The Vengeful Tokenism Behind the Current Doctor Who Series

I was wandering though the net last week and came upon this youtube podcast concerning Doctor Who by a fellow with a rather large following who I'd never heard of. There are a lot of good points here but there is something he said in particular that hit me because he repeated one I made … Continue reading The Vengeful Tokenism Behind the Current Doctor Who Series

Non Tweets Under the Fedora 2-7-18 Email, Big League Politics as Drudge, Dem Silence, 78th Trimester abortion & the Covington Offensive

There is a particular phrase from Stacy McCain piece concerning Joe Rickets' emails and their regular leakage that deserves a word or two. Let us stipulate that almost anyone has stuff in their email account which, if made public , could be embarrassing This brings up an axiom that I have been saying since the … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora 2-7-18 Email, Big League Politics as Drudge, Dem Silence, 78th Trimester abortion & the Covington Offensive

N.Y. is Knee-Deep in Abortion; What About Your State?

It's almost-but-not-quite old news that New York's Governor Cuomo signed radical pro-abortion legislation recently, and celebrated in garish fashion. Much has happened in the two weeks since. Abortion-friendly bills are coming up in state houses in Vermont, New Mexico, Virginia, and Rhode Island. In Washington, Senate and House look at legislation to protect children who … Continue reading N.Y. is Knee-Deep in Abortion; What About Your State?

Mainstream media’s whiff on Northam yearbook photo shows why we need term limits for political reporters

John Ruberry of Da Magnificent Seven By John Ruberry Contemporary journalism needs fresh faces. Particularly political journalism. Here is some dialogue from Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent, which is set just before World War II began. Mr. Powers [newspaper editor]: How would you like to cover the biggest story in the world today? John Jones: Give … Continue reading Mainstream media’s whiff on Northam yearbook photo shows why we need term limits for political reporters

If You’re Too Busy …

And now, some helpful workplace tips brought to you by the apostle Paul. No, really. Paul said in one or more of his epistles that those who believe in Christ should work hard, do what they do as unto the Lord, etc etc. Which is true, albeit admittedly somewhat difficult to remember some days when … Continue reading If You’re Too Busy …

Nobody cares what you know until they know that you care

On the last Sunday of the month we publish the Worcester Tea Party’s newsletter: This Month in Liberty. For February our introduction was about the government shutdown as a contest of wills between the President and Congress which comes from irreconcilable differences on an important issue. As is frequently the case ugly replies come in … Continue reading Nobody cares what you know until they know that you care

Non Tweets 1/30 Andrew Sullivan’s Covington Irony, SOTU, Guns #1, Guns #2 & SABLE Washington opens with a win

The irony of reading Andrew Sullivan denouncing the racism of the black Hebrews and attacks of the media on the Covington kids on the receiving end of it reminds one that the fellow who coined the phrase "Christionist" and spent years going after Sarah Palin is not lost on me. But I can't help but … Continue reading Non Tweets 1/30 Andrew Sullivan’s Covington Irony, SOTU, Guns #1, Guns #2 & SABLE Washington opens with a win

Review: Bag Man, a Rachel Maddow podcast from MSNBC

By John Ruberry One of my criticisms of my left-wing friends is that they cocoon themselves in media that is comfortable to them, such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and MSNBC, TV shows featuring fellow travelers, such as Will & Grace, and agreeable authors, such as Noam Chomsky. They yelp back, "But … Continue reading Review: Bag Man, a Rachel Maddow podcast from MSNBC

The Orville in the AFC East

Jack Crab: I was an honored guest, and they game me a real treat for breakfast, boiled dog. Dog ain't bad neither now dog is greasy, but you'd be surprised how downright delicate the flavor is - especially when you're starving Little Big Man 1970 My youngest son has become a big fan of the … Continue reading The Orville in the AFC East

Cleopatra: STILL not out of Africa

Almost twenty years ago in the days before I read a book and reviewed on Amazon (there was a time when I was a top 1000 reviewer over there) that outraged me titled Not Out Of Africa: How ""Afrocentrism"" Became An Excuse To Teach Myth As History. What outraged me was not her daring to … Continue reading Cleopatra: STILL not out of Africa

Victory at Sea History before the Culture Wars

As I mentioned in an earlier post last weekend I starting watching the classic 1952 TV series Victory at Sea for the first time. That might be a bit of a surprise to some of you, both my grey beard and the fact that my father served in the Pacific in World War 2 would … Continue reading Victory at Sea History before the Culture Wars

Stacy McCain and Why we fight the culture war

Yesterday I was coming into the house after bringing my youngest to work. He was scheduled for 5 pm to close but was called in early. He had been offered five extra hours but decided on taking only three. I was a tad disappointed that he didn't take the full three hours until I got … Continue reading Stacy McCain and Why we fight the culture war

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

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

Will people care about women’s sports if transgendered women dominate?

By John Ruberry Last month I ran in the Tinley Park Turkey Trot 5K race and finished in 15th place overall, 13th among men. That's not too bad for a dude in his 50s. While it may appear that I am gloating, stick with me here. A few days ago on Twitter, legendary tennis great … Continue reading Will people care about women’s sports if transgendered women dominate?