Category: Culture

Hey, Dad. Scram. You're not needed here

So say today’s cultural norms. Kids growing up without a father present just doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if the father’s not around in the home. It especially doesn’t matter if the father and mother aren’t married. So, on this Father’s Day, it is again necessary to review the science about the importance of fatherhood. as more  than one... Read more »

Is "systemic racism" buried in our DNA? No, I think not

Anti-black racism runs in the very DNA of this country, as does the belief, so well articulated by Lincoln, that black people are the obstacle to national unity. — Nikole Hannah-Jones, in “Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.” in her Pulitzer Prize winning introduction... Read more »


The coronavirus has exposed what appears to be (among some) a generational war. On one side are the millennials and other young people who are chuckling over how old folks are more in danger of getting and dying from the virus. On the other side are elders who are truly angry that young people would wish... Read more »

'Okay, boomer'

Heidi Stevens scores a thoroughly delightful column in the Chicago Tribune that Baby Boomers must read. “What I’m learning from my kids during the Chicago teachers strike. (They really do say, ‘OK, Boomer.’),” drew me in because Boomers really deserve to be dissed like this. She writes: “Teens say ‘OK, Boomer’ is the perfect response because it’s blasé but... Read more »

Portland bans urinals in its public building

What’s next to be banned? Jock straps? The below news report does a good job of explaining this weirdness.

In Berkley, they doesn't know grammar

“The City Council in Berkeley, Calif., voted this week to ban gender-specific words in the liberal city’s municipal code, clearing the way for the changes to become official,” reported Yahoo News. So “they” and “them” becomes singular which, of course requires a singular, not a plural, verb, something that the City Council may have overlooked.... Read more »

The stupid celebration of the idiotic Disco Demolition Night

As if rising from their wheelchairs and tossing aside their walkers, Baby Boomers are extolling Disco Demotion Night as a “cultural touchstone.”  If so, it’s their touchstone, because many of the rest of us (speaking only for some of us in the pre-Baby Boomer generation) thought it was an idiotic demonstration of where Baby Boomers were... Read more »

I'm not apologizing for not apologizing

Uhm, I’ve must have overlooked a bad something in my life that requires my apology. Surely, I’ve said something that offends, requiring a “I’m so, so sorry.” But I’m not saying it. I’m sick of all the demands for apologies, a plague that is turning America into a nation of whiners who are unable to withstand the slightest... Read more »

Moviegoers, Oscars flip off elite progressives as "Green Book" captures "Best Picture"

“Green Book” won the Best Picture Oscar. Horrors! Oh, the humanity!! Here are some of the headlines that attempt to shame the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the dastardly deed: Top Critics Vent as ‘Green Book’ Tops Oscars, Did ‘Green Book’ win the Oscar just because it makes white people feel good?... Read more »

Controversial psychology study affirms importance of fathers

The American Psychological Association has raised a stink by concluding that traditional masculinity is bad, bad and bad. It’s hard to argue that something’s not wrong with some men when they represent 80 percent of arrests for violent crimes, 97 percent of mass shootings, a suicide rate that’s three and a half times greater than women and almost... Read more »
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