Category: America

Christopher Columbus was just another wise guy with a boat

Christopher Columbus was just another wise guy with a boat
I usually post the following on Columbus Day, but with Mayor Lightfoot pulling old Christopher off his pedestals, it seemed appropriate to light it up today: Celebrated in 46 states – the holdouts being Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and South Dakota – Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of America by Italian seafarer, Christopher Columbus. While the... Read more »

My life as a cotton-growing, slave-owning Southern white gentleman

My life as a cotton-growing, slave-owning Southern white gentleman
The title of this piece may leave a lot to unpack, but let’s put a pin in all that for now. I grew up on the North Side of Chicago and didn’t get further south than Terre Haute, Indiana until I landed at Fort Polk, LA, just a month short of my nineteenth birthday. So,... Read more »

Jesus said, "Love your neighbor as yourself." Why not wear the freakin' mask for His sake?

Jesus said, "Love your neighbor as yourself."  Why not wear the freakin' mask for His sake?
Sunday morning, July 5, 2020 Love your neighbor as yourself is a highlight of the New Testament (Matthew 22:39).  It must be important because it also appears in the Old Testament (Leviticus 19:18 & Deuteronomy 6:5). When it comes to loving our neighbors, we should all be on the same page.  Jesus said that it was the... Read more »
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The Confederate flag is racist, Black History Month is not

The Confederate flag is racist, Black History Month is not
If you find the message in the above featured image offensive, you are not alone. Incredibly, it’s a very commonly repeated fabrication. The logic of the whole reverse racism thing is enough to make you want to delete country music from your playlist. Ours is a culture of incomprehensible equivalencies; bizarre comparisons between two things that... Read more »

For Sale: 3' X 5' American flag. Like new, but not in great shape

For Sale:  3' X 5' American flag.  Like new, but not in great shape
America adopted the Stars and Stripes as her flag on June 14, 1777.  In a cruel twist of irony, Donald Trump was born on the same date, 169 years later.  The following was first posted on January 19, 2017: The above pictured flag was first flown on July 4, 2016.  It was last flown on... Read more »

"What could he have done any different?" they ask

"What could he have done any different?" they ask
If you haven’t seen Quora, it’s a place where people can ask questions and share ideas.  It’s also a place where trolls can hype the latest in conspiracy theories, while others ask complex questions to which only they know the answers. Some people work to display unfathomable detachment from reality and gullibility beyond comprehension. Quora is... Read more »
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Would it have been better if Derek Chauvin had shot George Floyd in the back?

Would it have been better if Derek Chauvin had shot George Floyd in the back?
Request to readers: PLEASE do not take this as any kind of endorsement of shooting people in the back.  Don’t be a Trumpster, read past the headlines. Like many other people around the world, the video of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck is burned into my brain.  Like many other horrors I’ve witnessed... Read more »

Memorial Day 2020: Do the words "Honor and Remember" mean anything anymore?

Memorial Day 2020:  Do the words "Honor and Remember" mean anything anymore?
Updated and reposted from a previous Memorial Day This is the last Memorial Day before the 2020 election and I fear the meaning of this day may be gasping its last breath. The tag line of Memorial Day is Honor and Remember.  There’s even an organization by that name, you can read about them HERE. A motorcycle... Read more »

So what if Joe Biden finger banged Tara Reade?

So what if Joe Biden finger banged Tara Reade?
In deference to Tara Reade and #metoo, let’s stipulate that she was forcibly finger banged by Joe Biden in 1993. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said of Al Franken’s accusers that if a woman says it happened, it happened. For the record, Gillibrand has since expressed regret over her rush to judgement. If Ms Reade’s allegation... Read more »
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If your adviser is quoting Sean Hannity, it might be time for a change

If your adviser is quoting Sean Hannity, it might be time for a change
Never before has party or politics been a factor in my choices for professional services. Doctors, lawyers, accountants, etc only needed to be competent and have good Yelp reviews. COVID-19 changed that.  Our response to it may determine if our economy recovers, languishes in recession or craters into depression. COVID-19 is medical nomenclature for a novel... Read more »