Armchair Psychology

A post in which I combine observable cues, McDonald’s, dementia, my family, and Joe Biden to make an amateur diagnosis. When people face new or unfamiliar situations, they seek ways to define and therefore, understand them. In many cases people search for and find enough data to process so they can place the situation in…

Aspheterism, Pantisocracy, Marxism and Utopianism

Before Karl Marx, there was Robert Southey. Southey was an English poet, historian, biographer, and essayist, rising to become Poet laurate of the United Kingdom in 1813, a position he held until his death. Americans outside the literary community likely have scant knowledge of Southey, but no doubt have been touched by his work –…

The Incredible Self-Immolating President

Everything is now proceeding as I have foreseen. Sorry for the day-old news – by now, you have probably seen or heard about Pelosi’s Freudian slip. She referred to the agenda allegedly belonging to Biden as Obama’s “Build Back Better” agenda. Not really a surprise to anyone. It has been clear for a while Biden…

President Joker and Vice President Harley Quinn

Any sentient American must be looking at the events of the past several weeks with slack-jawed disbelief. I know I am. The magnitude and depth of evil we are experiencing has only heretofore been captured on the pages of graphic novel/comic book fantasies. This morning, it is reported that the 12,000 – 18,000 Haitians residing…

Self Governance in the Words of Burke, Madison, Acton and Hayek

In America, our government does not draw legitimacy simply from elections. A government of the people, for the people and by the people is not a guarantee of liberty because, as history teaches, elections can be manipulated and a corrupt people will elect corrupt governments. Edmund Burke said: “Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot…

America’s Tiananmen Square Moment

I am a fool. I suppose the more accurate statement would be “I WAS a fool” because my eyes are wide open now. No doubt I am not alone in that designation, but I find no solace in that association. This is one situation where there is no safety or solace in numbers. I was…

A Rendezvous With Destiny

Almost 57 years ago, on October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan gave his pivotal “A Time For Choosing” speech. In that speech, Reagan clearly outlined the battle lines drawn between freedom and serfdom, between capitalism and communism. In that speech, he said: ”Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee,…

Hellscapes Are Created by Powerful Fools

Our elites are not elite, they are not actually especially smart or well-educated or competent. Democrats believe America is a dystopian landscape full of hatred, racism, economic disparity, homophobia – you name it. If it is awful, that is what they see, a disaster of biblical proportions, real wrath-of-God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming…

Death Before Dishonor

Glenn Beck is in the Middle East – you can say what you want about Beck, but he collected 30 million dollars in 4 days for the evacuation of Christians (it began that way but was expanded to any American or Afghani with the proper papers) from Afghanistan and he is there, personally trying to…

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 –…