Politics

Bookworm Beat 6/19/20 — the corporate pandering, Aunt Jemima edition

Can we still laugh at the leftist war on every American institution and value, including Aunt Jemima pancake mix? Read these memes and then you tell me. Putting aside his crazy noodle habit, this is the hero America needs pic.twitter.com/ciYtEM1LOe — Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) June 14, 2020 pic.twitter.com/vnRpk0zl5y — Donald [Read More]

Politics

Bookworm Beat 6/18/20 — Idle thoughts of an irritated mind

I’m in a Festivus mood: My Airing of the Grievances has me saying “I got a lotta problems with you leftists, and now you’re going to hear about it!” Sometimes victim-blaming is appropriate: I found the following statement circulating among my leftist friends on Facebook and it irritated me more [Read More]

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Guns & 2nd Amendment

Guns and police, and still more guns

I spent a large part of the day talking about guns, thinking about police and guns, and handling guns. That’s what this post is about. Today was a gun day. It began when a friend who strongly supports the Second Amendment nevertheless wondered why police shoot people who end up [Read More]

Elections

The Fawlty Towers kerfuffle should be a Biden disaster

BBC’s attempt to cancel Fawlty Towers’ funniest episode may have been the worst “cancel culture” decision ever because it could (and should) hurt Joe Biden. The big non-Wuhan Virus, non-protest kerfuffle over the past few days was the decision that UKTV, a BBC-owned television network, make to delete the funniest Fawlty  [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 6/13/20 — all the interesting things out there

This Bookworm Beat is a mish-mash of all the interesting things I’ve seen today whole browsing the “interwebs.” Leftists libraries and the new Orwellian world. The Royal Holloway library, part of the University of London, has proudly announced that it will begin censoring its collection. Where Western libraries once sought [Read More]

Social Issues

Defunding police will leave a bigger void than leftists realize

Leftism is a rules-based system, not a morals-based system. Societies with only morals can manage without police; societies with only rules cannot. Growing up in San Francisco, I navigated through the geography of my community by the compass. The Pacific was to the west, the Bay was to the east, [Read More]

Government

Where government gets its money

Talking with a young person about how the government gets its money saw me making an analogy to my mother crying decades ago over an empty bank account. When I was a little girl, we weren’t living in poverty, but we were hanging onto my mother’s cherished middle-class lifestyle by [Read More]

Social Issues

A random thought about George Floyd

Two stories, with two little pieces of information in them, lead me to a question having more to do with Floyd’s life than his death. I don’t have much to say about George Floyd and the infamous arrest because I don’t know the facts; I just know the hype. The [Read More]

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Race Relations

Corporate virtue-signaling about institutional racism hides the real problem in black America

America doesn’t have institutional racism. It has a black community that undercuts itself and enablers who allow blacks to blame others for their failings. I know this sounds petty given the outrages on American streets, but one of the things that irritates me most is the corporate virtue signaling that’s [Read More]