Donald Trump

Politics and National Survival

Vassar Bushmills I think it was Konrad Lorenz, the Nobel winning natural scientist, who told of a team of animal behaviorists observing baboons in the South African savannah when a much smaller monkey was spied by a much larger baboon. The vervet turned and scampered back toward the forest cover, the baboon [Read More]

Donald Trump

THE CIRCLE SHALL NOT BE BROKEN

Vassar Bushmills By God! I sat up with a start this morning, around 2:04. It hit me, “Why are we all pretending this is politics…when it’s revolution?” Their media, our media, their talk-show people, our talk show people, all have to pretend to be matter-of-fact about a situation that is [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)
Culture

WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS NOT DONE, BUT CAN AND SHOULD DO

Vassar Bushmills Needed: A Forty-Year Legacy Donald Trump has broken down major barriers simply by being elected president. In the greatest sense of the term, his election was “historic” for it represented the first time in many generations that the people of the United States, as was always their power to do, reached up and [Read More]

Government

ALLEGED, A BRIEF HISTORY

Vassar Bushmills To younger students, one of the reasons it’s nice to keep old people around is we can tell you the origins of things that are common in your world, only how it got here, you may have missed, but which might be relevant in the deeper lessons of life you’re always instructing us in. (Insert [Read More]

Culture

A NATURAL HISTORY OF ELITISM

Vassar Bushmills From an interesting 50-minute discussion between Tucker Carlson and Ben Shapiro last month, while discussing common backgrounds in California, Carlson made the offhand comment, “We’re both elites”. Well, as a matter of fact, they are. Only do they know what kind?….for there are several types of elites in a typical community; social, political, economic, [Read More]

Refugees at Vienna West Railway Station during the European migrant crisis 2015. Source: Bwag/Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-4.0.
Culture

Riff-Raff Runways

Vassar Bushmills (First written in 2010, a reflection on the traveling season.) Are riff-raff runways in America’s future? I’ll bet you didn’t know that Europe has had them for years, at least since the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly 30 years ago, I’ve flown through most every major European hub, [Read More]

The twelve Apostles receiving inspiration from the Holy Spirit and composing the Creed Illumination by Somme_le_Roy_f.10v Date 1295 (Wikipedia)
Culture

THE CANONS OF CONSERVATISM, “THOSE OTHER GUYS”, AND THE VETERANS, A PREAMBLE

Vassar Bushmills William F Buckley, Jr. was the founding figure of modern conservatism in America. He wrote God and Man at Yale when he was 25, and wrote many books afterward until he died in 2008. But he had an extra dimension which seems to have been lost on the newer generations of conservatives, which I’ll [Read More]

Bil'in Riot, Jan 2011 Source: Israel Defense Forces-Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Culture

THE CARAVAN; OPTIONS

Vassar Bushmills In 2013 when Obama was still president, I offered a piece entitled Ellis Island del Norte, Ellis C0rral deu Sur laying how we could open an orderly, relatively fast portal coming into the United States, much like Ellis Island stationed just off New York City, where millions would pass through, [Read More]

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]

Culture

One Ring to Rule Them All

Vassar Bushmills When a political end trumps personal destruction of the innocent, we know we are among evil people, from Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, to DiFi, to CNN and dozens more. The cynical indifference to the infliction of pain and suffering on innocent people is the greatest sin… …cold blooded murder or [Read More]

Nominations

NO MORAL EQUIVALENCE BEWTEEN WITNESSES AT KAVANAUGH HEARING

Vassar Bushmills Very clearly, Christine Blasey Ford lied during her time in the spotlight at Thursday’s Senate confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh. It’s a sort of law that when an accuser, under oath, says a thing was done to her by a named fellow “100%”, as Blasey Ford did yesterday, and then that named [Read More]

Culture

LAWYERS’ WIVES AND REFORMED WHORES

Vassar Bushmills I’m not sure who first used this title, and it may even have been me, in 2009, when I wrote a short essay on “Homer Simpson and the Constitution” at RedState.com The line had nothing to do with the content of the essay, and the content of the essay flew [Read More]

Donald Trump

WHEN LOGIC IS THE ONLY EVIDENCE

Vassar Bushmills When Logic is the Only Evidence, it is Outcome Determinative 1) As we know, even prostitutes can be sexually assaulted. This occurs when they did not invite being touched, or the other person did not proffer payment as promised. The only exemption from that rule is their pimp, who, by the [Read More]

Donald Trump

THE 2018 ELECTION HEIST, A CALL TO ARMS

Vassar Bushmills Why would the Left be puffing up numbers of a Blue Wave when the numbers don’t justify that…unless they have an alternate plan as to how to make those numbers seem real? The numbers don’t add up. It makes no sense for anyone with a family, unless wealthy, [Read More]

Sports

GAIJIN (ガイジン)

Vassar Bushmills Gaijin, pronounced “guy-jin” is a Japanese word meaning “foreigner”. But it is much more than that. I lived in Japan 1972-1975 as an Army officer. And I had studied Japanese for four semesters in college to satisfy my language requirements. A solid C-student, I came away with the [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]