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Culture

THE CANONS OF CONSERVATISM, “THOSE OTHER GUYS”, AND THE VETERANS, A PREAMBLE

Vassar Bushmills William F Buckley, Jr. was the founding figure of modern conservatism in America. He wrote God and Man at Yale when he was 25, and wrote many books afterward until he died in 2008. But he had an extra dimension which seems to have been lost on the newer generations of conservatives, which I’ll [Read More]

Culture

One Ring to Rule Them All

Vassar Bushmills When a political end trumps personal destruction of the innocent, we know we are among evil people, from Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, to DiFi, to CNN and dozens more. The cynical indifference to the infliction of pain and suffering on innocent people is the greatest sin… …cold blooded murder or [Read More]

Economics

NIKE SWOOSHES AMERICA

  Vassar Bushmills So many pieces, so little time. An awful lot of points of national survival converge from this little misstep by Nike in re the Matter of Colin Kaepernick as their new #JustDoIt poster boy. The first piece of the jigsaw is why do so many corporations these days get away with [Read More]

Donald Trump

“ADULTERY”

Vassar Bushmills Anyone under 40 will not remember, and certainly find no modern relevance in Radar O’Reilly, played by Gary Burghoff in the M.A.S.H. TV series, 1972-1983. He was a 20-something corporal in an Army surgical hospital unit in the Korean War. It was a comedy. Everyone else in the [Read More]

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

DEFINING CONSERVATISM BACK TO REALITY

Vassar Bushmills GK Chesterton, writing about English Progressives and Conservatives, wrote in 1924: The business of progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of conservatives is to prevent those mistakes being corrected. Even if the revolutionist might repent of his revolution, the conservative will still cling to it as [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]

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]

Social Issues

HOW MANY DEAD ROSEBUSHES WILL IT TAKE TO CRIPPLE THE LEFT WITHOUT A SHOOTING WAR?

Vassar Bushmills This is a serious question. I don’t want to spend 2000 words restating SitReps I’ve been making since for several years. So, for your benefit I’ve provided links to reports I’ve posted since 2013 at the end.. (There’s an element of redundancy there, but each covers a different piece of [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]

Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the People, a Reprise

Vassarbushmills (A chapter from my Kindle book at Amazon..com, Donald Trump, the Common Man and the American Theology of Liberty, covering only his campaign through the election, but a unique analysis of Trump’s relationship with the people, especially those no one else wants to get close to. An undated revision [Read More]

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Elections

Will Virginia MAGA Conservatives Rescue Easy Ed Gillespie?

Vassar Bushmills “If you will stop telling lies about us, we will stop telling the truth about you” (This remark wasn’t appropriated from a Republican, but a Democrat, Adlai Stevenson, their 1952 presidential candidate. And it fell flat for the same reason Rep (Cowboy Hat) Frederica Wilson’s accusations against a four-star [Read More]

Donald Trump

My Seventeen-Year Romance with George W Bush

Vassar Bushmills In 2000 I genuinely liked George W Bush. He was more than just “not Al Gore” or even “not the continuation of the Clinton Machine.” He was Christian, a conservative (no really) and a quiet, congenial man. He ran on a string of conservative legislative themes, but which never [Read More]