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Valentine’s 2018…

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I treated myself to a mini-spa session this morning,  since I do not need to be eating chocolate.   I hope all of you are celebrating Valentine’s Day in whatever way pleases you.   you can start by finding the  heart hidden  in this brainteaser of a herd of elephants.

Here is  Debby Witt’s collection of links for this special occasion.

UPDATE:  And we still are  not rid of   His Oneness and Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction.

UPDATE:  Yet another progressive school district  gets backlash  from parents.

UPDATE:  Do you know the  true origins  of this special day?


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February 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

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New Gerber baby…

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…has Down Syndrome.   Lucas Warren is as cute as a  one-year old can be,  and has a most engaging smile.   If we were in Iceland,  he would not be alive,  as that country has engaged in a successful campaign to  wipe out  anyone with that particular affliction.   In fact, in many of the world’s nations,  Lucas would not have survived long outside the womb,  and would be seen as a deformed thing of no value.  My hat is off to Gerber for promoting a different life which still has value,  and for the fact that the ad will make the Left scream in frustration.




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February 8, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Yes, it is…

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Nigeria is one of those hellhole countries Pres. Trump may or may not have characterized in a more vulgar manner.   Look  at this and tell me Nigeria and all those other badly governed,  corrupt Third World disasters are not exactly and precisely what Trump so accurately said they were.

Now tell me why you still intend to vote for Democrats,  who are elbowing each other on the way to the cameras to complain that telling the truth is somehow racist.   If you don’t want people to say you live in an utterly awful place,  kick out your incompetent,  authoritarian leaders and change your country from a hellhole into a haven.  Of course,  if you are still voting for Democrats,  you pretty much agree with them that America is a hellhole and that their administrations and long expertise in robbing citizens of their freedom will make us better.

I wonder why Conan O’Brien isn’t  taking his  show to Nigeria instead of Haiti.



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January 18, 2018 at 3:38 pm

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Your state?

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Here’s an  entertaining quiz  which purports to figure out which state you reside in,  based on your answers to a few questions.   It didn’t guess my state correctly,  but it did pick one in the same rough geographical region.



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December 17, 2017 at 3:57 pm

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Thanksgiving 2017…

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If I were as big a liar as Barack Obama,  I would probably be sorely afraid of God’s judgment too,  which may be why he for eight years sought to portray Thanksgiving as a  harvest festival,  unlike Donald Trump who bluntly said God should be thanked,  and displayed a  touch of  humor.  That is in contrast to the popular media memes which commercialize the holiday for profit while removing any hint  of religiosity from the occasion.

You might hear a little about the Pilgrims,  and most of it will be the Left whining on about the  evil Pilgrims  who brought death and destruction to the Native Americans.   Chuck Norris offers a more  balanced view  of them,  as does Jerry Newcombe,  here.

You can brush off the various lefty groups intent on telling you the proper way to  celebrate,  or you can choose to be as  childish  and hateful as the media is.  You can look up how Thanksgiving was when you  were born.  You can acknowledge the reality that much of the world still regards the USA as a  place of hope  and promise.

You can be entertained by Debby Witt’s always entertaining  collections  of Thanksgiving-related links.   You can be lazy and pick a quote for the occasion from  this collection.

Wherever you are,  and however you choose to celebrate, find something to be thankful for,  recite it,  appreciate it,  share it and keep it in your heart throughout the holidays.  Remember Yuval  Levin’s words:  “Conservatism is gratitude.”   What Marc Thiessen is  thankful for  proves it.   George Washington viewed the practice of gratitude  as essential  to the American character.   Despite al the gloom and disaster, Kurt Schlichter has found  seven things  conservatives should be thankful for.

P.S.  There are now some  fascinating tomes  on the Pilgrims and their dealings with the Native Americans.





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November 23, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Corrine Brown begs for leniency…

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Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown is trying  to avoid  a lengthy jail sentence for the 18 felony counts in her indictment,  including filing false tax returns, mail fraud,  and working with others to run a fake non-profit group.  Part of her statement is:  ”  “In hindsight, I wished I had been more diligent in overseeing my personal and professional life.”  Was there some giant unseen hand up her skirt making her misbehave?

Isn’t that just the classic defense for a Democrat caught lying or cheating and/or stealing?   Somehow it becomes your distorted view of her actions,  or your failure to recall all the good things she did in her life that is the problem,  not the fact that she stole thousands of dollars.

I hope the court throws the book at her and her cronies.  I only wish all the other crooks in Congress meet a similar and well-deserved fate.



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November 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Tappan Zee bridge…

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The old bridge is now being dismantled,  having been replaced by a $4 billion span named after the current New York governor’s late father, Mario Cuomo.   I’m no fan of change.org,  but it has started  a petition  to change the name to that of the old bridge,  which honored the original Native American Tappan tribe with a nod to the Dutch settlers.   It’s a bit ironic that people are complaining the new bridge was named with no public input,  and that the area’s history is being ignored,  since I very much doubt we’d  hear the same arguments if the question involved a statue of Robert E. Lee,  but it’s nice to see 41,000 New Yorkers stand up for something instead of allowing the crooks who run the state trample them.



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November 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm