June 23, 2018
Donald Trump

NORTH KOREA AND COMMUNIST IDEOLOGY

June 13, 2018 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills Ideologically, North Korea stopped being communist 30-40 years ago. Like Starbucks, they found one good gimmick, in this case, raw power, then hung themselves by their own petard trying to grow it. Certain laws apply about going from true-believing Marxist ideologues in 1945 to power and privilege-seeking pipsqueaks 60 [Read More]

Media Bias

THE MEDIA’S WORST NIGHTMARE

May 28, 2018 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills This is not so much my fervent wish than my best guess. It will take a few years to play out as the case load will be heavy, a select stream of a star-studded cast of men and women who have already earned stars on the Establishment Politic’s Boulevard-of-Fame. Out [Read More]

Kenneth Preston Broward County
Government

A Twitter thread you should read about Broward County

April 27, 2018 Bookworm 0

A Broward County student journalist does actual journalism, exposing the multiple bureaucratic failings that led to a brutal school shooting. This Twitter thread is worth reading not just for its contents, but because the only people who are apparently doing quality journalism nowadays are high school students. Rather than embed [Read More]

Donald Trump

What Will the Preachers Do If the Devil is Saved?

March 8, 2018 Puma ByDesign 1

Vassar Bushmills In the cosmology of things, this can never happen, since the contest between Good and Evil is eternal. But that’s for those of you who read. And today, many can’t…at least for comprehension. But a serious caution; there are so many of them now they can be outcome determinative [Read More]

Woodrow Wilson's sheep grazing on White House lawn to reduce grounds keeping costs during World War I, c. 1917. Source: Library of Congress (digital. id. hec.10788)
Government

Where Sheep May Safely Graze…in Northern Virginia

November 14, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills On the occasion of the Democratic Party sweep of Virginia, I want to once again remind readers of one very salient fact: Bureaucracy Kills And at the heart of the changing demographics in Virginia has been the expanding growth of the federal bureaucracy the past 35 years, spilling over [Read More]

World

A few notes about Beijing (and business class)

January 1, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

On behalf of Bookworm, I’m re-posting Bookie’s journal of her latest travels.  Enjoy!   By Bookworm Last night, I posted a few pictures of Beijing before I staggered off to bed, too tired even to remember that we’d crossed into 2017. (Happy New Year to all of you, by the [Read More]

Obama

Government corruption and minority rule

November 22, 2016 Puma ByDesign 0

On behalf of Bookworm, I’m reposting her account of an NRO Cruise she’s embarked on . Enjoy! November 21, 2016 I’m leaving soon for the airport, but wanted to make two quick points about government corruption and minority rule before it becomes too difficult to write. Government corruption. It was [Read More]