Health or Control?

If you return to Washington DC after “non-essential” travel to certain states you must self-quarantine for 14 days. If you travel to the same place on “essential” business then you are not under the same restrictions. Does that mean the virus will be more or less deadly based on why you decided to travel? Probably not, but it does mean that going to Georgia for a Democrat’s funeral is definitely an “essential” activity.

In Nevada, churches cannot have more than 50 people in them at a time, regardless of how large the church is. Casinos, on the other hand, are allowed to have up to 50% capacity. So, if your church can seat 1,000 you can only have 50 people but if your casino fits 1,000 people you can have up to 500 gamblers at a time. Again, does the virus know if you are a worshipper or a degenerate gambler? No, it does not. Casinos pay more taxes, but we are still going with the “public health” argument for the lockdowns, right?... [Read More]


Facebook Opens today at 248 and Closes at 266

Thank goodness I had the faith in MZ after the Salem witch hunt he underwent this past week in the swamp by the very people who were more than happy to take his money over the years.

Guess what people? Nobody cares about his politics. I made $12k today and I can only wish he could know what a fiscal conservative am I.... [Read More]


700 Years, Minimum, to Go!

In connection with the catchphrase “white supremacy“, I’ve been trying to ascertain when the Left thinks it allegedly started.    We recently had a little contretemps  here about BC and AD vs. BCE and CE.  That would suggest that what they’re saying is alleged global (or aspirationally global)  hegemony of “whites”coincides with Classical Greek and Roman civilization,  and  (brace yourself) Christianity.
Okay, even if we take it back  to Alexander’s Hellenization of as much of the world as he could conquer.thats about 320 BC.  2340 years ago.  Ci siamo?

The non-white civilizations of Mesopotamia, India, China and Egypt (MICE, if you want to commit this to memory—easy for US, O Ratty!)   all dominated the globe, or as much of it as they knew about, for at least 3000 years.... [Read More]


Musings on the Battle of Omdurman

In 1898, Omdurman was a village north of Khartoum in Sudan, 3,100 miles from London as the crow flies.  English General Kitchener led a force of 8,000 Brits (including a young Lieutenant Winston Churchill) supported by an army of 17,000 Egyptians & Sudanese against a Madhist army of about 50,000 Muslim warriors (called Dervishes by the English).

This was in part a campaign of reprisal against the forces of the Madhi who had previously inflicted defeats on the Brits, and in part an element in the competition between England and France for colonial possessions.  However, the wider geopolitical considerations need not detain us here.... [Read More]


“…I Will Wear Him in My Heart’s Core..”

“Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice/And could of men distinguish, her election/Hath sealed thee for herself, for thou hast been—/As one in suffering all that suffers nothing—/A man that fortune’s buffets and rewards/Hast ta’en with equal thanks. And blessed are those/ Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled/That they are not a pipe for Fortune’s finger/To sound what stop she please.  Give me that man/ That is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him/In my heart’s core, ay, in my heart of heart..”     —Hamlet, III, 2

….As one in suffering all that suffers nothing! Give me that man, indeed:  TRUMP 2020!!


Feel the Fear!

I don’t know why, but when the Left goes all hair-on-Fire (like April Fool Ryan fantasizing about Trump being hauled out of the Oval On Jan 20 by the otherwise despiséd  “police and  armed forces”)—nobody  laughs.  The Right can’t get away with that kinda overt paranoia.   Or maybe we don’t want to; it’s ….embarrassing.

The Right suffers (probably fatally) from a “normalcy bias“.... [Read More]


AOC tweets that St Damien of Molokai was a colonizer and white supremacist

AOC is definitely one of the dumbest people in congress. She’s duking it out for the title of dumbest Congressperson with Sheila Jackson Lee and Hank (Guam might capsize) Johnson. Her most recent post (I think on Instagram) about St Damien of Molokai, really takes the cake. This was the post

“Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and settlers whose stories are told – and virtually no one else,” wrote Ocasio-Cortez in an Instagram story. “Check out Hawaii’s statue. It’s not Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawaii, the only Queen Regnant of Hawaii, who is immortalized and whose story is told. It is Father Damien.”... [Read More]


License to Lather . . . Rinse & Repeat

With unemployment rates already high from coronavirus and the state’s response, the New York Senate is looking into adding another barrier to employment, a shampoo license.

NY State Senate Bill S8862 would require 500 hours of course study in order for someone to get a job as a “Shampoo Assistant.” In addition to the cost for taking such classes, shampooers would also have to pay a fee to the state to obtain their certification. I assume part of the training is, “try to avoid getting soap in the eyes.” Not sure what the other 499.9 will be spent on.... [Read More]