The Death of Great Fictions

The Taliban did not defeat and humiliate America. That defeat and humiliation is reserved for the Democrat Party. That is who the Taliban defeated. Some folks seem to be baffled by Biden’s approval rating holding in the high 40’s, given all we have witnessed in the past few weeks. Not me. I expect his rating…

Offending the High Holy Algorithm

I’ve offended the High Holy Algorithm and have been sent to the Facebook Gulag for 7 days for posting the following on August 17th: It stands to reason that one of the factors, if not the greatest factor, causing the Afghanistan debacle is that the Ivy League brains in the White House simply cannot comprehend…

Nothing About This is Normal

William Jacobson, Cornell law professor and proprietor of the great site Legal Insurrection, recounts this Morgan Ortagus tweet: “9/11 altered my career path & is why I went into govt service. The events of the past week feel like they are having the same life-altering effect; I hope for the rest of the country too.…

The Democrat Parade of Horribles Must End

As an American first and a conservative Republican second, I care about Democrats and the Democrat Party.I know that seems incongruent with winning, but I believe there are many like me who care about winning, but also care about the quality of the win. I’m also a moral human, and as a moral person, I…

Cap’n Joe Flies Solo

Biden breaks free of Obama, and the results are predictably damning for America. President Carter was so bad because he was inept, incompetent and in way over his head. President Obama was worse because he was malevolent and the damage he inflicted was clearly intentional. Now we have Biden, who combines the malevolence of Obama…

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

Everything I need to know about how America is supposed to work, I learned in a hot, humid, late summer Mississippi hay field. My entire career has revolved around technical businesses, and technology belongs to scientists and engineers.  Over several decades, I have evolved from engineer to management of engineers, to management of companies that…

Fool Me Once, Shame on You

Fool me twice, it must mean I am a Republican. Politicians always frame situations in a way most favorable to their interests but the Biden administration has gone full Baghdad Bob. I thought Obama was bad with his denials of reality, but I guess I really shouldn’t have been surprised what is happening today since…

Breaking Through Luxury Beliefs and Preference Cascades

You may wonder why people have bought into things that are clearly illogical, physically impossible, and demonstrably racist. I have a couple of theories about that. At least part of it is virtue signaling, of course. I have written a couple of times about Thorstein Veblen, the economist and sociologist, who made observations about social…

Catch Me If You Can

Many have commented about how fast things are changing, that they are changing so fast that people are having trouble keeping up. That is objectively true, and, in my opinion, it is because Democrats have figured out how to beat our constitutional system of government by employing a tactic that became popular during the Obama…

Lost and Found

I found America last night. Not that I ever really lost her, it probably is more accurate to say I “rediscovered” her at 6 PM in Kamas, Utah.If you want to see her for yourself, go to any small-town parade during the month of July. We have a bunch of them here in Utah –…

Zinn’s War

For the sake of argument, lets say we give in to the Marxists in the Democrat party and their race warmongering allies – what gets better and who benefits? Well, if history of other communist takeovers is any indication, the answer to the first question is nothing.People will argue that the CCP in China reduced…

Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. There exists no better physical representation of this common bumper sticker/tee shirt idiom than the Democrat Party. Viewed individually from top to bottom, this is a political party made up of some of the most unimpressive, unaccomplished, weak, cowardly, shameless, ignorant, and just downright hateful…

Broken Windows and Observable Cues

Dealing with America’s rising tide of crime ain’t rocket surgery. The rising tide of violence in public spaces, like the gunplay outside the Nationals baseball game in DC is not a function of availability of guns, a bad economy, or allegedly racist police. What it is though, is entirely predictable. It is simply a breakdown…

Just Say No

I do not believe the Harris/Biden administration is giving orders to the various agencies to commit unconstitutional acts. Certainly, it is not because they do not want those agencies to spy or to corruptly deny American citizens their rights, but because they simply do not need to tell them. It seems clear that neither Obama…

An American Ragnarök?

Are we on the brink cataclysmic destruction of America and everything in it – even the gods? People who read my writings know my mind sometimes (often?) works in strange ways, making connections or drawing stimulation from strange places. This afternoon, I walked in the den and Thor: Ragnarök was on the idiot box. It…

Soylent Green is People

Biden’s government and their big corporation allies are busying themselves creating the very dystopian future predicted by science fiction. Businesses, especially those at the top of the food chain, invest millions in research and some, if not most, of the multinationals have intelligence gathering operations that rival anything the CIA or FBI (or even the…