Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

"Inside every Progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out."
--David Horowitz


Meryl Streep is Still Alive?

Well, when an actress gets old and stops making movies that people actually watch, you sometimes wonder if they're still alive.

But there she was at The Golden Globes... Pontificating... Lecturing... Looking like everyone's grandma... Scolding the Least of These... Pouring out her special celebrity wisdom for the benefit of the country.

Thanks Meryl.  We stupid people who voted for Donald Trump desperately seek the advice of ill-educated narcissists to correct our foolish mistakes.  Thank you... Thank you...


Sunday, January 08, 2017

The Best Westerns

For me the best movies in any category are the ones that you are happy to watch over and over again.  Some of the following I've viewed more than five times and I still enjoy them.  

The West, depending upon the year, can be anywhere from Tennessee to California.

20  The President's Lady... Charlton Heston and Susan Hayward portraying the lives of Andrew Jackson and his Rachael.

19  The Plainsman... Gary Cooper and the beautiful Jean Arthur as Wild Bill and Calamity Jane.   

18  The Horse Soldiers... John Wayne and William Holden

17  Buffalo Bill... Joel McCrea, Linda Darnell, Maureen O'Hara, and the little crippled boy in the bleachers.

16  Cheyenne Social Club... Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda.

15  Angel and the Badman... John Wayne, Harry Carey, and a very attractive Gail Russell.

14  The Mark of Zorro...  Tyrone Power and a 17-year-old Linda Darnell.

13  Little Big Man... Chief Dan George and the stars from whom he stole the show.

12  Silverado...  This western has everything but Indians.  It launched the career of Kevin Costner.

11  Tombstone...  The best Wyatt Earp movie, stolen by Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday.

10  Outlaw Josey Wales...  Clint Eastwood's best western.

9   Jeremiah Johnson...  A story of the Mountain Men with Robert Redford.

8   Dances with Wolves... The music, the scenery, the love story, and the romanticizing of the plains Indian.  I particularly liked the old Indian woman with the perfect 20th century dental work.

7   The Searchers...  John Wayne, Ward Bond.

6   Red River...  John Wayne, the great Walter Brennan, Montgomery Clift, and Joanne Dru.

5   The Westerner... Gary Cooper, and the great Walter Brennan as Judge Roy Bean.  Brennan won his third Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

4   Bend of the River... James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, and the great character actor Jay C Flippen.

3   Shane... Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, Ben Johnson, and the beautiful Jean Arthur at the age of 53... still looking great.

2   She Wore a Yellow Ribbon...  John Wayne, Victor McLaglen, Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, the great Mildred Natwick... The perfect cavalry movie.

1   The Big Country...  Gregory Peck, Charles Bickford, Burl Ives, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker, and a very nasty Chuck Connors.


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

If I was King

Volume I

If I was King I would decree that all news persons and pundits would no longer be allowed to describe Supreme Court nominees as Liberal or Conservative.

The so-called Liberal nominee would be referred to as anti-Constitutionalist, Liberal-Activist, or Lawless-Tyrannical.  (Or Lawless-Tyrannical-Rex just for fun)

The so-called Conservative nominee would be referred to as a Constitutionalist, Strict Constructionist, or Originalist.

Note:  A Lawless-Tyrannical could also be a conservative who sought to accomplish, through judicial decree, a policy or law that could not be established legislatively by Congress or State Legislature.  A strict-constructionist by definition would be opposed to such a device.

It was an activist court (The Burger Court) that overturned the laws of 50 state legislatures when it legalized abortion and ignored the will of The People.

The Constitutionalist Justice by definition seeks to limit the power of the Federal Government (including the power of The Supreme Court) and allow the states, communities, and the people to govern themselves.

The terms Liberal and Conservative have political relationships and meanings which can only confuse the issue.


Thursday, December 22, 2016

2017 New Years Resolutions for White Guys | MTV News

Not Made for White Guys

This video was created to cast a bad light - not upon white guys, but rather conservative white guys.  Conservative white guys are the target here... And also angry white guys who are assumed to be conservative.

It's interesting that Kanye West was also demoted to the stature of white guys because he visited with Donald Trump after the election.  Well, he should know better.

The tendency is to ignore this kind of stupidity, but you have to realize that the ignorant, developing minds of many young people are absorbing this stuff as some kind of deep and meaningful truth that the rest of us are just too blind to see.

You see this kind of thing and it almost makes you miss the days of "Up With People."  (Well maybe not)

The entertainment industry in this country has been pushing this kind of honorless, iconoclastic, immoral bilge upon a willing audience since its first success with Saturday Night Live 40 years ago.  When I was young and ignorant I loved it. 

It now saturates all of entertainment and it's not going to change.  All responsible adults can do is laugh at it and call it what it is.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Popular Vote

First of all, I suspect that many non-citizen votes were cast on election day, and we know there were Democrat precincts that counted more votes than there were registered voters to cast them.  So I'm convinced that if Hillary really won the popular vote, it was not by the margin reported.  (We need the Electoral College because Leftists cheat.)

That said, I welcome the Democrats' fixation upon the popular vote and their prostrations, gyrations, and conniptions in an attempt to cast doubt on the election.

The latter makes them look like petty poor losers, and the former gives them the certitude that they need change nothing to be successful with their left-wing, unpopular ideology and style.

I know that they are confident that they need not change because Nancy Pelosi is still their leader in The House.  Their Former standard bearer Bill Clinton is insulting angry white guys, who I believe are still a rather large voting block.  Their enablers in the news media are still showing their bias and confirming the fact that they can't be trusted to report the truth.

As annoying as it all is, I believe that if Trump accomplishes anything good in the next two years, the midterm elections in 2018 should be very satisfying entertainment for Conservatives.


