Thursday, November 29, 2018

Lots 'o Links

End your week with these news roundups from Maggie's Farm and Larwyn's Linx.

You'll notice that Betsy's Page is missing, and that's because she has decided to retire from blogging after 16 years.  Read her farewell post here.  When I first discovered online blogs, hers is one of the first and best ones I read, and I've been loyal ever since. Back in 2006, when I first started blogging, hers is one of the favorites I listed, and I'll be sad to take Betsy's Page off my blogroll.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Argus Hamilton Quips

Check out Hamilton's latest humorous column, which includes topical items like this one: "President Trump insisted that Congress pass a budget with twenty-five billion in Mexican wall funding. If the Congress refuses to fund the wall in the budget, Trump is threatening to allow a U.S. government shutdown. That would force millions of federal workers to stop not working."

Pot Pushers

This Gary Varvel cartoon is perfect. I am really sick & tired of hearing about how supposedly harmless marijuana is, and how everyone should invest in it. The media is constantly pushing it  and extolling it. They ought to watch "Cops" or "Live PD" to see how insidious it really is.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Insulting Comparison

The ignorant Ocasio-Cortez has done it again. 
"Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) slammed Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for comparing events at the U.S.-Mexico border involving migrants to Jews fleeing the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.
'I recommend she take a tour of the Holocaust Museum in DC,' Graham tweeted Monday. 'Might help her better understand the differences between the Holocaust and the caravan in Tijuana."
I doubt it.
Has she ever heard about Jewish quotas in the 1930s & 1940s? Did she ever hear how the liner St Louis was turned away from the U.S., sending Jewish passengers back to be murdered in the camps? Does she know about a Wannsee Conference in Central America, or the systematic use of ovens in C.A. concentration camps? Is there a Final Solution in Mexico? 
What a pathetic excuse for an elected representative of our country!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Links

National Review has a nice roundup of Thanksgiving-themed links, including Ten Thanksgiving Words With Bizarre Origins, and What’s a Wishbone, and Why Do We Crack It?

Infantile Trump-Haters

It seems that if you despise Trump, you automatically also hate anyone associated with him, no matter how accomplished, and you try to erase their memory. Here's a case in point:

From The Daily Wire: "The Detroit School Board voted Wednesday to open consideration into whether a handful of DPS schools should have their 'offensive' names changed — including Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, named for former presidential candidate, accomplished surgeon, and Housing and Urban Development director, Dr. Ben Carson."

How disgraceful and petty! Here's a man who's a true role model. Who would they rather name a school for, Louis Farrakhan?

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Lots 'o Links

There's so much to read out there! Here's some more, thanks to Maggie's Farm, Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing.

For some beautiful writing, read The Orchard at the End of Paradise, by Gerard Van der Leun at American Digest.

(Cartoon by Gary Varvel.)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New York:The San Francisco of the Northeast

Sound familiar? Thanks a lot, Democrats!

From American Thinker: "New York City is experiencing an accelerated, steep decline in quality of life. NYC now has the highest homeless population in the country. It has spiked by about 50% under the leadership of ultraprogressive Mayor Bill de Blasio. Homeless people are all over the place, living in squalor, very commonly panhandling passersby,  making them feel quite uncomfortable, and committing lots of crime. Many of these people are mentally and physically ill and need serious assistance.

Recently, NYC decided to no longer arrest or prosecute for public marijuana use, as well as for public urination. Even public drunkenness has been decriminalized under de Blasio’s lead. NYC police are now under order not to break up excessively loud parties, and stop and frisk police arrest policies have been put out of business.

In short, NYC is becoming a quality-of-life nightmare. Gone are the days of neighborhood improvement under mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg, as the city is once again becoming a cesspool of all that drives decent people away." 

Annoying Commercials

I'm sure we can all agree with the sentiment expressed in Steve Kelley's amusing cartoon, as seen today at Lucianne.com.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Photos from Armistice Day Centenary Ceremonies

Here are some beautiful photographs from yesterday's ceremonies all over the world. I watched the touching Paris ceremony.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Armistice Day Centenary 11-11-1918 -- 11-11-2018

The armistice was "the end of the nightmare" for France, as these contemporary accounts attest.

The New York Times has photos unpublished for 100 years that show "the joy of war's end".

Visit this slideshow of unforgotten victims and memorial places.

Friday, November 09, 2018

New York's Official Clock Master

I love these stories about senior citizens who still work, and work hard: "When daylight saving time begins and ends, it falls to Marvin Schneider, 79, New York’s official clock master, to reset some of the grandest public clocks in the city."

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Beautiful Music


Here's some wonderful music to perk you up: Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60: III. Scherzo-Furiant: Presto,  by Dvorak. The scenery in this YouTube video is also nice.

Lots 'o Links

Read the latest political and culture news along with lots of interesting tidbits at Larwyn's Linx, Maggie's Farm, Betsy's Page, and Liz Sheld's Morning Briefing.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Job Growth? Vote Republican!

Via Instapundit: "IF THERE WERE A DEMOCRAT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THE ECONOMY WOULD DOMINATE THE NEWS: Economy adds robust 250,000 jobs in October in last employment report before election. 'The unemployment rate was unchanged at a near 50-year low of 3.7 percent. Annual wage growth topped 3 percent for the first time in nine years.'"

Why on earth would you vote Democrat/Socialist and reverse this trend?

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The Pogrom in Pittsburgh

I am sending a donation to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh:  "Funds collected for Our Victims of Terror are earmarked for the psychological services, support for families, general services, reconstruction, additional security throughout the community, medical bills, as well as counseling and other services that may prove necessary for victims and first responders during their recovery. Our religious and day schools will also most likely require additional resources to help our youth process this tragic episode. This fund will help both the Jewish community members and the first responders affected."

You can also donate to the Tree of Life Synagogue itself.

Lots 'o Links

Get ready for some good reading at Betsy's Page, Larwyn's  Linx, Maggie's Farm, and Liz Sheld.

Also, the title of this column at the Federalist gives my reasons why I'm not a Democrat: "The Democratic Party Is Working To Destroy The American Way Of Life."