It took a long time but I have finally figgered out how the Left (American and international) can keep on calling Trump a “fascist”. Here are the hallmarks of fascism: Centralized autocratic government. Trump didn’t expand federal power; during the height of the pandemic he was excoriated for refusing to usurp the power of the … Continue reading Ah Ha!
I read somewhere that when Cressida says that line in Shakespeare’s play, she reveals herself as a whore. That’s what a prostitute seeking to entice trade would say to a passing gentleman. Shannon Bream, one of Fox’s squeaky-clean Blonde anchors, has a book out, Women of the Bible. I haven’t read it, but, (idky, maybe … Continue reading “Will You Walk In, My Lord?”
September 23 is the birthday of my best friend, dead—oh God, can it really be 10 years come this February? As I’ve mentioned to Simon, my friend was one of the people I think of as “nature’s noblemen”. I don’t know where I read that epithet, but I think it was coined by George Eliot. … Continue reading For ST: “Nature’s Noblemen”
…on this September 11, to the Islamists! Twenty-one years on and there are many —2x? 3x?— more mosques on this country than there were in 2001! Why, there’s even an “Islamic center” at Ground Zero (in line with the Muslim tradition of building a mosque at the site of a military victory). Youn see hijabs … Continue reading Congratulations are in order…
Yuh, you read that right. It ended slavery. It ended the second-class (if that; chattel is a more accurate term) status of women. It enshrined tolerance of minority groups. It built and ran facilities for extraction and use and distribution of natural resources. It is responsible for global health initiatives which eliminated scourges that now … Continue reading Western Imperialism is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to This Benighted Planet
Did Ol’ Bygone say at some point, “Not all Republicans are MAGA Republicans”? well, tru dat! Because it is fer DAMN shur that not all Republicans want to Make America Great Again. And if they don’t, they should get the hell outta the GOP. And get the hell outta the country.
Saw Ol’Bygone speaking yesterday with his supporters behind him holding up “Safer America” signs. His supporters would rather be safe than great! That sounds Un-American, don’t it? Welp, my daughter (age 27) opened my rheumy, heavy-lidded old eyes yesterday. She pointed out that on one hand, the parents of millennials taught them to be very … Continue reading “Safer America”? Maybe it’s a winning slogan…
Okay so three quarters (74%) of the country thinks we’re “on the wrong track”— and yet, somehow, the Dems are now favored to win the midterms? What is this? Like, “Damn straight America is on the wrong track—at last! That’s where we belong, racist sexist jingoists that we are! You GO, Brandon!” In my state, … Continue reading Wha’?!?!
Its almost 35 years since Rushdie’s book The Satainc Verses was published, and a fatwa was issued against him. His assassin wasn’t even born then. Hadi Matar is only 24. (I’d like to say “would-be assassin”, but it doesn’t look good for Salman right now.) .I remember reading a novel around that time, I think … Continue reading Satan’s Child
It’s gonna be Trump vs. …….drumroll please: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Can you imagine what campaign season is going to be like? Biden is a disaster, Dems don’t know what to do with him. AOC can claim she never really liked him, he was never far-Left enough, she always said so. She could even primary him. … Continue reading I See 2024