Wednesday, December 21, 2016

So, I'm checking the site here

As I bloody well should have been doing a lot more than I have. I'm supposing "brainfart" is my best explanation.

This site was put up, and I was invited to be a member. I put up the odd thing, and linked a few more to my other site.

And immediately proceeded to just not bother as frequently as I should have. Hell, links aren't hard to post. I should have done at least that. Look at the date of the last post. Sep 30. Apparently I'm not the only one.

Are our reader numbers so bad that it's pointless to bother? Or are our reader numbers so bad because we HAVEN'T bothered?

How many writers do we have? Get off your ass and write. Remind people on your primary site that this exists. This was going to be a fun contribution, and MyBad, I'm just as guilty as the rest.

Seems as though we never got many reads, but the link is up right at the top of the page on my main site. WTF?

Monday, September 26, 2016

Why Do I Keep Thinking of This Scene?

This election is giving me nightmares.  What will happen if Hillary DOESN'T win?

Watch it from about 3 minutes.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

OH Congresswoman Accuses Trump of Inciting Terrorism

In the House hearing to investigate the cash transfer of funds to Iran, an Ohio Congresswoman - Joyce Beatty (D) accused Donald Trump of inciting terrorism.

LOVE to see if this makes the news.

Right now, Congressman Keith Ellison (D. MI) is carping about some Republicans meeting on Inauguration Day to "Vow to make President Obama a 1-term president".  He's calling the hearing a "theatrical performance".  The people testifying are carefully shading their answers to avoid answering the Republicans' questions, and - I could be wrong about this - the Democrats appear to be reading from talking points from the Administration.

Rep, French Hill (R. AK) is stating that they are there to try to gain some clarity about the transaction, which he says was inadequately explained by the Administration.

Boy, the people on the hot seat are scrambling to avoid naming those responsible.  Can't say who authorized - who signature was on the agreement. 

Hill looks good - polite, but pointed in his questions.

The ranking member of the subcommittee, Al Green (D - TX), is - again - focusing on the "plan" to GET Obama.

The poor man!  On the crucifix, and STILL suffering.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Arab-based cult of supremacy.

[Islam] in truth is not a Religion but an Arab based cult of supremacy that has like the Cancer it truly is spread across the globe aided more often than not by a Cabal of Saudi Arabia, the United Nations which incidently the Muslims and rogue States control by weight of numbers in the General assembly and of course the Marxist Left who are just like the Vichy French of World War Two and the Quislings of Norway and countless Treacherous traitors throughout History.[1]
Not just Arab-based, alas.

[1] Comment by Stephen Cox on "ISIS Will 'Kill You Strongly.'" By Dymphna, Gates of Vienna, 6/11/16.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Moving Back to Blogger

I'm choosing to let my Wordpress blog site lapse.  Cost is a factor, as well as the fact that my plans are to re-direct my writing to books/articles, rather than blogging.

I will be posting at Right As Usual.

Monday, May 30, 2016

The purest of motives.

When Russia acts defensively, as it did in Georgia and Ukraine, it is accused of aggressive action, is sanctioned and punished. When the Western powers probe Russian borders with their warships and surveillance aircraft they claim that it is likewise aggression when Moscow scrambles a plane to monitor the activity. Washington in its own warped view is always behaving defensively from the purest of motives and Moscow is always in the wrong.[1]
If there is one thing that characterizes official Washington it is sanctimony. Domestic, foreign, and 24/7.

[1] "How the World Ends. Baiting Russia is not good policy." By Philip Giraldi, The Unz Review, 5/24/16.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Here is a thought for you

And it can all be done with rhetorical questions.
What was the last thing we won? I mean, after years of conflict, 10s, 100s, of thousands of deaths on both sides. Have we done that since? How did we win that last big thing?
Our current enemy puts bombs on their own children to walk them amongst our people and then blows them up, not all of them, but enough. They strap on bombs of their own, and blow themselves up in the middle of market places, killing men women and children indiscriminately, to strike fear into our hearts so we will leave them. From there, they will come here. Not all of them, but enough.
How do we strike that fear into their hearts, so that they will leave us alone? We don’t want to possess their countries. We didn’t go there to conquer them, but they want to conquer us. Their “holy book” tells them to behead the infidel, to force their religion on all others or kill them if they won’t convert.
I, on the other hand, do not give a flying fuck what G/god/ess/esses you want to believe in or how you want to worship it/them, so long as you don’t try to force me to do it your way through fear.
I’ve said before, I am a pragmatist. I’ve also said those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. And we all know about the Stockholm Syndrome. I don’t want to force my eclectic beliefs on them, and I damn sure don’t want them to force their devil worship on me. You do your thing, I’ll do mine, and if somehow we come together it’s beautiful.
You’ve got those who say not all of them are like that. Fine. If there are more that don’t than do, control the “radical” ones. If not, get ready to meet your true fate.
The last thing we decisively won was through massive destruction. By not using the fear that we will do it again if you don’t leave us alone, everything since 1945 has been our loss. We piss away billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives, we lose the finest of our people and tuck our tails and run.
Do I want it? No. Is it necessary? It would appear so. That has been what was on my mind.
I’ve seen it, it is ugly, I don’t want to see it again. But if I must, then so be it.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Almost Out for the Summer!

Some of you may know I'm a science teacher.  School will be out for the summer by Friday.

I've got to make a decision about renewing my domain in the next few weeks.  I'm inclined to just say "bag it", and default to blogger.  Most of the things I wanted to use my own domain for, turned out to be not necessary.

It's a small charge, but small amounts add up.

If I do let the site go, I'll be at Right As Usual.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Ramblings

I was quite industrious today:

  • Got up early, ate a hearty breakfast, caught up on reading and organizing my thinking
  • Wrote this post
  • Am ready for church already

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Stay Off Facebook Day

Logo here, also.  Spread the Word.

And, So It Begins

Actually, it started a long time ago, with the fringe monthlies that didn’t kowtow to the Established Thinking.  There have always been those, largely mimeographed sheets of paper staples together, circulated by the convicted.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Lost Again

Sometimes, the Progressive/Leftists are like vampires - you defeat them, only to see them rise from the dead again.

Take the Law of the Sea Treaty, for example...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sobbing for Celebrities

I mean, I want to give them a shake, loudly imploring, “Get a LIFE!”.  I don’t, instead ensuring my continued friendly relations by saying, “Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that”, with that upturned eyebrows feign of sorrow and concern.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Borepatch: It seems that I don't live in a bubble

Borepatch: It seems that I don't live in a bubble

I can't believe people take these online quizzes and believe anything about the results.  How do you know their premise is not flawed?  How do you know the definition of being in a "bubble" isn't believing things that the author of the quiz believe to be doubleplusungood?

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A New Term for an Old Concept

I was introduced to this idea by Francis Porretto of Bastion of Liberty (and Outlaw Bloggers).
It perfectly explains why the government is so obsessed with micro-managing the Libertarian impulses of the American people, but refuses to deal with ACTUAL crimes.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

If Looks Could Kill Department.

Angela's disdain.

Merkel's reaction to being handed the flag is instantaneous. Her nation's flag must leave her hands no matter what. Her expression right at the end of the video is unambiguous. A rebuke. "You shouldn't have done that to me."

We have proof of the same disdain in Obama for national symbols. What can one conclude from the fact that the leaders of two major Western nations show no attachment to their respective peoples? This is astonishing.

Saturday, February 13, 2016


     I agree with Linda Fox’s statement below. We both expected there would be more participation here from other League members. The interest was certainly high enough at first. It appears we were mistaken.

     I ceased to post here because I didn’t want to be the League’s “big fish.” I have that status at Liberty’s Torch, and I feared that to be equally active here might inhibit the other League members. It may have been a mistake on my part, but what’s done is done.

     The site will remain up for the present. I intend to contact the other League members to see if their non-participation might be reversed. Stay tuned.

Is Anyone Here?

I joined this site, due to the fact that there would be others posting.  Sadly, that has trickled away, until, when I looked at the site stats today, I'm IT.

