Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stop Calling It "Distracted Driving"!

Stop downplaying the danger of reckless driving, which according to this article, has caused a jump in traffic fatalities.  

Have you noticed the increase in the number of vans, huge pickups,  and SUVs? Have you seen them deliberately turning right in front of oncoming traffic, with hardly any room to spare? Notice how they speed through crowded parking lots where just getting in and out of your parking space is a real challenge. It’s not only that these people are sending text messages and playing games, but they also are using these giant vehicles in an extremely dangerous manner. Unfortunately, you rarely see police cars on the roads any more.  As one whose car has been smashed in by a reckless hit & run driver, I find the "distracted driving" terminology much too gentle for what's really going on every day.

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!

Three Presidents

You know, if you didn't have so much contempt for Barack Obama, you might almost like him when you see these photographs!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Here are this week's news roundups, thanks to Maggie's Farm, Betsy's Page, and Larwyn's Linx.

Bonus: Scott McKay's column at American Spectator includes this great rebuttal to the disgraceful and cowardly concept of "taking a knee". It ends this way:

“When my president chastised law enforcement for their actions but ignored the violence in our streets… I didn’t take a knee.

“When my president identified the weather as the greatest threat to America’s safety while Muslims worldwide are murdering innocent people… I didn’t take a knee.

“While my president’s insistence that pacifism and reform in numerous areas of the globe would bring peace but instead led to the strengthening of those that seek to destroy us… I didn’t take a knee.

“When the election of my president broke barriers never thought possible in America but ended up being the high point of his eight years in office… I didn’t take a knee.

“In all that time I never disrespected our Country, our Armed Forces and Veterans, or our Nation.

“I remained vigilant.

“And I got a new president.”

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kneel Heels

Cartoon by Steve Kelley.

Hey Liberals! Why Don't You Form Your Own Country?

Go find land in Russia or China or the Middle East, and call it Liberalia.  You won't have any statues or monuments or flags or anthems to infuriate you; only liberal speech and thought will be permitted; any conservatives who somehow end up in your country will be sent to re-education camps. The only catch? If you end up getting bored, you are banned from re-entering the United States.

Monday, September 25, 2017

J-E-T-S are B-E-S-T

The Jets might stink as a football team, but at least they showed some character and decency as human beings over the weekend:  "They stood side-by-side linked arm-in-arm as the national anthem was sung at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Not a single Jet took a knee or staged his own individual protest over President Trump’s disparaging comments and tweets about the NFL and its players.  The Jets had decided during a team meeting Saturday night that if nothing else, they would be unified in their message and when chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson joined them on the sideline the Jets suddenly became better than anyone could have imagined."

On the other hand, you have this:  "Many people heralded Pittsburgh Steeler football player Alejandro Villanueva as a hero for standing up during the national anthem…. Today, not-so-much.
Unfortunately, today Villaneuva says he was embarrassed to stand for the U.S. flag and National Anthem; and he apologized to his team and coach for not supporting their decision to stay in the locker room." Apologized? For doing the right thing? The only thing he should be embarrassed about is his about-face!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Differences Between Left and Right

Per former pitcher and known conservative Curt Schilling:  

“The left is about your race, your sex, your sexual preference, your identity, who you worship, who you don´t worship, who you want to sleep with whether you are in transit, they are all about identity politics, every decision they make, every chaos, every event they create is around one of those factors if not more.

"The right, we are about legal and illegal. Is it lawful? Are you a law- abiding citizen? I don´t care what color you are. If you are a law-abiding citizen, I´m okay with that. If you are not, I´m not."

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Here's this week's news roundup, courtesy of Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page.

If you haven't watched any of Ken Burns' documentary "The Vietnam War", you're missing another compelling film.  I won't be watching the reruns of this one over and over like I did "The Civil War", but this is probably the best thing on TV right now. Seeing the anti-war protesters made me as angry now as I was back then, and I can't understand why tourists would waste their money visiting Vietnam today.

Another excellent documentary was "Inside the Vietnam War", which I saw years ago on the National Geographic Channel and would want to see again.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Triumph At The U.N.

Boy, was it ever great to hear tough talk rather than apologies at the United Nations! 

Joseph Klein on Trump: "The U.S. president explained his 'American First' principles in some detail and put the rogue nations of North Korea, Iran and Venezuela on notice that their misdeeds would have serious consequences.   A globalist appeaser is clearly no longer in the White House."

Netanyahu:  "Speaking directly to the genocidal leader of Iran, Netanyahu said,  'The light of Israel will never be extinguished. Those who threaten us with annihilation put themselves in mortal peril. Israel will defend itself with the full force of our arms and the full power of our convictions.'"

