Thursday, December 28, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page are full of interesting posts this week!

Bonus from Haaretz:  "Opinion: Why Trump's 'America First' Doctrine Is Good for the Jews.  After a year of Trump, and the launch of his national security platform, it’s clear: He’s not pushing isolationism, he's pushing common sense. That's good news for Israel, even though most U.S. Jews won't give him credit - and don't even care."

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Lots 'o Links

There's some interesting posts for your Christmas weekend reading, thanks to Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx!

Benny Avni comments on the U.N.tisemitic vote the other day: Anti-Israel General Assembly should feel shamed - not the U.S.

Also, read Caroline Glick's latest column, The International Community and the Liberal Media.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Nixon May Have Had Watergate, But At Least He Didn't Enable Terrorism & Drug-Dealing!

Commenting on the Politico story, Jonathan S. Tobin says, "Now, this is presidential obstruction."

That story is not surprising, if you know Obama. It's "The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook. In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation."

The fact that it's Politico that broke this scandal gives it more credibility; Democrats can't blame it on Fox News.  But you can bet the story won't get much attention in the media, and Obama's "legacy" will be unscathed.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Stop by these blogs for the best reading of the week: Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm!

And here's some good news: "The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats."  So contrary to what John Kerry believes, climate change is NOT a threat like terrorism after all. What a relief to have some common sense at last!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Terrorism: It's All Relative

How's this for gall?  "The family continued to criticize the way the investigation was handled — even though the suspect, Akayed Ullah, allegedly launched a failed terror attack in a crowded city subway tunnel.  'These are not the sorts of actions we expect from our justice system,' the statement read."

The only sort of actions you should expect is that "our" justice system send your relative to Guantanamo Bay where he belongs!

Argus Hamilton Quips

Here's an item from the humorist's latest column: "President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Wednesday sparked angry protests in the Middle East as well as hearty applause from Israelis. The reaction from Muslim groups was swift and angry. The Palestinians just recognized Austin as the capital of Mexico."

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Lots 'o Links

You'd better read these reliable blogs right away: Larwyn's Linx, Betsy's Page, and Maggie's Farm!

(Cartoon by Michael Ramirez)

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Jerusalem: Good for the Jews

Here are some reactions to Trump's historic announcement on the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  Of course we know how the Muslims will react, so let them riot and protest all they want.

David Efune writes:  "Here we have an administration that for the first time seems prepared to call the Palestinians’ bluff. The recognition of Jerusalem at the onset of a peace initiative — and the lining up of further potential repercussions — shows the Palestinians and the international community just how serious the president is."

Monday, December 04, 2017

The F.B.I-Ay-Ay

From Instapundit, here's the FBI debacle in a nutshell.

Argus Hamilton Quips

This item is sad but true: "The Chicago Tribune reported that the six hundredth person this year was shot and killed in the streets of Chicago last week. It's little wonder why the Democratic Party is opposed to guns. If the shootings continue at this rate, eventually the only people left in Chicago will be Republicans."

Friday, December 01, 2017


Here's a question: why haven't these high-powered media women and celebrity types started their own female-only TV network and media outlet? If they are constantly being harassed by men,  the probability of further harassment would dramatically decrease! Or, in Washington, have women work for women legislators, and let men work for other men. It makes sense to me!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Here are the latest news roundups from Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm.

Bonus: Gerard Van der Leun‏ has written a tribute to his 103 year old mother, at the always wonderful American Digest.

Not Guilty By Reason of Disgraceful Liberal California Jury!

I've been boycotting the nightly news lately -- it's better for your health -- but came across the shocking verdict tonight in the brazen murder of Kate Steinle. How sick, and how sad. Now Kate's parents must feel like Fred Goldman felt upon hearing the verdict for O.J. Simpson.  It was an open and shut case -- and the minds of these jurors must have been firmly shut.  Maybe they, this murderer illegal alien,  and O.J. can all go looking for the real killers together -- in the mirror!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Della Reese

Della Reese has died, and WQXR pays tribute with her great hit "Don't You Know?".  In case YOU don't know, it borrows the music from "Musetta's Waltz"!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Merry You-Know-What!

It's been amusing to hear all the ways that the word "Christmas" is being avoided on TV commercials so far this season. Earlier I even heard "merry holiday" used.  We talk about the erasure of Christmas every year, but this year it seems worse than usual. Children -- and many adults -- must think this is  merely a month-long shopping spree, and sadly, I think they're right.

