Reviews of two Netflix documentaries, Being Napoleon and Sad Hill Unearthed

By John Ruberry Because American politics, in my view, is dead in the water right now due of the partial government shut down--"Build the wall!" No, "Tear down the existing wall," I think today is a great time to take a peek at a couple of worthwhile Netflix documentaries. Being Napoleon explores the bicentennial reenactment … Continue reading Reviews of two Netflix documentaries, Being Napoleon and Sad Hill Unearthed

Non Tweets Under the Fedora on the Last day of Christmas, Failed Popes, SF Medical Bills, Starbuck Needles and KOC Secret Plan

Today is the last day of Christmas until December of this year. As is traditional for me I've kept my Santa hat on over my fedora during the entire season. You would be surprised how positive people react to this, particularly when this is done by a jolly chubby man with a big gray beard. … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora on the Last day of Christmas, Failed Popes, SF Medical Bills, Starbuck Needles and KOC Secret Plan

Voyage to the Edge

by baldilocks Sailing the ocean blue. A group of people who believe the Earth is flat have announced their “biggest, boldest, best adventure yet”: a Flat Earth cruise scheduled for 2020. The cruise, organized by the Flat Earth International Conference, promises to be a lovely time. Flat earthers – who include the rapper B.o.B. [JAO: don’t ask because … Continue reading Voyage to the Edge

Why navies aren’t cheap

Navies are expensive. Ships drive through the ocean, a thoroughly corrosive environment. Wooden ships fight off rot, worms and barnacles. Steel ships are no safer, eating constant sacrificial anodes to prevent rust from breaking holes in their hulls. This caustic environment has driven innovations in marine engineering to design and build warships that can survive … Continue reading Why navies aren’t cheap

Ford has Chosen Now How Many Christians Like Me Will Make Different Choices?

He choose...poorly.Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now … Continue reading Ford has Chosen Now How Many Christians Like Me Will Make Different Choices?

Andre Galloway Jazmine Barnes & DaTechGuy’s Third Law of Media Outrage

The are few things less predictable than the MSM's reaction to a potential news story and it is that predictability that is the basis of DaTechGuy's Laws of Media Outrage the first is this: The level of Outrage or interest of the media and their allies on the left concerning any insult or prevarication concerning … Continue reading Andre Galloway Jazmine Barnes & DaTechGuy’s Third Law of Media Outrage

End the Fed instead of just firing the chairman

For more than six months President Trump has been very critical of Federal Reserve Chairman Powell.   A rapidly sinking stock marked caused, in part, by eight interest rate increases since the president took office, is at the root of the conflict.  President Trump has reportedly expressed a desire to fire the chairman.  Abolishing the entire … Continue reading End the Fed instead of just firing the chairman

The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Why The MSM Decided Andre Galloway’s Murder wasn’t Newsworthy And Jazmine Barnes’ Was

Image via the sunlight foundation One of the things that define MSM bias are the stories that they consider "local" news and the stories that they define as national news. For example the new year in Baltimore began with the continuation of what has to be the bleakest New Year tradition of any city in … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Why The MSM Decided Andre Galloway’s Murder wasn’t Newsworthy And Jazmine Barnes’ Was

What we need to do is Educate

As the new congress begins to take shape we can see that there is a lot of work that needs to be done to improve the understanding of politics among our fellow citizens. Too main think they can live off the government. Too few know the Government lives off of everyone. And too many believe … Continue reading What we need to do is Educate

The Holy Father, Capt Renault and the Irony of Truth

Capt Renault: I'm shocked shocked to find gambling going on here.Coupier: Your winnings sirCapt Renault: Oh thank you very much, now everybody out at once!Casablanca 1942 Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, "The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all … Continue reading The Holy Father, Capt Renault and the Irony of Truth

Why Big GOP Hates Donald Trump

by baldilocks People love to be lied to and smooth-talked. Conversely, they hate frank speakers who tell them the truth. This is part of the reason that there is still love and nostalgia for Former President Obama and a widespread visceral hatred of President Trump. I’m not immune, but I have recovered. Admittedly, having a … Continue reading Why Big GOP Hates Donald Trump

Guns for Teachers

After last year’s mass murder at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the media traced every micro-move of a small group of students who advocated gun control. What you haven’t heard much about is the recent recommendation that schools should have more people with guns to prevent such terrible events. The commission investigating the massacre … Continue reading Guns for Teachers

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

On Muses and Journalism

By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT — Piggy-backing on Pete’s post in reference to Stacy McCain’s post, I feel obliged to chime in on that conversation for a moment. Both Pete and Stacy referenced Tucker Carlson and his discussion of the deteriorating social fabric and I’m all in agreement on that. No discord here on what either … Continue reading On Muses and Journalism

Non-Twitter Under the Fedora Thoughts Jan 7th Last Days of Christmas, Paid “Shutdowns”, Pickaninny Warren, Communism Now & Victory at Sea

This week begins that last days of this Christmas for until December and because of that is always a sad time for me, but it's tempered by all the smiles of the people pleased to see my Santa Hat still on the top of my fedora. The spirit of Christmas is secularism's greatest foe. The … Continue reading Non-Twitter Under the Fedora Thoughts Jan 7th Last Days of Christmas, Paid “Shutdowns”, Pickaninny Warren, Communism Now & Victory at Sea