This past week's spectacle of National Guard troops first forced to sleep on the hard marble floors of the Capitol for photo ops, then evicted to take up residence in an unheated parking garage was heart-rending for all but the least patriotic of Americans. However, it was far from the most egregious abuse our soldiers… Continue reading Congressman Cohen Hates the Military, Presumes Trump-Supporting Grunts are a Threat
For those of us watching this made-for-TV special in which a totalitarian cabal at the core of the Democratic Party takes over America while we are locked at home, one question arises: Does the mentally impaired Joseph R. Biden know that he was put into the presidency by a small committee* of hard Left operatives,… Continue reading Does Joe Know? … That he is a mere hologram?
The rioting at the Capitol building on 6 January has cost the conservative movement dearly. It has provided the Left with the narrative they wanted, a story of violent, dangerous thugs who present a threat to the American values that those on the Left suddenly hold dear. It has given them an excuse to target… Continue reading Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me —
For years, generations in fact, we Americans have endured a sizzling fissure in our civic life. On the one hand, we celebrate the lapidary prose of founding documents that purport to frame a polity which crowns as sovereign the private conscience of individuals whose rights are clearly articulated, legally acknowledged, and mutually respected. On the… Continue reading Garrett’s Remorse, and Mine
Imagine a plot line in Marvel Comics where a couple mega-billionaires who made their money with computer software became so powerful they were even able to prevent the President of the United States from communicating with the American people.I suppose these computer billionaires would be drawn as exaggerated caricatures of supervillains. One would look like,… Continue reading New Marvel Superhero– Bad, Bad Orange Man!
When I boil water in my tea kettle, the steam builds up until the whistle blows. If the steam had no outlet, the steam would keep boiling up until the kettle exploded. The American kettle has been heating up since the overdose death of George Floyd on 25 May 2020. It had a full head… Continue reading The Kettle Will Boil Over Shortly
In this climate of accelerating intolerance for any cultural expression that predates this morning’s ethical pinnacle of woke self-indulgence, Progressive catechisms have never rung more hollow. The preposterous self-importance that recently witnessed “adults” debating whether or not the vintage holiday song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” constituted an “ode to rape”—and in the very summer that… Continue reading Still Dreaming of a White Christmas
It’s time to think about holiday presents, and there is no better gift for a fellow deplorable than a conservative book, and no more enjoyable choice than a novel about a left-wing dystopia. Paula T. Weiss’s The Antifan Girlfriend fits the bill. (Full disclosure: I admit to some bias as the author is a friend.) … Continue reading The Antifan Girlfriend- The Dystopian Novel All Conservatives Need to Read
“… the methods of thinking that are living activities in men are not objects of reflective consciousness.” — Charles S. Peirce (1892)The history of the modern physical sciences in the twentieth century is strewn with instances of discipline-shattering “thought experiments.” Perhaps the most famous is Einstein’s 1919 prediction of a solar eclipse proving his theory… Continue reading How is an American Left Still Possible? Four Theses
What a horrible end to my life's work. Tomorrow will be my last day teaching at a local university. It will be my last day teaching, period. For approximately 25 years, I've taught at the university level, and I spent seven years in a public high school. Over the years I've seen the effects of… Continue reading The Short March to the Door