Category Archives: History

Gettysburg: America’s ‘Love Battle’

The failed Rebel attacks on the Union defensive lines of July 2 and 3 ended with both armies licking their wounds on July 4, while the Southerners buried their dead on the battlefield and mourned their great loss.

Via PJMedia

Shark attacks

Seem to be increasing on both coasts (and probably in the Gulf as well), according to Fox News.

“Please stay close to the shore. Being far from the shore makes it harder for lifeguards or police or anyone who is going to help you get to you,” [New York beach authority] Curran said. “Swim in groups. If you are swimming alone, a shark may think you’re their natural prey.”

Sharks are big and scary. I had an encounter years ago while scuba diving in deep water off Palm Beach. A Tiger Shark, a good ten feet long, circled the anchor line I was holding onto about six feet below me. I would have gotten out immediately but I was decompressing after a sojourn at 100 feet so I had to wait a few minutes while the circling went on. Was never so happy to be out of the water when time was up.

My take on abortion

I think it should be available with a 10-14 week cutoff or to save the life of the mother-to-be. But the widespread use with few or no restrictions, under Roe v Wade, was depressing, especially after the revelations of Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts.

(Fetus, it’s a fetus. And tissue.)

And now, shortly after the Supremes aborted Roe, PP is going out of business, altogether, despite assurances that abortion was only three percent of their business and women’s health the other 97 percent. I never believed that was true. But it may have been that the 3 percent (or whatever percent was true) enabled their body part business, which brought in the most money.

Abortion will undoubtedly still be a business in California, New York and other blue states, with probably few restrictions, while Texas and other red states reverse the country’s dwindling birth rate and possibly even take it back to where it was not so long ago. Well, before the almost fifty years of Roe.

The Supremes expand gun rights

It’s instructive to read the court’s opinions on their decision to expand gun rights while Congress is attempting to limit them. Of course those opposed to gun rights in the first place are upset.

“The majority opinion, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, held that New York’s ‘proper cause’ requirement for obtaining a concealed carry license violated the Constitution because it ‘prevents law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms’ in public.”

Lyin’ Biden finds the ruling discouraging, but who cares what the author of high gas prices and inflation generally wants.

Via Reason Magazine & PJMedia

The Uvalde coverup begins

By the Uvalde cops, the school cops and anyone else who had a hand in waiting around until the killer did his work on nineteen kids and two teachers. In a town of only about 15,000 the coordination will be easy. Easier than Columbine or Parkland. We may never know the truth of what happened. Meanwhile, all but one Border Patrol cop are disgraced, whether they deserve it or not.

UPDATE: Even Biden doesn’t want them around for his photo op: “Despite the event being planned for a large open-space facility, administration officials cited space as a reason for the retracted invitations.” Ouch.

MORE: Uvalde city and school cops not cooperating with state investigation. What a shock.

Cowardly cops

Just like at Columbine and Parkland, Uvalde cops and state troopers waited outside Robb Elementary for nearly an hour while the killing was going on. Milling around. While parents frantically urged them to go in, but they wouldn’t. Some of the parents were arrested. It took a Border Patrol unit (some reports say just one BP officer) to go in and kill the killer. Disgraceful. Utterly shameful.

Via Breitbart

Bronco bites Uvalde

Mr. Boilerplate, who rarely says anything but platitudes, just couldn’t help himself when it came to the Uvalde massacre. To the divider-in-chief it all came down to his anti-cop attitudes and, uh, George Floyd? Comparing 4th graders to a thug. Uh huh.

Via PJMedia

UPDATE: Lyin’ Biden, the latest divider-in-chief, emphasizes his concern for Floyd, setting aside the slain fourth graders and teachers.