Reason That I’m Taking a Road Trip Instead of an Air Trip

One of them anyway ... by baldilocks Well I guess I understand why the DHS is doing this, but ... Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior under a new domestic surveillance program … Continue reading Reason That I’m Taking a Road Trip Instead of an Air Trip

Don’t Know Much About History

The teaching of history in high school has become so appalling that few students arrive at a university with any coherent understanding of the past. As an example, I’ve been asked to be on a panel for my college’s students who are too young to know much about 9/11. Think about that. Somehow college students … Continue reading Don’t Know Much About History

Report from Louisiana: Drag Queen Story Hour

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Not much surprises me anymore but I have to admit, I’m surprised that this, via The Hayride, is a thing now: At an annual American Library Association conference in New Orleans, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) officially introduced “Drag Queen Story Hour” to librarians across the country. … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Drag Queen Story Hour

Lessons, Thoughts and Traps for Catholics in the Cardinal McCarrick case

I have a few things to say about the Cardinal McCarrick case that Catholics should take to heart Christ is still Christ, the Church is still the Church and the Doctrines are Still the Doctrines: Nothing McCarrick has done changes the truth of God, Christ, scripture of the Church. In the 2000 year history of … Continue reading Lessons, Thoughts and Traps for Catholics in the Cardinal McCarrick case

Add high levels of lead in drinking water to Chicago’s growing list of problems

By John Ruberry Chicago, which is for now America's third-largest city, has suffered a rough 21st century. It is beset by a declining population, a high murder rate, soaring taxes, poorly-rated bonds, and burdensome public employee pension debt. Now you can add lead in tap water to Chicago's problems. Chicago pumps its water from Lake … Continue reading Add high levels of lead in drinking water to Chicago’s growing list of problems

Subscription Commentary NECCO Wafers and the Trump Economy

Today we premiere the first of a new Series of short Subscription Commentaries that replaces the old podcast. This particular commentary will be open to all but future commentaries will be for paid subscribers only Today's commentary is titled NECCO Wafers and the Trump Economy Incidentally packages of NECCO wafers are selling for ungodly amounts … Continue reading Subscription Commentary NECCO Wafers and the Trump Economy

LA is Better Than San Francisco

by baldilocks And Santa Barbara If there's one thing we Los Angeles natives and residents can take comfort in, it's this: we aren't San Francisco. Two restaurant supervisors in San Francisco introduced new legislation Tuesday to prohibit new office buildings from offering free lunch. Ryan Corridor, a local restaurant owner, told KPIX that they can’t compete … Continue reading LA is Better Than San Francisco

Stop trying to “find yourself”

I've noticed a troubling trend. When faced with adversity, setbacks or the like, a lot of people decide to go off and "find themselves." You've probably heard it too. The vision you and I have is someone trekking off into the woods for a month and then suddenly emerging as a "new man" or "reformed … Continue reading Stop trying to “find yourself”

GDP 4% Democrat/MSM Election Narrative Hardest Hit

For the first time in several weeks I'm not working overtime so I took advantage of this to relax in an Air conditioned room playing the DOS version of the old Avalon Hill 1830 (still a spectacular game) and look in on twitter when I saw this tweet from Joe Scarborough My Latest—> “With one … Continue reading GDP 4% Democrat/MSM Election Narrative Hardest Hit

Jesus Explains Donald Trump’s Popularity Among Christians

The media and political left after decades of attacking Christians for thinking with their Bibles are suddenly all God and scripture when attacking Donald Trump and are particularly dismissive of devout Christians who support him. So for those of you unfamiliar with scripture or the teachings of Christ  (which would be most or all of … Continue reading Jesus Explains Donald Trump’s Popularity Among Christians

We Need to Step Up Our Defense of the Free Market

There is a philosophic battle royal, or even a metaphoric civil war, raging in this country.  On one side are those who embrace free market capitalism, the economic system that built the United States into the freest and most prosperous nation.  The other side is steadfastly trying to transform this nation into a Democratic Socialist … Continue reading We Need to Step Up Our Defense of the Free Market

Massachusetts Blows the Trump Boom Windfall

You know that boom in hiring, investment, manufacturing taking place all over the nation that has resulted in expansion for business and bonus' for employees everywhere? Well Massachusetts has taken decisive steps to put an end to all that. On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill titled “An Act Relative to … Continue reading Massachusetts Blows the Trump Boom Windfall

The Pen is mightier than the Sword

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. - Sun Tzu The Art of War The Worcester Tea Party is constituted as … Continue reading The Pen is mightier than the Sword

The NFL & Maxine Waters Kristin Gillibrand Gifts that Keeps Giving in Election 2018

OK you're the Democrats hoping to create a blue wave. You have spent two years insisting that Donald Trump is evil incarnate and last week the entire MSM and parts of the deep state have insisted that Donald Trump is a traitor but your message doesn't seem to be resonating with the voters in the … Continue reading The NFL & Maxine Waters Kristin Gillibrand Gifts that Keeps Giving in Election 2018

Diagnosis: TDS

by baldilocks Anatomy of mass psychosis. For the past two years, a particular power group has sought to explain away its loss of power – or rather, its loss of the Presidency, as it still holds a predominance of institutional power – by creation of a myth. Mainstream media is known for its herd behavior, … Continue reading Diagnosis: TDS

The Press, the CIA, and the FBI

A journalist, a CIA operative, and an FBI agent walk into a bar. Journalist: Why are we having drinks? I hate you guys! CIA operative and FBI agent: Yep. Journalist: You made illegal recordings of Martin Luther King Jr. and threatened to make them public? FBI agent: Yep Journalist: You launched coups in South America, … Continue reading The Press, the CIA, and the FBI

Cleese & Grail vs Gadsby & Nanette: Advantage Cleese

A few days ago my son and I went to the Lynn Auditorium for a screening of the classic movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail which was followed by a Q & A session with comedy giant and founding member of Monty Python troupe, John Cleese. Massachusetts is a heavily blue state (Clinton by … Continue reading Cleese & Grail vs Gadsby & Nanette: Advantage Cleese

Report from Louisiana: Is Mitch Landrieu Running in 2020?

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Is former New Orleans governor Mitch Landrieu going to run for president?  A Landrieu candidacy has been getting a lot of attention of late and if I were a betting person, I’d say he is going to run. Landrieu is, of course, being coy about it which is to be … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Is Mitch Landrieu Running in 2020?

Interviews with Immigrants: Lucine from Cape Verde Donald from Cameroon

My Interviews with Immigrants takes a shift toward Africa starting with Lucine who comes from the Cape Verde Islands I found her comments on America's eating habits very interesting Donald not only has two jobs but holds duel citizenship both from Cameroon and Canada. Donald is the first subject I've interviewed so far who came … Continue reading Interviews with Immigrants: Lucine from Cape Verde Donald from Cameroon