Welcome to our newest blogger – The Nihilist

Welcome to our newest blogger, Thomas Schminke, who blogs as ‘The Nihilist‘.

Thomas F. Schminke is an Enterprise Linux Architect for a major global brokerage firm.  He has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Drake University where his work focused on Comparative Systems and Developing Economies.  He also completed ROTC and was commissioned as a Military Intelligence officer.  After a few years of working for failed political projects and candidates, Thomas landed a Unix System Administration role in the mid 90’s and worked as a BN S-2 in the Iowa Army National Guard.  He also managed to work in a few years of graduate school in philosophy at Tufts University where he worked in Phil. of Science and Epistemology.  His interests in these fields continue into today and he has added Phil. of Math and Phil. of Engineering to his studies.  Thomas is also part owner of a winery in Council Bluffs, IA.  His political belief system is moderate nihilism with pro-science and neo-monetarist overtones.



Fifth of November….

Our Founder couldn’t let this day pass without discussing Guy Fawkes and the OWS movement that uses his likeness without knowing the man…

Support, Encouragement and Criticism for the ‘Occupy’ movement

Our bloggers offer support, encouragement and not a little criticism of the ‘Occupy’ movement…

Objections to civil liberties violations are discussed here and here by the Founder.

Bad economics and bad government are discussed here by the Founder, and here and here by ‘Peaceful Dissent’

Other commentary by the blogging team:

The OWS Coalition by ‘Peaceful Dissent’

Fairness by ‘Peaceful Dissent’

Misdirection by OWS – it’s Congress that is the 1% by the Gent and Congress is the main problem by ‘Radical Cooperation’

OWS ignores the leftist complicity in our current problems by ‘Radical Cooperation’

OWS and Cognitive Dissonance by ‘Peaceful Dissent’

And more to come!



Steve Jobs – 1955 to 2011

Apple Computer reports that Steve Jobs has died.

The driving force behind one of the greatest tech companies ever has passed away.

May he rest in peace.

Read my take on Steve Jobs in my blog

A pithy comment about Steve Jobs’ estate by the Gent.

And watch Leo Laporte talk to Wolf Blitzer on CNN.

Steve Jobs Obituary from Bloomberg.

Jobs’ estate and taxes (not a pretty picture), by The Gent.

A VERY thorough 2-part biography of Steve Jobs at The Register: Part 1.  Part 2.

Killing our ‘enemies’? Killing ourselves!

Our bloggers are writing about the killing of Anwar al-Alwaki…and things do not look good for liberty, safety or the Constitution with this action by the President….

The Obama Hit List (Peaceful Dissent)

Anwar al-Alwaki and the Bill of Rights (Founder’s Blog)

How Romney and Hunstman Might React (This Gent Don’t Consent)

Welcome to our newest contributor, Erich Buerger

Erich joins us today and posts as ‘Peaceful Dissent

Welcome, Erich!

September 17, 1787 – Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787 the United States Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention. Some blog posts relating to this…..

The Constitution is a Reactionary Document (the Founder)

The False Myth of the Constitution (the Gent)

Read The Constitution

Read our commentary on the Bill or Rights (1st Amendment only so far)

There is also an entire category of posts on Constitutional topics.


Check out the Founder’s continuing series on Constitutional Analysis

The Founder has a project to analyze and annotate the entire Constitution for this site.  The most recent installment is on Free Speech.  Check out the series by visiting our page on the Constitution (he’s working through the Bill of Rights at the moment), or go directly to the analysis pages:

On Free Exercise of Religion

On Freedom of Speech and of the Press

Or check out the many blog postings from all the contributors here.

Thanks for reading—and join in the commentary!