To my liberal friends: Yes, conservatives are decent people

By John Ruberry "As I watch a great number of my fellow Americans and virtually all of the mainstream media descend further and further into irrational and immoral hysteria -- regularly calling the president of the United States and all of his supporters Nazis, white supremacists and the like; harassing Republicans where they eat, shop … Continue reading To my liberal friends: Yes, conservatives are decent people

Review of Season One of Flint Town

By John Ruberry Early in Episode One of Flint Town, an eight-entry Netflix series that debuted this month, we discover a murder victim lying in the snow. And we see snowflakes resting unmelted on his hand--the only warmth he will offer can only come from memories from his loved ones. Such is life and death … Continue reading Review of Season One of Flint Town

The party of “the little guy” is the GOP

By John Ruberry I haven't read all of the thousands of John Podesta emails hacked by Wikileaks--has anyone yet?--but what I have read they betray a Democratic Party obsessed with two things: Money and power. Liberal writer Thomas Frank, in his second great (gasp!) Guardian column in less than a week, accurately portrays the modern Democratic Party: … Continue reading The party of “the little guy” is the GOP

Flint water crisis shows how the left operates

By John Ruberry The Flint crisis--dangerous levels of lead have been found in its drinking water--is a travesty, but one that the left is using to advance its agenda. Background: Two years ago after telling the the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in a cost-cutting move that it would stop buying its Lake Huron water … Continue reading Flint water crisis shows how the left operates

Demoralized as Hell: Michael Moore edition

There were a lot of speeches yesterday. Mike Eurzonie gave a great one, Marco Rubio made a better one, Clint Eastwood made an odd one and Mitt Romney is giving his as I type this. In the morning when this post will go up, there will be an awful lot of pixels spent to say … Continue reading Demoralized as Hell: Michael Moore edition

The left self-identifies: SEIU, Chomskey and Moore

In terms of advancing conservatism the single best tool we have is the willingness of the left to self identify. We saw three examples of this lately: Item SEIU and Communist Party USA. Zombie blog and Ringo photos have an extensive collection of photos of the SEIU and American Communists proudly marching together for open … Continue reading The left self-identifies: SEIU, Chomskey and Moore

The sign that the battle in Wisconsin is practically won

One thing I've noticed in covering protests is that you get a lot of hangers-on. For example at almost every Boston protest you will get one guy who carries his US flag with corporate symbols replacing stripes, you will get a guy with a Palestinian flag. And if the tea party is anywhere nearby I … Continue reading The sign that the battle in Wisconsin is practically won

So Michael Moore’s movie isn’t selling in the US

That's not where it's designed to sell. It will do a fair amount of business overseas. Its primary job is to generate buzz to keep him on the personal gravy train, to keep him invited here there and everywhere. Moore is set and he knows he is set, so he makes the movies he wants … Continue reading So Michael Moore’s movie isn’t selling in the US