Trump vs. Democrat House will concentrate the GOP Mind

DeVine Law is now convinced, (especially after the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer public brouhaha over the demand for rounding-error dollars to fund The Wall aka common sense) that we have a better chance to make America Great Again with Democrats’ in control of the House. After two years of GOP control, all we got was a tax cut, ... Read More

A Natural History of Elitism

From an interesting 50-minute discussion between Tucker Carlson and Ben Shapiro last month, while discussing common backgrounds in California, Carlson made the offhand comment, "We're both elites". Well, as a matter of fact, they are. Only do they know what kind?....for there are several types of elites in a typical community; social, political, economic, even moral and educational. And by whose appointment? ... Read More

1789 redux: France in crisis

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By an Angel’s Kiss, George H W Bush, 41st President of the United States, Veteran

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony President George H W Bush, 94, died at his home in Houston, TX He was the last military veteran (to date) to serve as president. He was also the youngest Navy ensign to enter flight training during World War II, ... Read More

Riff-Raff Runways

(First written in 2010, a reflection on the traveling season.)  Are riff-raff runways in America’s future? I’ll bet you didn’t know that Europe has had them for years, at least since the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly 30 years ago, I’ve flown through most every major European hub, Heathrow and Gatwick in London, Amsterdam, Zurich, ... Read More

By An Angel’s Kiss, CPT Andrew Ross, 29, SFC Eric Emond, 39 and AF SSG Dylan Elchin, 25 (Afghanistan)

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony Army Captain Andrew Patrick Ross, 29, of Lexington, VA, and Army SFC Eric Michael Emond, 39, of Brush Prairie, WA, both of 1st Bn, 3rd Special Forces Gp, Ft Bragg, and AF SSG Dylan J Elchin, 25, of Hookstown, PA, ... Read More

More socialist rubbish found in Obamacare

"We have to pass the bill to see what's in it." --Nancy Pelosi, 2010 On Obamacare. Infamous words spoken by then Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the about-to-be-passed-Obamacare travesty. And for those who have forgotten (I doubt not many) here she is: The last couple of days found me flumoxxed by a letter I received from Social Security ... Read More

What Have You Done For Me Lately? Twitter “Stars” Edition

I know I've been at this too damn long when little anklebiters like Cernovich get on my nerves on a Sunday morning. "I threw the largest Inauguration event of 201, so if you’re new here, kindly shut the f-ck up and read a book before lecturing me about “the base” or 2020. I actively made ... Read More

The Canons of Conservatism, “Those Other Guys”, and the Veterans, A Preamble

William F Buckley, Jr. was the founding figure of modern conservatism in America. He wrote God and Man at Yale when he was 25, and wrote many books afterward until he died in 2008. But he had an extra dimension which seems to have been lost on the newer generations of conservatives, which I'll discuss here. In 1960, at ... Read More

Was Arizona a Robbery or a Giveaway?

They say it's official, that Kyrsten Sinema is Arizona's new senator-elect, in the US Senate until 2024. Think about it. In an election year when this election had all the smell and taste of a heist-in-the-making, as I'd been warning for several months, August thru last week, it only seemed natural to assume that Democratic Party skullduggery ... Read More

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

November 11th is both a celebration of America's Veterans and a commemoration of the Anniversary of the ending of World War I, once called Armistice Day, when the Germans, (the bad guys) formally surrendered to England and France (the good guys) in a railroad car at Compiegne, near Paris, ending the shooting. The Versailles Treaty, in 1919, ... Read More

By an Angel’s Kiss, MAJ Brent Taylor, 39, (Green on Blue)

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony Major Brent Taylor, 39, of North Ogden, Utah and its Mayor, was shot and killed in a Green on Blue murder in Kabul, Afghanistan He was serving on National Guard duty and serving with their Join Force HQ in Kabul Rest ... Read More

By an Angel’s Kiss, Specialist James Slape, 23

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony Army Specialist James Slape, 23, of Morehead City, North Carolina, 42 was killed Oct 4, by IED in Hellmand Province. He was assigned to 60th Troop Command, North Carolina National Guard Rest in peace, Specialisy Job well done.   I’m asking ... Read More

The 2018 Election Heist, If the Democrats can Pull it Off

Published once, in September, this is just a reminder. Tell your well-meaning Democrats, just in case they haven't been paying attention. Why would the Left be puffing up numbers of a Blue Wave when the numbers don’t justify that…unless they have an alternate plan as to how to make those numbers seem real? The numbers ... Read More

A Letter to Well-Meaning Democrats and Republicans

I have no idea how many of you there are anymore, "well-meaning" voters, both D's and R's,  but let me throw some descriptions out to you and see if the shoe fits. I have a very good friend from the YMCA, Singh. Like me, he visits almost very day, and is about my age. He ... Read More

“An Extremity of Nominal Democracy”

Barbara Tuchman was one of my two favorite historians, (the other is still alive). She published The First Salute in 1988, then died of a stroke early the next year, so the book was to have been her last salute. I have three well-underlined volumes on my bookshelf, and this last volume is about the American ... Read More