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]

Culture

21 AND STUPID

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]

Culture

TWITTER APOLGETICS

Vassar Bushmills The Well Tempered Claviar I was married in March, 1968 and was able to leave my small one-room affair for a real apartment. With a TV even. We would live there until I finished law school in 1971. And it was there I discovered “Firing Line” on the local [Read More]

Faith

Darwin Agrees with God about Man’s Thirst for Liberty

Vassarbushmills (Note: I’m trying to reformat a book about the Constitution and the Common Man, so I began rereading a lot of scientific literature about evolution, natural selection, territory and instincts, provocative things I’d read in the 70s, then laid aside as they had no immediate impact on me, since [Read More]

Culture

Forum: Does Faith In G-d Bring Common Sense?

Every Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Does Faith In G-d Bring Common Sense? Doug Hagin:Maybe it takes a healthy amount of common sense to [Read More]

6-6-1994 Omaha Beach Cemetery
National Security

NO GREATER LOVE; DENYING THE DEVIL HIS DUE

Vassar Bushmills (A Memorial Day theme, cross-posted at VeteransTales.org, this is also one of the major themes of that entire site. Come show us some love.) In the mid 90s, before I began traveling to the Soviet Bloc regularly, and finding out what their outhouses looked like, I taught a [Read More]

Culture

DEFEATING THE LEFT IS NOT THE SAME AS SAVING AMERICA

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]

Pinocchio Lies Lying Liars
Islam

The Bookworm Beat 3/27/17 — the living in a world of lies edition and open thread

In a world in which Leftism and Islam have joined in battle for ascendancy, lies are the coin of the realm and truth is a rare and precious commodity. The posts to which I’ve linked today, for the most part, illustrate the lies that permeate modern Western culture. Law written in [Read More]

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s speech and the Judeo-Christian religious tradition

I don’t know about you, but I thought Donald Trump’s inauguration speech was excellent. It was short, direct, and outwardly focused. By “outwardly focused” I mean that President Trump, unlike President Obama, did not anoint himself as a godhead through endless self-references. Instead, Trump made the American people the stars [Read More]