After Irma UPDATED

I spent most of Sunday night in my closet. Not in the coming-out-of-the-closet figurative way: I actually was lying on a down comforter on top of a foam pad with two pillows while hurricane Irma pounded away outdoors. I'm fortunate to have a closet large enough to sleep in, and it was the quietest place … Continue reading After Irma UPDATED

About the Weather, Man

by baldilocks Consider this excerpt a preamble to a question. There's no question that Irma was and continues to be destructive. But there's also no question that it was not nearly the storm it was predicted by all the experts to be. Last week, there was talk of massive destruction across [Florida], with damage estimates … Continue reading About the Weather, Man

Unwoke Irma Changes Path, Leftist Narratives Hardest Hit

At that time some people who were present there told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices.  He said to them in reply, "Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans?  By no means! But I … Continue reading Unwoke Irma Changes Path, Leftist Narratives Hardest Hit

I’d rather be thinking about curtains

We live lives of privilege. We can spend hours debating politics, deciding what to wear to work, which running shoes to buy, which cut of beef to grill with shrimp and veggies for dinner, and where to spend our vacations. We also spend substantial amounts of money, time and effort on our homes. In addition … Continue reading I’d rather be thinking about curtains

Waiting on the Storm

Y'know what's worse than being in the path of a hurricane? Having loved ones in the path, when you're far away and can't do a whole lot to help. I'm with Fausta, in that my mind is elsewhere right now. Of course, it's altogether possible that Irma will come up the coast and visit my … Continue reading Waiting on the Storm

Much ado about DACA, but my mind is elsewhere

As expected, the President's announcement on the DACA (the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) program was going to create a controversy. Andrew McCarthy explains why DACA is defective (emphasis added), Contrary to much of the public commentary, the defect in DACA is not that it was done in the form of an executive action (under … Continue reading Much ado about DACA, but my mind is elsewhere