Category Archives: The Culture

A black man named Shane

It has to be the funniest name for a black movie character ever. Shane Ross is the name of a young black surgeon on Grey’s Anatomy. I love the show, especially the black authority figures like chief surgeon Richard Webber. But Shane? Come on. His parents, supposedly, named him for an aging white gunslinger in a 1950s western movie. Deshawn, maybe, but Shane? Heh. Please.

Two-tiered Justice

“The [Trafalgar Group] survey asked respondents: “What is your opinion of the current state of the American justice system?” Nearly 8 in 10 Americans, 79.3%, responded that “[t]here are two tiers of justice in the American justice system: one set of laws for politicians and Washington D.C. insiders vs. one set of laws for everyday Americans.” Just 11.6% of respondents answered that “there is one system of justice with laws applied to all Americans equally.” Another 9.1% of American were unsure.”

And the poll was taken before Fart, Barf & Itch ransacked President Trump’s Florida home.

“We know for a FACT that Hunter Biden committed a crime by lying about his drug addiction while filing paperwork to purchase a firearm,” Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) tweeted Monday in response to news of the raid. “Is he in jail? No. Has there been a special counsel formed to investigate him? No. Why? Two-tiered justice system.”

Like I said before, it’s the end of our country.

Via The Daily Wire

Drag queens and strip shows

Langley AFB, where my family lived during my paterfamilias’s last year in the AF, is hosting a drag queen.

“The festival, according to the Daily Wire, will feature “a series of performances and speeches, including a poem on ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ and a drag show by Joshua Kelley, who performs under the moniker Harpy Daniels.” He is a Yeoman 3rd class in the Navy.

I remember a carnival with a strip show that came to Fort Benning in 1968. Our OCS class was ordered to staff the carnival. I was a ticket-taker at the strip show. At least we got real women, even if they were rather skinny. Underfed, probably.

Aggie Band

An OCS chum, who went to Clemson, confesses that no marching band does a four-way cross like the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.

Hillary Swank

I’m so out-of-touch with Hollyweird that I altogether missed this actor until I saw snippets of her film The Resident over Bar’s shoulder while passing through the living room. And actually watched The Homesman, a strange western which I more or less enjoyed. I see she’s won two academy awards for best actress, for Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby.

I’m watching the former, the tale of a girl who would be a man and love as one, though I’ve paused midway through. I can tell from the aimlessness of the characters what’s coming and I don’t really want to see the Swank character hurt, though I know it’s only a movie. More later.

UPDATE: It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. It was still tough. So sad.

Suing Tik Tok

About time. Even FCC criticism hasn’t stopped this popular creature of the Chinese Communist Party. Seven deaths should be enough.

Via Instapundit

Military recruitment down

“The largest branch of the military, the U.S. Army, has hit 40% of its recruiting goal with only three months left in the fiscal year. To compensate, the Army lowered its standards. No high school diploma or GED? OK. Tattoos on the neck and hands? Fine, no waiver needed. That recruits with no high school and neck tattoos might be training and discipline problems later will be a challenge left to platoon sergeants and squad leaders….

“The growing problems with recruiting, combined with Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine and an increasingly bellicose China, likely weighed heavily on the minds of the seven Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee who voted in June to require women to register for the draft.”

And there probably will be a draft resumed, if recruiting continues to be a problem.

Via FoxNews