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Janet Yellen: We sprayed your house in gasoline. When is a good time to light the match?

The Federal Reserve

AP YELLEN A F USA DC

This blog spends a lot of time covering foreign policy, terrorist organizations, and the threat they pose to national security, but one can certainly make the argument that the Federal Reserve is much more of a danger to the long-term health of the nation. These days I typically leave it to others to talk about the implications of printing dollars as if they were Monopoly money, addictions to…

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Gen. Mattis on Iraq: I’m not sure why Obama is publicly taking options off the table

James Mattis, Ryan Crocker, Dafna RandThe House Intelligence Committee takes its job very seriously, which is why Ret. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis was called in on Thursday to discuss the U.S. strategy for destroying the Islamic State group. With over four decades of military service under his belt, the general knows a thing or two about combat. His assessment of how the commander in chief is handling the Middle East conundrum…

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Feminists attack Spider-Woman covers and gamers while Lopez, Beyonce, and Minaj objectify themselves

Say that you’re a raging feminist and you’re upset about “rape culture, male patriarchy, male privilege,” and a whole host of other issues your Gender Studies professor talks about on a regular basis. You want to change the cultural landscape, but you only have limited resources. Do you go after the male gamerswho just want to play Watch Dogs in peace? Do you go after aging male comic book…

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When the NFL became a religion, America created sportcaster priests like Cris Carter, Bob Costas

Cris Carter cryingThe National Football league brings in roughly $10 billion in revenue per year. By 2027, it expects to up that to $25 billion. As USA today reportedin February, that would put the NFL on track to haul in more money per year than the domestic gross product of “dozens of small countries.” At some point in time professional football became a weird religion for millions of Americans, and now the rest…

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Gen. Dempsey to Obama: You might need to use ground troops if this coalition stinks

Chuck Hagel, Martin DempseyArmy Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke before the Senate Armed Services Committees on Tuesday, telling officials that if coalition partners don’t successfully deal with the Islamic State group’s operations in Iraq, then he would not hesitate to say what President Obama doesn’t want to hear — ground troops.

“To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our…

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Dan Slott’s emasculated Spider-Man: Peter Parker is an embarrassment in his own book

Silk saves Spider ManMarvel Comics allowed writer Dan Slott to essentially killed off Peter Parker for over a year. While everyone’s favorite wall crawler was in limbo, a megalomaniac prone to “Nazi-like torture”experiments on his victims was in control of Peter’s body. Fans knew that one day the real hero would return, and some of them actually thought that his time away would give Dan Slott an opportunity to…

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Obama’s Orwellian doublethink comes back to haunt him on Islamic State: A timeline

War or not

Republican v Democrat terrorism poll

Gallup poll released a poll on Sept. 11 that showed the Republican Party now has a commanding lead over Democrats when it comes to the who voters trust to protect them from terrorist groups and threats abroad.

The results spoke volumes about Americans’ opinion of the president’s “lead from behind” foreign policy, and his inability to comprehend the threat posed to the nation by radical Islam:

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Army’s diversity storm troopers fret over numbers of white men leading combat brigades

Army officers APYears ago I served as a mechanized infantryman in Charlie Co., 1/18 Infantry Battalion in Schweinfurt, Germany. Our company had just over 100 guys, and maybe a handful of them were black. I didn’t think about the black sergeants or our black First Lieutenant in terms of race — I just cared that they knew what the heck they were talking about and that they wouldn’t get me killed during a training…

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Cenk Uygur names son ‘Prometheus’ in misbegotten attempt to smite God, fails miserably

Under normal circumstances I would never write about Cenk Uygur of “The Young Turks.” However, it turns out that he named his son “Prometheus Maximus” as a metaphorical middle finger to the God he …

Cenk Uygur names son ‘Prometheus’ in misbegotten attempt to smite God, fails miserably

Under normal circumstances I would never write about Cenk Uygur of “The Young Turks.” However, it turns out that he named his son “Prometheus Maximus” as a metaphorical middle finger to the God he …