Category Archives: Scribbles

The Rainbow and The Rose

Three touching and tender love stories by master novelist Nevil Shute who died in 1960.

Wrapped around the intricacies of flying, from the old cloth-covered sport and fighter biplanes to aluminum-sided piston-engine transports. And dreams of all of it that linger in the mind and heart. Worth your time and money.

If McCabe can do it…

Start a GoFundMe for his presumed (not even actual yet) legal fees. Miriam figures she can do one for a new Florida condo.

“I know asking people for a luxury condo is a bit much.  The optics, you know.  So I wont ask for a luxury condo in Fort Lauderdale, which is what was advertised in the Times.  I’d be satisfied with a modest–but not too modest–little pied a terre on the West Coast, even as far north as the panhandle.”

That’a girl. Keep it modest. Just about $400,000 worth.

Via Miriam’s Ideas

Fox is still No. 1

Despite the constant leftist/liberal bashing by CNN, MSNBC, etc. and most newspapers Fox News is still No. 1 in cable viewership after sixteen years. I think that, contrary to what the leftist Mediacrats say, it’s because Fox delivers both sides of the argument.

And doesn’t editorialize and call it news like the others do. Not that its common taters don’t editorialize (and they’re mostly conservatives, except for Israel-hating scumbag Jerry Rivers) but that’s what common taters do.

H.L. Mencken on anti-Trump news media

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” —H.L. Mencken.

Excellent summary of the fake news work of the Mediacrats: CNN, MSNBC, cBS, ABC, PBS, etc. But primarily Certainly Not News.

Murry’s Steaks

Retail is an art. I learned some of it from Mr. Murry, as I always thought of him, though I was unknowingly substituting the first name for the last.

I was sixteen and working jobs on weekends. I had managed a crafts store at a scout camp that summer and learned how to sell. I turned to trying to sell women’s shoes on commission until I got notice that I wasn’t selling enough and would be let go immediately. So I looked up the r0w in the Falls Church strip shopping center and found Murry’s and he wanted a stock boy.

Might have been Mr. Murry was actually elsewhere in the business which had been expanding since 1958. This was 1960.

I paid attention and learned. Handling the frozen steaks, then an oddity, drew people all by themselves. But cooking one on a grill on the sidewalk, which I helped do, made all the difference. They got to see, smell and even taste a bite.

Cook steaks frozen, he always said, even the cheapest steaks eat tender that way. I have ever since.

I also remembered Mr. Murry’s deft management of a few simple principles in what I came to realize was the art form of retail.

Why are all the loudmouths African-American?

My headline , at least, makes better sense than what the Newsweak headline actually says. But, hey, that’s just ol’ Newsweak trying to get attention—clicks, you know, clicks! Since so few (or none) turn the pages anymore. My headline, now, that’s skating on thin ice.

Associated Press, loyal servant

Of the Democrat Party, of course.

“The Associated Press is a loyal servant of the Democratic Party and its liberal components. If you doubt that assertion, consider today’s AP article on the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court term by reporter Mark Sherman.”

All liberal comment. Much of it anti-Trump. Not a conservative or even a moderate in the bunch. AP really has trouble with objectivity.

“The Associated Press plays this game every day, in pretty much all of its coverage. Frame issues the way the Democratic Party wants them framed, then turn to liberal ‘experts’ for comment. Are reporters like Mark Sherman fooling anyone? No, which is why trust in the media is in the toilet…”

A good old fashioned fisking by retired lawyer John Hinderaker.

Via Power Line Blog