Lifson flashes the President’s Shutdown “Trump” card

In two minutes they were alongside, and the men came pouring on deck a hundred and twenty men laden with their small possessions, escorted by thirty of the Sunderland's hands. They were made welcome by the rest of the crew, all with broad grins. It was a peculiarity of the British pressed sailor that he … Continue reading Lifson flashes the President’s Shutdown “Trump” card

“The Color of Dreams” by Derri Daugherty provides pleasant aural dreamscapes

Miss me? Life spent most of 2018 punkpounding me on multiple fronts, hence my lengthy absence from this space. My deep thanks to Peter for his patience. Anyway, time to start catching up on things, starting with some new (well, it was new in August of last year) music by Derri Daugherty, guitarist/vocalist/tunesmith for veteran … Continue reading “The Color of Dreams” by Derri Daugherty provides pleasant aural dreamscapes

Can the president build the wall by declaring an emergency?

Whenever President Obama abused his constitutionally granted authority I called him out on it, and I intend to do the same with President Trump. As I begin to write this article I am still unsure if President Trump has the constitutional authority to construct the border wall by declaring a national emergency. This is a … Continue reading Can the president build the wall by declaring an emergency?

I’ll take Two bags please.

The other day I was in line at a store when I overheard the gentleman ahead of me vehemently insist that he didn't want to take a second bag “…to Save the Earth!” He said that was such earnest sincerity that I'm sure he believed it. And I'm sure that when I chuckled at him, … Continue reading I’ll take Two bags please.

Cleopatra: STILL not out of Africa

Almost twenty years ago in the days before I read a book and reviewed on Amazon (there was a time when I was a top 1000 reviewer over there) that outraged me titled Not Out Of Africa: How ""Afrocentrism"" Became An Excuse To Teach Myth As History. What outraged me was not her daring to … Continue reading Cleopatra: STILL not out of Africa

That Time When God Said: “Watch This!”

Hold my beer, Gabriel! by baldilocks Ten years already. Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia a decade ago Tuesday, with [now-retired Captain Chesley 'Sully'] Sullenberger's co-pilot [Jeff] Skiles at the controls, three flight attendants and 150 passengers aboard. It was cold, only about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but the skies were clear. 'What a view of … Continue reading That Time When God Said: “Watch This!”

Non-Tweets for 1-15-19 Reality: Tebow, Science,

Stacy McCain once said the best revenge is to live well. Tim Tebow as one of the best examples I know of a Christian living his faith publicly isn't all that big on revenge but based on the hysterical reaction by some in the MSM tn his engagement to a former Miss Universe, combined with … Continue reading Non-Tweets for 1-15-19 Reality: Tebow, Science,

I Am a Racist Again, Not a Victim Again

Some Temple University alumni have called for me to face disciplinary charges because I wrote about a group of black female teenagers on campus who harassed me, threatened me, and spat on me. In a letter to the student newspaper, the alumni defended the anti-Semitic comments of Marc Lamont Hill, praising his analysis while disparaging … Continue reading I Am a Racist Again, Not a Victim Again

Report from Louisiana: Miraculum Review

I was never one of those kids who wanted to run off and join the circus, but I was always rather fascinated with that gypsy, nomadic kind of lifestyle and the various dynamic elements at play in the carnival life. Who wouldn't love to travel around the country, meet new people, develop a sort of … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Miraculum Review

Post Christmas Non-Tweets Under the Fedora 1-14-19 Slippery Slopes: Shutdowns, Gabbard, Korea, Elephants & Child Drag Queens

If you want to know what the slippery slope of the culture wars is simply read this.  There are quite a few of us who saw this coming and I suspect many who are appalled by it are terrified of objecting to it. I object strenuously This story out of Africa is about a different slippery … Continue reading Post Christmas Non-Tweets Under the Fedora 1-14-19 Slippery Slopes: Shutdowns, Gabbard, Korea, Elephants & Child Drag Queens

Reviews of two Netflix documentaries, Being Napoleon and Sad Hill Unearthed

By John Ruberry Because American politics, in my view, is dead in the water right now due of the partial government shut down--"Build the wall!" No, "Tear down the existing wall," I think today is a great time to take a peek at a couple of worthwhile Netflix documentaries. Being Napoleon explores the bicentennial reenactment … Continue reading Reviews of two Netflix documentaries, Being Napoleon and Sad Hill Unearthed

Non Tweets Under the Fedora on the Last day of Christmas, Failed Popes, SF Medical Bills, Starbuck Needles and KOC Secret Plan

Today is the last day of Christmas until December of this year. As is traditional for me I've kept my Santa hat on over my fedora during the entire season. You would be surprised how positive people react to this, particularly when this is done by a jolly chubby man with a big gray beard. … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora on the Last day of Christmas, Failed Popes, SF Medical Bills, Starbuck Needles and KOC Secret Plan

Voyage to the Edge

by baldilocks Sailing the ocean blue. A group of people who believe the Earth is flat have announced their “biggest, boldest, best adventure yet”: a Flat Earth cruise scheduled for 2020. The cruise, organized by the Flat Earth International Conference, promises to be a lovely time. Flat earthers – who include the rapper B.o.B. [JAO: don’t ask because … Continue reading Voyage to the Edge

Why navies aren’t cheap

Navies are expensive. Ships drive through the ocean, a thoroughly corrosive environment. Wooden ships fight off rot, worms and barnacles. Steel ships are no safer, eating constant sacrificial anodes to prevent rust from breaking holes in their hulls. This caustic environment has driven innovations in marine engineering to design and build warships that can survive … Continue reading Why navies aren’t cheap