Why Trump is Right and Floyd Is An Elitist Hypocrite

The view from Floyd’s office.

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Floyd Turbo gets on his high horse and tells unemployed blue collar folks they need to suck it up. Our Wal-Marts are full of cheap goods from China that make life for the Turbos peachy-keen, so the Trump’kins can take their protectionism and stuff it.

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Tempered Steel

Dallas Police Chief David Brown

The more I read about Dallas Police Chief David Brown the more optimistic I feel. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan’s homage to his protectors during his first post-assassination attempt speech in April 1981 — Sick societies don’t produce men like Chief David Brown. From the Los Angeles Times:

A three-decade […]

Hold The Cream, Please

In keeping with this weekend’s apparent theme of gross news out of Europe, a Swiss firm has announced it plans to open a “Cafe Fellatio” in Geneva this year. And it’s not just a clever name, either.

Modelled on similar establishments in Thailand, the proposed Geneva cafĂ© would add a new dimension to the […]

Yeah...wait, what?

“Love is love”. So very progressive:

I’m Chris Hansen. Why don’t you take a seat over here?

h/t Imgur

From The Trailer Park - Westworld (Teaser)

“These violent delights have violent ends.”

Based on this tantalizing trailer, it appears that creator Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy) and producer JJ Abrams (Lost, Star Trek) have taken the source material and run with it brilliantly. Michael Chricton’s script about a Western-style theme park of the future populated by robots was […]

Lies, Damned Lies, and Liberal Documentaries

Well, it appears that the makers of Katie Couric’s new anti-Second Amendment documentary “Under The Gun” are in a bit of hot water for that old liberal chestnut, deceptive editing (emphasis mine):

At the 21:48 mark of Under the Gun a scene of Katie Couric interviewing members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a […]

Grab Some Popcorn, Fritz!

The great Tom Cotton of Arkansas rips Harry Reid a new one on the Senate floor. ’bout time somebody told off that old bomb-throwing hack.

Here Rests in Anonymity a New Yorker Known But to God

A trench at the potter’s field on Hart Island, New York, circa 1890 by Jacob Riis.

Earlier this week the New York Times had a fascinating piece on Hart Island’s “potter’s field” — burial ground for paupers and the unclaimed. It’s a sad story but unsurprising. One of the underappreciated downsides of the move […]

Inconsistent Vegetative State

The priesthood of scientists and medical professionals… they don’t nearly as much squat as they purport to know. From the journal Aeon comes this unsurprising yet still disturbing story about how many folks — thousands of people — are still “here” even though they have been diagnosed as persistent vegetative…:

I had just finished […]

The Walking Thread: East (S6, E15)

“East” is essentially a filler episode, “the deep breath before the plunge” as Gandalf would say, killing time before next week’s series finale, which is sure to be intense as all get-out. As a result, I’m willing to cut it some slack for its slow pacing and lazy storytelling, but even so, it’s one […]