Without Attribution

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We've all stolen words from others and failed to give them credit for it. Joe Biden did it all the time as far back as the 80s, over thirty years ago. Still does it in...

“I Hope I Get a Good Mafia”

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That was actually said in the early days of the crumbling Soviet Union. The speaker was a young man from the Caucasus who had staked out a street corner in Moscow where he planned to set up a kiosk...

American Exceptionalism #17: The American How-To Book

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I'll get to #'s 1 thru 16 later. We've talked about them before. Note the book cover, which I only ran across a week or so ago. It was printed in 1908, in New York,...

First Principles about America; First Questions

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Is America an accident? A freak of Nature?  Or, is America the product of Intelligent Design? I don’t intend to try to answer the second half of that question here as that requires an inquiry into philosophy...

For Self-Righteous Conservative Prigs on Twitter

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For those of you self-righteous prigs who sound remarkably similar to left-wingers trying to execute one of our guys, and delight in watching Joe Biden squirm, may I suggest one simple thing: Keep it to...

“Heaven for Climate, Hell for Society”, Hal Holbrook

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  You'd have to watch a lot of Hal Holbrook's presentations to find the one quoted in the title. But I heard off an old LP from 40 years ago, and he was comparing the differences between the North and the South at the time...