The Road to Perdition...

“No civilian needs an automatic weapon! And to keep people safe in public areas is worth it. One mass shooting per year is too many! It’s ridiculous that we don’t attempt to stop it or at least slow it down!”

“No civilian needs pronography! And to keep people safe in their homes and marriages […]

A Republic If We Can Keep It

From a Facebook acquaintance who always eschews attribution (explicitly 🙂 ):

Information warfare against the United States — which every thinking person understood was underway by late 2015, which means the vast majority were totally unaware until early 2017 — has the potential to be deeply disruptive and damaging, but not existentially threatening given a […]

Saturday Open Thread

Olive bonsai tree from the Japanese Garden at The Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA.

Jessica Chastain Doesn't Want Women To Be Individuals, Or Heroes

As you’ve probably read, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has been pulled into the #MeToo hysteria, and for understandable reasons. He made two very popular films with Uma Thurman as star and Harvey Weinstein as producer – Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill – during which Thurman claims to have been assaulted by Weinstein. Tarantino has made it […]

Leftists Want To Ruin Black Panther...And Everything Else

As you probably know, Marvel’s new superhero movie, Black Panther, is coming out in a couple of weeks. By all accounts, it looks like it will be a well-made superhero film with some compelling characters and themes, and will deliver the exciting action set-pieces we have come to expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And […]

#OscarsSoIrrelevant - Random Thoughts on the Oscar Nominations

So the Academy has released the nominations for the 2018 Oscars. It’s tough, I know, but try to contain your excitement. Most of the nominated movies are completely irrelevant to 95% of the moviegoing public, and Hollywood stopped giving a crap about that a long time ago – at this point, they’re just patting […]

Thank God for Jordan Peterson!

If you have 29:55 I highly recommend watching this video. I intend to watch it many times, to learn his techniques and work towards mastering them. He is so good at staying calm. Andrew Klavan has been podcasting and writing recently about how elements of the Left are trying to silence debate with epithets. […]

Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth...

The Valley of Elah from Azekah

Recently I co-led a group of 40 college students to Israel for a 10-day stem to stern tour that covered both biblical and political Israel – not hard given the close proximity of both in such a small land space. I don’t know that I’ve yet processed the […]

Sunday Open Thread 

McDonald’s in Israel is 10,000x better…no cheeseburger given the stricter religious clientele in Jerusalem, but the patty was thick, the veggies fresh and the bun great too. The fries were the same though…. Tel Aviv had a lot more non-kosher options.

Can’t We Talk About This?

Now showing on Amazon Prime. If you have the means, essential viewing.