How People Respond to Others When Self is the Focus

by baldilocks Some amateur shrinking "How dare you...!" -- Often said when a person "dares" to say or do something that another doesn't like. "I don't appreciate...!" -- Said as if the receiver is supposed to have appreciation for whatever the speaker/actor is saying or doing. "You are arrogant!" -- Often true, but just as … Continue reading How People Respond to Others When Self is the Focus

Real Sailors and real news about Puerto Rico

America never deserved Puerto Rico Nearly Half of Americans Don’t Know Puerto Ricans Are Fellow Citizens With headlines like these, who needs enemies? You'd think the continental US has hung Puerto Rico out to dry. Except...what's that in the background? https://www.dvidshub.net/video/554074/uss-kearsarge-puerto-rico-relief-efforts-b-roll-1 It's the USS KEARSARGE, unloading supplies and Sailors onto Puerto Rico! And look over … Continue reading Real Sailors and real news about Puerto Rico

The Comments on this NYT Story on Cuban Doctors Revolting over Slave Wages Are Priceless

It was a real shock to see this story at the NYT titled Cuban Doctors Revolt: "You get tried of being a slave" Thousands of Cuban doctors work abroad under contracts with the Cuban authorities. Countries like Brazil pay the island’s Communist government millions of dollars every month to provide the medical services, effectively making … Continue reading The Comments on this NYT Story on Cuban Doctors Revolting over Slave Wages Are Priceless

Yet Another “Movement” for Violent Leftist Kooks

You may not have heard of them yet, but they want your stuff and they mean to take it from you, because raaaaacism. via FrontPage Mag Discover the Networks: Formed in May 2017 and based in New York City, the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) is a contingent of the Marxist/anarchist Antifa movement which has made many headlines this year with … Continue reading Yet Another “Movement” for Violent Leftist Kooks

While we were talking about football

While we fight the kneeling culture war and NFL ticket sales plummet, it's been an interesting week in the news. Appeasement never works: Following Obama's deal, now the U.S. plans major withdrawal of staff from embassy in Cuba. Why? Because of mild traumatic brain injury, permanent hearing loss, loss of balance, severe headaches and brain … Continue reading While we were talking about football

My advice as the Vatican Channels Sir Humphrey Appleby et/all

Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 James Hacker: Will you answer a direct question? Sir Humphrey Appleby: I strongly advise you not to ask a direct question. James Hacker: Why? Sir Humphrey Appleby: It might provoke a direct answer. James Hacker: Never … Continue reading My advice as the Vatican Channels Sir Humphrey Appleby et/all

Why You Should Love Hockey Even If You Hate Sports

Although I am a California man, I love hockey and have ever since I was a kid, transistor radio hidden beneath my pillow so I could listen to California Golden Seals game. I was devastated when during my high school years the Seals first moved to Cleveland and then “merged with” (translation: disappeared into) the … Continue reading Why You Should Love Hockey Even If You Hate Sports

Tax cuts are great but meaningless without spending cuts

The evidence has been documented numerous times that cutting taxes improves the economy in ways that replace "lost" revenues for the federal government. In other words, reduced tax burdens spark economic growth with over time yield a revenue-neutral stance. This is the part about the proposed GOP tax cuts that I like. There are two … Continue reading Tax cuts are great but meaningless without spending cuts

The Observer (Almost) Gets it on Trump’s Tweets vs MSM/NFL etc

Buried in all the news about the NFL is a paragraph in this observer piece by Ashe Snow that perfectly encapsulates what the media don't get about Donald Trump and twitter Tweets mean nothing. It takes no effort at all to send one. Acting like Trump actually spent all day Monday caring about the NFL … Continue reading The Observer (Almost) Gets it on Trump’s Tweets vs MSM/NFL etc

The NFL Backlash for Dem’s Begins

A few days ago I wrote that the entire NFL protest business was a trap for Democrats that they cheerfully walked right into: this helps Trump in places that he needs to win again and hurts him in places that he’s doesn’t, while helping the left in places that they are already winning in and … Continue reading The NFL Backlash for Dem’s Begins

Banned Books Week? Bah, Humbug!

It's "Banned Books Week." Pardon my groan. I rant about this every year. No end in sight, alas. The folks behind Banned Books Week - a coalition of the American Library Association and allied groups - lost all credibility with me years ago when they conflated "banned" and "challenged," especially when the challenge is to … Continue reading Banned Books Week? Bah, Humbug!

Call for action: Ask Pres. Trump to suspend the Jones Act.

UPDATE 9/28/17 Trump temporarily lifts Jones Act to bolster Puerto Rico relief THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT While the NFL self-destroys, there are 3.5 million Americans who have more immediate concerns: The ones living in Puerto Rico. Seven days after Hurricane Maria, most of the island has no electricity, no running water, no internet. Cell phone … Continue reading Call for action: Ask Pres. Trump to suspend the Jones Act.

Breaking: Patriots Media Can’t Confirm or Deny CBS Report that all Patriots Will Stand this Week

There was a big development in the NFL/Protest story today out of CBS Boston: Just one week after many members of the Patriots kneeled during the national anthem, a new report indicates that they will all stand together as a team next time out. A league source told CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay on Tuesday that all Patriots players will … Continue reading Breaking: Patriots Media Can’t Confirm or Deny CBS Report that all Patriots Will Stand this Week

Second Amendment Rights Under Fire After Charlottesville

After White Nationalists and their counterparts caused violence to erupt in Charlottesville, Virginia back in August, Americans witnessed a very odd occurrence. Suddenly, Virginia bureaucrats sought to impinge on our constitutional right to bear arms. First, Va governor Terry McAuliffe very publicly and very falsely alleged that “eighty percent of the people here had semiautomatic … Continue reading Second Amendment Rights Under Fire After Charlottesville

King James’ Deplorables Moment

I'm sure the NBA was just delighted by this statement from Lebron: James, who stumped for Hillary Clinton last year on the campaign trail, sat contemplating for a few moments, before chalking up his state’s “wrong” choice to a lack of education. “I don’t think a lot of people were educated," he responded. "That’s one … Continue reading King James’ Deplorables Moment

Of Dead Geese and Distractions Removed

by baldilocks For the last few days, it’s been all about Donald Trump and his fiery words to NFL owners regarding players who choose to sit down or kneel during the playing of the National Anthem. Lots of mischaracterizations out there about the state of this feud, including that it’s a “First Amendment” issue or … Continue reading Of Dead Geese and Distractions Removed

An Ode to Flyover Country

"We are moving to Sioux Falls, South Dakota," my father said matter-of-factly. I don’t think I knew exactly where South Dakota was, having spent my formative years in Denver, a truly wonderful place to live as a kid back then. I could obtain an occasional Coors beer—an exclusive adult beverage only available in the area … Continue reading An Ode to Flyover Country

A Message to Nina Turner from my co-worker from Congo: “America Good”

I don't usually watch the sunday shows anymore but with the Trump NFL business I was interested in what would be said and on Jake Tapper's state of the Union and on the panel Jake Tapper's first commentator Nina Turner had this to say about America  I mean, really, he should use his energy to … Continue reading A Message to Nina Turner from my co-worker from Congo: “America Good”

Report from Louisiana: The Beauty of a Thing

A friend of mine has a night -blooming cereus that she named Eudora, in honor of course of the famous Southern author Eudora Welty who had one in her own garden and was known for celebrating its buds with all night parties. When my friend's cereus produced buds last week, rather than throw an all night party she sent … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: The Beauty of a Thing