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]

Stephen Paddock, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Guns, Gun Control
Guns & 2nd Amendment

Some thoughts about Stephen Paddock and the Las Vegas massacre *UPDATE*

Since Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and injured 500 more, his motive is still a mystery. Progressives want gun control through. Let’s talk about that. Enough time has passed since news broke that Stephen Paddock committed a massacre at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas broke that the facts [Read More]

September 11 Twin Towers 9/11
National Security

Remembrances from September 11, the day America changed

It’s been 16 years, but for those of us who remember September 11, 2001, the memories are still raw. Here’s a round-up of interesting and moving articles. These are articles and videos about September 11, both remembrances and analyses, that caught my eye during my morning reading. Some are old, [Read More]

Donald Trump

President Trump, First Lady Lead Moment of Silence, Partake in 9/11 Observance at Pentagon.

  TRANSCRIPT: The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 11, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at the 9/11 Memorial Observance The Pentagon Arlington, Virginia 9:49 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, General. Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. I want to thank you, Secretary [Read More]

Rick Rescorla 9/11
National Security

Remembering Rick Rescorla, a hero of 9/11 (Part 3 of my 9/11 trilogy)

In Part 3 of my annual three-part 9/11 trilogy, I remember Rick Rescorla, a warrior to the bone, who saved thousands of lives but lost his own. True immortality being the Divine’s purview, we humans are limited to only two types: genetics and remembrance. It is the latter that concerns [Read More]

Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas 9/11
National Security

Remembering Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, a hero of 9/11 (Part 2 of my 9/11 trilogy)

In Part 2 of my annual three-part 9/11 trilogy, I remember Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, a lovely, vibrant woman who calmly faced her fate. True immortality being the Divine’s purview, we humans are limited to only two types: genetics and remembrance. It is the latter that concerns me. Every year on [Read More]

Brian Ahearn 9/11
National Security

Remembering Brian Ahearn, a hero of 9/11 (Part 1 of my 9/11 trilogy)

In Part 1 of my annual three-part 9/11 trilogy, I remember Lt. Brian Ahearn, a New York firefighter who willingly sacrificed himself to save others. True immortality being the Divine’s purview, we humans are limited to only two types: genetics and remembrance. It is the latter that concerns me. Every [Read More]

Politics

Remembering Brian Ahearn, a hero of 9/11

I first wrote this post in 2006 as part of the 2996 project. I now re-post it every year, with slight alterations to update it because I’ve conceived a very strong affection for this good and honorable man. Lt. Brian G. Ahearn My son, when he was ten, was obsessed with superheroes. [Read More]