Guns police shoot don't shoot
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]

No institutional racism
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]

Racism Pyramid of White Supremacy
Politics

The 1619 Project: Reframing History & Redefining Racism

“White Supremacy” is a progressive canard to keep the race card viable in the absence of actual racism. It paints all whites as inherently racist and promotes the worst of tribalism as a progressive political tool. The New York Times’ 1619 Project seeks to “reframe” American history to mark the [Read More]

Tlaib Omar
Politics

No. 10 Bookworm Podcast — Tlaib, Omar, Israel, and the Times takes on slavery

The advent of the internet means that ordinary people like me can loudly criticize Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and the Times‘ ridiculous 1619 project. (If you prefer listening to reading, the companion podcast is embedded below, or you can listen to it at Libsyn or at Apple podcasts. I’m trying [Read More]

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Politics

No. 8 Bookworm Room Podcast: Leftists and NeverTrumpers are caught in a political riptide

A political riptide is carrying Leftists and NeverTrumpers further from reality on myriad important issues — and Trump is holding the only life preserver. (If you prefer listening to reading, you can find the podcast at the bottom of this post, at LibSyn, or at Apple Podcasts. And if you [Read More]

Second Amendment
Donald Trump

No. 5 Bookworm Room Podcast: Why the Second Amendment matters plus thoughtcrimes

The Second Amendment is an unalienable right; plus, even assuming for the sake of argument that Trump has racist thoughts, his principles are not racist. For those who want to listen to the podcast, you can find it embedded below, or at this link, or (at last) you can hear [Read More]

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Donald Trump

Trump is not a racist; he’s pushing the Overton window to normal

By stating the obvious about America-hating immigrants, Trump pushed the Overton window towards a more normal understanding of immigration and gratitude. Trump started today with a bang: So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most [Read More]

Islam, Socialism, Anti-Semitism
Politics

Leftism, Islam, anti-Semitism, and the Jews

Democrats and Muslims have come together with anti-Semitism because it is their ideological destiny — and Leftist Jews are too indoctrinated to see it. One of the fascinating things about the world in which we live is the alliance between Leftists and Muslims. At first glance, it seems as if [Read More]

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Culture

Dr. Seuss is in Leftist cross hairs, but conservatives shouldn’t rush to his support

With the Left now gunning for Dr. Seuss, it’s tempting for conservatives reflexively to support him — but they may want to think twice about doing so. I’m sure that you’ve already heard that, per the most recent Leftist purge of pre-woke people, ideas, and books, a new study states [Read More]

Progressive Unanimity
Politics

Progressive unanimity and breaking stride

Progressive unanimity can seem enviable because of the strength it projects, but it can also lead the way to madness and systemic collapse. If you’re old enough, you can remember back to 1981 when the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City suffered America’s deadliest, non-terrorist caused structural collapse, which killed [Read More]