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Drag Queens Are the New Black Face

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

It is easy to find on YouTube numerous videos of parents dragging their own children to drag queen shows where the children are encouraged to touch the genital areas of the performers or stuff dollar bills into the same geography. Or they will haul their children to a place of learning, usually a library or […]

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Which History and Whose History is the True History?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

True history certainly isn’t the cherry-picked history told by the intelligentsia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   The Wall Street Journal recently published a letter to the editor by Kenneth Weine, the chief communications officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Judging by what Mr. Weine wrote, his job title could […]

Panem et Circenses ad Nauseum

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

College football and professional golf exemplify the nauseating money-grubbing of today’s sports. In the early second century C.E., the Roman poet Juvenal wrote:  “. . . nam qui dabat olim imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat, panem et circenses.” Loosely translated, it meant that the Roman people had […]

If Conservatives are the New Punks, are Progressives the New Puritans?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

Conservatives, particularly those linked with the Moral Majority, have typically been viewed as the fun police. Every week, right-wing radio hosts and TV talking heads objected to the abundance of sex, violence, drugs, and decadence in the lives of Americans. Dungeons & Dragons weren’t just a kid’s game but rather a gateway to Satanism. Rock […]

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Biden Paying Off Loans for Gas Guzzling Cars

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

In an announcement that shocked many, the Biden Administration has announced they will be paying off all car loans and leases for people who have internal combustion engine cars. This is their biggest move yet to migrate Americans from their gas guzzlers to EVs. President Biden made the announcement saying “We had to take this […]

YouTuber J.P. Sears’ Skewering of Covid-19 Shamanism

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Warning: This article describes crude adult humor.   YouTuber J.P. Sears’ skewering of Covid-19 shamanism seemed a bit dated to those at my table at one of his middle America standup shows this summer. We had moved on from those pagan rituals more than two years earlier. Still, the sold-out flyover audience roared and cheered […]

Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

The headline is taken from an old television ad and accompanying jingle to help distinguish between two candy bars: Almond Joy and Mounds. We would interpret this to mean that sometimes one feels like a candy bar with a large nut, chocolate, and coconut,  and sometimes you just want the coconut and chocolate. Such matters of taste […]

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What Litter Says about America

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Especially telling is a water bottle that is marketed as eco-friendly. Like an archeological dig, the litter that my wife and I pick up on our daily five-mile walk says a lot about American society. The daily debris comes from all socioeconomic classes. Receipts found among some of the items show that they were bought […]

Is There a Relationship between Tattoos and Violence?

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

History suggests that the opposite is true about not only tats but also piercings, ear saucers, nose rings, and general scruffiness.   Judging by news photos and videos, the psychopath who killed and wounded innocent people at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, resembled a large number of today’s Americans:  disheveled, unwashed, […]

On the Road Again 2

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Nothing speaks of vacation more than having empty pockets, no keys, no cell phone, no TV, and no driving. After departing the barren landscapes of Iceland and the Faroe Islands, we arrived in the lush landscape of Norway. Scandinavia (of which Iceland and Faroe Islands are part) always fascinates as they are countries comprised largely […]