Tuesday, October 17, 2017

What is Wrong With These People?

I am sick of reading news like this: Holocaust Memorial Vandalized in Uruguay. "Vandals used black paint to write slurs including 'The Holocaust of the Jewish people is the biggest lie in history,' 'Only 300,000 Jews died from typhus' and 'Gas chambers were a fraud.'"

There are only 12,000 Jews in Uruguay, but evidently some people wish there were no Jews.

Why isn't there a Jewish Lives Matter organization?

Monday, October 16, 2017

Argus Hamilton Quips

Here's a comment from the topical humorist:  "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that NFL players should stand for the National Anthem. The whole rebellion is backfiring. L.A. cop cars just replaced their sirens with the National Anthem, so that when fleeing suspects hear it, they'll drop to one knee and be easier to catch."

By the way, the 2018 Winter Olympics is approaching, and it would be a disgrace if our athletes refuse to respect our flag at the medals podium. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Yankees or Bust

I really liked this Liel Leibovitz column at Tablet magazine: Rooting for the Yankees May Be Good for Your Soul. No, Really.

He writes, "I used to loathe the Bronx Bombers, until a religious epiphany taught me something about baseball, politics, and the perils of tribalism.
The most instructive piece of political reporting you can read this week isn’t about Donald Trump, or North Korea, or gun control, or health care, or any of the other specters haunting our headlines these days. Instead, it’s about Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary S├ínchez, et al., which, in case you’re the sort of newspaper reader who never quite makes it all the way to the sports pages, are the men of the New York Yankees.
In a beautiful piece this weekend in The Wall Street Journal, James Traub, a longtime fan, shared a useful observation about tribalism, loyalty, and what to do when observable reality refuses to conform with your prejudices."

Unfortunately, I was unable to access the Traub piece but hope it will soon be available to non-Wall Street Journal subscribers. But I've been rooting for the Yankees since the emotional 2001 World Series, and this year, the rookie Aaron Judge has made it impossible not to cheer for them.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lots 'o Links

It's time to see what you've missed in the news this week, so check out the items at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm!

Bonus: how about joining the dull men's club?

Monday, October 09, 2017

Happy Columbus Day!

Happy Columbus Day, especially to you leftist, politically correct liberals who want to destroy everything we grew up learning about. All it does is make you look foolish and stupid.

Here's the poem most of us normal kids learned in school: In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.  Do they still teach about the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, or is that forbidden, too?

Do they even teach anything about the explorers who made great discoveries under difficult circumstances? I doubt today's students can even conceive of a world that didn't include a cell phone and an Xbox in it. What a shame -- they're missing an awful lot!

Friday, October 06, 2017

Terrorist Playbook

The fact that the Las Vegas terrorist had also been looking into committing an attack against Boston, including Fenway Park, made me ill. (Chicago was another of his targets, but since the residents of Chicago are already murdering one another at staggering rates, he must have changed his mind.)

I thought of the time years ago where seven men were arrested for a plot against the Sears Tower and the FBI.   "Gonzales said terror threats now may come from smaller, more loosely defined cells not directly affiliated by Al Qaeda 'but who are inspired by a violent jihadist message.'  'These 'homegrown terrorists' may be just as dangerous as Al Qaeda itself, he added, and they live in the areas they intend to attack.'"

Sound familiar?

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Lots 'o Links

As there is every week, there's a lot of interesting posts and fascinating reading over at Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page!

Bonus: Mark Steyn always writes wonderful articles about songs and movies. 2017 celebrates the 90th anniversary of talking pictures, so Steyn discusses "The Jazz Singer".

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Unnatural Disaster

As soon as this horrific massacre had ended, politics reared its ugly head, and the gun-control debate began anew.

What many have forgotten is that Paddock had ammonium nitrate in his car, a bomb-making ingredient, which was also used in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh. We can only be thankful that didn't happen this time on top of the shooting spree!

Monday, October 02, 2017

Terror Attack in Las Vegas

When I heard the horrifying news this morning, I thought of San Bernardino, London, and Paris and wondered why Las Vegas is so shockingly vulnerable, despite those and other previous attacks. We had better beef up our security around the country right now before this happens again.

Those poor people. All they wanted to do was see a concert in peace and safety. This will be a wake-up call the way San Bernardino was.

Friday, September 29, 2017

In - And On - The Right

I love Robert A. Hall's column titled "To Be An Adult", in which he lists sixteen rules for adulthood. Unfortunately, those who pass for adults today fail miserably.

Also at American Thinker is this Randolph Parrish piece on how other countries treat their national anthems.

It's just too bad that we as conservatives and Republicans constantly have to be on the defensive and always have to show what's wrong with our culture, instead of leading by example, without apology or excuse, and showing that we are in the majority and in the right!