That Time When God Said: “Watch This!”

Hold my beer, Gabriel! by baldilocks Ten years already. Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia a decade ago Tuesday, with [now-retired Captain Chesley 'Sully'] Sullenberger's co-pilot [Jeff] Skiles at the controls, three flight attendants and 150 passengers aboard. It was cold, only about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but the skies were clear. 'What a view of … Continue reading That Time When God Said: “Watch This!”

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 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

Silenced and Broke

by baldilocks Some mock as a conspiracy theory the notion of a financial elite gathering to impose its will on the rabble. Meanwhile, theory has become fact. It is the most totalitarian form of blacklisting: not just to be prevented from speaking on a university campus, or to be kicked off social media, but to be … Continue reading Silenced and Broke

My 2018 Posts That You Might Not Have Noticed

by baldilocks In order of earliest to most recent, these are some of my favorite posts from last year. They didn't necessarily get the most traffic, but I liked them -- mostly due to cracking myself up. Enjoy. Libyan Slave Markets and Jumping Into The Fire We all know that Arab Muslims have been buying and … Continue reading My 2018 Posts That You Might Not Have Noticed

It’s a Bot World We’re Living In

by baldilocks A few years back, I was trolling Chelsea Handler on Twitter and was semi-shocked when one of her fans -- some leftist (chick?) -- claimed that I was a white man using a black woman's photo for my profile. Leftist delusion aside, now I understand it. In late November, the Justice Department unsealed … Continue reading It’s a Bot World We’re Living In

Begotten

A Tale of Three Fathers by baldilocks Months back, I was talking with my American dad about Jesus the Christ. In reality, the conversation was an episode of a years-long series which had been on hiatus for a time, mostly due to the instability in my living arrangements in the last three years. I am happy to have it … Continue reading Begotten

My Saturday

Exciting! by baldilocks It’s one of those days when the time got away from me. I woke up a little later than usual but full of energy. One of the conundrums in my life is that I’m not a neat freak but I think, process and write better in orderly surroundings. So, after my daily … Continue reading My Saturday

Family Conversation

by baldilocks Here's the response from my cousin, Dyllan J. Griffin, to my post, Freedom from Religion. Like he says, we don't disagree on much.  I happen to follow an organization called The Freedom From Religion Foundation that champions the right of non-religious citizens. I thoroughly support their practice of fighting to remove religious iconography … Continue reading Family Conversation

Last Days of the European Christmas Markets

by baldilocks Mark Steyn on the terror attack at the Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France: [I]t is now taken for granted that Christmas markets across Europe have to be held behind the ugly throttling barriers of "security" - which as we saw yesterday are, ultimately, never secure. Because we [sic] won't put up security barriers … Continue reading Last Days of the European Christmas Markets

What wasn’t said about vaccines

I didn't know who Senator Mark Green was until I saw a news article saying he thought vaccines caused autism. So I started looking into his background. Low and behold, he's an actual doctor, and he inserted into Iraq with some of the initial SEAL teams as their medic. He talked about it in a … Continue reading What wasn’t said about vaccines

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

But Will They Listen?

by baldilocks Public Tells House Dems — Don't Waste Time Investigating Trump: IBD/TIPP Poll The public wants the new Congress to focus on three areas when it convenes next year: health care costs, immigration, and jobs. Few, however, want the Democratically controlled House to make investigating the Trump White House a priority. That's the finding … Continue reading But Will They Listen?

General Locusts

by baldilocks It's the first of the month in the last month of the year and I've got nothing. However, I plan to do some reading on the shutdown of the Government General Motors plants and I will start here. A taste: General Motor’s announcement that it’s cutting thousands of jobs and closing several plants … Continue reading General Locusts