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More Arrests Equals Losing Border Battle (WAPO)

More Arrests Equals Losing Border Battle (WAPO)

In 1968, after what was one of the greatest feats of our military arms, when the United States repelled a multi-front attack by communist forces in Vietnam, the major US news media declared we’d lost the war. Instead of firing it’s Harvard architects, the Democrat Administration abdicated and declared “America’s Last Liberal War” to be the Republicans’ next one, “Nixon’s Failed Bailout”.

This same thinking went into a Washington Post analysis that because the Trump administration has arrested 50,000 border-crossers for the past three months, our border security plans have failed.

Where to begin.


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The Well Tempered Clavier I was married in March, 1968 and was able to leave my small one-room affair for a real apartment. With a …

John Wayne Sings “God Bless America”. Yes, sings.

John Wayne Sings “God Bless America”. Yes, sings.

1970. Just 50 years ago.

Bachelor’s Corner, My Annual Decoration Day Prayer

Bachelor’s Corner, My Annual Decoration Day Prayer

Bet you didn’t know it was called Decoration Day for close to a 100 years before it was a national holiday (1971), but the government gave the unions and working folks a day off on Monday, so as to keep them at the beach, full of beer, instead of in church. But Decoration Day was always on Sunday.

Because the 9/11 wars aren’t over, we don’t yet have a name for their war, or a national monument for their dead or their service, but I think they’re finding ways to remember.So should we.

Remember, in all the world’s history, the only men who ever gave up their lives for total strangers were Americans.

That is the American beat, and it still goes on.

I Remember Mama

Every Mother’s Day for as many years as I can remember, I crack open a bottle of wine, in honor of one of the stars of the film, Uncle Cris, and a box of Kleenex, to honor the rest of the cast, and watch the 1948 film, “I Remember Mama.” The first time I saw it I was as a kid in high school, and I never watch it that I don’t find something new I’d overlooked.

It’s just a story of a family of Norwegian immigrants living in San Francisco around 1900, and how they dealt with everyday life; paying the bills, raising the children, dealing with illness, extended family, and giving up the old ways of the old country and adapting to the new ones in America.

To me it is still a melancholy reminder of what America used to be when assimilation and becoming American was a Good Thing. Today it is also a melancholy reminder of what Hollywood once was, for I know many of the people involved in the production of that film were of the Left, but who still approved of the “becoming American” part.