes story on Chris Christie:

    How Chris Christie Did His Homework

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