Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) by Ralph Arvesen-Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Elections

THE PROMISE OF SOCIALISM IN A SINGLE SONG

Vassar Bushmills This says it all. We’ve been blessed to be able to watch this promise proved before jumping in head first I have no doubt that Democratic Socialism, when it emerged as the dominant political arrangement in Europe following World War II. It was a slow process, but in [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]

Democrat Primary
Politics

Are there any normal Democrat primary candidates?

Watching the Democrat primary candidates emerge on the debate stage will be like watching a clown car disgorge its contents. Currently, they’re a joke. I’ve been looking at the roster of current candidates for the Democrat primary and I have to ask — are any of them normal? Please understand [Read More]

Donald Trump

Politics and National Survival

Vassar Bushmills I think it was Konrad Lorenz, the Nobel winning natural scientist, who told of a team of animal behaviorists observing baboons in the South African savannah when a much smaller monkey was spied by a much larger baboon. The vervet turned and scampered back toward the forest cover, the baboon [Read More]

Donald Trump

THE CIRCLE SHALL NOT BE BROKEN

Vassar Bushmills By God! I sat up with a start this morning, around 2:04. It hit me, “Why are we all pretending this is politics…when it’s revolution?” Their media, our media, their talk-show people, our talk show people, all have to pretend to be matter-of-fact about a situation that is [Read More]

Government

ALLEGED, A BRIEF HISTORY

Vassar Bushmills To younger students, one of the reasons it’s nice to keep old people around is we can tell you the origins of things that are common in your world, only how it got here, you may have missed, but which might be relevant in the deeper lessons of life you’re always instructing us in. (Insert [Read More]

Refugees at Vienna West Railway Station during the European migrant crisis 2015. Source: Bwag/Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-4.0.
Culture

Riff-Raff Runways

Vassar Bushmills (First written in 2010, a reflection on the traveling season.) Are riff-raff runways in America’s future? I’ll bet you didn’t know that Europe has had them for years, at least since the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly 30 years ago, I’ve flown through most every major European hub, [Read More]

Bil'in Riot, Jan 2011 Source: Israel Defense Forces-Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Culture

THE CARAVAN; OPTIONS

Vassar Bushmills In 2013 when Obama was still president, I offered a piece entitled Ellis Island del Norte, Ellis C0rral deu Sur laying how we could open an orderly, relatively fast portal coming into the United States, much like Ellis Island stationed just off New York City, where millions would pass through, [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 10/22/18 — the Honduran invasion edition and open thread

This Bookworm Beat is about more than the slo-mo Honduran invasion, but that figures largely here, hence the post’s title. A round-up of ideas and information about the Honduran invasion. When thousands of military age men threaten to storm your border, there’s only one proper description: “an invasion.” All that [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]

Weasel Watching

Searching for Democrats who Still Love America, Is There Such a Thing Anymore?

  Vassar Bushmills The rift between Chuck Schumer and the Far-Left of his Party has exposed a division in it that few actually knew existed. Since the late 70s, the Carter era, the Democrat Party has been made up of three constituent parts having nothing to do with identity politics (race, gender, etc.) [Read More]

Politics

Carnal Pleasures

Vassar Bushmills I thought I was too old for this, but the sight of repugnant, arrogant men and women just having their asses kicked up and down the field on a daily basis is a true pleasure to behold. I never get tired of watching it or listening to them [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]