Thoughts Under the Fedora about Age and the future

I'm now closer to 60 than I am to fifty and it's caused me to ponder a few things. First of all I can't adequately state how lucky I am to be born of parents who grew up in the Depression and Fought in World War Two and Grandparents Born between 1880 and 1896 (yes … Continue reading Thoughts Under the Fedora about Age and the future

The Ultimate in Hypocrisy

On the same day I encountered two articles on Breitbart News that perfectly illustrate the hypocrisy of Hollywood in particular, and progressivism in general. The first article is Hollywood Freaks After Alabama Passes Abortion Ban: ‘This Ends with Impeachment and People in the Streets’.  According to the article: The Hollywood left, from Lady Gaga to … Continue reading The Ultimate in Hypocrisy

I Just Came From the 8 AM Ascension Thursday Mass…

...and the sight I saw put a smile on my face. Yesterday there was a mass at 7 PM for the vigil at my parish. Tonight there will be a 7 PM Mass for the day. When I got there at 7:30 the 7 AM mass was just finishing (which is why I came when … Continue reading I Just Came From the 8 AM Ascension Thursday Mass…

Of Course Biden is Quiet

There seems to be some surprise that Joe Biden has very little to say on the campaign trail where he holds a considerable lead on every single other Democrat candidate: here’s former vice president Joe Biden’s agenda for the holiday weekend, according to his campaign: “Joe Biden has no public events scheduled.”Those seven words are … Continue reading Of Course Biden is Quiet

Superhighway Robbery in Mexico

by baldilocks I’m old enough to remember when people who stuck their money in between their mattresses were called crazy and paranoid. Nine times out of ten, it was your grandma or grandpa who grew up during the Great Depression. These grandmas and grandpas -- retired American expats -- would have been better off had … Continue reading Superhighway Robbery in Mexico

Joe Biden’s corrupt hometown

Joe Biden likes to talk about his roots in Scranton, Pennsylvania. What he doesn’t talk about is how Scranton is one of the most politically corrupt cities in the country today and has been so for years. After federal officials recently convicted more than two dozen local officials from Scranton area, The Philadelphia Inquirer called … Continue reading Joe Biden’s corrupt hometown

If you want to know why the left keeps losing to the right

The answer comes early in this clip from Godfather 3 Your enemies always grow strong on what you leave behind. The MSM left behind the story of the Blue Dress so Matt Drudge picked it up and became strong. The MSM left behind conservative viewers. Fox news did not so Fox news became strong. Finally … Continue reading If you want to know why the left keeps losing to the right

Report from Louisiana: Memorial Day 2019

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Today is Memorial Day: the day we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service for our freedom.  Certainly there are many local activities, ceremonies, and remembrances around the country, and while many see the day is the official kickoff to summer, it is important to take time … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day Thoughts Under the Fedora

Another Memorial Day has come and it's a holiday whose public perception has changed over it's 150 years. During both the civil war and world war 2 it would have been common for an American family and/or its extended family to have at least one relative who had died in service. Today it's rare that … Continue reading Memorial Day Thoughts Under the Fedora

The Rainmakers, a career review

The Rainmakers, Walkenhorst is the second from the right. By John Ruberry What is the greatest band that you've never heard of? The odds are, unless of course you have heard of them, that act is the Rainmakers. I first encountered them in 1986, when "Downstream" from their self-titled debut album burst into my life … Continue reading The Rainmakers, a career review

The Chair of Peter Principle or the Difference between being a Bad Pope and a Bad Man or Priest

There is a principle in management called the "Peter Principle" which states that a person who is successful in a job will eventually be promoted to a level in a company that they are not qualified for and will become a liability rather than an asset. Right now I can't think of a person that … Continue reading The Chair of Peter Principle or the Difference between being a Bad Pope and a Bad Man or Priest

Um, Germany?

by baldilocks Courtesy of the USAF, I spent most of the late 1980s in Berlin, Germany, making a good amount of memories and many friends who are still my friends as I type this. My sister even met my brother-in-law -- the latter was also in the USAF -- when she came to visit me … Continue reading Um, Germany?

We’re missing a post-hostilities Iran-US future

190503-A-YD127-1086 STRAIT OF HORMUZ (May 3, 2019) Gunner’s Mate 1st class Tyson Hinkley stands watch aboard the Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Whirlwind (PC 11) while transiting the Strait of Hormuz. Whirlwind is forward deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in … Continue reading We’re missing a post-hostilities Iran-US future

Will anyone actually watch the Democrat Debates?

Can you think of anything that promises to be less informative than the Democrat Debates. They have the same weakness as the GOP ones did, that is a huge field meaning only a few minutes to each candidate but in addition to that problem you have two problems that the GOP debates did not. The … Continue reading Will anyone actually watch the Democrat Debates?

DaTechGuy Interview Catholic Author Mike Aqulina

I've been a tad too busy to get my post on the Syracuse trip up so to hold you over here is my interview with Catholic Author Mike Aqulina from the Catholic Men's Conference that I didn't get to earlier. This interview will be featured in tomorrow edition of Your Prayer Intentions at Noon on … Continue reading DaTechGuy Interview Catholic Author Mike Aqulina