Monthly Archives: October 2019

Burn Baby Burn

Part of me doesn’t want to see the Reagan Library burn. After all, it contains important historical documents about Iran Contra and Reagan’s collusion with the Iranian government to fix the Presidential election of 1980. Then again, who am I kidding? The elites are never going to let us know the truth about anything. We’re […]

Borders Kill

As difficult as it may have been for my German immigrant ancestors, who came to the United States in the 1830s and 1840s, and my Polish immigrant ancestors, who left Eastern Europe in the 1870s and 1880s, they had one “privilege” no migrant laborer has today. Yes, they faced xenophobia, exploitative employers, dislocation and poverty, […]

Huntress (2018)

Riding a bicycle in NYC is a challenging sport. The first time I ever tried, I gave up before I even started. I was at the end of my ride from New Jersey through Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. A week earlier I had ridden 100 miles in steady rain from Springfield through Worcester to […]

The Flivver King (1937)

Flivver is 1930s slang for “cheap car.” Above is a Flivver. My father, who restored classic automobiles in his spare time, was a Ford guy. To buy a Chrysler, Dodge, or Pontiac was to waste your money. To buy a Japanese car was treason. To buy a German or Swedish car, well I don’t think […]

Christopher Hitchens on the Clinton Cult

An old interview worth watching for two reasons: 1.) Hitchens was dead on about how badly the Clintons corrupted elite American liberals. We see it today in their attacks in the Sanders movement and in their attempts to ratchet up tensions with Russia. 2.) The awful Charlie Rose keeps trying to derail Hitchens but gets […]

100% – The Story of a Patriot (1920)

If anybody still remembers Upton Sinclair, it’s probably because they learned in an American history class that his novel The Jungle was partly responsible for government regulations on the meat packing industry. Sinclair also ran for governor of California in the 1930s on a socialist platform called EPIC (End Poverty in California) and is the […]

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (1916)

In 1867, a 29-year-old Scottish immigrant and University of Wisconsin at Madison dropout named John Muir, an employee at a wagon wheel factory in Indianapolis, had an accident that almost blinded him. Struck in the eye by a tool that slipped out of his hand and nicked his cornea, he was confined to a dark […]

The Killer Angels (1974)

(Thomas Henry Harrison, a hero of The Killer Angels, a Confederate spy who survived Pickett’s charge and died in 1923 at the age of 91. Note: In 1923, William Faulkner was already 26.) Back in the 1990s, Ted Turner produced a 4 hour long film about the Battle of Gettysburg called, appropriately enough, Gettysburg. Based […]

Bernie Sanders versus Occupy Wall Street

Eight years later, in 2019, Occupy Wall Street is long forgotten, ancient history. Yet last Saturday at the Bernie Sanders rally in Queens, I couldn’t stop thinking about it, not only because Sanders kept using the term “one percent” to describe the ruling class, but because of the stark contrast in the way the two […]

Evangelical Christians are stealing children separated from their parents in Trump’s concentration camps

I’ve suspected for awhile this has been happening but here’s some mainstream confirmation. Holes in immigration laws are allowing state court judges to grant custody of migrant children to American families without notifying their deported parents, the Associated Press reported Tuesday …………………… However, the foster family that Alexa was placed into by Bethany Christian Services, […]