Culture

A TALE OF TWO MOBS

Vassar Bushmills Since 2006 I’d watched Republicans, including many conservatives, fed up with Party choices going back to Bob Dole in ‘96, hand our government over to first the Congressional Democrats, then, even after the Democrat’s dark side had revealed itself, still refuse to stop the bleeding. I thought perhaps that Obama [Read More]

Donald Trump

ROBERT MUELLER, A THEORY OF THE MAN

Vassar Bushmills There have always been two theories about Robert Mueller, actually three, which I laid out in a piece a little over a year ago. I still hold that how he sees himself in History may be outcome determinative. (I listed “History” at #8 in that list. ) Using the laws [Read More]

Heroes

THE CIB, THE LIGHT THAT COMMANDS THE ROOM

Vassar Bushmills As you already know, I’m the garritrooper in this outfit, “too far forward to wear a tie, and too far to the rear to get shot at.” But that doesn’t mean that I don’t know some things about wading in muck up to my elbows, sleeping on hard [Read More]

Government

THE TWO FACES OF THE DEEP STATE AND “THE PEOPLE”

Vassar Bushmills So when they say “the FBI, or DOJ or CIA said this, or did that”, your first thought should be, “Which one?” Especially if it’s the media telling you these things. Also, never forget that is has been this way since at least JFK. In 1998 a man asked me to help [Read More]

Government

DIRTY COPS, DIRTY PROSECUTORS, AND NOW, DIRTY JUDGES

Vassar Bushmills I’m not here to talk about the facts inferred in the title, but our incessant impatience that it all hasn’t been laid bare for us so far. There are several reasons, some fact-based, matching hard evidence to hard law to hard rules of criminal procedure, this latter only [Read More]

Donald Trump

NORTH KOREA AND COMMUNIST IDEOLOGY

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

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]

Government

Child Protective Services: the grotesque tyrannies of petty bureaucrats

The little tyrants at Child Protective Services suggest that, when full-blown tyranny comes to the West, it will be death by bureaucracy, not gas chambers. Please pardon my silence today. I spent several hours helping a friend edit a petition challenging the Child Protective Services agency active in his community. [Read More]

Kenneth Preston Broward County
Government

A Twitter thread you should read about Broward County

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]

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

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]

Evil Losers, Saffie Rose Roussos Manchester terror attack victim Muslims Islam
Donald Trump

Evil losers, entrenched bureaucrats, angry cities, and transgender’s uses

Evil losers, bureaucrats facing job insecurity, the anger that drives some cities, and why the Left loves transgenderism — my friends and I cover it all. The advantage of living in a blue bastion is that your conservative friends are burnished in a type of crucible. It takes an affirmative [Read More]

Trump Firing Bureaucrats
Donald Trump

If you can read only one thing today, read VDH on firing bureaucrats

VDH comments on the most scandalous thing of all about Comey’s firing: namely, the fact that firing bureaucrats for malfeasance stopped for eight years. Victor Davis Hanson has a habit of writing brilliant posts. When something is a standout even by the high standards VDH has set for himself, you [Read More]

Trump Classified Information
Donald Trump

Media damns itself with reports about Trump leaking classified information

Digging into the known facts about Trump’s alleged leak of classified information, shows media bias and hints that the Deep State is spying on Trump. I always wait 24 hours before commenting on the Left’s latest bout of hysteria because, since Trump became president, those hysterical outbursts are invariably wrong. [Read More]

Obama

Government corruption and minority rule

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]