For now, I'm going to spend my time posting on Right As Usual, where I've been posting since 2003 or so (first on Blogger, then on my own site).

Y'all wanna join me there - I post about 2-3 times a week, varying.  If you hit the subscription button, you can get automatic updates.

If you are a member of the League, let me know if you'd like posting space on my blog - I'm open to having some guest bloggers.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

An Oldie, But a Goodie

Mark Steyn on Multiculturalism, and the Death of the West.

Radical Islam is an opportunistic infection, like AIDS: It's not the HIV that kills you, it's the pneumonia you get when your body's too weak to fight it off. When the jihadists engage with the U.S. military, they lose--as they did in Afghanistan and Iraq. If this were like World War I with those fellows in one trench and us in ours facing them over some boggy piece of terrain, it would be over very quickly. Which the smarter Islamists have figured out. They know they can never win on the battlefield, but they figure there's an excellent chance they can drag things out until Western civilization collapses in on itself and Islam inherits by default.
That's what the war's about: our lack of civilizational confidence. As a famous Arnold Toynbee quote puts it: "Civilizations die from suicide, not murder"--as can be seen throughout much of "the Western world" right now. The progressive agenda--lavish social welfare, abortion, secularism, multiculturalism--is collectively the real suicide bomb.
Our CULTURE - the prevalent, progressive culture that "everyone" agrees on - is dying.  Either we shift to a more robust culture, or we die with it.

It's the Culture, Stupid!

Frankly, I intensely dislike that phrase (It's the --------, Stupid!).  But, in this case, it does seem appropriate.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

One Thing at a Time

There is legislation that is stuck in committee, that Congress needs to act upon.  It is HR 4335, sponsored by Mia Love, that would keep those omnibus bills from hitting the floor.

Here is the link for more details.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An Alternative Explanation of the Trump Phenomenem

Let me be careful to state that I don't favor Trump.  His history shows that he may be quite willing to skewer his investors/voters, if it furthers what HE wants.

However, I don't believe that Trump supporters are necessarily any less intelligent (or more stupid) than the average American voter.  Most of them are prone to emotional, unthinking decisions.

The Z Blog makes a reasonable case for Trump's popularity.  The comments are quite good, too.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Role of Health Care Organizations in Determining Your Future

I'm 64, soon to be 65, and have been flooded with provider brochures wanting me to choose THEIR company for my Medicare sign-up.  As I only need Part A, which comes at no cost to me (I refuse to say FREE, as it is not), I trashed a bunch yesterday.

This got me thinking about how Health Care Organizations affect everyone's life, by the forced choices people make when the alternative is to pay for care themselves.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

A Potpourri of Random Links

I started to post on Facebook about one of these links, then realized that I had a LOT of other links that I wanted to spotlight.  So, in no particular order:


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Where Does Your Personal Space Begin?

That is, from the outside, where does your sense of personal boundaries begin?  For many people, it is at least in the immediate perimeter around their person – their body.  As long as you can keep your personal space from being violated, you are secure.  With family, that is generally at the level of the body exterior.  With less close relatives/friends, that may include an invisible, but real zone around your body.  Inside that zone, only invited people may enter.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Without a Free and Fair Media, The People Will Not Remember

I was reading this NY Post article about Chinese Population Control, and, near the end, found reference to the Tiananmen atrocities.  While writing a book about it, Louisa Lim went to 4 different Chinese universities, and showed them the picture of the "Tank Man".  Only 15 out of 100 students recognized it.

Without a Free and Fair Press, the people will not remember.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Conventional Wisdom

One major aspect that is wrong with American Life is that minority viewpoints use our basic desire to compromise as a way of “pushing the camel’s nose into the tent”.  What is that?  Here is one example of the story:
One day an Arab and his camel were crossing the desert. Night came and the temperature became colder. The Arab put up his tent and tied the camel to it. The Arab went to sleep.
The temperature became slightly colder and the camel asked the Arab if he (camel) could just put his nose in the tent to warm up. The Arab agreed