Lots 'o Links

Here are this week's wonderful posts as seen at Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Betsy's Page.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

No Manners

Can this LaVar Ball ever keep quiet?  His son Lonzo is a basketball star with the Lakers, and he ought to be grateful for that. His son LiAngelo, on the other hand, recently got caught shoplifting in China with 2 UCLA teammates, and Mr. Ball doesn't seem to be embarrassed, ashamed, or apologetic about this. It's bad enough to shoplift in our own country, but why give us a black eye by shoplifting in the host country? Both the father and the son need to learn some manners and try to stay out of the public eye for a while!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Good Riddance, Charles Manson

He's finally dead, fifty years too late. The victims of his butchery included the defenseless Sharon Tate, Wojciech Frykowski,  Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, Steve Parent, and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Media-Sensory Overload

In his column titled "From One Frenzy to the Next", Victor Davis Hanson describes Russian collusion, the NFL kneelers, the statue-haters, and the sexual harassers this way: "America is in another of its Salem moments. Frenzy is almost a living, breathing monster. It moves from host to host, fueled by rumor, gossip, and self-righteous furor."

And that's why I watch as little of the news as possible these days. The constant cable news with all the shouting, the eye-popping split screens, and the tidal wave of information is simply overwhelming.  Remember when we relied on just a newspaper or Walter Cronkite for our information, and remember when things were so much calmer and quieter?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Lowering the Military Bar

Don't you feel much safer now?  "Army lifts ban on cutters, mentally ill and drug abusers to meet recruiting goals."

Simple But True Blog Post Title

Brutalist's "Things CNN will not show you..." is a perfect title for most things that show Trump in a favorable light. Pictures like this featuring Obama were shown on every network, but the only place I've seen photos from this foreign trip has been the Internet. (Also see Don Surber's "Magical History Tour" post.) 

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

In commemoration of our Veterans Day and Europe's Armistice Day. There were 18.5 million veterans in the United States in 2016, according to the Washington Post.

Lots 'o Links

Celebrate the weekend the the November 8 Trumpiversary with lots of good reading from Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page!

I am tired of reading that every single woman now seems to be the victim of sexual harrassment.  Suzanne Fields says, " "Women looking too hard for offense can often find it even when it is not there. Innocent men (there are some) often preface compliments on a woman's hair or dress, or apologize for saying it, just in case. Vice President Mike Pence's famous unwillingness to dine with a woman alone suddenly seems not so prim and prudish. As one famous suspect would say, 'Sad.'" If you're groped, that's one thing -- but can't you scream or slap the guy's face instead of waiting 10 years to mention it?

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Anne Frank, Goyified

This news is beyond belief. "It's Anne Frank—without the Jews or the Nazis! A Dutch production of a new take on the diary-writing young girl will open amid criticism from Jewish groups this week for erasing the Frank family's Jewish identity and failing to mention the Nazis who killed Anne and her sister in a concentration camp."

Talk about erasing history!

Read the entire article, then pray that this travesty is a huge flop.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Motive for Murder

It's not a gun problem, it's a matter of being taught the difference between right and wrong. 

"According to police, Kelley was involved in a 'domestic situation' and had been sending 'threatening texts' to his mother-in-law before the massacre.   'This was not racially motivated. It wasn't over religious beliefs,' Freeman Martin of the Texas Department of Public Safety said Monday. 'There was a domestic situation going on with the family and in-laws.'"

So because you hate your in-laws, you slaughter 25 other people in a church.Of course.

Please, let's not waste millions of dollars more on anti-gun prevention, on suicide prevention, on anger management, etc.  It accomplishes absolutely nothing -- just look at Chicago! It boils down to a matter of morals, character, and basic human decency, and money can't fix that.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

How's This for a Flag?

Trump at Yokota Air Base, wearing the Air Force jacket he was given.

We Dodged the Clinton Bullet

How lucky we are that Trump defeated Hilary! Imagine if she had won the election and then all these scandalous new details had emerged!

Donna Brazile says she has proof that the DNC rigged the election in Hilary's favor.  She says, "When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign."

How nice of her to reveal all this information in a book, for which she is being paid!

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Today's Fifth Column

While watching the news last night and getting infuriated with the comments by liberals and Democrats about the terrorist attack in New York, this old phrase came to my mind: fifth column.  The definition, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is "a group within a country at war who are sympathetic to or working for its enemies." They may not be working for our enemy, but they're definitely emboldening them by their sympathetic tone.  

