Hoot Gibson and a close call for space shuttle Atlantis

 

Tile damage almost destroyed the Atlantis on a secret military mission in 1988. More

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Thursday Night TV History: The Dawn of Cable

 

In August 1973, my girlfriend (and future wife!) wanted to visit some friends in Maine, so we drove up there from New York. She loved all this healthy air and the break from living in a city. Me, I was…less enthusiastic about a week or so of rural life, but damned if I was going […]

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Sweet, Sweet Wine

 

I think (maybe, sorta/kinda) I’ve posted some of author Larry Correia’s fiskings here before. This one is epic. He fisks up a metrosexual’s observations on contemporary manliness. Enjoy.  More

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What Are the Issues That Divide Us?

 

I received an interesting text message this morning:

Hi Amy, I’m a volunteer with New Conversation Initiative. We want to talk to people from all walks of life to figure out how we repair the divide in our country. What issues do you think divide us the most?

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Presentations of Truth

 

Do the words spoken need to be actual facts to convey truth? Or can true ideas be expressed in allegory, fiction, and figurative language? Does it have to be literal to be true? More

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Grandma Greenie

 

“When people enter the kitchen, they often drag their childhood in with them.” Laurie Colwin* Great Grandma Clark made these special treats when we came to visit on Sundays and holidays. Grandma Clark called them “greenies” and we called her “Grandma Greenie.” More

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Kudos to Lara Logan

 

Lara Logan’s outspoken comments in recent days regarding the biased media and the death of journalism came and went quicker than a lightning bolt. Yet this flash of light lingered long enough to spark a fire. Her comments were read across conservative radio, highlighted in the Washington Examiner, and talked about on Fox News. When I heard that she spoke out, claiming to commit journalistic suicide, my ears perked up. She called the left-wing media propagandists.

“Former CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan said, “responsibility for fake news” begins with journalists as she berated the “liberal” media in a recent interview. “The media everywhere is mostly liberal,” Logan said during a podcast with retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland on Friday. Logan, who said the interview was “professional suicide for me,” also blamed the media for not pursuing objectivity anymore, arguing journalists have evolved into “political activists.

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Making Fizzy Bath Salts

 

OK, Ladies of Ricochet. If you can give me just a few minutes, I’ll show you how to turn your very own bathtub, in your very own home, into a scented luxury spa. It’s easy, and uses ingredients that, if they’re not in your kitchen already, are readily available either in stores or on the […]

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I’m Back

 

I last posted about my week in the hospital during the holiday period at the end of which the diagnosis was that I had a large pseudo-aneurysm formed into a sac off the ascending aorta and supplied with blood by at least one leak from the aorta. There was some consideration given to catheterization to […]

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Stad’s Computer Gaming Setup

 

Enough with the political discussions! Since youngest daughter has moved out, I’ve reclaimed the library for myself and neutral observer. So far, the only new furniture we’ve added is for my computer gaming station: More

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Louder with Crowder Goes Under Cover to Expose Late Term Abortion

 

Steven Crowder’s show went to a clinic in Denver, Colorado to expose how easy it is to obtain a late-term abortion and the lie that only women in “duress” get late-term abortions (such as, a risk to the mother’s life or fetal abnormalities). Well, we all know that is a lie, and this video exposes that.

It’s not a graphic video, but I will pray that Patient X changed her mind and decided not to get the abortion. I will ask that you do the same.

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Video of the day: Power in Space / Kilopower Reactor

 

Space is the worst. It’s got hostile radiation, a total lack of atmosphere, near absolute zero temperatures, problematic gravity wells, and worse. Oh, and NASA’s Kilopower Reactor is way cool. More

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Art Tavana is a conservative, libertarian columnist at Playboy and contributor at National Review. An Armenian refugee from Iran, Art talks about how Michael J. Fox as Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties indoctrinated him as a conservative early in life and why being a conservative writing for Playboy is only okay because he’s a person of color and not a white MAGA bro. He and Bridget discuss the strange fad of corporations caving to the mob and apologizing every time someone gets “offended”, his perspective on gratitude as an immigrant living in America, the freedom of having nothing to lose, and why they both hate being branded as activists. The conversation ranges from mourning the death of contrarians, to dissecting why populism needs to go, to predicting that our totalitarian leader is going to come from the left, to why you shouldn’t ever join a group to solve your problems. Finally, don’t miss Art’s explanation of why Atlas Shrugged is the most feminist thing he’s ever read.

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A Real Legacy: Bass Reeves

 

Recently I stopped the scroll of cable channels on an installment of a series titled “Gunslingers” which represented to give the “true” story on a number of frontier characters. The hour I caught was about the Oklahoma lawman Bass Reeves and it left me with more than one impression I felt needed to be corrected. […]

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Jeffrey Hart, R.I.P.

 

Thursday morning in Hanover, New Hampshire, the finest teacher I have ever known will be laid to rest.

Jeffrey Hart, who died Sunday at 88, taught at Dartmouth for thirty years. By 1975, when I matriculated at the College, he had become a campus celebrity, one of the professors every student learned about as a freshman. In a town in which the faculty all seemed to own Volvos, Jeff would drive to work in a limousine, a gift from his friend, William F. Buckley, Jr., pulling up each morning to Sanborn House, the home of the English Department, where he would occupy not one parking space but two. At football games, Jeff would appear in a raccoon coat. If you saw him on campus—Jeff loved to stroll down to the athletic fields to watch the tennis team practice—he would invariably be smoking an elaborate pipe. He owned a churchwarden a foot-and-a-half long and meerschaum that looked as though it had belonged to Sherlock Holmes.

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