No More Ms Nice Guy; “The Power” Next Time

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What follows is more than mere speculation. My opinions here are based on many years of face-to-face experiences with Marxist totalitarianism, but as known by its victims and not its camp followers. This analysis is also based on almost 50...

If It Sneaks in the Night like a Raid, and Targets Like a Raid

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It's a raid. Dammit. And not a war. A raid is designed to achieve a limited objective. Raids are not impetuous, born of anger or moral indignation...so no, Ivanka seeing children dead from gas did not...

Oligarchs, Toward a Working Definition Inside the Deep State

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Steve Bannon recently referred to Michael Bloomberg as an "oligarch", which I believe is a fair extension of the term, since it has been used selectively in the media to a more narrow club membership, as if Russian...

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...

Thoughts About Squishing Bugs

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Every spring, in the bathroom sink, dozens of little black ants come out of the woodwork and dance around the basin. After 65 years of either squishing them with my finger or washing them...

Melancholy, a Ten-Minute Indulgence

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Just to shut you down for about ten minutes, remind you of your place... ...and our place.   Both from Ken Burns films: Lewis and Clark https://youtu.be/llhs1p2xNgo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzTONjssOqc Ashokan Farewell, Civil War https://youtu.be/uZmxZThb084 Ashokan Farewell-Sullivan Ballou Letter https://youtu.be/1VK1KcZoDu0