Socialism For All

Here's a great line from Stephen Green on Bernie Sanders' Medicare for all scheme:  "'Single payer,' as I never tire of reminding people, is code for 'single decider.'”

Friday, September 15, 2017

Empty Barrels

This describes the ridiculous "antifa" protesters as well as all other loud, whining, immature fools who are leaping on the white supremacist bandwagon. Their ten minutes of fame will soon run out, and they'll move on to the next fad.

(Illustration from the wonderful

For He's a Jolly Bad Fellow

It's ironic how "Chelsea" Manning was offered the title of fellow at Harvard, and it was just as strange to hear the reporters at Fox News refer to him as "she" and "her". Why legitimize him? And does anyone remember that he's a actually a traitor named Bradley Manning?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Here's the latest great issues of Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm.

Bonus: "Folsom School Warns ‘USA’ Chant Could Send ‘Unintended Message’."  I have an unintended message for you: get out!

If you like your capitalism, you can't keep your capitalism: Of course Democrats are all supporting Bernie Sanders' socialist "Medicare for All" idea. After all, it will result in more people voting Democrat, since it's supposedly free, and free is a good thing for Democrats.  "Sanders touts his 'Medicare for all' as the solution to all our nation's health care woes. No more premiums, no more deductibles or copays, no provider networks. The government would pick up all the costs, except for possibly minimal copays for prescription drugs. Private insurance would be effectively outlawed."
The Republicans had better start preparing to fight against this with a lot more enthusiasm than they have had when fighting for the repeal of Obamacare, and fighting for Trump's agenda!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Excuses for Everything

Remember personal responsibility? Remember when people used to know the difference between right and wrong?  Now you just say that nothing is ever your fault, that everyone is wrong except you, and that if you don't agree that anything goes, you're evil.

The latest examples are Hillary Clinton blaming women for her defeat; and some author named Sarah Jaffe who says that cracking down on looters in Florida is of course another sign of 'white supremacy."  This lefty insanity is just another fad by angry, bored losers and will soon fade away when even the liberal media realizes how ridiculous they sound. You're supposed to be adults, so act like it!

Monday, September 11, 2017

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

It doesn't get any easier, even after sixteen years. I didn't hear a soul at work even mention what this day was all about, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Maybe they've forgotten, but I haven't.

Daniel Greenfield writes:  "“September 11 is not the day we cry, it is the day we get angry. It is the day we remember who our killers were, how many have been lost, and how little has been done to bring down the ideology responsible as completely as they brought the towers down. It is the day we remember not to forget. It is the day we remember that the war has just begun and that until it ends, there can be no comfort or solace. The fight goes on.”

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Dear Florida, Thinking of You

I'm hoping that Hurricane Irma weakens considerably as it approaches Florida and gives those Andrew-anxious residents a break.

I'm watching as little TV news as I can, as the continual coverage reminds me of slowing down to look at an accident on the highway. We all know the hurricane is coming, and Gov. Scott should not have to keep urging people to evacuate or find shelter.  Should you really need to be told, and whatever happened to common sense?

Thursday, September 07, 2017

New York Then and Now

Look at these iconic 9/11 images of New York, along with "after" photos by Gordon Donovan.

Lots 'o Links

Check out the latest and greatest posts at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Some Sharp Columnist Comments

Howie Carr asks, "Have you read enough sob stories about 'Dreamers' yet? Amazing, isn’t it, that the United States was somehow able not only to survive but also to prosper and thrive for almost 200 years before the massive invasion by the Third World began after Ted Kennedy’s Immigration Reform Act of 1965."

Walter Williams states:  "So more political power hasn't worked. Massive poverty spending hasn't worked. Electing a black president hasn't worked. What should black leaders and their white liberal allies now turn their attention to in order to improve the socio-economic condition for blacks?  It appears to be nearly unanimous that attention should be turned to the removal of Confederate statues. It's not only Confederate statue removal but Confederate names of schools and streets."

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Nuko Noko Nutto

Here's a reassuring headline from USA Today: Can North Korea target a U.S. city? Experts say not yet.

Meanwhile, Slate says: Don’t Panic About North Korea. The same logic that has prevented nuclear war for decades will work on Kim Jong-un.  Are you sure? After all, Kim Jong-in is crazier than the predecessors who are been deterred for decades.

It's odd that Confederate statues are met with more outrage than nuclear weapons fired by an unstable lunatic.

Friday, September 01, 2017

What is This World Coming To?

I don't even want to turn the news on at night these days because of the ridiculous and outrageous stories that are being reported.

When they report things like the following as if normalcy is a bad thing and a loud and aggressive minority is in the majority, you're left convinced that the media wants one and only one way of thinking: the ultra-liberal way.

