August 14, 2018
Economics

TRADE BRINKSMANSHIP, NOT TRADE WAR, VERSUS GLOBALISM

July 30, 2018 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills “Trade War” is a term the enemies of Donald Trump use to denigrate his proposals for restoring a balance to American trade policies. Only it’s not “trade war” but trade brinkmanship, which, as it was first used to define JFK’s strategy against the USSR in his years in the White House, were intended [Read More]

Culture

DIGGSTOWN, A CULT CLASSIC BY JAMES WOODS.

July 25, 2018 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills I first saw “Diggstown” in a theater, which means I saw it in 1992 after returning from the recently-collapsed USSR. In Cincinnati. I immediately tagged it as classic, passed it onto my sons, more avid movie-goers who concurred. But I didn’t go to see James Wood. I had [Read More]

Culture

21 AND STUPID

July 3, 2018 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills Every college kid remembers when he turned 21 because it was the day he could use his own drivers’ license to get into the Boom-Boom Room. That was in the first semester of my sophomore year, 1966. There were a lot of laws, even ancient ones, that were in [Read More]

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]

Culture

WENCHING, A STORMY DANIELS UPDATE

May 17, 2018 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills (Editor’s note) The rising then falling star of Stormy Daniels and attorney Michael Avenatti has made this article a little prophetic, so I thought I’d update it with a reminder of just what a porn star does for a living:  This piece isn’t really about Stormy Daniels [Read More]

Culture

DEFEATING THE LEFT IS NOT THE SAME AS SAVING AMERICA

May 11, 2018 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills (Just a friendly reminder. This is an enduring theme at VeteransTales.org, one of the pillars of why we opened that site. Veterans play a key role in saving America because they all have wagered so much more skin in the game than other Americans. Veterans as a group, for as far back [Read More]

Government

American Exceptionalism or American Freak show?

January 16, 2018 Puma ByDesign 1

I recently watched an interview of Barack Obama in which he discussed the parallel views of reality in American politics. (It was undated, so I don’t know if it was made during his term in office or part of his post-presidency schtik, about the upheaval we’re seeing unfold in America [Read More]

Culture

Famous Soviet Russians I’ve Colluded With

November 23, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills The Russians and Democrats are not the same. I’ve actually known honorable Russians. In 1991 I met a man from the USSR named Valentin Suchkov. I was working with a Ukrainian trading company in Cincinnati, headed by a man named Vechilev, from Kharkov. Mr Suchkov was leading a [Read More]

Culture

Dreamers we Want, Dreamers we Don’t

September 9, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills Memo to President Trump: Whatever dreamers get is ours to give, not theirs to demand, and while I agree we should allow many to stay, at the top of that criteria should be that single understanding, that America is a “gift” bestowed on them by not just this generation, [Read More]