Report from Louisiana: New Year’s Eve Strange and Unusual

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – This is the day that you’ll find a large number of reflective posts on blogs and “best of” articles in newspapers as we say goodbye to 2018. I think there is some benefit in that and we certainly all need time to reflect. For my last post of 2018 on … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: New Year’s Eve Strange and Unusual

The Five Posts You Were Least Interested in for 2018

There are a lot of top ten / top five lists that come out at the end of the year but one of the things I tend to do every year is to put up the five post at the site that you liked the least. I do this for two reasons, one to give … Continue reading The Five Posts You Were Least Interested in for 2018

What transgender athletes will do to high school sports

Blogger on the left many years ago By John Ruberry Last week in this space I discussed the problems of allowing transgender athletes to participate in women's sports, which was inspired by a since-deleted Tweet from tennis legend Martina Navratilova, "You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women," she … Continue reading What transgender athletes will do to high school sports

Sixth Day of Christmas Incentives Under the Fedora Facebook, Baltimore, Pelosi, Waters, NFL Protests and Resistance “Heroes”

One might think that when Mark Trapscott used "shocking" to describe the NYT piece on the arbitrary nature on Facebook's censors he did because the real shock was the Times hitting a system primarily used to censor conservatives, but the reality is every such tyrannical system eventually eat their own and with twenty potential Democrats running … Continue reading Sixth Day of Christmas Incentives Under the Fedora Facebook, Baltimore, Pelosi, Waters, NFL Protests and Resistance “Heroes”

It’s a Bot World We’re Living In

by baldilocks A few years back, I was trolling Chelsea Handler on Twitter and was semi-shocked when one of her fans -- some leftist (chick?) -- claimed that I was a white man using a black woman's photo for my profile. Leftist delusion aside, now I understand it. In late November, the Justice Department unsealed … Continue reading It’s a Bot World We’re Living In

Those crazy, expensive kids

My 3 kids are not perfect. I've had my share of tantrums, meltdowns, late-night puking and the like. It sometimes causes me to cancel plans. Sometimes in gets in the way of things I want to do. But overall, I'd have to say they are worth the occasional pain. I'm not sure if they are … Continue reading Those crazy, expensive kids

Fifth Day of Christmas Under the Fedora: US Troops, Polish Troops, IDF Troops, College Free Speech Troops and Slade Trooping on

I took a peek at Twitter yesterday and saw this from Baldilocks If you think I'm POd about the Fake News Brigade's denigration of active-duty GIs, you are correct. I went to bed angry and woke up furious.— baldilocks (@JulietteAkinyi) December 28, 2018 There was a time when I might have been outraged as well. … Continue reading Fifth Day of Christmas Under the Fedora: US Troops, Polish Troops, IDF Troops, College Free Speech Troops and Slade Trooping on

Happiness is not noticing the Government is Shutdown

A bit back I was reading a paper from I forget if it was 1699 or 1701 about Pennsylvania as a paradise for the common man because of the lack of government. As I ponder the government shutdown that piece leaped to mind. If you are a person who is dependent on the government who … Continue reading Happiness is not noticing the Government is Shutdown

The government solution to the opioid crisis is causing an epidemic of suffering

In response to the overwhelming and tragic spike in overdoses caused by various opioid drugs the, Centers for Disease Control released the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.  The goal of the guidelines was: Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective … Continue reading The government solution to the opioid crisis is causing an epidemic of suffering

Non Tweets Under the Fedora 12-27-18 3rd Day of Christmas, Chocolate, Chinese, Workers, Groo and Doctor Who?

Today is the 3rd day of Christmas, which means it's the day when I start raiding the chocolate that I picked up yesterday when CVS and everywhere else started discounting what didn't sell. It's a wonderful Christmas tradition that's pleasing for the soul. Christmas day my wife had to work so we went for Chinese … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora 12-27-18 3rd Day of Christmas, Chocolate, Chinese, Workers, Groo and Doctor Who?

Greetings of the Season

An oldie but a goodie: here's a palate cleanser for the second or third or fourth day of Christmas for you. A tip o' the cap to the New Hampshire House Clerk, whose link to this video made Christmas week even more fun for me. And if by some chance this is your first exposure … Continue reading Greetings of the Season

The 2nd Day of Christmas and the Reminder of St. Stephen’s Martyrdom

Martyrdom of Saint Stephen by Giovanni Andrea De Ferrari (1598-1669) "I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so … Continue reading The 2nd Day of Christmas and the Reminder of St. Stephen’s Martyrdom

Begotten

A Tale of Three Fathers by baldilocks Months back, I was talking with my American dad about Jesus the Christ. In reality, the conversation was an episode of a years-long series which had been on hiatus for a time, mostly due to the instability in my living arrangements in the last three years. I am happy to have it … Continue reading Begotten

The Democrat Divas

Cher, a singer of limited talent, a diva with an unlimited wardrobe, and a leftist of limitless anti-Republican rants, has been chosen to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. For those who may remember, Cher and then-husband Sonny Bono sang some pop ditties in the 1960s that rivaled “Sugar, … Continue reading The Democrat Divas

Merry Christmas in the Year of Our Lord 2018 or 2018 of his Cowardly Enemies

Today is Christmas 2018 AD and despite the best efforts of the left and academia it is still a national holiday in America and still celebrated around the world with feast and song. Yet those in academics are doing their best by using the letters "ce" as in "common era" to replace AD which is … Continue reading Merry Christmas in the Year of Our Lord 2018 or 2018 of his Cowardly Enemies