Item: "The organizers of the Columbus Day Parade are continuing their fight in defense of the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle.  A commission to be appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio will perform a 90-day review of monuments and memorials that may cause offense, and the 76-foot tall statue of the explorer has not been exempt, meaning it could potentially end up on the chopping block."

Item: "A first grader at a California charter school was sent to the principal’s office this week after she accidentally 'misgendered' a classmate in what’s being called a 'pronoun mishap.'  The incident occurred at Rocklin Academy, a school roiled by controversy after a kindergarten teacher led an in-class discussion on transgenderism that included a 'gender reveal' for a little boy who was transitioning to a little girl.  For kindergartners."

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Lots 'o Links

For some great reading, visit some of my favorite people at Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Argus Hamilton Quips

Here are two items from the humorist's recent column:

"San Francisco's planned counter-protesters last weekend included hundreds of radical leftists and hood-wearing communists called Antifa. It's supposed to be a nickname for anti-fascists. I'm sorry, but Antifa sounds like a woman on Maury Povich who's trying to find out who her real father is.

Charlottesville covered up the Confederate statues deemed so offensive to leftist demonstrators Friday. Next, animal rights activists will gather in Manhattan for a huge protest to demand the removal of the Empire State Building. They say it is a constant reminder of the murder of King Kong."

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Day of Remembrance and Mourning

The anniversary of the traumatic September 11 terrorist attacks is approaching, so I thought it important to link to these haunting photos from that terrible day.

They keep trying to turn September 11 into a sort of volunteerism day, but for me it's solely a day of remembrance and mourning.

Horrible Harvey

Here's a list of ways you can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. I sent a donation to the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Shortage of Horse Sense

Unbelievable:  "Can a college's animal mascot be a symbol of racism? According to some students at USC, the answer is 'yes.' The USC horse mascot, named Traveler, is under fire for having almost the same name as the horse that Confederate General Robert E. Lee rode. Lee's horse was named Traveller."

So what?

These idiots are just trying to see how seriously their demands are taken and see if the authorities will continue to kowtow to this nonsense.. If the university actually panders to this sort of infantile behavior, they're the ones who are the idiots.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Censorship for Dummies; or, Shut Up, Y'All!

Is this insane, or what?  "ESPN has removed an announcer from its broadcast of the University of Virginia’s first football game next month because he has the same name as a Confederate general memorialized in statues that are being taken down across the country.

The network announced late Tuesday that the announcer, Robert Lee, a part-time employee who calls about a dozen college football and basketball games a year for ESPN, would no longer participate in the broadcast of the Sept. 2 game in Charlottesville, Va., which became the center of violent clashes this month during a white supremacist gathering."

Notice the photograph. Robert Lee is the one on the right. I'm not sure, but he looks Asian. He isn't Robert E. Lee. He's not a Confederate general. He didn't fight for the South in the Civil War. 

If these sniveling babies can't tell the difference between a man with the common name of Robert Lee and a Southern hero revered by his troops over 150 years ago, we have even worse problems than we thought. What next, firing anyone named Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Jackson, Davis?  What about people with the last name White -- is that racist? How whiners like this can ever hold down a job or deal with real life problems is beyond me.

So get off Facebook and educate yourself, or get out of this country -- you're an embarrassment to us.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Majority Math

It's the silent majority again: "Poll found that 54% of American adults said Confederate monuments ‘should remain in all public spaces’, while 27% called for them to be removed."

Excuse me, but isn't 54% greater than 27%?

Could It Be Terrorism?

"The Navy will investigate whether two US destroyers were hacked before they collided with merchant ships in a pair of recent crashes, according to a top Navy admiral."

It's a horrible thought, but if you can kill people by using jet planes to fly into buildings, and if you use cars as weapons to drive into crowds, why not use ships to hit other ships to cause destruction and death?

Monday, August 21, 2017


The word "awesome" is badly overused these days, but today's eclipse definitely fit the bill, and my $2 glasses did the trick (although my neck is killing me).  It was very nice to participate in a shared experience like that.  A Washington Post headline says "We are all just mind-boggled", and that's the truth!

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


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.

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!

Lots 'o Links

For this week's good reading material, visit Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hey, Republicans! Wake Up!

These Republicans had better wake up before it's too late and the Democrats make a comeback in the 2018 elections! The GOP has the power, but they are throwing it all away.  When you didn't come up with a new healthcare plan during Obama's 8 years in office; when you shamefully need an ailing John McCain to fly in just to vote; when Trump treats so poorly members of his own administration, like AG Jeff Sessions, giving the Dems and the media even more ammunition to use against us -- it makes you wonder if they even want to be the majority party at all. The party leaders and advisors should be doing all they can to stop the hemorrhaging stat -- that is, if they truly care enough. Do they really want the Democrats back in power again? It sure sounds like it.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tudor Tune

On classical radio today, the announcer described this lovely piece as the most famous song of the Tudor Era.