Friday, December 09, 2016

An Activist Court and the Electoral College

I have to wonder what would have happened with the 2016 election if Justice Antonin Scalia had died a year earlier and Obama had placed another leftist-activist judge on the Supreme Court.  I have to wonder if there would have been a challenge to the fairness of an election in which someone won who had fewer votes than the loser.

I have to wonder if the Democrats would have found a vehicle in which to place the issue before the Activist Supreme Court to decide the fairness of the results and rule on whether or not the Electoral College was outdated and had trampled the rights of the majority of voters.

I have to wonder if Trump would still be the President-Elect.

I know what the Constitution says, but an activist court cares nothing for the Constitution... It cares only about results.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

To the Democrats Who Crossed Over and Voted for Trump and Other Republicans...

1)  If you want to secure the border... We don't think you're racists.  The Democrats and the Media think you're racists.

2)  If you're concerned about Radical Islam and if you ever use the term Radical Islam... It's the Democrats and the Media who think you're Islamophobes, not us.

3)  We won't call you racists for things you said 30 years ago... That would also be the Democrats and the Media.

4)  If you support the police and want law and order to prevail on our streets... We don't think that makes you a racist... It's the Democrats and Media that think that.

5)  If you think a child's privacy rights are as important as the rights of a transgendered person, we don't think that makes you a hater... Again, that would be the Dems and the Media.

6)  If you question climate change and EPA heavy handedness, we question that, too.  It's the Democrats and Media that will call you a Denier, or worse.

7)  If you want to lower corporate taxes to stimulate manufacturing in this country, we won't call you greedy... It's the Democrats and Media that will call you that.

We won't call you rednecks or rubes.  We don't think we are smarter than you are.  Our Supreme Court Justices will respect your right of self -governance and will not cancel your vote and decide what is best for you.

And if your vision and values differ greatly from those of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Van Jones, and other heroes of the Democrat Party, please take a look at us again in 2018.


Friday, November 11, 2016


This cartoon by Michael Ramirez best explains the reason why I voted for Donald Trump.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function."
--Garrison Keillor


Friday, September 09, 2016

Quote of the Day

“To say that the CIA and the KGB engage in similar practices is the equivalent of saying that the man who pushes an old lady into the path of a hurtling bus is not to be distinguished from the man who pushes an old lady out of the path of a hurtling bus: on the grounds that, after all, in both cases someone is pushing old ladies around.”
--William F Buckley Jr


Sunday, September 04, 2016

Quote of the Day

"Keith remembered a time, before television and other electronic devices had taken a firm hold, when meetings of one sort or another were deeply ingrained into rural life.  His parents were always going to a club meeting, a church meeting, a civic meeting, or something of the sort.  And there were sewing bees and quilting groups for the women, and political meetings and the grange meetings for the men...  there had been a time when rural people had depended upon themselves for entertainment.  But more important, many of the great social movements in the nation, such as abolition and populism, had begun in small country churches."
--from Nelson Demille's  Spencerville


Friday, August 26, 2016

My Uncle and the Tire Iron

My Uncle Sherril is the young man in the picture without a tie.  Dad is at the top left.

In April of 1945 my Dad's 12 year-old sister Joyce went down the lane to pick up the mail and found a letter from the Navy Department.  She didn't know what was in it, but she knew it was important so she sped back to the house waving the letter in the air.

The letter was from The Casualty Notification and Processing Section and stated that Dad had been "wounded in action" and had "sustained multiple wounds." 

My grandfather, a very gruff man, broke down in tears and said to Grandma, "You promised he'd be OK!"  Grandma had promised him that Dad would come home safe from the war because she and the women at Maple Run Friends Church were praying for him.

Soon after that my Dad's 17 year-old little brother, my Uncle Sherril, was at Cole Station on State Road 22.   A neighbor farmer named Abe, who was doing quite well financially because of the war, was also there and casually said, "If the war can last a couple more years, I'll have my farm paid off."

Having just heard his big brother had been wounded and not knowing the extent of the damage done, Abe's words struck Uncle Sherril the wrong way.  He picked up a tire iron and went after him.  He had to be restrained by two men as Abe took off.

I just heard this story last night from my half-brother John.  I didn't ask... but knowing Dad, I'm sure Johnny heard it from Uncle Sherril, not Dad.

I love these little snapshots of the past.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bill Nye, The Science Guy vs Young Earth

William Sanford Nye’s scientific bona fides consists of an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell, and a stint at Boeing. But you can be anything you want on television...

It was Bill Nye who debated Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham to answer the question, Is Creation a Viable Model of Origins. 

The Left and other enemies of God have been wielding science for years in an effort to promulgate their own particular gospel, and ordinary individuals generally are impressed into believing that men who talk of things so difficult to understand must surely be onto something.

I have an undergraduate degree with a double major in chemistry and biology which means that I have studied just enough science to know that I have no business scientifically arguing the age of the Earth.  I know of smart people that claim the Earth was created in six 24 hour days and I know of other smart people (both Believers and non-Believers) who claim it took billions of years and a big bang.

So!  What do I believe?  I believe God spoke the universe into existence and until He tells me differently, I will accept literally the Bible which He directed into existence.

But I will not argue about it.

I believe arguing about the age of the Earth is just another distraction that rich, worldly Believers use to avoid dealing with their miserable efforts at being pure, Holy, and set apart for the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. 

Putting out a scientific argument for the existence of God or the literal veracity of scripture is all very nice, but people are going to choose to believe who they want to believe... They've been doing that for many years. 

I believe that a Holy Life is so strange to the World (and to most Believers) that it will be more remarkable and influential than any argument.