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]

Veteran's Day
Elections

Bookworm Beat 11/11/18 — Veteran’s Day illustrated edition and open thread

As we give thanks this Veteran’s Day for our vets both past and present, please remember too that we on the home front must preserve what they fought for. Regarding this next, I don’t include because I’m homophobic. I simply think it’s a visually interesting example of how the lifestyles [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]

Dirty Harry, 1971, Warner Brothers and JAF IMAGES
media bias

Media Censorship

Media censorship is snowballing way outside the box. The protective box of the First Amendment. Why? First one should comprehend this kind of word abortion was never intended for protection by the First Amendment. Next, that Conservative sources are being shut down, and out, one-by-one. Conservatives and the First Amendment—therefore—are [Read More]

Trump Putin
Donald Trump

Trump is crazy — crazy like a fox and we are so lucky

If Trump is crazy, he’s crazy like a fox. As for members of the media, they are stupid — not stupid in a smart way, but genuinely, truly stupid. I’ve been mentally composing a post in my head today about Trump’s negotiating tactics with Putin, not to mention his other [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]

Media I don't care
Donald Trump

Despite media pressure, I don’t care about these things

The media hysterically demands that all Americans care about certain things. For Normals, though, these are the things about which you still don’t care. The anti-Trump media desperately wants me (and you, my fellow Normals) to care about a specific set of “very important things.” Because the media is hysterical, [Read More]

Culture

For Millennials, Meet Your Alt-Right Grandparents as the Media Defines Them

  Vassar Bushmills The Law of Generations The Law of Generations is a simple rule about how families in America change from one generation to the next. Unlike much of the world, because of freedoms unique to America, and the constant flow of new blood to our shores, no two generations [Read More]

Culture

Mattis Knows

By: Mike McDaniel    If there was ever an example of how utterly and deeply the media fail to understand our military and the Americans that willingly join it, I’m not sure what it might be. The Free Beacon explains: “Secretary of Defense James Mattis received media criticism this week after [Read More]

Donald Trump

Trump Tweet Tempest

By: Mike McDaniel   The First Amendment to the Constitution reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government [Read More]

Elections

GA-6: America May Have A Chance

Since the election of Donald Trump, Democrats–and the media; I know–I repeat myself–have lived in a continuous state of delusion, hatred, rage and projection. Donald Trump could not possibly have been elected president. After all, it was Hillary Clinton’s turn, and they didn’t know anyone that voted for Trump, not [Read More]

Nominations

James Comey: The New Normal

By: Mike McDaniel    The “hottest ticket in town,” as the media have termed it, is over, at least the public version of the performance. Make no mistake, gentle readers, it was a performance, though one that is not done. The Media, the Democrats, far too many Republicans and everyone [Read More]

Nominations

Kathy Griffin: Head Games

By: Mike McDaniel    Deference: noun. Recognition of and appreciation for the position or authority of another. Respect: noun. Recognition of and appreciation for the character or qualities of another. Comedian Kathy Griffin’s recent miscalculation suggests the old maxim that there is no such thing as bad publicity—even bad publicity is good [Read More]