Review: Hinterland (Y Gwyll), the series so far

By John Ruberry Much well-deserved criticism has been leveled at the BBC for compelling Doctor Who to go transgender by having, after 41 years, a woman take the lead role. Not because, as DaTechGuy himself noted two months ago, the best performer was hired, but because the Doctor Who franchise apparently needs more diversity. Keep … Continue reading Review: Hinterland (Y Gwyll), the series so far

The hubris of inevitable leftism defeated the Democrats

By John Ruberry There are thousands--maybe hundreds of thousands--of explanations about why Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last week that you can find online and in print, as well as why the Republicans maintained control of Congress and gained governorships. Here's another one, although this discussion confronts one angle, what I call "inevitable leftism." Barack … Continue reading The hubris of inevitable leftism defeated the Democrats

Britain’s Reagan and Trump moment

By John Ruberry "This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves." Ronald Reagan, A Time for Choosing, … Continue reading Britain’s Reagan and Trump moment

The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Oh THAT EU Micromanagement

Jim Hacker:  I understand that one of your officials spends all his time paying farmers to produce masses of surplus food while someone in the next office pays people to destroy the surplus. Maurice:  That's not True! Sir Humphrey Appleby:  No? Maurice:  He's not in the same office, he's not even on the same floor! Yes … Continue reading The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Oh THAT EU Micromanagement

The #Brexit quote of the Day

via Tim Blair: UPDATE III. Reader Steve emails: I phoned my Uncle Johnny (WWII Parachute Regiment) last night to wish him a happy 90th birthday. He was putting on his overcoat and heading into the rain to his polling station in West Yorkshire. I asked which way he was planning to vote. “When I was … Continue reading The #Brexit quote of the Day

Three (Ok four) Quick Brexit Thoughts

Because I'm working tonight I only have time for three quick thoughts on the Brexit vote before I crash: MSM in Mourning: The first I heard of the result of the Brexit vote was as I left work & turned on EWTN radio morning to hear Morning Glory radio announce the improbable win.  By the … Continue reading Three (Ok four) Quick Brexit Thoughts

Obama the internationalist sticks his nose into UK politics

By John Ruberry Colonel Ahmed: "Not the President of America, sir. The President of Earth." Doctor Who, Death in Heaven. Not content with "fundamentally transforming" America, Barack Obama is in Europe right now causing mischief. During a joint press conference with German Prime Minister Angela Merkel that concluded a few hours ago Obama praised her open … Continue reading Obama the internationalist sticks his nose into UK politics

Belgium wants migrants to sign pledge to uphold “European values”

By John Ruberry Belgium--part French and part Dutch--has been a schizophrenic nation since its founding in 1830. But after last month's deadly terror attacks in Brussels--which is one-quarter Muslim--the country may be coming together under "European values." The Belgian secretary of state for asylum and migration, Theo Francken, is proposing the what is being called … Continue reading Belgium wants migrants to sign pledge to uphold “European values”

Latvia’s ethnic Russians and ethnic Latvians agree: No Middle Eastern refugees

By John Ruberry Although there is no love lost between the two groups, contemporary Latvia is result of ethnic Latvians and ethnic Russians living together in the middle Baltic State. When independence was achieved from the Soviet Union in 1991, only a slight majority of the nation was comprised of ethnic Latvians. Now they make … Continue reading Latvia’s ethnic Russians and ethnic Latvians agree: No Middle Eastern refugees

Pusillanimous presidency: Obama’s “red line” in Syria spills into Europe

By John Ruberry The clearest example of President Obama's pusillanimous presidency is his approach to the continuing crisis in Syria. Three years ago Obama warned Syria's dictator, Bashar al-Assad, that if chemical weapons were used by the brute's forces in his nation's civil war, it would cross "a red line." Assad's thugs responded by using chemical … Continue reading Pusillanimous presidency: Obama’s “red line” in Syria spills into Europe

Here we go again – the EU picks a fight with Google

By Steve Eggleston Stop me if you heard this one before - the European Union, flush with soverign political power but essentially bankrupt in the technology world, targets a dominant American technology company to force it to "de-couple" a major part of its business model from the rest of the company's business model. This is … Continue reading Here we go again – the EU picks a fight with Google