Trump supporter killed in Portland

A reminder that they genuinely do want you dead: A man who was fatally shot after supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with left-wing protesters on the streets of Portland, Oregon, was a supporter of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer, its founder said Sunday. Joey Gibson, head of the group based in Washington state, told The …

It’s time for the ‘Silent Majority’ to stop being silent

Sports leagues are cancelling practices and games at the drop of a social justice hat lately, in supposed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The NBA started this, but other sports leagues have gotten into the act. The NFL’s Tennessee Titans recently cancelled practice and held a “virtual news conference” instead, during which white quarterback Ryan …

What a Field Day For the Heat

The Democrats finished off their convention on Tuesday (I think) with a rendition of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” by Billy Porter, who is actually pretty good. 60s nostalgia will never die on the Left, apparently. But the song’s lyrics don’t exactly apply to 2020 America. “What a field day for the heat”? Not …

Mask Craziness

The petty tyranny of the Covid panic has gone from a genuine response to a public health concern to just another aspect of post-sanity America. People now wear all sorts of silly face coverings when going about their day for the same reason they wear pants or shoes. It’s just another thing that is required. …

Taboos

The Scandinavian nationalist, Fróði Midjord, is fond of saying that the way to break a taboo is to break the taboo. The logic is that taboos only work as a crowd control device when the crowd agrees with the taboo. If people stop abiding by a taboo, then it loses its power to enforce behavior. …

How do you get a Civil War?

Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge. That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have …

01-25-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome Set off on the skywalker trail this morning, around 8ish, got about halfway through, when Molly can be heard (Her metal tags jingle) running back to me, quickly.  On her heels are two coyotes.  Out of the corner of my eye I spot one coming down the …

01-17-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes Did the skywalker trail this morning, on the map it is a nothing walk, in reality it is all ups and downs and it clings to the side of some pretty steep cliffs.  Pretty cool.  Molly loved it. …