Category Archives: The Culture

Battle of the phones

Bar, tired of battling with Apple over a mistaken id, has a new Android phone. Unfortunately, we haven’t figured out how to run the old locator from the iphones on the Android. Took enough time to get the imessage working and there’s no delivered/read indicator for them. Tiresome.

UPDATE:  We found a perfect locator replacement in the Life360 app, which is basically free and tracks in real-time. Whew.

The good Sally

Back when I was a police reporter I covered fires and crime scenes at which the Salvation Army invariably showed up and dispensed coffee and donuts free of charge. Even to reporters. With no religious talk whatsoever.

I like to donate stuff to them instead of Goodwill with its high-paid executives, and will double-down on the commitment now that the Sally is under assault from the Left. Who isn’t?

“We believe we are the largest provider of poverty relief to the LGBTQ+ population,” The Salvation Army said in a statement after Chick-fil-A announced its decision [to stop contributing to them for their alleged discrimination]. As the Wall Street Journal concluded, “Considering it serves nearly 25 million people every year, that’s likely true.”

Via PJMedia

Giants they were

Watching a Bob Hope-James Cagney dance routine (yes, Hope could dance) I was reminded of this recent essay by historian Victor Davis Hanson:

“Our ancestors were builders and pioneers and mostly fearless. We are regulators, auditors, bureaucrats, adjudicators, censors, critics, plaintiffs, defendants, social media junkies and thin-skinned scolds. A distant generation created; we mostly delay, idle and gripe.”

Via PJMedia

It is written…

“Theatre is Life. Film is Art. Television is Furniture.”

Boring furniture at that.

Via Dustbury

Stop being sheep

“Stop being sheep…you’re in Texas now.”

Yep, not L.A., Seattle or San Fran with their camp-anywhere policies.

Thus one arguer’s conclusion on a fuss on our community app. Some want to stick with Austin’s camp-anywhere policy. Others complain the downtown is getting dangerous for women, if not children and men as well.

Hey, y’all, you’re in Texas now. What’s a little human feces, used needles, trash, and tuberculosis? Maybe even typhus from the lice these jobless often are infected with. Stop being sheep and expecting anything else in a Dimocrat city.

Happy Independence Day

Nike be damned!

The origins of PC

“The totalitarian nature of Political Correctness is revealed nowhere more clearly than on college campuses, many of which at this point are small ivy covered North Koreas, where the student or faculty member who dares to cross any of the lines set up by the gender feminist or the homosexual-rights activists, or the local black or Hispanic group, or any of the other sainted “victims” groups that PC revolves around, quickly find themselves in judicial trouble.

“Within the small legal system of the college, they face formal charges – some star-chamber proceeding – and punishment. That is a little look into the future that Political Correctness intends for the nation as a whole.”

Written nineteen years ago and still relevant, prophetic even.

Via Accuracy In Academia