Back from Orlando

I was away for the weekend and spent very little time paying any attention to the news. Which is a good thing, since when I got home and turned on the news there was the Kathy Griffin jihadist photo story hogging the news cycle. Griffin was singing a different tune a few years ago: Attention whoring … Continue reading Back from Orlando

Kathy Griffin and Molly Ball’s gift to Karen Handel in GA06

I'm sure very few people were actually at Kathy Griffin attempt at attention via the Trump beheading photo shoot.  After all it's the logical conclusion of the continual attacks since November and the media narrative that the election of Trump is the greatest crisis the nation has ever faced. Since nobody would notice Kathy Griffin under … Continue reading Kathy Griffin and Molly Ball’s gift to Karen Handel in GA06

Europe Looking to Unify Again

by baldilocks As ever, Mark Steyn shouts into the wilderness, noting that, in the wake of the Islamic terror bombing in Manchester, England, UK politicians are all on-message, lamenting “sowing of division” as the alleged goal of yet another set of “lone” wolves. When death stalks the land, make no mistake: He may look like … Continue reading Europe Looking to Unify Again

Dragon Boats and Sticky Rice

China also celebrated a three-day holiday over the past weekend—a festival commemorating the story of a famous poet. People in Guangzhou, where I am teaching, packed the route along the tributaries of the Pearl River as more than 100 dragon boats cruised through the city. The festival is a memorial of the death of the poet … Continue reading Dragon Boats and Sticky Rice

The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Politico on Dem Losses: BERNIE DID IT!

The Doctor: Think Think Think Think Think Think Stupid Doctor. Stupid Stupid Stupid [an idea hits him] Handsome Doctor!  Adorable, hugely intelligent, but still approachable Doctor! Doctor Who The Pyramid at the End of the World 2017 Hey Guess what?  For a brief moment I thought Democrat house organ Politico has noticed that there is … Continue reading The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Politico on Dem Losses: BERNIE DID IT!

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor Season 10 Episode Seven The Pyramid at the End of the World

Summary:  We'll be happy to enslave your planet, if you ask really nice. Plot:  In the middle of the most volatile region on the planet a Pyramid at least 5000 years old suddenly appears heralding the arrival of the alien menace that has been wargaming their invasion forever, but there is a catch, they need … Continue reading Peter Capaldi as the Doctor Season 10 Episode Seven The Pyramid at the End of the World

Report from Louisiana: Remembering the Kelley Brothers

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- On this Memorial Day 2017, I am re-posting my traditional Memorial Day post about a local family that lost three sons in World War II.   The story of the Kelley family always gives me pause and causes me to be thankful for the freedoms and blessings we have today. … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Remembering the Kelley Brothers

Surgery Won’t Buy these Rich Men Happiness

Harry Baker: Do whatever you want, live like a bum. Alan Baker: Why am I a bum? Harry Baker: Are you married? Alan Baker: No Harry Baker: Then you're a bum Come blow your horn 1963 This story from the NY Post got me laughing: When Scott, a male model who says he’s in his … Continue reading Surgery Won’t Buy these Rich Men Happiness

We don’t need more dollars in health care. We need less government.

Following a good showing on his first overseas trip, President Trump returned to the states and called for something that has some on the right scratching their heads. He's wanting more dollars put towards health care. One of the things that got the AHCA passed in the House was the decrease in spending on health care. … Continue reading We don’t need more dollars in health care. We need less government.

Shetland: The series so far

By John Ruberry Netflix binge watching just brought me to Scotland's remote Shetland Islands for the BBC crime drama Shetland, a series that is based upon books by Ann Cleeves. Stoic Director Inspector Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall), a Shetland native who moved back to the islands from Glasgow after the death of his wife, calmly investigates the archipelago's murders--and … Continue reading Shetland: The series so far

Neither Rain Nor Snow nor Honoring Bombmakers will keep Mayor De Blasio from the PR Day Parade

Both Fausta and I have written about the upcoming Puerto Rico Day Parade in which the organizers, not content to have the island in the news for fiscal bankruptcy decided to add moral bankruptcy to the list by honoring an unrepentant terrorist bombmaker involved in the killing and maiming of Americans. Fausta noted the long … Continue reading Neither Rain Nor Snow nor Honoring Bombmakers will keep Mayor De Blasio from the PR Day Parade

History of Puppeteering

by baldilocks Right now, I’m reading Nancy Isenberg’s White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. (Actually, I’m listening to it, via an audiobook copy checked out from the Los Angeles Public Library. As I’ve said many times before, audiobooks allow multitasking—driving, riding, working out, cleaning the house, etc.) Since I’m only at … Continue reading History of Puppeteering

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor: Season Ten Episode Six: Extremis

Summary:  You shall know the truth and it will set you free, from life. Plot:  The Still blind Doctor is visited by representatives of the Vatican (On the recommendation of a Pope from 1000 years ago) concerning an urgent matter. A document in a lost language called the Veritas has once again been translated and … Continue reading Peter Capaldi as the Doctor: Season Ten Episode Six: Extremis

Nope, not classified

President Trump told Philippine President Duterte that there were two nuclear submarines ready to respond to North Korea...and you would have thought the world ended on social media. After making the mistake of engaging on this subject on Facebook, I figured I'd break it down here for everyone. NO, the presence of nuclear submarines near … Continue reading Nope, not classified

the MSM Montana vs Manchester or: “Why do they hate us?”

Lt. Seymour Head of the Court: You've heard Captain Vere's account. Is it or is it not as he has said? Billy Budd: Captain Vere speaks the truth. It's just as Captain Vere says. But it is not as the master-at-arms said. I've eaten the king's bread and I'm true to him. Captain Vere: I … Continue reading the MSM Montana vs Manchester or: “Why do they hate us?”