Monday, July 17, 2017

O.J.? No Way!

I agree with Gregg Jarrett: O.J. Simpson, up for parole, should never be set free. The Brown and Goldman families should make that perfectly clear, just as the families of the Manson victims have done for all these years.  Can you just imagine the media circus and the cheering throngs should he actually walk out of prison? It'll be ten times worse than in 1994!

Old Blog, New Look

Check out American Digest's new look!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Wasting Time on Junkies

When I came across Ronald J. Kozar's column titled Opioid, Schmopioid, which is subtitled "It's not an epidemic, and they're not victims", I wanted to kiss my computer screen in relief.  Finally! It's about time people speak bluntly instead of misplacing their sympathy.

What really should outrage people is that because of the abuse of painkillers by reckless, stupid people,  responsible people suffering agony from diseases are being forced to go without the help they desperately need. Why should they be deprived of pain relief just because junkies choose to snort, inject, or gobble down pills despite all the warnings, and then unsurprisingly end up dead?  

The $45 billion dollars the Republicans want to throw away on this self-inflicted problem could be much better off used elsewhere.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Catch up on this week's news and scandal with the great posts at Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page!

Bonus: this is what the Daily Mail excels at --  great photography, like these stunning pictures of the Air Force Thunderbirds!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bernie Sanders: A Dangerous Old Socialist

From Hot Air: "Bernie Sanders: This GOP health-care bill could be like nine 9/11s every year. A leftover from yesterday in which Bernie reminds us again that the “climate of hate” moral panic only works against one side. Imagine a Republican senator having a deranged fan who shot up a baseball field full of Democratic congressmen, then turning around a few weeks later and explicitly framing the latest Democratic bill in terms of how many terrorist attacks it’s equivalent to. At best, that would be denounced as grossly irresponsible. At worst, knowing incitement." 

The GOP had better hurry up and pass some sort of Obamacare replacement before we get stuck with a Sanders-style single-payer system!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

"For Family, For Freedom, For Country, and For God"

This morning, I got to see the end of Trump's speech live from Poland, and what I heard was quite moving:

"Our own fight for the West does not begin on the battlefield -- it begins with our minds, our wills, and our souls. Today, the ties that unite our civilization are no less vital, and demand no less defense, than that bare shred of land on which the hope of Poland once totally rested. Our freedom, our civilization, and our survival depend on these bonds of history, culture, and memory.

And today as ever, Poland is in our heart, and its people are in that fight. Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph.

So, together, let us all fight like the Poles — for family, for freedom, for country, and for God."

Lots 'o Links

Here is this week's news and scandal courtesy of Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Work Shortage and Work Ethic Shortage

After a hard day at work, nothing infuriates me more than hearing about a topic like this, from the Wall Street Journal: "Get Able-Bodied Americans off the Couch. Nearly 95 million people have removed themselves entirely from the job market."  Peter Cove writes, "America doesn’t have a worker shortage; it has a work shortage. The unemployment rate is at a 15-year low, but only 55% of Americans adults 18 to 64 have full-time jobs. Nearly 95 million people have removed themselves entirely from the job market.  According to demographer Nicholas Eberstadt,  the labor-force participation rate for men 25 to 54 is lower now than it was at the end of the Great Depression.  The welfare state is largely to blame."

How nice.  Why not stigmatize idleness like we used to do? Shame these loafers into working, or else stop their welfare payments. I'd like a good reason why they should be paid to do nothing!

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Financing Irresponsibility

Shouldn't saving money be your personal responsibility? And shouldn't you pay the consequences if you don't take responsibility for your own life?

Not anymore! San Francisco is paying people $10 a month to save money.  "With nearly half of Americans lacking enough cash savings to cover even a $400 emergency, the City of San Francisco is trying a new way to get people to save money — paying them to do it. The city is recruiting 1,000 people to participate in a campaign called Saverlife that gives participants $60 if they save $20 a month for six months. Participants link their bank accounts electronically to Saverlife so their savings activity can be monitored. They earn $10 a month in rewards and claim their $60 at the end of six months of continuous saving."

How about any easier solution? You personally make sacrifices, stop wasting money on things you can't afford, work two jobs if you have to, and put some money aside for yourself! If you choose not to, you have nobody to blame but yourself. In the meantime, nobody pays those of us who are responsible!

