Madame Pigpen

It is important to note that no matter the crapstorm ongoing around the Clinton email scandal (and it is a scandal even if the NYT and WaPo do not think so), this is a crapstorm of her own making. I know progressives are not particularly fond of root cause analysis but had she not made…

Who Controls Government?

A comment on Facebook post started a thought in my poorly educated Mississippi brain and this is what came out. I wrote a post yesterday about how futile it seems to expect elected officials to control government (much less shrink it) because the elected portion if our government is dwarfed in both population and real…

The Dodo Bird Media

Perhaps the most stunning aspect of the recent Wikileaks revelations is not the corruption of the Democrats, it is that not one single incident of this corruption was reported by any of the major “news” organizations. That they can find a woman who claims to have been treated poorly by Trump over 30 years ago…

Thinking It Through

A good and honorable friend of mine and I had a little discussion about voting in which I used the allegory that follows. I would be interested in the take of the good folks over here… We were speaking of the morality of not voting, voting for ABTOC (anyone but Trump or Hillary) or voting for…

Are We Equal?

Are we truly equal? The answer to that is clearly that we are not. We are at once smarter and less smart than our fellow citizens, more and less successful, lucky, innovative, skilled, supported and/or capable. We all have different wants, needs and desires. There are only two times we are equal while we are…

Exiting Wonderland; Voting Trump

On Tuesday night we went to the Trump rally. It was YUGE! Seriously, it was literally huge. The park supposedly accommodates 7,000. Trump had 11,200 inside the gates and a little over 10,000 outside. My sister (the lib one) said it must’ve been loaded with rednecks. On the contrary, I saw engineers, teachers, businessmen, military…

America on the Cusp

The fact that Hillary Clinton is even still in this race is a testament to the power of the media to choose what they believe the average citizen should see as important.   Even in scientific inquiry, if you are only fed sets of data corroborating a certain hypothesis and never see anything contradictory, you…

What is Your Vote Worth?

How can you reconcile the irreconcilable?   You can’t.   But you can change your perspective without losing your mind.   For a while now, I have been thinking about the value I have given my vote. Yes, that action of going into a little temporary cubicle, drawing a curtain and punching a chad, touching…

Coincidental Conspiracies

We have talked several times about the act of “virtue signaling”, that act of outrage that is summarily followed by absolutely nothing at all, an act designed to let others know that you are a member of the tribe. Progressives do it, concern trolls do it, it is also pervasive in the Social Justice Warrior…

The Inferno

Flashback to 1998: “It is just about sex.” “European leaders have mistresses! Why can’t America be more like Europe?” “It’s a private matter.” Back to the future and now the GOP candidate’s behavior is in question by the same people who wanted to wish away Wanderin’ Bill’s actual acts…and his lies about them – under…

Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t

“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline…

For Arthur – Kalergi’s Plan

Sometimes, the best thing about an article is the comments. After reading about another Muslim atrocity in Europe, a commenter stated that it was all a part of Kalergi’s Plan. Since I didn’t know who Kalergi was, I was curious to find out about him and his plan. When I searched Kalergi, the image I…

Follow the Money

The day before yesterday, I was reading about the problems that the Deutsch Bank is having. In the comment section, this fella was going on and on to check out Merkel, Draghi, Juncker, Tsipras, and Yellen. This guy wrote in code, but I figured out he is a Bulgarian financial wizard who says that because…

The Lords of Chaos

One of the escapist activities of my misspent youth in rural 1960’s Mississippi was reading those great pulp sword and sorcery novels. Long before Ahhhhnold donned the animal skins and started worshiping Crom, I was reading Robert E. Howard’s Conan series. Many folks don’t know the origins of Conan but Howard wrote those stories beginning…