The Daily Poke in the Eye: Notes on the Righteous “Screw You”

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In the 1840s, in one of his lectures on "Heroes", Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish philosopher, used the term "skeptical dilettantism" to describe how that army of ne'er-do-well, half-baked intellectuals will collectively move to destroy...

None Dare Calll it “Love of Country”

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It has been reported by Josh Dawsey of Politico, (and no real fan of Donald Trump’s administration) that Dana Boente, an Obama appointee, will now be handling the investigation into the “Trump Administration and...

(November Update) 30-day Covid Death-Rate, Not too Bad, Actually

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Please see our October 18 Update, here.   As expected Deaths rose over the past 30-day period, October 18- thru- November 16. But nothing compared to the "case" rate which I continue to think are way...

“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...