Made in America

Check out this Popular Mechanics list of interesting items made in each state in the USA.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Those Silly Republicans!

In his column titled A familiar GOP pattern when in power: Squabbling, Andrew Malcolm wrote about just the same thing I mentioned in my post Please, No Gloating, when I said "Just because the Democrats seem to be unravelling now doesn't mean they can't make a comeback.  When the Republicans get too cocky, they often shoot themselves in the foot, and you know what happens after that."

Regarding the repeal and replacement of Obamacare -- can someone explain to me why the GOP didn't spend most of the past eight years developing an alternative? They should have had their plan written in stone by now, signed, sealed, and delivered!

And can Trump please stop tweeting and getting into personal feuds with people who shouldn't matter? He's not on the stump any more. Can some of his advisers remind him that he is the President now and should no longer feel he has to stoop to that level? Please!

Lots 'o Links

It's been a non-stop news week, so check in with Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx for the latest updates.

No Class, or First Class?

I just love this E*TRADE commercial featuring the marvelous voice of Tony Bennett.  Watch the look on the stewardess' face after she closes the curtain!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

"Death Party"

Boy, that Hillary Clinton is something else.  On Twitter, she describes herself as "Wife, mom, grandma, women+kids advocate, FLOTUS, Senator, SecState, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, 2016 presidential candidate", and in the same breath says "Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party."  So much for unity!  From hurling wheelchair-bound grandmothers over cliffs to this -- maybe she ought to add "slanderer" to her description.

It's hard to believe now that the Democrats once used to be the party of FDR and JFK.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Please, No Gloating!

Just because the Democrats seem to be unravelling now doesn't mean they can't make a comeback.  When the Republicans get too cocky, they often shoot themselves in the foot, and you know what happens after that.

So even when you read headlines like Democrats Seethe After Georgia Loss: ‘Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump’;  and you hear Nancy Pelosi encouragingly say that her party should stand by her because "I think I'm worth the trouble -- don't laugh or get too overly confident.  The Dems always manage to come back, thanks to the Republicans. Let's not give them the opportunity this time.

Lots 'o Links

Today you can find the usual great reading over at Larwyn's Linx, Betsy's Page, and Maggie's Farm!

Monday, June 19, 2017

This is War

I thought either this was a bad joke, or else I was misinterpreting the headline. Did you see this? "UK: Theresa May vows to stamp out 'Islamophobia'."

Even after what has happened in the U.K. in the past few weeks, this is the leaders' priority?  They might as well be inviting Muslims and non-Muslims to come and kill us.

Yesterday, while entering a store,  I came face to face (or face to burka) with a Muslim covered from head to toe in a black burka.  Was it "Islamaphobic" for me to feel not hatred but terrible fear at this sight?  It's a normal reaction by people forced to live with the reality of constant terror attacks and suicide bombings, and it's a sight I'd rather not see again.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Childhood Yiddish

Enjoy this amusing, illustrated article on 20 Words All Jewish Kids Grew Up Hearing.  When I read it, my first thought was that the author couldn't be Jewish!

One delightful word we grew up hearing, and just assumed was Yiddish, was fumfotch.  It's not Yiddish, but we still like and use it anyway.

Cartoon of the Day

By Michael Ramirez - who else!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Here we go, some more good reading thanks to Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Congressional Baseball: Three Shots and You're Out

The purpose of this baseball game was to raise money for charity and to show bipartisan spirit. Instead, thanks to an anti-Republican, and therefore anti-American, killer, the Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition.  Let's take off the gloves and fight back - we have no more tolerance for gun control talk and for anti-Trump riots & rhetoric. Get more police on the streets and get less patience for protesters and anarchists. You hate Republicans? Keep shooting at us, and we'll kill you. You don't like this country? Then get out!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Collusion Confusion

Every single day, the media has colorful breaking news headlines about Trump colluding with the Russians. While the news and the hearings drone on,  nobody seems to imagine that it's ISIS and Al Qaeda who are doing the colluding -- on how to kill us!  Sadly, watching Jeff Sessions testify today, I half-expected a bomb to explode or a plane to crash through the building.

Argus Hamilton Quips

In another good column of topical news items, Argus Hamilton remarks: "Republicans said Jim Comey's Senate testimony cleared Trump of collusion with the Russians and Democrats say it indicted him for obstruction. Every day TV Guide describes the same old sitcom on TV. Congress ignores health care, tax cuts and terrorism in today's episode of Get Trump!"

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A Judge For Baseball

This kid Aaron Judge may just make me want to become interested in baseball again! If nothing else, he's a much-needed distraction from the endless "Russia/Trump collusion" headlines.

