For six years running, I have taken advantage of the Thanksgiving Holiday to give out my awards for Turkey of the Year and Golden Drumsticks. The latter are for those who exemplify the best traits in our public sphere. The former are for those who exemplify silliness and stupidity. I rarely give them out to someone who is evil; they are reserved for those who regularly makes me shake my head and wonder what they’re … Read more
Category Archive: Etcetera
Where does the time go? It has already been one year since the music threads here at RTFLC were revived. Throughout that time all those who have participated have, I hope, then equally entertained and enriched by the experience. I am happy to keep it going, but now I think it is a good time to take a look back at where we have been.
Readers of this blog will know that I am not fond of Bill Maher. I occasionally find him funny and he has an occasional insight. But for every good joke, there are ten awful ones and for every smart observation, there are a dozen idiocies. I’ve hit him twice before for issuing idiot screeds that make liberals cheer but are factually, intellectually and humorously challenged.
What struck me most about Vladimir Putin’s open letter to America was the totally rational, factual way in which it was stated. There was no demagoguery or attempts to sell any grand vision. Hell, he even gave us a blunt Fight Club-esque “You’re Not Special” line near the closing. Granted, most of our countrymen probably got to the part where he discussed how the League of Nations failed because of the refusal … Read more
You remember Tawana Brawley don’t ya? She made Al Sharpton super famous by helping him orchestrate a massive and destructive campaign of lies to impugn whitey. Well, it looks like Tawana has a big sister or something, as Oprah Winfrey’s story about racist behavior towards her falls apart.
Oprah Winfrey says she’s kinda sorta “sorry” for the fallout that ensued after she told the media about a “racist” encounter at a purse store in
The more we get into the budget debacle, the more we discover that the bulk of the GOP is all show:
In normal times, the House and Senate would each pass a budget, the differences between those budgets would be resolved, and appropriators in both chambers would have binding limits both on how much money to spend, and on which large executive agencies to spend it.
But these aren’t normal times. Republicans have refused
The constant revisions to our GDP numbers, always downwards, after story after story of how the latest mediocre if not downright ugly numbers show growth and improvement, is starting to feel like these reports are created by the same people that constantly fudge the numbers to push the AGW agenda. That much touted 1.8% GDP first quarter growth that the collectivists kept telling us, for the umpteenth time, was an indication that things were … Read more
What an incredible week I’ve had. Maximum work commitments that kept me away even as I turned another year older. All of it was positive and it’s only on Friday I’ll have time to relax since I have to do some catch up work over the weekend.
Still, I carved out a few minutes to get a DJ post up. It’s pretty barebones, but I don’t mean to miss a week anytime soon.
Remember that … Read more
Blimey, our cousins across the pond would like a fighting chance, just like the rest of us:
A Daily Telegraph online poll has revealed that over 80 percent of Brits would rather a repeal on the hand gun ban over various other “new law” choices.
Uh oh, so much for the notion of living in a gun free zone.
With the Woolwich attack some folks have figured out that living gun free is a … Read more