The Ironclad Oath

The Democrats demand that Republicans, especially those who opposed certifying the electors of certain states, must say “Biden is legitimate, the elections were free and fair” or they are to be considered insurrectionists and traitors to the Union. First of all, American citizens don’t do loyalty oath to a leader, and this sounds a lot…

To Serve or Be Served

I have never done academic quality research on this, but from my observations over a business career spanning over four decades, I have observed some key things about businesses in specific and all organizations in general. It seems to me that at some point in their lifecycles, all organizations go through two identity phases: 1)…

Regrets, I Have a Few

President Trump never has had the power to go after his individual accusers – Pelosi, Schiff, Swalwell, Lieu, Schumer, any of them – all he could do is to verbally assault them, and he did. But those same people have the power to target him as an individual from the safety of Congressional rules. Biden’s…

No Left or Right, Only Up or Down

The idea that capitalism = conservativism = racism = white supremacism is completely nuts. Capitalism is the only economic system that ISN’T focused on who or what you are, only what value you can bring to the market. Conservativism doesn’t care about your race, color, creed, ethnicity, gender or sexual preferences, all it cares about…

Agitprop, Confusion and Anger

I’m willing to consider that President Trump incited a riot at the Capitol the minute someone explains to me how the things Pelosi, AOC, Harris, Biden, and other Congressional Democrats and Democrat mayors and governors said in encouragement and support of ANTIFA and BLM rioters wasn’t incitement. Democrat politicians and Republican quislings got a taste…

Breaking Bonds

My wife said Big Tech’s actions are just like China. I said their actions are worse. “How so?” she asked. “At least the Chinese let you know what your social credit score is before they make you a non-person,” I said. These companies making the charge that they are clamping down on Parler and conservatives…

Official Truth

For the first time in my six decades of life, there is an “official truth”. The various bans from social media are based on allegations of the parties spreading “lies” and “misinformation” and “inciting violence”, but those supposed “lies” and “misinformation” are not lies and misinformation at all, they are only disagreement with the approved,…

Four Horsepersons

The Four Horsepersons of the RINO Apocalypse, Romney, Toomey, Sasse, Murkowski – all are Republican senators who are accusing Hawley, Cruz and company of “destroying democracy” and “embarrassing America” as they “try to overturn a legitimate election”. Nice to know who our real friends are because not a single one has expressed a desire to…

Living With Risk

Let us assume that there exists a city with an area that is well-known by its mayor to be dangerously crime ridden, but the mayor forbids telling people about it. He does so because if people knew, they would avoid it – and that wouldn’t be fair because avoiding it is racist, classist or some…

Slingshot Observations

People have complimented my writing, and for that I am eternally grateful, but a long-time friend of mine described my writing as accurately as anyone ever has – she said that I have a gift for defining the obvious when everybody else is trying to ignore how obvious it is, that I can put things…

On Common Sense

You don’t need an expert to tell you when something offends common sense. In the vernacular of my hometown in rural Mississippi, we all know when something “just ain’t right”. One of the issues we have created for ourselves is the tacit, if not outright, acceptance of things and situations we intuitively know cannot be…

Merry Christmas 2020

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6 The eve is upon us and with that I say Merry Christmas to all! Once again,…

Solitude, a Heavy Barrel and a 1500 Yard Range

Went to dinner last night with some good friends – great food, even better company – but I made a statement at dinner, that upon further reflection, explains why I am not joyous in this joyous season.I said that, at no time in my 60 years on this beautiful blue-green orb, have I ever felt…

Modern Tower of Babel

I have often noted how progressives base their beliefs on lies. They always start with their outcome and the build a base of lies to support that outcome – and then fill in the gaps with truth and half-truths. But there should also be a focus on how they lie though the modification of language.…

Feudalistic Neofascism

Webster defines fascism as “a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.” That the American left is not called…

More Progressive Rationalization

Everything President Trump does, has done or ever will do is defined by the progressive left as an “attack on democracy”. That phrase has been as overused almost as much as is the word “racism”. Both that phrase and that word have been rendered meaningless because when such a thing can mean literally anything, then…

There is a Storm Coming

I believe President Trump won the election. Emotionally, I believe it. I simply can’t buy that the differences in public support didn’t matter – Biden campaigning from his basement, and when he did come to the surface, drawing literally tens of people to his scripted 15 minute Teleprompter (which he had trouble reading) events and…

Welcome to the Technocracy

Progressives have tried for years to declare anything they don’t like a “public health crisis”. They have tried to declare gun violence (defined by them as private ownership of firearms) a “public health crisis”.But racism is in vogue now as this season’s best virtue signaling couture, so every progressive official desires to cloak themselves in…

Thanksgiving 2030

A short story. What follows is entirely fictional – or is it? John stepped outside to grab more wood for the fireplace. It was sharply cold, the kind of cold that stings your face even as it purifies the air. A light snow had begun to fall from the grey Montana sky. The mountain peaks…

Party Like it is 1978!

An acquaintance, someone who knows my political alignments, asked, somewhat sarcastically if “you and your Ayn Rand buddies expect the Biden administration to be like Orwell’s ‘1984’”. I said, “No. I’m not thinking 1984, I’m thinking more like 1978.” “1978?”, she asked. “Yeah, 1978. I know that was about a decade before you were born…