Culture

New York Times Scandal??? What Scandal?

The New York Times Scandal? What scandal? Whatever can you mean? I always have understood that a scandal was an unusual and unexpected immoral or dishonest behavior from a person or institution previously considered moral, honest and reputable. So I admit to being confused. The fracas appears to be about [Read More]

Education

Imprinting America on Kids

Vassar Bushmills This short piece is for Teaching Vets (who would appreciate your support) and who someday will plant these seed as he/she looks into a room full of un-woke teenagers. This also applies to home-schooling parents (and many blessings on your House for your undertaking) and of course, regular citizens today who should be [Read More]

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Donald Trump

Trump is no better or worse than other recent presidents

Hand-wringing about Trump’s personality and private life — when compared to most other recent Presidents — is akin to complaining that a leopard has spots. One of the things I hear from those who hate Trump personally is that he is worse than any other president who’s ever occupied the [Read More]

Unprecedented Obstruction claims NYT
Politics

Will “Unprecedented Obstruction of Congress” Become The New Democrat Meme?

The NYT tests out a new Trump attack . . . and after 8 years of Obama, the NYT discovers “unprecedented obstruction” of Congressional Oversight. The NYT editorial board is in high dudgeon.  Apparently, “Donald Trump Shows a New Level of Contempt for Congress.” Many presidents,” the NYT editors tell [Read More]

globe, moon, earth Source: PIRO4D (Pixabay)
Elections

DEALING WITH THE SEPARATE REALITY OF THE LEFT

Vassar Bushmills Over Easter weekend my wife and I watched a half-dozen Easter and Passover-themed films. Among them was the 1968 film “Shoes of the Fisherman” which actually laid out the then-current state of liberalism in Hollywood. The Catholic Church, played by Anthony Quinn, as it’s new pope, agreed to give away the Church’s entire wealth; [Read More]

Biden gropes way to White House
Elections

Bookworm Beat 4/25/19 — the Joe Biden runs for president illustrated edition

When it’s Joe Biden announcing his candidacy for president, the memes just write themselves. No wonder I’ve got a huge collection of Biden memes for you. As an aside, for those who will inevitably compare Joe’s groping to Trump’s “grab ’em” remark, I don’t recommend going there. First, I think [Read More]

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Donald Trump

President Trump, NeverTrumpers, and keeping kosher

Regarding NeverTrumpers, are there two different kinds — the sleazy grifters and the genuinely principled people who cannot swallow the idea of Trump? The Torah (that is, the five books of Moses) imposes multiple life rules on Jews and how many of these rules a given Jew follows depends on [Read More]

Homo neanderthalensis by Thomas Vogt-Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) - [Brain volume up to 1750cc (Homo sapiens average 1270 cc) LWL Museum of Natural History, Münster, Germany]
Culture

FIRST PRINCIPLES ABOUT AMERICA; FIRST QUESTIONS

Vassar Bushmills Is America an accident? A freak of Nature?  Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design? I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy and theology. But by the longest list of scientific and common sense proofs, [Read More]

Hollywood

Shazam! – A Movie Review, Sort Of

Shazam! as a superhero origin story is simply magical! No, really, I mean his origin is magical…like Harry Potter’s. He’s not the strange visitor from another planet, no one gave him a lantern powered ring, and he wasn’t bitten by a radioactive anything. Billy Batson is an orphan, who wants nothing [Read More]

Avenatti
Donald Trump

Avenatti, Hillary, and Trump: thoughts about character and sociopaths

Avenatti and Clinton are self-serving criminals, while Trump is just a boaster and brawler — and he uses those traits constitutionally to serve America. I don’t know about you, but I’m finding completely fascinating the lengthening laundry list of malfeasance associated with Michael Avenatti. It turns out he’s not just [Read More]

Life Happens

Ah, Earth Day…the Irony!

Monday April 22nd. was Earth Day. A day dedicated to saving the planet through energy conservation and…recycling! STOCKTON — A thick, billowy plume of black smoke visible for miles scarred an otherwise pristine blue sky over the Port of Stockton on Monday afternoon, caused by a stubborn, wind-blown fire at… a [Read More]

Real Russia Collusion cartoon - Source: A. F. Branco
Conspiracies

Russia Collusion Peddlers Will Turn on Each Other—Trump 2020 Adviser Steven Rogers

TRUMP/PUTIN RUSSIA COLLUSION DOES NOT EXIST; DITTO THAT FOR OBSTRUCTION Communists, their co-conspirators in the global media complex guided by the deep state, appointees of Obama under Barack Obama’s instruction and comrades in both Houses of Congress, John McCain, Jeff Flake, fellow NeverTrumpers, the DNC and Hillary Clinton, et al.,  conspired [Read More]

The Death of Moses, as in Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Bible card published 1907 by the Providence Lithograph Company (cropped) Source: Wikimedia Commons
Christianity

FIRST PRINCIPLES: FIRST IMPRESSIONS ABOUT AMERICA

Vassar Bushmills Anyone, anywhere, who hears the name “America” already has a first impression about America; either positive or negative. It doesn’t matter if he/she is 18 or 80, and located anywhere in the world. If abroad those impressions are a mixture of street talk, music, films, and of course, relatives [Read More]

Christianity

“The Magic Flute,” (1791) By W. A. Mozart, Must Be Banned! It Contains Blackface, Disparaging Remarks, And A Noose! (Satire)

“The Magic Flute,” (1791) By W. A. Mozart, Must Be Banned! It Contains Blackface, Disparaging Remarks, And A Noose! (Satire) SATIRE: BY JEFFREY A FRIEDBERG —————<>————— I HAD JUST SAMPLED about 8 versions of “The Magic Flute,” (1791), By W. A. Mozart, and settled on two; they’re all different. It [Read More]

Impeachment Trump Derangement Syndrome
Donald Trump

President Trump is the “dayenu” president

No matter how imperfect Trump is, looking at his record of accomplishments, as to each one I say the Passover word “dayenu” — it would have been enough. During the Passover dinner, one of the songs Jewish families sing is Dayenu. It is in the nature of a “count your [Read More]

Passover
Politics

Passover: the nature of tyranny never changes but freedom is worth the fight

Passover tells us that tyrants fall only when revolution affects them directly and that revolutions are successful only when focused on individual liberty. Passover, which begins tonight, is about so many things: the Jewish people’s renewed covenant with God; their escape from slavery; the journey that ended with the Ten [Read More]

Good News
Politics

The “no news is good news” open thread

Thanks to President Trump, it’s mostly good news out there, which is great for America (yay!), but limiting for a blogger. What do you think? Scott Adams made an excellent point the other day, which is that, now that the media can no longer waffle on about Russian collusion (at [Read More]