We Need to Find Out Why

Regardless of antipathies, one must feel a grudging admiration for liberals and mainstream conservatives alike. To possess an outlook so agile, a mind so malleable that the most mundane queries take on a cosmic profundity. It must present new vistas of wonder daily, like being born anew with the first rays of morning sunlight. Why…

Come and Listen to a Story ’bout a Man Named Jeb

Poor politician barely kept the Mayans fed It’s sobering to imagine. The thought of how often our nation has approached the precipice…and lurched into the abyss. We seem determined to festoon Chinese anthropological museums, and would be content to do so if only the inscription above our exhibit would read: They weren’t racist. A piety…

Happiness Abhors the Head

Periodically it occurs to me that a series of severe concussions (or perhaps one nearly mortal head wound) could markedly enhance my wealth and happiness. Pondering the malign input of one’s senses has never much boosted anyone’s disposition. Especially those without the iron discipline to ignore what is revealed. A far more sanguine outlook may…

Whom They Would Destroy

It’s the failure to grow inured. That’s much of the issue. Minds insufficiently porous to absorb novel paradigms. Hewing instead to stale modes of thought. Most members of society embrace media-contrived mores through osmosis. Even if contrary notions once existed, they eventually succumb to data overwrite. External broadcasts come to replace weak internal signals. Marinate…

Creating a Values Based Narrative

Let’s discuss politics. In particular, let’s discuss some elementary aspects of politics your neighbors do not understand. Political parties are simply jerseys. Red, blue, or mauve, the colors and logos are immaterial except as identifiers. And like their textile counterparts, political jerseys do not possess native attributes. Rather any core philosophies they espouse are imbued…

50 Shades of Gay

As you would likely surmise, nothing has more tormented me lately than the film adaptation of E.L. James’ magisterial fiction debut. Literature’s cognoscenti have hailed this achievement since its arrival. It first appearing gratis on a fan fiction cobwebsite about some lovelorn teenage vampirette and her weredog boyfriend, or some such. Regardless though of what…

Potpourri

It’s Not Going to Stop It’s more insult than flattery to learn that our besotted lecher of a VP reads this blog. As I have noted previously, there is nothing final about any great chivalrous amnesty for the dreamers. There will be no grand compromise that grants leave to some quadrillion squatters here now in…

La Dolce Vita

I’ve always thought no common conviction has ever been so painfully disabused as the one that concludes with: It will never get that bad. Were epitaphs written for candor rather than comfort, It Got That Bad would be the most deployed inscription. Millions of cold remains will corroborate the assertion. With that in mind, I…

Ants and Armadillos

I happened upon the following graphic on a conservative website recently. This isn’t entirely subtle. The crude intent being to smear Mr. Hitler by implied commonality with Hillary Clinton. ┬áIt’s an extremely common artifice across the political spectrum that seems almost beyond our capacity to resist. To see I’ve used it myself in these pages…

Europe Now More Capacious

I happened upon this article on a Czech woman who recently underwent reconstructive surgery to broaden her vaginal canal so as to better accommodate the introduction of foreign objects. This isn’t to ridicule, as that desire is natural and we wish the best in her convalescence. Though not every apparatus was designed to offer such…