Freedom From Religion

On which the Bill of Rights is based by baldilocks My cousin Dyllan and I are very much alike and get along very well. This is interesting, since we are related by marriage (he is the grandson of my American dad’s sister), I’m more than old enough to be his mother, and we had virtually … Continue reading Freedom From Religion

8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 2 Joy to the World

Day two of my Christmas Octave of Mannheim Steamroller in Boston continues today with Joy to the World. I like this video because you can see the performers in it and in addition to the music itself if you go to the show and watch the performers, you'll see some real professional work, particularly among … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 2 Joy to the World

I’m Not The Victim–Again!

The message from a Temple University police detective wasn’t subtle. If I carried a weapon on campus, I would be fired. When I got the telephone call, I thought perhaps the police were following up on my harassment by a group of teenagers on campus—an incident I wrote about a few weeks ago. See https://wordpress.com/post/datechguyblog.com/109528 … Continue reading I’m Not The Victim–Again!

Non Tweets Under my Fedora 12-11-18

Stacy McCain notes a Miss Kentucky that became obsessed with a 15 year old: What was she thinking? And who was this boy on whom Mrs. Bearse was apparently fixated? Amazing how one who can have almost anyone seems to want what is not allowed. At legal Insurrection they note some of the odd side … Continue reading Non Tweets Under my Fedora 12-11-18

Report from Louisiana: The State of the Governor’s Race

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana governor’s race is beginning to take shape and from where I’m sitting, it looks like a piece of cake for the incumbent, John Bel Edwards. The Advocate has a good run-down of who is in and who is out at this point, and when you look at who … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: The State of the Governor’s Race

8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 1 Carol of the Bells

My 14 straight days of work since black Friday finally ended on Thursday of last week and on Saturday my wife and I went to the colonial theater in Boston with my oldest to see Mannheim Steamroller, the original Christmas touring band. It was a very nice time. Given the attempts to turn this year's … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 1 Carol of the Bells

What “Merry Christmas” Actually Means

“In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,* when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas,the word of God came to John the … Continue reading What “Merry Christmas” Actually Means

Illinois’ dispirited bicentennial celebration ends

By John Ruberry As I've mentioned here a few times, 2018 is Illinois' bicentennial year, a fact that not only has escaped most Americans but even, I suspect, most people living in Illinois. Last Monday the official Illinois bicentennial party was held in Chicago at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. … Continue reading Illinois’ dispirited bicentennial celebration ends

Today’s non-tweets Under my Fedora 12-9-18

I tease twitter a lot but occasionally you can the good civil debate it was sold as a platform for.  I had one such exchange with  . You can read the exchange on the subject of the Church's role in civilization here by viewing the entire conversation. It's a shame this is the exception and … Continue reading Today’s non-tweets Under my Fedora 12-9-18

Secret Weapon

by baldilocks Keeping a secret, that is, keeping one's mouth shut about what you are doing and accomplishing -- especially when there are people who would love nothing better than to see you fail -- is nearly a lost art, and there are many who don't understand the value of it, especially in the age … Continue reading Secret Weapon

Questioning NATO

Over this past week, I had the pleasure of participating in the BALTOPS planning conference. I say pleasure literally, because the interactions with all of the participating BALTOPS nations was great. That may come as a surprise to readers, since I've been fairly critical of NATO in the past. Those that know me better know … Continue reading Questioning NATO

Why WOULDN’T That Pious Muslim Ali Kill Mr. Dowling?

Another day, another westerner killed in the west for insulting Islam: An Irish university lecturer stabbed to death by one of his former students had allegedly ‘insulted the Prophet Mohammed', his killer has told French police. The 66-year-old academic, named locally as John Dowling, was attacked and stabbed 13 times outside the Paris university where … Continue reading Why WOULDN’T That Pious Muslim Ali Kill Mr. Dowling?

Today’s non-tweets under the Fedroa Baseball, Baker, MS13 and Holy Water 12-7-18

While I love the idea of the RedSox AAA team moving to Worcester just 20 minutes from my house I strongly suspect that the fate of the Worcester Red Sox might be similar to this in Camden NJ Taxpayers spent more than $18 million to build the stadium that would eventually be named Campbell's Field, … Continue reading Today’s non-tweets under the Fedroa Baseball, Baker, MS13 and Holy Water 12-7-18

Go ahead and Kiss The Girl, if you dare

I lived in beautiful Princeton, NJ, for almost exactly a quarter of a century. Except for frequently auditing classes and regularly attending lectures and concerts, I was not connected to the University, so I missed most of the politically correct angst going on on campus. PC angst did, however, echo through the town (most of … Continue reading Go ahead and Kiss The Girl, if you dare

Dec 7th A Day I will always remember fondly thanks to you

Today is the 77th Pearl Harbor day which is remembered as a day of Infamy. Today is also my brother's 64th birthday (which some might also consider a day of infamy) but for me Dec 7th will always be the day when everything turned around for me. A year ago yesterday I had been laid … Continue reading Dec 7th A Day I will always remember fondly thanks to you

Slave versus enslaved person

By John Ruberry I did not contribute my usual Sunday post here because Mrs. Marathon Pundit and I were on a short vacation to Nashville. Among our visits were stops at three mansions, Carnton in Franklin, as well as Belmont, and the Hermitage, which was Andrew Jackson's home. There we were told by tour guides … Continue reading Slave versus enslaved person

The Progressive Reality Distortion Toolkit

It has been apparent to me for some time that progressives, along with the rest of the political left, have a view of United State that is drastically different from the true nature of this most remarkable nation.  This distorted view of America took form in Colleges and Universities back in the 1960s, and has … Continue reading The Progressive Reality Distortion Toolkit

Under the Fedora Thoughts not on Twitter for 12/6/18

Every time I see a blog comment generated via facebook which starts I am making a real GOOD MONEY... I get a slightly smug feeling of satisfaction knowing that. I'm not on facebook I still approve comments by hand  Yeah it shortens the conversation and likely costs me hits as you don't get the instant … Continue reading Under the Fedora Thoughts not on Twitter for 12/6/18

Farewell to a President

I had to wait until this evening to watch the video coverage of the state funeral for the late President George H.W. Bush. It was worth the wait. If you haven't heard the eulogy delivered by George W., do yourself a favor and take twelve minutes to watch it. So often, President Trump's tweets leave … Continue reading Farewell to a President

Today’s Would be Tweets Under the Fedora

How far have we fallen as a nation when this is the actual headline of a story on the George H W Bush funeral?"  Bush family seeks to steer clear of anti-Trump sentiment at 41st president’s funeral"  Seeks?  I'd prefer a statement that such behavior will not be tolerated but then again in the days when Bush … Continue reading Today’s Would be Tweets Under the Fedora