Category Archives: The Culture

Texas GOP endorsement

They screened “2000 mules” at their state convention the other night and then the largest state GOP in the nation passed a resolution rejecting “the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States.”

Woo-Hoo

Via Dinesh D’Souza on Twitter & The Epoch Times

Fake News

USA Today (the Gannett chain’s flagship newspaper) fires reporter Gabriela Miranda and removes 23 of her articles after discovering she fabricated sources. Reminds me of a local fellow I know who had the same problem with the same result.

BobBeQ

We haven’t traveled much since 2019. So I haven’t experienced one of the new big-city barbeque joints. When I was traveling, I’d prefer small-town Lockhart, or anyplace close by. Preferred avoiding Dallas-Fort Worth and, certainly, Houston, for the godawful traffic. An old favorite from my traveling reporter days back in the 80s was a joint run by a host of black women from a nearby Methodist-Episcopal church, I believe it was. Just east of Hempstead, northwest of Houston. Nowadays we hardly ever go out but order delivered, usually from Bert’s or Terry Black’s. They didn’t make the list, but their meat is tender and juicy without sauce and that’s the ticket. I hear I’m going to get some on Father’s Day, if I behave myself.

Consequences of service

OCS classmate Tucker Smallwood: “This is a link to a short film, which addresses PTSD and veteran suicide.  Two concerns very dear to my heart. 
“The intent of this film (Proof of Concept) is to generate sufficient funding to produce a full length feature film.
“The treatment program described within it (ALL THE WAY HOME) I conceived in 2009.  I am still trying to generate a pilot that could encourage similar satellite efforts across America.”

https://www.mxzfilm.com/#watch

Cat Memes

Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Abortion will still be legal

Even if Roe v Wade is overturned, as the leaked draft opinion is expected to do if it becomes real, abortion won’t become illegal. That will be up to the individual states, where prior to Roe, most held abortion to be illegal, but none do any more. Some states, like California and New York, will make it more explicitly legal. Some, like, say, Wyoming, may make it illegal. I doubt Texas will make it illegal, just keep the existing law which makes it legal up to about six weeks of pregnancy. Which the pro-choicers oppose and already are suing to increase. Frankly, I’m sick of the whole issue.

Chinese food

We not only ate Chinese on Christmas Day, as is customary for North American Jews, but we ate Chinese on Christmas Eve as well. Orange chicken and fried and white rice and potstickers and spring rolls and beef and broccoli, made by the loving Catholic hands of my sister-in-law and her wife. Love this note from the Net circa 2017:

Which isn’t, actually, about G-d, though he could probably use a good laugh. It’s more about Jews not being able to find any other open restaurants on Christmas Day. Though Jews and Christmas go together pretty well.