Category Archives: The Culture

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

Creepy Joe gets another pass

Big time conservatives like Tucker Carlson are coming to Creepy Joe Biden’s aid, downplaying the complaints of eight women (most of them Dimocrats) as not being sexual assault. There is that.

Yes, but. “It’s not assault, but it is demeaning, aggressive, presumptive, and sleazy.”

Creepy Joe, the girl-child groper who refuses to apologize for any of it, deserves having his ass handed to him over this. Along with Carlson, et al.

Via PJMedia

UPDATE:  “When speaking to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on Friday, Biden joked about getting ‘permission to hug’ a union leader and ‘permission to touch’ a boy who was on the stage.” It’s not boys Creepy Joe touches. This pedo prefers girls.

Fly By Wire

William Langewiesche anthropomorphizes airplanes.

In this book, it’s the Airbus A330 that landed on the Hudson River ten years ago. Having disgorged its passengers and crew safely, it was just “driftng nose high like a beast in the water, and refusing to die.”

Good story-telling, and good tech and flying skill, by the son of Wolfgang, author of Stick and Rudder, a classic book on the art of piloting.