"And, right now, Judge is Mantle. He went 4-for-4 Sunday with a walk and leads the AL in the Triple Crown categories, hitting .344 with 21 homers and 47 RBIs. He also has a .450 on-base percentage, .718 slugging percentage and 1.168 OPS. Those are Barry Bonds 2002-04 numbers. Which Holliday finds fitting because the veteran says Judge has the most efficient swing he has seen since Bonds.
And remember. This is a rookie."

Let's' hope he IS Barry Bonds, but without the steroids.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Hung Parliament

Here's a guide to the British elections for non-Brits. All I know is, I don't like that Jeremy Corbyn!

Ramirez Cartoon

I saw this Michael Ramirez cartoon over at today.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Time for your weekly dose of good reading, courtesy of Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page.  Sorry - there are no Russia-Trump collusion theories here.

Wanted: A Public Apology!

It's never going to happen, but I think the media and the liberals owe Donald Trump a public apology. I'd love to see CNN admit they were wrong, it'd be great if the Washington Post ran a retraction in banner headlines, and it'd sure be fine if Democrats were to take to the floor of the House and Senate to say they're sorry.  I'd also like to see Trump sue for libel and slander after months of incessant attacks. We can only hope.

Now, can we get back to business?

Tuesday, June 06, 2017


Today is the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. Thank goodness we had the spine, the will, and the men brave enough to defeat the Nazis!

The Truth About Islamic Terrorism And Its Enablers

Sick of people downplaying and excusing terrorism?  Here's an antidote. In the Daily Mail, Katie Hopkins' column is titled "No wonder they didn't want us to know who the London Bridge Butchers were. The more we find out, the more ineffectual the people who are supposed to protect us from the killers look".  Let's have  more blunt talk like this, please.

Monday, June 05, 2017

"Run, Hide, Tell" -- Go To Hell!

That's a far cry from this: "Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."

Also, see the sentiment on these old British war posters.

Winston Churchill must be rolling in his grave.

P.C. or U.S.?

I get so furious and disgusted with the apathy, excuses, and liberal reactions every time there's another terrorist attack committed by Muslims. We're supposed to just live with it; it's "the new normal"; ISIS is the J.V. team that's "on the run" and "contained.". Even when their victims are killed, you're not supposed to say anything against Muslims. Trump's anger with the Muslim Mayor of London is being met with more outrage than the attacks themselves!

Now read Daniel Greenfield's excellent column Breaking Up With Mr. Islam, which says what I think, only in a very poetic way. "Unfortunately the free world has been forced into an arranged marriage with Mr. Islam. One day he just showed up on our doorstep and the authorities told us we would be living with him from now on. Sometimes he cuts off a head, plants a bomb or kills a few thousand people-- but when we complain to the authorities, they warn us not to cast any aspersions on the good name of Mr. Islam. There might be people doing these terrible things, but it's only because we haven't made them feel at home. We didn't make their coffee just right, we told the wrong jokes and didn't prop up their self-esteem. But whoever those people are, they are certainly not Mr. Islam who is a fine peaceful gentleman and would never harm a fly."

Read the whole thing, and appreciate the writing and the sentiment.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

A Terrorist Attack is Not An "Incident"

Remember Nice? Remember Jerusalem? Now it's London Bridge.  CNN is reporting this latest attack as an "incident", the definition of which is "event or occurrence".  I think deliberately driving into people in order to maim and kill them merits more than a mere "incident".

Is it racist to immediately suspect terrorism, as liberals will claim? No, it's common sense, and the sooner these terrorism-deniers wake up, the better. I am sick and tired of watching the same news reports over and over, and hearing the same excuses over and over!

After the Manchester terrorist attack, I read this column, which may also be pertinent now. It's Islamic Terrorism and the Politically Correct Stages of Grief:
  1. "Passive voice: There was an explosion, mass shooting that happened
  2. Cause unknown
  3. Suspect looked white or Hispanic
  4. May have been terrorism
  5. Horrifying pictures
  6. Police: Likely a “Lone Wolf” attack
  7. Hashtag for _________ City
  8. No motive known
  9. Witnesses: The man screamed, “Allahu akbar!” before shooting, detonation, etc.
  10. Police: Name of Asian, African refugee, immigrant, citizen is Something Something Muslim
  11. ISIS, Al Qaeda, name-of-Islamic-group claim responsibility
  12. Police/FBI/Other Agency: Suspect known to police, interviewed, deemed not a threat
  13. Suspect travelled to: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria for training
  14. Police: Family, accomplices arrested, possible “terror cell”
  15. Suspect attended ________ Mosque that was radicalized by __________ Imam
  16. Family in shock
  17. Politicians: The big concern here is Islamophobia and the fear of a “backlash”
  18. Memorial services and lighting of buildings
  19. Muslim representatives: This is not real Islam.
  20. Journalists: We may never know the motive.
Rinse. Repeat."

Friday, June 02, 2017

Kathy Griffin & Hillary Clinton: Professional Victims

These two shrews ought to go on tour together, so they can whine about what victims they are, and complain about how white men have oppressed them, all the while refusing to take any responsibility for their current condition.  Their lectures would be sold out immediately, full of other victims.

They have nobody to blame but themselves. Whatever happened to the art of retiring gracefully?

Beatlemania 2017

How lucky we were to grow up with the Beatles!  Not only were they clever, funny, and adorable, but they were also geniuses, and we knew it even then.

However, here are a few lines from the original 1967 New York Times review of  the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album:  "What a shame that 'A Day in the Life' is only a coda to an otherwise undistinguished collection of work.", and  "With one important exception, 'Sergeant Pepper' is precious but devoid of gems."

"Otherwise undistinguished" -- that's a good one!

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Lukewarm to Global Warming

Hooray for Trump, withdrawing from Obama's Paris climate change agreement. At least he knows what our priorities should be, unlike these ridiculous alarmists.  Henry Payne's cartoon is perfect. (As seen at today).

Lots 'o Links

For the latest news, go first to the always reliable folks at Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page!

As for the hysteria over Trump's "covfefe" -- I just assumed he meant "kerfuffle", but why is this even newsworthy at all?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Climate Change Change

I liked this comment at Maggie's Farm:  "Merkel Furious With Trump After "Unprecedented" G-7 Failure To Reach Consensus On Climate Change. It's about time somebody, like the US, calls "bullshit" on the climate scam."

Tiger Woods: The Emperor Has No Clothes

And the media has no shame: ESPN Photoshopped his messy hair to make him look less drunk and frazzled.

Looks like the myth has finally been exposed for good this time.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Traitors & Leakers

In a conversation with Frank Pentangeli, Michael Corleone said, "Then I'll be able to find out who the traitor in my family was."  Trump has to quickly find out who the traitor in his family is, before it causes even more harm and embarrassment to our country. He ought to bring in someone like Rudi Giuliani, who besides being America's Mayor on September 11, successfully went after the Mafia using the RICO Act. He ruthlessly crushed them, and we need someone to ruthlessly crush these leakers and make an example of them.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Why Work? (Part 1000)

"Free Money: Mark Zuckerberg Says All Americans Should Get  A Universal Basic Income." We have that already -- it's called welfare. Why not take away all incentives to work while you're at it?

Suite Music

This is the Rondeau from Henry Purcell's Abdelazer Suite, or more familiarly, the tune from Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

"Righteous Anger"

Make sure you read Kurt Schlichter's column "Fewer Tears, Fewer Lies, And More Righteous Anger." Apparently, politically correct thinking dictates that our showing any anger whenever there's a fatal terrorist attack is wrong, and that we're simply supposed to accept it. Imagine our country ho-humming the Pearl Harbor attacks as "the new normal".

Melissa Mackenzie lists The Stages of Politically Correct Grief, which you will recognize as all too familiar.

Scott McKay remarks, "I am not Islamophobic. I am Islamofedup."  Likewise!

Lots 'o Links

Here's some more excellent reading to do, thanks to Larwyn's Linx, Betsy's Page, and Maggie's Farm!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Islamic Slaughterphobia

This news item is exactly why we cannot reason with terrorists, why the politically correct approach doesn't work, and why these Arab terrorists will continue to kill us with impunity. "Now that Salman Abedi has been named as the suicide bomber who blew up dozens of children in Manchester, today was the time for the elders of his mosque in Didsbury to speak. They were resolute and clearly angry, but as the press statement was read, it became depressingly clear what they were angry about: Islamophobia and the media." Of course! Did you expect any other reaction even when children are the targets?

You sick, sick people.  It's not "Islamophobia", it's Islamic Slaughterphobia -- we live in fear of being stabbed, beheaded, and blown up by you! 

I hope next time it's your children who are butchered. Who will you blame then?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Out, Evil Savages!

If they haven't done so already, England ought to send SWAT teams into those Muslim enclaves known as "no-go zones", and arrest terrorists and terrorist sympathizers while confiscating weapons.
How many more people will have to die before people wake up? Robert Spencer suggests that  Prime Minister May should apologize, and resign.  Elections are coming up. Do the British people really want to elect appeasers, or would they prefer those who will protect their country from ISIS and Al Qaeda?

