Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lots 'o Links

For the latest and greatest posts on the web, visit Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page.  I always feel better when I read that so many others feel the same way I do.

Also, make sure to read Daniel Greenfield's excellent column Weimar America,  in which he discusses the fact that "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to cheer on Communists and Nazis punching each other in major American cities while civil society disintegrates around them."  He's such a good and smart writer.

Murder by Car

Yep, ISIS sure is on the run, this time to Spain, and they definitely are contained. In their latest drive & kill attack, that old J.V. team of Islamist Nazis just killed 13 and injured 100 people in Barcelona. I'm surprised the media hasn't blamed Trump for this, too.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Queen of Sheba


Enjoy the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, another famous piece by Handel. It's always amazing to think that some of the greatest music was written and performed in the 1700s, before any modern conveniences and shortcuts. Instead of watching TV, playing video games, and obsessing over Facebook all day long,  writers, musicians, and composers had imagination and eloquence.

Argus Hamilton Quips

The humorist's latest column is filled with comments on the news, such as this item: "Charlottesville was the site of a riot between white nationalists who wanted to preserve a statue of Robert E. Lee and leftists who wanted to remove it. The riot may have saved millions of lives. The rules of engagement state that we cannot start World War III until we are done fighting the Civil War."

I heard that police in Charlottesville were ordered to stand down. During the Baltimore riots, it was proven that the cops had received such an order. Why would you prefer looting and rioting rather arresting the violent protesters and restoring order? It's as if the liberals want maximum damage -- and maximum media coverage.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Protesters

I am really sick and tired of seeing people looting and rioting and protesting all the time! Can't they find anything better and more constructive to do with their time? This also gives our enemies more propaganda  to use against us.

The KKK and the white supremacists are a disgraceful embarrassment in this day and age, and the violent protests in Virginia just gave them more attention than they deserved.  The best response to their rallies should be no response at all, and no media coverage at all.

The toppling of a Confederate statue was also embarrassing. The Civil War happened, whether you like it or not.  It's part of history, and I don't see why a harmless statue should affect anyone in America today. What other statues and monuments will be defaced or destroyed next, and where will it end?

Friday, August 11, 2017

Crazy for Cartoons

Without saying a word, these wonderful editorial cartoonists say it all.

This one's by Gary Varvel.
And here's one by Michael Ramirez.
 
Perfect!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lots 'o Links

For the best of the web, make sure you visit Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page today!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Low Expectation Republicans

"Attendees at a Rotary Club meeting in Kentucky gathered on Monday to hear Mr. McConnell explain why Republican lawmakers have been unable to deliver major legislative accomplishments for the president. The senator pushed back against the perception that his leadership and colleagues are inept by focusing on 'the complexity of legislating.'
'I’d ask for a show of hands, but I know everybody’s saying, ‘been there, haven’t done anything,’ which I find extremely irritating — and I’m going to tell you why,' the senator said. 'A Congress goes on for two years. Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things [that] need to be done by a certain point.'"

Excuses, excuses! I expected this sort of whining from the Democrats, but to hear it from Republicans is even more unseemly:  Trump has ‘excessive expectations’ for GOP Congress, complains McConnell. What's wrong with "excessive expectations"? What's wrong with trying to ram through the legislation you consider important, the way real leaders like LBJ did? When you hear Mitch McConnell, you'd swear he were a Democrat, and it's disgraceful. If anything is "extremely irritating", it's this sort of complaining.

Stop kvetching, and do your job before you lose your job!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Lots 'o Extra Links

For the important stories of the week, visit Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page!

Bonus: Prince Philip retires from public engagements -- at the age of 96. I wish we could all be this spry. Note that he was walking without a cane and standing bareheaded in the rain.

This Instapundit post says we ought to repeal and replace some Republican senators.  Unfortunately, I have to agree.  They've been a big disappointment.

And here's a very entertaining article seen in the May issue of Reader's Digest:  "Before Noel Santillan became famous for getting lost in Iceland, he was just another guy from New Jersey looking for adventure, armed with the modern traveler’s two essentials: a dream and, more important, a GPS unit."

Thursday, July 27, 2017

He Never Would Have Made "The Apprentice"

Do these people not know that they are working in the White House, and for the President of the United States?  This guy has been in office for only a few days, and it may be the briefest job he's ever held. The Huffington Post sums it up well: Anthony Scaramucci Goes on Crass, Unhinged Rant Against Top White House Aides.  This has almost made the media stop talking about Russia!