Throughout the history of civilization, great nations have risen and fallen, most often, according to the commonly accepted wisdom, by rotting from the inside out; usually, it seems, because of some virtue that proves, in the manner of Greek tragedy, to be a fatal flaw. While that may not be true in every case (the… Continue reading Dueling Dotards
The people of the state of Iowa, Norman Mailer once observed, are incapable of realizing any political reality short of having a bomb dropped on them. The state motto of New Hampshire is “Live Free or Die,” by which they mean, be like us or we will kill you. Both states have minuscule populations; Iowa… Continue reading Primarily Preposterous
I get a lot of consulting business from politics, and, in fact, I get it from the entire philosophical spectrum. It turns out that everyone, from rock-ribbed conservatives to flaming liberal progressives, needs insightful advice and original ideas. Giving such advice does require a certain degree of circumspection, however. Take Joe Biden, for example –… Continue reading James Comer Takes Congress on a Snipe Hunt
As José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori once said, “Poor, Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.” He certainly knew what he was talking about – in the 1830’s, attempting to form a buffer between its Hispanic population and the Comanche nation (whose name, by the way, means ‘anyone… Continue reading Republican Roughnecks Ready to Rumble!
In 1650, The Anglican Church Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland, James Ussher, published a book in which he presented his calculations that determined the true age of the Earth. In it, he concluded that God had finished His work with that particular project on “the entrance of the night preceding the 23rd day… Continue reading CryptoPonzi Kid Headed for the Hoosegow