The Worst Place In The World

Gregg “Opie” Hughes, formerly of the Opie and Anthony radio/satellite radio show, once called Twitter “the worst place in the world.” His assertion was in reference to the horrid behavior exhibited by some in response to, well, just about...

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The Sniff Test

George Carlin had a fun bit about unidentifiable leftovers, which I won’t spoil apart from mentioning that his wife would have him smell that which he couldn’t identify in order to determine its provenance and viability. We all get the gag, of course, and...

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Nowhere To Turn

Last night, after an obviously quixotic “make a grand but futile gesture” filibuster by Senator Rand Paul that caused a blink-and-you-missed it government “shutdown,” Congress passed a big fat spending increase, one that gave both the...

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Popular Vote Petulance

Last night, the Philadelphia Eagles outscored the favored New England Patriots 41-33 to win Super Bowl LII. The blue states of New England wept, while the rest of the nation rejoiced at the upset of golden boy Tom Brady’s dynastic team. It was a wild game, with...

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The Piper and the Tune

A small story out of New York offers us a glimpse into the mind of progressive politicians and thinkers. A couple years back, as I was driving in upstate New York, I noticed these spiffy new signs extolling the virtues of the state. Turns out, they were an initiative...

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The Mind of a Child

I’ve been binge-watching an old British television series called MI-5 (or Spooks, depending where you are). One episode I watched last night, late in Season 4 (or Series 4, to use British nomenclature) included a character that was an old, unrepentant Cold War...

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The Politics of Choice

The beginning of National School Choice Week seems an apt time to ponder the term “choice” as it applies to American politics and the left-right divide. The word “choice” has been emphatically reserved by the Left as their own, but this...

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Shithole Side Show

Begin with the usual modern-media ablution: in denouncements of Donald Trump I yell “Amen!” as loudly as anyone. I believe it’s outrageous to call any country a “shithole.” My ancestors came from Germany (lookin’ at you Drumpf) and...

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The King of Zing, Part 2

Going into the 2016 election, many of Trump’s fans touted him as a master negotiator, a successful businessman, and offered up similar accolades as to his talents and skills. Many of his detractors have since asked, not without merit, where that negotiating...

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Identity Politics and Cultural Icons

The devolvement of identity politics into a zero-sum, grievance-hierarchy scrum is perhaps nowhere more obvious than in Hollywood and the entertainment industry overall. Political correctness has become a necessity in modern entertainment production, with diversity...

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Rail Follies

California, the land of perfect weather and perfectly loony residents, has failed to surprise the rest of us yet again by announcing massive cost overruns on an already absurdly expensive public works venture. A pipe-dream project to connect Los Angeles and San...

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More Scandal Fatigue…

or… He may be a POS, but he’s OUR POS Reports that Trump had an affair/fling/one-nighter with a porn star back in 2006, and that one of his lawyers paid her some hush money via some shell companies, have been largely greeted with a collective sigh and...

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Who’s Unserious Now?

Political writer Salena Zito may have been the first to summarize the idea that Trump’s supporters take him seriously but not literally in explaining how Trump could survive uttering a seemingly endless stream of verbal gaffes and outright falsehoods in the run...

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