Category Archives: History

The Crown

Is a series on Netflix about Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (Lilabet, as her husband called her) that is mostly good. I’m on the second season now and still enjoying it. Some of the actors were also in Downton Abbey, which further amuses, watching them be someone different, or mostly different.

UPDATE: The Kennedys, before the assassination, visit QE2. The actors don’t much resemble Jack and Jackie. Her apology to Lilabet for saying snotty things about her and admission to being doped up by the WH doctors is bizarre. Maybe? Or not.

MORE: Season 3, Episode 1 has a new Lilabet and a new Phillip (trading Matt Smith for the villain of Outlander) and, suddenly, I couldn’t care less. Smarter would have been to age the originals. Oh, well, on to better (well, different) things.

Created Equal

A good documentary and long, biographical interview with Supremes Justice Clarence Thomas. Amazon has removed it from sales for no reason, other than that the Left hates the conservative Thomas, but Apple TV has it for rent for 29 days for $4.99.

He came up dirt poor in the Deep South but converted to his grandfather’s Roman Catholicism which led to college and Yale Law School. Thence a hiring as a prosecutor by Missouri AG John Danforth; thence to the Senate with Danforth and a circuit judgeship under the Reagan Administration and finally Daddy Bush’s ’91 nomination to the Supremes.

Slippery Joe has a role, fighting the nomination, allegedly for fear of losing abortion rights, based on nothing Thomas the Catholic ever said or did. And enabling his female accuser of sexual harassment, which he denied. Shades of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, another conservative and also a Catholic.

Barr the skunk

“What I am is an American patriot appalled at what has become of my country,” writes PJMedia exec Roger L. Simon in The Epoch Times. “And a great part of the problem—in its very essence—are people like [former AG] Barr and [ABC News’] Karl and the dance they do together [in The Atlantic]…a kind of preservation/elevation ritual for the Deep State and all who profit from it…

“Now [Barr] and Karl are collaborating to bury Donald Trump—or trying to.”

Still waiting for that Durham report/indictments Barr ordered up? Probably, as Simon says, for 2060. Wait on, suckers.

Via The Epoch Times

Idiot news

A Fox news blonde bimbo, “covering” the Boulder supermarket massacre, describes an AR 356 AR 536 as an automatic rifle. It is, in fact, a rifle scope, not a rifle. And automatic rifles have been outlawed for civilians since the 1930s days of the Tommy Gun. Just pathetic journalism.

For All Mankind

Good flicker on Apple TV. An alternate NASA history. The Soviets get to the moon first and the race is on to Mars and beyond. Best part is the American women astronauts.

Via AppleTV

DD214 on iphone

I was keeping the paper copy in the car, until someone suggested photographing it for the phone. Probably best to keep it there to avoid losing it, though I have several copies. Mostly I use my VA card for discounts when asked but AT&T asked for the full 214. And it was worth it, shaving $70 from my monthly bill. Veteran bennies, such as parking spaces and discounts, are a new thing. Wasn’t so long ago being a veteran was no benefit at all.

CIA, etc, are corrupt

Made the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax seem legitimate.

“Ric Grenell on @Newsmax just told the American people that the intel community weaponized intel against President Trump to make the Russia Collusion hoax seem legitimate. And they did it by classifying the warnings that the info was bogus.”

Via Emerald Robinson Newsmax WH correspondent