The agony and ecstasy of racing cars

There are literally thousands of ways to spend your time that are less dangerous, less costly, and less frustrating, and yet all across America amateur racers converge on tracks on a weekly basis, ready to risk it all in search of the perfect lap.   Why?  They say baseball is a game of losing because… Continue reading The agony and ecstasy of racing cars

YouTube video: Stanley Kubrick never said there were ghosts in The Shining

The master director never said what he is claimed to have said regarding a ghost opening the larder door in the famous scene. It is a quote that is often taken grossly out of context to justify the existence of ghosts in his cinematic masterpiece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BZ9J3joPpI Stanley Kubrick did not actually say what he is… Continue reading YouTube video: Stanley Kubrick never said there were ghosts in The Shining

Working on a Dream: Springsteen’s most misunderstood and underappreciated album

The epic “Outlaw Pete” and the ridiculous ode to unrequited love, “Queen of the Supermarket,” are effectively parodies of Mr. Springsteen’s earlier work, standing as strong songs on their own and bringing new meaning to classics from “Jungleland” to “Cynthia.”  Call it Bruce Springsteen meets Warren Zeavon. Working on a Dream is perhaps Bruce Springsteen’s… Continue reading Working on a Dream: Springsteen’s most misunderstood and underappreciated album

No, the problem for Democrats isn’t that Americans can’t understand how awesome they are

Recent polls suggesting a 2010 style “shellacking” for Democrats are prompting a range of wild narratives to reframe the midterm elections.  Administration officials and the mainstream media insist that President Biden’s accomplishments are simply too many and too vast to communicate to voters, while Biden himself claims Republicans will crash an economy already in recession.… Continue reading No, the problem for Democrats isn’t that Americans can’t understand how awesome they are

Pennsylvania Senate Insanity: Some in the media claim it’s a good thing for everyone that the Democrat candidate suffered a major stroke

We can support Americans with disabilities and recognize that they enrich our lives, but that doesn’t mean any given American with a disability is ready for a demanding job in the Senate or that suffering a stroke gives a candidate an edge or benefits the entire world.  How hard is that? This spring, Pennsylvania Senate… Continue reading Pennsylvania Senate Insanity: Some in the media claim it’s a good thing for everyone that the Democrat candidate suffered a major stroke

Nikolas Cruz and our collective failure to make the difficult decisions society requires to function

The jury’s failure to recommend the death penalty is only the last in an unbelievably long line of failures to make the tough decisions required for a functioning society.  Everyone knew Mr. Cruz was a danger, but no one was willing to do anything about it despite dozens of chances.  Sadly, a similar phenomenon plays… Continue reading Nikolas Cruz and our collective failure to make the difficult decisions society requires to function

Time Magazine: Maybe we should have another Civil War after all?

Progressive historian Jon Meacham takes to the cover of Time Magazine to helpfully explain how President Abraham Lincoln saved democracy by destroying it in the bloodiest conflict in United States history, and how these lessons apply to today’s political battles against the dreaded Ultra MAGA.  The narrative is clear, but the truth couldn’t be more… Continue reading Time Magazine: Maybe we should have another Civil War after all?

Tulsi Gabbard is likely one of millions leaving the Democrat party

The former Congresswoman from Hawaii and 2020 Presidential Candidate officially leaves the Democrat Party.  At least some of her reasons are likely shared by millions of Americans, but the reaction from her former fellow Democrats makes it clear they currently view their political party as a religion and will admit no introspection. If the party… Continue reading Tulsi Gabbard is likely one of millions leaving the Democrat party

HBO’s House of the Dragon and woke casting, you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Once upon a time, HBO’s House of the Dragon was praised for its commitment to diversity, and anyone who disagreed was attacked as a racist, but suddenly the woke have completely changed direction, and they’re now claiming black story lines haven’t been given the proper respect, wondering whether black people should watch the show at… Continue reading HBO’s House of the Dragon and woke casting, you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t

No, crime is not a “construct” created to keep the black man down

Progressives are confused about crime.  Their social justice philosophy views victims based on the facts of their birth, not the deeds that they’ve done.  The saga of the Park Slope Panthers in Brooklyn, NY reveals that they’d rather have a homeless madman roaming the streets, terrorizing women and killing dogs, than protect the populace. Conservatives… Continue reading No, crime is not a “construct” created to keep the black man down