And if you're not too busy watching the latest news about Trump, Russia, and Comey,  you should read about the victims of last night's horror.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Terrorism Against Teens

On TV they are calling the Manchester bombings an "incident".  19 dead is not an incident, it's murder. Where's the outrage against terrorists who would deliberately target a concert populated mostly by teenaged girls? And what will the target be next time, a daycare center?

This would be a perfect opportunity for Trump, the Israelis, and the Arabs to make a statement strongly condemning this latest terror attack and pledging to destroy these people.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pictures at an Exhibition

In talking about Trump's speech in Riyadh tomorrow,  TV news anchors are wondering whether or not he will use the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" right in front of the Arabs.  I have a solution to that dilemma.

While the President in speaking, there ought to be a screen behind him showing pictures like this:
Jet flown by Saudis on Sept.11

Jordanian pilot being burned to death by ISIS
Egyptian Christians about to be beheaded by ISIS
In this case, pictures can speak louder than words.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Here's the latest enjoyable and informative roundup of news and culture from Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

"The Height of Groveling"

It seems that Hebrew University won't play the Israeli National Anthem Hatikvah to avoid "offending" Arabs! Here's Netanyahu's response: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu followed Bennett in blasting the incident, saying that 'the decision by the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University is shameful. It’s the height of groveling, the opposite of national pride. We are proud of our country, our flag and our anthem. This only strengthens my resolve to pass the nation-state law in order to anchor in law our national symbols that are so dear to us.'"

That's political correctness for you: the height of groveling, even to the point of denying your own customs.

Stop it already!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mute Button

Someone should invent a remote control for the TV that has exactly one button on it: the mute button.  I need such an invention desperately, not only to silence the nightly cable news, but also to tune out the continuous commercials for bowel trouble, mesothelioma, E.D., terminal illness, and lawyers. Must I really be forced to endure endless talk of diarrhea while I'm eating breakfast?  Based on the onslaught of ads, this must be the sickest generation, and I'm getting nauseous just thinking about it.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Down on Maggie's Farm

There's an awful lot of good material at Maggie's Farm today! The Tuesday Morning Links contain this post titled The Millennial's Guide to Office Etiquette. Here's the original article by William Hanson in the Daily Mail. If you're an older person working in an open office with people in their 20s & 30s, you know exactly what Mr. Hanson is talking about!

Also, read about the Trump media feeding frenzy and remember that while the TV news talks about Russia and Comey non-stop, Bin Laden's son is threatening to kill us.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Republican Self-Destruction, Again!

Try not watching less TV news than usual. When you return to it, it's as if you've missed a whole month.  When I saw a bit of the news tonight, I felt like Chris Wallace, regarding Trump
“Every step he’s taken this week has cut into the credibility of this White House, the trust of the people inside the White House, and clearly I think the trust that the American people pay to this President and to his White House staff.”  He added: “I’ve never seen anything like it and I find it very troubling and troubled. I just don’t understand the game that they’re playing. ‘Cause it isn’t a game.”

Why aren't Trump's advisors steering him in the right direction? Why are Republicans, yet again, blowing the best opportunity they've had?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lots 'o Links - Comeygate Edition

Read all about it at Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

And, via Larwyn's Linx, read the best comment on the firing of James Comey, per Razor on Twitter: "Trump would've gotten less "cover-up!" coverage if he instead deleted subpoenaed docs, used BleachBit, then destroyed phones with a hammer."

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Lots 'o Links

If you're looking for lots of good reading, you've come to the right place!  Visit Larwyn's Linx, Betsy's Page, and Maggie's Farm for the best in news, culture, and politics.
(Dry Bones cartoon as seen at Jewish World Review.)

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Argus Hamilton Quips

In his latest column, Argus Hamilton comments on stories in the news. I particularly got a kick out of this one:  "United Airlines published a mission statement dedicating themselves to improving their service to passengers. Many people blame rude service on the airline mergers. United should merge with Malaysian Airlines and that way they can beat up their passengers and nobody will ever know about it."

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Yiddish Vinkl

Harold Ticktin has written about one of my favorite Yiddish expressions, Mittendrinnen, which means apropos of nothing.  (But in my family, we always said in mittern drinnen.)

Foolish Girl

That "Fearless Girl" sculpture on Wall Street not only doesn't belong there, it was also fairly screaming for someone to spoof it.  Luckily for us, those at The People's Cube have obliged.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Here's this week's reading, thanks to Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.  I just love this stuff!

Bonus, as seen at the New York Sun:  "News that President Trump is eying a possible trip to Israel at the end of May certainly puts a spring in the step. Then again, too, if it happens, the Democrats can be expected to mark the occasion by siding with the Arabs - Seth Lipsky."  At first I thought this was another Argus Hamilton quip!