Did anyone else catch the 1955 film “The Trial” recently?

The Turner Movie Channel presented the film “The Trial” this past Friday night. I found much of it very much in sync with what has developed recently inside the Democratic Party and the “New Left.”

Briefly stated, the plot concerns a 17 year old Mexican young man, Angel,  and his encounter at a private beach with a young white woman he knew from school. Angel is first seen by the audience after he shouts out a scream for help. People who are picnicing at the beach run to find him standing over the girl’s  body, a look of terror on his face.... [Read More]



Kanye West is causing trouble for Lefty again. It all started when he said something nice about Candace Owens in the spring. Next thing you know, he was seen sporting a MAGA cap and saying good things about the president.

Apparently, he went off on a rant on last night’s Saturday Night Live, after the end of the broadcast, that was captured on video:... [Read More]


The War Against Reality

The Left has been waging a war against reality for decades via postmodernism generally and constructivist epistemology in particular. Everyone knows the drill by now: sex is a social construct, race is a social construct, the blank slate.

It’s mostly been a rear-guard action so far but has lately moved out into the open.  Since the Left sees that science is not on their side, it must be suppressed:... [Read More]


The Web, Decentralized?

I have developed a significant resentment of the monopolistic=leftist web companies and have asked why there aren’t alternatives. Well, now I have a question for those in the know on Ratburger: Is there anything to Tim Berners-Lee’s assertion that his new startup Inrupt

its mission is to turbocharge a broader movement afoot, among developers around the world, to decentralize the web and take back power from the forces that have profited from centralizing it. In other words, it’s game on for Facebook, Google, Amazon. For years now, Berners-Lee and other internet activists have been dreaming of a digital utopia where individuals control their own data and the internet remains free and open. But for Berners-Lee, the time for dreaming is over.... [Read More]


Ex Libris: Bookplates Maritime

A book about bookplates inspired me to look around home for interesting specimens I’d not noted properly. The yield so far has been low, especially compared to the yield of “Discard” stamps and scrawls. But we set such thoughts aside for now, and look at a few bookplates with seafaring theme.

Fielding’s The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, published in reassuring solidity of hardcover in just the right proportions about 120 years ago by John W. Lovell, reveals this prize on the inside front cover.... [Read More]


Kill All The Lawyers

No matter what the final reviews of the “Kav and Hag” double bill last week,  it’s clear, my brothers and sisters at the bar, that it’s we lawyers who are going to suffer the greatest damage to the greatest number.

I would’ve thought no one could do our profession any more damage than Michael Cohen, recording confidential communications with his client.  But I was wrong.... [Read More]


The Beginning of the End

In 1859, when John Brown led a small band of radicals into Harper’s Ferry, VA to seize a federal armory and lead a slave rebellion into Virginia and beyond, the aftermath was said to be the “beginning of the Confederate Army.” Well, folks, there are radicals among us and they are planning legitimate violence against a segment of the population which they vehemently hate. Prior to this Civil War, do not find yourself unarmed and flatfooted. Arm yourself and be proficient in using them.



Some of You Still Think Flake has Honor? No, He Doesn’t

From PJMedia:

Smiling from ear to duplicitous ear, Sen. Jeff Flake (fake Republican-Ariz.) took the stage in front of a roaring crowd of #GlobalCitizens at a rock festival on Saturday. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), the chap who seems to have talked Flake into betraying his constituents and party leaders, was alongside him in a bipartisan show of support for the big fat wrench in the form of a “one-week” delay in the confirmation process for Judge Kavanaugh.... [Read More]


This Week’s Book Review – City Unseen

I write a weekly book review for the Daily News of Galveston County. (It is not the biggest daily newspaper in Texas, but it is the oldest.) My review normally appears Wednesdays. When it appears, I post the review here on the following Sunday.

Book Review

‘City Unseen’ shows world in new light

By MARK LARDAS... [Read More]


“No, You Misandrists, Men are Not Trash”

As penance for putting up something related to Jennifer Rubin, I am putting up something from Helen Smith. She has been carrying her good for nothin’ husband Glenn Reynolds for years. (I think Glenn would agree.)

https://pjmedia.com/drhelen/no-you-misandrists-men-are-not-trash/... [Read More]


Something Windy This Way Comes

Once again I have a typhoon coming my way.

The below picture has my city at the top. The warnings from left to right are high winds, heavy seas, heavy rains, high tides, and lightening. The red means “Danger” and the yellow means “Caution”.  The exclamation point means the “Caution” will probably turn to “Danger”.... [Read More]


Scenarios And Solutions

Now that the Senate has decided to allow the minority party run the show there, it is time to explore possible outcomes and possible solutions to those outcomes.

Jeff Flake proved that he has zero integrity. After the stirring and emotionally power defense of Judge Kavanaugh by Lindsey Graham (of all people) and Kavanaugh’s own self defense in his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday afternoon, for Flake, or any other Republican, to fail to see what the Democrats have done is a textbook example of what it means to have no principles, no integrity, and no character. Flake is the catalyst for yet another delay in the confirmation process of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court because he conditioned his affirmation of Kavanaugh to a supplemental FBI investigation in to the issues brought up by the Ford – Fienstien operation to use a sexual assault claim as a means of preventing Kavanaugh’s confirmation. So what can we expect from this FBI investigation?... [Read More]