Banned Books Week? Bah, Humbug!

It's "Banned Books Week." Pardon my groan. I rant about this every year. No end in sight, alas. The folks behind Banned Books Week - a coalition of the American Library Association and allied groups - lost all credibility with me years ago when they conflated "banned" and "challenged," especially when the challenge is to … Continue reading Banned Books Week? Bah, Humbug!

Black LIves Matter exercises their Hecklers Veto on Douthat’s Amazon to St. Louis Plan

I understand the sentiment behind this post suggesting Amazon choose St. Louis for their second corporate HQ A particularly compelling pick, according to my extremely nonscientific “what’s good for America” metric, might be St. Louis — a once-great metropolis fallen on hard times, the major urban center for a large spread of Trump country, the … Continue reading Black LIves Matter exercises their Hecklers Veto on Douthat’s Amazon to St. Louis Plan

Emma Lindsay: A Missing Consideration and an Untapped Resource

Sheldon Cooper: ...But you do bring up an interesting point. I don’t have to break new ground here, I’m sure much of the research already exists. Leonard Hofstadter: No! no, my point is, if you want to learn how to make friends, then just go out to a coffee shop or a museum. Meet people. … Continue reading Emma Lindsay: A Missing Consideration and an Untapped Resource

Report from Louisiana: Pokemon Go is Still a Thing

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  Last week Mark Rougeau at Rolling Stone wrote about the “hardcore” Pokemon Go players in the Los Angeles area. A casual player, Rougeau found himself in the world of hardcore Pokemon Go players after a post he made on Reddit begrudging gym turnover in his neighborhood brought him more attention … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Pokemon Go is Still a Thing

The Time Has Come to Call Fools Out Because Reality Matters

One has to only look at the impotent rage of the elite left to know that ignorance isn't bliss — Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) May 3, 2017 My Pinned tweet Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion? … Continue reading The Time Has Come to Call Fools Out Because Reality Matters

Liberals vs Reality Reality keeps winning

One of the hardest things about being a liberal is that pesky thing called reality keeps intruding on one's set of beliefs and nothing illustrates it better than seeing the news after a few days of blessed pinball escape via pintasticNE 2017 and checking the news again to wit: Item: Katie's Law unwhipped by Democrats … Continue reading Liberals vs Reality Reality keeps winning

Handmaids for Choice (But Not All Choices)

Hulu got some free publicity last week when several costumed "handmaids" showed up in the New Hampshire House gallery to protest a fetal homicide bill, which would allow prosecution for acts of violence causing the death of a preborn child. The bonneted "handmaids" were inspired by the Hulu original series The Handmaid's Tale, based on … Continue reading Handmaids for Choice (But Not All Choices)

Voices of CPAC 2017 DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court Caleb from South florida and Robert Stacy McCain

Near the end of the 2nd day of DaTechGuy's midnight court I spoke to Caleb You wouldn't think that at 4 am you'd find a young man as level headed as Caleb but having the mic ready paid off. The Audio is here While that was a tad unusual for a CPAC running into Robert … Continue reading Voices of CPAC 2017 DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court Caleb from South florida and Robert Stacy McCain

Voices of CPAC 2017 Susan from Dallas , Robert from MD and Donna Marie Fred from Ohio on DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court

The First session of DaTechGuy's Midnight Court was originally going to end with this interview with Sue and Robert Sue and Robert were both interesting, Sue was a big Cruz fan but Trump won him over and Robert's comment on Trump reminding him of the way his dad talked is something that I think a … Continue reading Voices of CPAC 2017 Susan from Dallas , Robert from MD and Donna Marie Fred from Ohio on DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court

Movies And The Culture Wars: Part 2 Captains Courageous: 1937

This is the 2nd of three guest posts I did for Ladd Ehlinger's site back in late 2011.  I'm reprinting them here (With Ladd's permission) because I think the election of Donald Trump is a significant event in the culture wars and these posts (and the follow ups that I intend to write) serve to explain what … Continue reading Movies And The Culture Wars: Part 2 Captains Courageous: 1937

Donald Trump, Gunga Din and the return of Manliness as a virtue

A few weeks ago we reprinted the first of what will be three pieces on movies and the culture wars on the picture Gunga Din. When getting permission to reprint these pieces I stated that with the election of Trump the cultural significance of these pieces and these movies had increased. Why? Consider this passage … Continue reading Donald Trump, Gunga Din and the return of Manliness as a virtue

How to end up old and alone Toronto/San Diego Edition

You know a lot of people today laugh at the idea of Christian sexual morality, and the idea of looking for a husband or a wife rather than just a hook up. I suspect this woman (via insty) is one of them: So we had a couple of drinks, and played a bit of Buck … Continue reading How to end up old and alone Toronto/San Diego Edition

The Right Way for a Catholic to Celebrate the 4th Mass & Eucharistic Adoration

Today is the 4th of July there were a lot of parades going on, a lot of cookouts and as I type this there is a new Grille on my back deck purchased today just waiting to be used for the very first time and tonight there will be a ton of fireworks before the … Continue reading The Right Way for a Catholic to Celebrate the 4th Mass & Eucharistic Adoration

An Ominous 4th

Normally on the 4th of July I simply reprint the Declaration of Independence and leave it at that. But with the state of the country over the last 8 years and the situation coming up this election year I don't see the point. I was once of the opinion that no one president was capable … Continue reading An Ominous 4th

A British Tar would Trigger me

Being a bit of a Star Trek as well as a Doctor Who geek I chuckled when I noticed this clip from Star Trek Insurrection which where Captain Picard decides to use the song "A British Tar" as a weapon against an externally controlled Lt. Cmd Data As I was watching the clip it occurs … Continue reading A British Tar would Trigger me