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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]

Avenatti
Donald Trump

Avenatti, Hillary, and Trump: thoughts about character and sociopaths

Avenatti and Clinton are self-serving criminals, while Trump is just a boaster and brawler — and he uses those traits constitutionally to serve America. I don’t know about you, but I’m finding completely fascinating the lengthening laundry list of malfeasance associated with Michael Avenatti. It turns out he’s not just [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]

Christianity

“The Magic Flute,” (1791) By W. A. Mozart, Must Be Banned! It Contains Blackface, Disparaging Remarks, And A Noose! (Satire)

“The Magic Flute,” (1791) By W. A. Mozart, Must Be Banned! It Contains Blackface, Disparaging Remarks, And A Noose! (Satire) SATIRE: BY JEFFREY A FRIEDBERG —————<>————— I HAD JUST SAMPLED about 8 versions of “The Magic Flute,” (1791), By W. A. Mozart, and settled on two; they’re all different. It [Read More]

Impeachment Trump Derangement Syndrome
Donald Trump

President Trump is the “dayenu” president

No matter how imperfect Trump is, looking at his record of accomplishments, as to each one I say the Passover word “dayenu” — it would have been enough. During the Passover dinner, one of the songs Jewish families sing is Dayenu. It is in the nature of a “count your [Read More]

Passover
Politics

Passover: the nature of tyranny never changes but freedom is worth the fight

Passover tells us that tyrants fall only when revolution affects them directly and that revolutions are successful only when focused on individual liberty. Passover, which begins tonight, is about so many things: the Jewish people’s renewed covenant with God; their escape from slavery; the journey that ended with the Ten [Read More]

Good News
Politics

The “no news is good news” open thread

Thanks to President Trump, it’s mostly good news out there, which is great for America (yay!), but limiting for a blogger. What do you think? Scott Adams made an excellent point the other day, which is that, now that the media can no longer waffle on about Russian collusion (at [Read More]

Spying
Politics

Spying On Trump & A Progressive Game of Semantics

Proggie congresscritters claim to be shocked at charges about Obama administration “spying” on team Trump.  Given the public record, that is itself shocking. This from the Blaze (internal links omitted): At a hearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) asked Barr about a team he had indicated the [Read More]

Strzok Russia Collusion Hoax
Politics

Random thoughts on the unfolding Russia Collusion hoax

With Barr promising to investigate the Russia Collusion Hoax, it’s a good time to think about the motivations driving those who masterminded the hoax. Yesterday was another day spent pulling out ivy, a process I found so exhausting, I couldn’t write last night. Not writing, though, doesn’t mean not thinking. [Read More]

Bookworm Beat Mob
Politics

Bookworm Beat 4/10/19 — the flyover country edition

This discursive Bookworm Beat wanders from American black culture, to evil Leftists, to the wonders of Wal-Mart versus the horrors of socialized medicine. Everything Leftists hate about America. I’ve been spending some time of late in small town America — in Eastern Tennessee to be specific. Frankly, I can see why [Read More]

Woodrow Wilson Doctrine
Donald Trump

It’s time for America to stop living by the Wilson Doctrine

As part of his admirable repudiation of the Wilson Doctrine, Trump absolutely should bring some U.S. troops home and station them on our besieged border. I caught Tucker Carlson’s show tonight and really liked his opening monologue. It ostensibly went after #NeverTrumper Max Boot, but it really was about something [Read More]

Universal Basic Income
Politics

Bookworm Beat 04/07/19 — the Universal Basic Income illustrated edition

Universal Basic Income is the touchstone of this illustrated edition, but there’s more, such as socialism, Bernie, Biden, gender, immigration, and avocados. This will be an illustrated edition, but I first want to say a few words about Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang and his Universal Basic Income idea. Before [Read More]

Low Black Unemployment Dem Slavery
Politics

That time when Democrats were responsible for low Black unemployment

Trump boasted in his Grand Rapids speech that his policies were responsible for historically low Black unemployment. Dems shouldn’t take that lying down. Never forget which American political party was the slavery party. And don’t forget either that it was the Democrats who, ignoring the great Frederick Douglass’s insistence that [Read More]