Elections

THE DIMINISHING POWER OF THE MEDIA, PART I

Vassar Bushmills Keep this simple set of facts in mind when the subject of the strength of the Democratic Party base comes up. And keep a constant visual of this map in your head when the subject of the power of the media comes up. There are 3,141 counties in [Read More]

Economics

Mark Cuban: Bernie, AOC recognize socialism as ‘trigger word’ (Fox Business video)

  Published on May 13, 2019 by Fox Business Billionaire investor Mark Cuban says that he is a hardcore capitalist and believes that people don’t understand what socialism is. While the following statement is far reaching over the heads of the indoctrinated, this comment says it all: Dr. Ryan, MD5 days [Read More]

The-Kingston-Trio-Number-16
Culture

THE NEW FRONTIER

Vassar Bushmills The album was entitled #16, (1963) and inspired by none other than John F Kennedy, a Democrat. Go Figure It was the last album of theirs I ever bought. I wonder if the words will work today?     ICYMI from Vassar Bushmills.com The Promise of Socialism in a [Read More]

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) by Ralph Arvesen-Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Elections

THE PROMISE OF SOCIALISM IN A SINGLE SONG

Vassar Bushmills This says it all. We’ve been blessed to be able to watch this promise proved before jumping in head first I have no doubt that Democratic Socialism, when it emerged as the dominant political arrangement in Europe following World War II. It was a slow process, but in [Read More]

National Security

U. S. Customs and Border Protection: “[Border] Walls Work: El Centro Sector” (video)

As we all know, fences do make good neighbors so what is the problem with walls; namely, border walls.  Walls work….PERIOD. Our borders are not secure. All parts of the border where the border walls have fallen into disrepair and are not keeping illegal aliens out must be shored up, [Read More]

Education

Imprinting America on Kids

Vassar Bushmills This short piece is for Teaching Vets (who would appreciate your support) and who someday will plant these seed as he/she looks into a room full of un-woke teenagers. This also applies to home-schooling parents (and many blessings on your House for your undertaking) and of course, regular citizens today who should be [Read More]

globe, moon, earth Source: PIRO4D (Pixabay)
Elections

DEALING WITH THE SEPARATE REALITY OF THE LEFT

Vassar Bushmills Over Easter weekend my wife and I watched a half-dozen Easter and Passover-themed films. Among them was the 1968 film “Shoes of the Fisherman” which actually laid out the then-current state of liberalism in Hollywood. The Catholic Church, played by Anthony Quinn, as it’s new pope, agreed to give away the Church’s entire wealth; [Read More]

Homo neanderthalensis by Thomas Vogt-Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) - [Brain volume up to 1750cc (Homo sapiens average 1270 cc) LWL Museum of Natural History, Münster, Germany]
Culture

FIRST PRINCIPLES ABOUT AMERICA; FIRST QUESTIONS

Vassar Bushmills Is America an accident? A freak of Nature?  Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design? I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy and theology. But by the longest list of scientific and common sense proofs, [Read More]

Real Russia Collusion cartoon - Source: A. F. Branco
Conspiracies

Russia Collusion Peddlers Will Turn on Each Other—Trump 2020 Adviser Steven Rogers

TRUMP/PUTIN RUSSIA COLLUSION DOES NOT EXIST; DITTO THAT FOR OBSTRUCTION Communists, their co-conspirators in the global media complex guided by the deep state, appointees of Obama under Barack Obama’s instruction and comrades in both Houses of Congress, John McCain, Jeff Flake, fellow NeverTrumpers, the DNC and Hillary Clinton, et al.,  conspired [Read More]

The Death of Moses, as in Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Bible card published 1907 by the Providence Lithograph Company (cropped) Source: Wikimedia Commons
Christianity

FIRST PRINCIPLES: FIRST IMPRESSIONS ABOUT AMERICA

Vassar Bushmills Anyone, anywhere, who hears the name “America” already has a first impression about America; either positive or negative. It doesn’t matter if he/she is 18 or 80, and located anywhere in the world. If abroad those impressions are a mixture of street talk, music, films, and of course, relatives [Read More]

War

Early History of US Army Advisers and MAAG Mission in Vietnam, 1959-1963

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills Seems you can’t turn your head without finding our friend SGM Fred Barnes in the middle of history. Last year we introduced Fred as an E-3 trooper whose unit was brought into to witness (as guinea pigs) the first and only firing of the Army’s famous atomic cannon in [Read More]

Conquête de passage Credit: Don Comtesse Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec en 1904 (Wikimedia Commons)
media bias

THE CARE AND CLEANING OF THE TWITTER ACCOUNT

Vassar Bushmills The Grand Game Almost everyone has a opinion about Twitter and Facebook. Conservatives consider them capricious in the way they handle “political speech” on their sites, rewarding Leftist views while punishing flag-waving Love-America attitudes. Both are hostile to American-style democracy and values. But as long as the American political class, including Republicans, is [Read More]

Photo: Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korean War by Corporal Peter McDonald, USMC - Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.
Heroes

Tootsie Rolls and “The Chosin Few”

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills From our friend Mike Collins and his pals: (Note: My wife’s uncle Phillip was one of those Marines. Her father was oder and served on a tin can in the Phillipine Sea but saw no real action. He always looked up to his baby brother [Read More]