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“Cultural Appropriation”, WokeSpeak and Other Left-Wing Canards

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In George Orwell’s classic novel “1984,” the inhabitants of Oceania are encouraged by the Party to transition to Newspeak, a language designed to make modes of speaking, writing, and thought opposed to Party rule not merely difficult but outright impossible.  For example, passages from the Declaration of Independence could not be translated into Newspeak in […]

A World Turned Upside Down

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When Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown, the band played a tune called “The World Turned Upside Down”. We could use some of that music today. As I quietly celebrate a new national holiday called “Juneteenth”. I am grateful for the opportunity to have another chance to feel guilty about something. Another reminder that we […]

I Just Got Back from a Trip

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To Saturn. I was there for six years. Boy, have things changed. I am not talking about Joe Biden being President which is shocking enough. I am referring to the fact that the hottest issue in America is not even climate change. It is people changing gender, what gender you are, how you refer to […]

Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema And The ‘Secret Weapon’ She Uses On GOP Men

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Editors’ Note: While we were attempting to keep abreast of Arizona political developments, we could not avert our glance from this story related to our Senior Senator from Arizona. As the titular head of the supposed maverick center, perhaps only she could draw attention to the chasm between both sides. It would seem her ways […]

Has the American Culture Hit Bottom?

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It’s difficult to see it getting any lower than the Brazilian Butt Lift This might not be news to many Americans, but being an oddball disconnected from the pop culture and trends du jour, it was news to me—and shocking and distressing news at that. I’m speaking of the Brazilian Butt Lift and other medical procedures […]

The CEO

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Suppose you own a substantial number of shares – say, $500,000 worth – in Acme Corp., a manufacturer of home furnishings. And being a shareholder, you decide to attend the corporation’s annual meeting. You arrive early for a good seat, eager to hear what Acme’s president and CEO, Mr. Jones, has to say. Taking the […]

Duck, Cover, and Mask Up.

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For the better part of 70 years, the only advice the government offered to people under immediate threat of nuclear violence was “duck and cover.” Generations of schoolchildren were led to believe that if they just got under their desks fast enough, they might well survive to experience nuclear winter. Thankfully, we finally have an […]

Cognitive Dissonance at Amazon

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Employees see themselves as enlightened about diversity but are members of a race-based employee group. I’m such an oddball that Amazon is incapable of pigeonholing me when it recommends books to buy. Netflix has the same problem when it recommends movies. Amazon’s logarithms can’t seem to fathom from my extensive book-buying history that I don’t […]

A Perfect Name for Washington’s Football Team

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They’re so out of touch that they don’t see the irony in the name “Washington Commanders.” Our commanders in Washington, D.C., have named their football team after themselves. “Washington Commanders” is a perfect choice, given how they command the rest of the nation in what has become a de facto command-and-control economy and political system. Other […]

Some Timely Satire: No Left-Wing Extremists in the US

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Judging by media coverage, there are only right-wing extremists. Groucho Marx said that he didn’t want to be a member of any club that would have him. To paraphrase the comedian, I don’t want to be a member of any political tribe that would have me, especially not the control freaks who want to remake […]