Remember, it's always a "lone wolf". Remember, it's always us who are guilty of Islamophobia. Remember, being against illegal immigration is evil.  Remember, trying to protect our country against terrorists is somehow un-American.

It makes you wonder if today's liberals would have responded to the Nazi menace in the same way.

Lots 'o Links

In light of the savage terrorist attack this week, there's a great deal of important posts at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm.

And doesn't the phrase "diversity lottery" make you feel ill?

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Blaming Everyone Else

Here's Betsey McCaughey on the opioid "epidemic":  "On Face the Nation, Governor Christie, chairman of Trump’s opioid commission, blamed over-prescribing doctors. “This crisis started not on a street corner somewhere. This crisis started in the doctor’s offices and hospitals of America.” That’s untrue, Governor. It contradicts scientific evidence and lets drug abusers off the hook. At least three quarters of opioid pill abusers and almost all heroin addicts got hooked without ever having been prescribed pain medication for an injury or illness, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Emergency room records show only a fraction — 13% — of opioid overdose victims began taking drugs because of pain, according to the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

The press features many stories about patients who needed pain killers and later became addicts, but these are exceptions, not the rule. Experimenting with opioids — whether heroin or pills — is almost always a choice. A bad choice."

I am so glad to see more articles like this.  Place the blame where it belongs: with the abusers, not with the doctors or with the medications, both of which help the rest of us!

A Plug For Instapundit

I always enjoy reading the posts and amusing remarks over at Instapundit and thought I'd share these two from today:

"IT’S COME TO THIS: White sociology professor: It’s racist for whites to have mixed-race children. They told me if Donald Trump were elected, racist bigots would feel free to spread hate and denounce race-mixing. And they were right!"

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

IslamoNazis Strike Again

Unfortunately, he's still alive.  From the New York Post: "The driver who plowed into a group of people on Tuesday, killing 8, left behind handwritten notes pledging loyalty to ISIS along with an image of an ISIS flag inside his vehicle. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, had the notes written in Arabic inside his Home Depot rental truck along with either a flag of the ISIS symbol or a smaller picture of flag, according to law enforcement sources."

The TV reports were like a rerun of commentary for previous radical Islamic terrorist attacks since September 11.  Over and over the experts say, "If you see something, say something", and yet, people are so brainwashed by political correctness that they not only say nothing, but they still see the Muslims as the victims! Too bad the cop didn't kill this filthy savage. Now we have to deal with a trial, a probable insanity defense, the usual psychoanalysis of his childhood, and charges of "Islamophobia." Now Trump looks more perceptive than ever with his extreme vetting!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Anti-History Insanity

Enough with this removal of plaques and statues! Why aren't more people protesting decisions like this instead of meekly caving in to political correctness?

"An historic Episcopal parish where George Washington frequently worshiped has decided to remove a memorial plaque honoring the nation’s first president, saying the decision was out of a desire to provide a 'welcoming' worship space for all visitors. The church will also remove a similar memorial plague honoring Robert E. Lee, the commander of Confederate Army of Northern Virginia."

What are they so frightened of? How is a church with a historic plaque suddenly not welcoming after all these years?

What next, razing the Washington Monument and changing the name of Washington and Lee University?!

(By the way, Jefferson Davis School is being renamed after Obama. Can we protest that??)

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lots 'o Links

Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx are blogs that consistently give you something good to read week after week!

Bonus: Thousands of Jewish documents lost during the Holocaust discovered.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Infantile Paralysis

Infantile:  "Progressives have taken their Trump derangement syndrome to a whole new level...
Thousands of anguished libs in Boston and Philadelphia will be taking part in scream fests on Nov. 8 to commemorate the anniversary of Donald Trump's election. Liberals in other cities around the country are likely to step up to the crazy plate as well as the big day draws near.  Over 4,000 Facebook users in the Boston area have RSVP'd to attend the event they're calling 'Scream helplessly at the sky on the anniversary of the election.' Another 33,000 have expressed interest in attending the event at the 383-year-old Boston Common."

Paralysis: Hillary Clinton's well-deserved defeat has paralyzed the Democrats and has turned these entitled whiners into helpless babies.  If this is what an election can do to them, imagine what a real-life, personal crisis can do. They simply can't -- or won't -- cope.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lots 'o Links

General Kelly's remarks today were extremely eloquent and moving, and if there were still such a concept as shame in this country, the liberals and the media would have immediately felt ashamed of themselves.

And now, the news roundup from Maggie's Farm, Larwyn's Linx, and Betsy's Page.

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.