Avatar: The Way of Water and the absurdity of Hollywood in the woke era

James Cameron and his massive ego take technology where it didn’t need to go in service of what can only be described as the most expensive animated film ever, while the woke take aim at yet another entirely fictional world not populated with actual people. James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water is struggling at… Continue reading Avatar: The Way of Water and the absurdity of Hollywood in the woke era

This and every holiday season, the government is a gift that keeps on giving to itself at your expense

Like clockwork, Democrats and Republicans collude before Christmas to bust all budget control mechanisms and pass a so-called omnibus bill that spends trillions on pork and pet projects many of which no one has ever heard of before, but thankfully we avoided a government shut down because the world cannot function without bee-friendly highways built… Continue reading This and every holiday season, the government is a gift that keeps on giving to itself at your expense

This Christmas let thinking make it so and be merry from the inside out

Hamlet’s lessons for a happy holiday season and a successful life in general.  Who knew Shakespeare’s tragic Danish Prince could offer such good advice on positive mental health while careening towards a bloody end for him and his entire family? “There is nothing either good or bad, thinking makes it so.”  Hamlet speaks these few… Continue reading This Christmas let thinking make it so and be merry from the inside out

Why did the FBI become a social media monitoring firm and election interference outfit?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is supposed to be the world’s premiere law enforcement organization, but at least 80 agents were devoted to monitoring the silly jokes of ordinary citizens on social media, pressuring companies into removing protected speech, and ultimately into suppressing one of the most important stories of the 2020 campaign. The Federal… Continue reading Why did the FBI become a social media monitoring firm and election interference outfit?

Donald Trump is crazy like a fox or otherwise

The former President creates a media frenzy over the release of digital trading cards, earning scorn from both progressives and his reputed allies, except no one can really say why any of this deserves such media attention.  This is especially true when President Trump simultaneously released a new free speech platform which the same people… Continue reading Donald Trump is crazy like a fox or otherwise

Slavery Reparations and Civil War Pensions

As a special task force in California develops proposals to provide slavery reparations to residents, it’s worth considering the only similar program in United States history, Civil War Pensions.  Then, as now, there proved to be no means to accurately assess claims, resulting in monstrous costs and an overall program that lumbered on for over… Continue reading Slavery Reparations and Civil War Pensions

The curious case of Senator Kyrsten Sinema

The Arizona Senator declares her independence from the Democrat Party, claiming partisanship in Washington, DC has run amuck, and yet she expects nothing to change after her announcement.  Progressives may have other plans after this curiously inconsequential development. Last week, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema rocked the political world by announcing she was leaving the Democrat… Continue reading The curious case of Senator Kyrsten Sinema

Twitter: Imagine if Elon Musk blocked The Washington Post and deplatformed President Joe Biden

The ongoing Twitter files is of little use to the mainstream media except to attack Elon Musk, Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss, and Michael Shellenberger as conservative conspiracy theorists, but everyone knows the reaction would be quite different if Mr. Musk was the one doing the banning and deplatforming. Sometimes, the best way to truly understand… Continue reading Twitter: Imagine if Elon Musk blocked The Washington Post and deplatformed President Joe Biden

Truth, lies, and prisoner swaps

It’s possible to believe that bringing American WNBA star Brittney Griner home is a good thing, but exchanging her for the aptly named Merchant of Death was a bad deal and the administration completely botched the negotiations. The truth is that trading a hardened arms dealer known as “The Merchant of Death” and war criminal… Continue reading Truth, lies, and prisoner swaps

Greta Van Fleet, Rival Sons, and the enduring genius of rock and roll

Generation Z is known for many things, but rocking out isn’t one of them.  They are poised to be the first generation since the Baby Boomers with no defining band.  Greta Van Fleet, the throwback rockers from rural Michigan, might be poised to change all that, proving once again that you can’t kill rock and… Continue reading Greta Van Fleet, Rival Sons, and the enduring genius of rock and roll