By John Ruberry Every year Freedom House ranks nations on their levels of freedom and countries are classified into three categories. "Free, Partially Free, and Not Free." The first category includes the United States, most of Europe, and Israel, among others. Not Free includes the usual suspects, Venezuela, Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, and North Korea. … Continue reading Illinois is only a Partially Free state
Pro-tip for experienced Christians, when you declare you are going to leave something for the Holy Spirit to decide said spirit is going to take you seriously and make that decision based on his desires not yours. Which is why I didn't get to sleep in on my only day off this week For years … Continue reading Non-Tweets under the Fedora for 12-16-18 Holy Spirit, Twitter, Government, Cleveland Browns and Demands
Day six of my Christmas Octave of Mannheim Steamroller in Boston features Greensleeves. This is the only song with any lyrics in the performances, even if they were recorded. The videos doesn’t do them justice so catch the tour if you can, their tour map is here.
by baldilocks Mark Steyn on the terror attack at the Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France: [I]t is now taken for granted that Christmas markets across Europe have to be held behind the ugly throttling barriers of "security" - which as we saw yesterday are, ultimately, never secure. Because we [sic] won't put up security barriers … Continue reading Last Days of the European Christmas Markets
I didn't know who Senator Mark Green was until I saw a news article saying he thought vaccines caused autism. So I started looking into his background. Low and behold, he's an actual doctor, and he inserted into Iraq with some of the initial SEAL teams as their medic. He talked about it in a … Continue reading What wasn’t said about vaccines
Came home to read a Denver post story that a Conservative >federal Judge in Texas ruled Obamacare unconstitutional without the tax. Funny I don't remember the MSM describing the judges who kept ruling against Trump as "liberal". I wounder if Justice Roberts will scold them over it? Hotair links to a story at fivethirtyeight by … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora for 12-15-18 Obamacare, Kaepernick, Panahi & Pope Francis, Fighting Nazis, and Chris Rock’s rules in Action
Day five of my Christmas Octave of Mannheim Steamroller in Boston features We Three Kings Ironically this recording that I ended early was the only one I intended to record. All the others were at the request of DaWife for herself. When she saw me recording this one she said she was already doing so … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 5 We Three Kings (incomplete)
The death of the Weekly Standard is the end of an error. The Decision of Bill Kristol & co to go full anti-trump might have kept him on TV and will assure him of comfort and entree to all the right parties, but it means unemployment for everyone else at the mag. He got woke … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora: 12-14-18 Dead Standards, Mueller, Sodom and Google
Yesterday in my Under the Fedora non-tweet I mentioned that ¡No Pasaran! post deserved a bigger excerpt to let people understand the context of his declaration: WE ARE NOT MILCH COWS! The context comes from an understanding that a bureaucratic state that says much and does little needs money and if they don't want to … Continue reading ¡No Pasaran! Details the Straw that Broke the French Drivers Back.
Day four of my Christmas Octave of Mannheim Steamroller in Boston continues today with Oh Holy Night My wife was checking Stubhub etc for tickets as they came in just to see what was still there and how much they dropped at showtime. It must be really cool for Emerson college students next door. They … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 4 Oh Holy Night
There is very little that government bureaucracy does not turn into a nightmare. A two mile stretch of road in a small Massachusetts town is a perfect example of this fundamental principle. Twice in the recent past, a squabble between highway departments at two levels caused this stretch of road to be closed for hours, … Continue reading Government Bureaucracy turned a small town road into a nightmare.
¡It's been a few days since Harold Baines has been elected to the Baseball HOF by committee and the articles keep coming about how he doesn't belong. I'm a small hall guy who thinks that if you have to think if a person belongs in a HOF fame they likely don't but let me say … Continue reading Non-Tweets Under the Fedora for Dec 13th: Harold Baines, Rep Swalwell, ¡No Pasaran! San Francisco and Abortion
Day three of my Christmas Octave of Mannheim Steamroller in Boston continues today with Christmas Lullaby. I don't know if this is an original song by them or an adaption of something else but I never heard of the song until Mannheim Steamroller did it. The videos doesn’t do them justice so catch the tour … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 3 Christmas Lullaby
Listening to the Democrats claim that Google's Censorship of conservatives is fantasy brings to mind the days when Democrats when Democrats claimed that oppression of blacks in the south or repressing their right to vote was exaggerated. Some things never change. In Superbowl XLIX Seattle let themselves be drawn outside with under 30 seconds to … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora for Dec 12 Google Clinton and Kids
On which the Bill of Rights is based by baldilocks My cousin Dyllan and I are very much alike and get along very well. This is interesting, since we are related by marriage (he is the grandson of my American dad’s sister), I’m more than old enough to be his mother, and we had virtually … Continue reading Freedom From Religion
Day two of my Christmas Octave of Mannheim Steamroller in Boston continues today with Joy to the World. I like this video because you can see the performers in it and in addition to the music itself if you go to the show and watch the performers, you'll see some real professional work, particularly among … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 2 Joy to the World
The message from a Temple University police detective wasn’t subtle. If I carried a weapon on campus, I would be fired. When I got the telephone call, I thought perhaps the police were following up on my harassment by a group of teenagers on campus—an incident I wrote about a few weeks ago. See https://wordpress.com/post/datechguyblog.com/109528 … Continue reading I’m Not The Victim–Again!
Stacy McCain notes a Miss Kentucky that became obsessed with a 15 year old: What was she thinking? And who was this boy on whom Mrs. Bearse was apparently fixated? Amazing how one who can have almost anyone seems to want what is not allowed. At legal Insurrection they note some of the odd side … Continue reading Non Tweets Under my Fedora 12-11-18
By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana governor’s race is beginning to take shape and from where I’m sitting, it looks like a piece of cake for the incumbent, John Bel Edwards. The Advocate has a good run-down of who is in and who is out at this point, and when you look at who … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: The State of the Governor’s Race
My 14 straight days of work since black Friday finally ended on Thursday of last week and on Saturday my wife and I went to the colonial theater in Boston with my oldest to see Mannheim Steamroller, the original Christmas touring band. It was a very nice time. Given the attempts to turn this year's … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 1 Carol of the Bells