Category History and Politics

Mike Luckovich, Russiagate, and Liberal Xenophobia

When I saw this cartoon by Mike Luckovich I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of a name “Luckovich” is. It sounds vaguely Eastern European, and yet here he is not only accusing Russians of colluding with Nazis but also of being Slavic subhumans. Note the tiny skull. Phrenology lives. I couldn’t help but think […]

President Joe Biden

It’s that time again. Even though it feels as if the 2020 Presidential election has already been going on forever, we’re a few months away from the Democratic Party primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire. Young, left-wing activists are solidly behind Bernie Sanders, who appears to have taken the lead in New Hampshire. Affluent, middle-aged […]

A Slave Patrol in Waiting

You hear it again and again. If you ask a “gun enthusiast” why he needs to own an AR-15 — and nobody’s hunts with an AR-15 — he will tell you that “the American people need to arm themselves against big government.” Yet within my conscious lifetime, there has never been an example of an […]

The Democratic Debate

Joe Biden: I would only hit a woman in self-defense. Elizabeth Warren: Girls molested by their uncles should be able to have abortions. Bernie: No Rachel I don’t support the Taliban. Buttigieg: I’m not going to invade Mexico like Tulsi says. Also, Tulsi supports Assad. Harris: I know what the word “punked” means, and that […]

Albert Camus on why right wingers want global warming

It’s occurred to me that conservatives aren’t global warming deniers. Rather, they know global warming is a reality, yet they welcome it. They’re a suicidal death cult. Catastrophe brought on by climate change means they’ll not only get to shoot people (like they did during Hurricane Katrina), but that their suicidal, life denying impulses will […]

Why I Don’t Miss the WASPs

In his criminally under-read memoir, President and former supreme commander of the United States Army Ulysses S. Grant describes his ancestry as follows. My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its┬ábranches, direct and collateral. Mathew Grant, the founder of the branch in America, of which I am a┬ádescendant, reached Dorchester, Massachusetts, […]

How to Solve the Problem of the One Percent

The first organized feminist movement involved sitting around, chatting and knitting while revolutionaries chopped the heads off of aristocrats. Vive les tricoteuses!!!

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 […]