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That’s right, today is Flag Day (see Jim George’s post) which means that the greatest president of this century has racked up another year. Our deposed President, President-in-Exile, what-have you, remains the rightful chief executive of our government, and some of us really appreciate his accomplishments, and can relate to his shortcomings.  Preview Open

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Where Were You on June 9, 2022?

 

On the ninth day of the sixth month, in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Twenty-Two, the American House of Representatives convened a television show about a political protest some years earlier.  The clips from this show will be used as “facts” for elections in 2022 and 2024.  These clips will be used by Democrat campaigns, of course, but more to the point, they will be used by the state-run media to condition voters and vote managers.  The more people in on the next steal, the less work each plotter involved must do.

I cannot rate the show very highly.  It has terrible pacing and features weak performances from the usual crew of identical new faces who for some reason keep showing up on our screens.  It wasn’t like this in the old days.  It used to be that a show needed some strong performances and tight writing to get popular.  There was a kind of platinum age of television heralded by the beloved but now-unwatchable “Babylon 5,” which was a watershed in long-arc, multi-season plotting of a broadcast series.  Shows followed in different genres: “The Sopranos,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Dexter,” “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul.”  This current offering from the House is poorly done.  It’s amazing it got greenlit.

GOP: Collapse on Guns and It’s All Over

 

Kurt Schlichter has a great post up at TownHall.

“Here is my proposed gun control compromise following the latest attack on children that millions of us did not commit. Ready? You gun fascists can kiss my Schumer and we keep our guns. In fact, let’s also repeal the National Firearms Act and impose national constitutional carry.”

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The newer Top Gun movie is worth the money and worth your time.  I’m not saying it’s “good”.  Just that I enjoyed it. It’s a low-brow movie that is hands down far better than most.  There is the additional benefit of fanservice callbacks which are mostly handled very well.  If you’re a fan of the […]

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I’ll simply link to a better Memorial Day post than I have in me now.  I wrote the following nearly ten years ago on the way home from my second Afghanistan tour after a visit to see a friend at Arlington who was killed on my first Afghanistan tour. https://ricochet.com/230866/archives/today-is-a-beautiful-day/ Preview Open

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So at Business Insider, there’s this: Republican Sen. Mitt Romney suggested in a New York Times essay that “NATO could engage” in Ukraine, “potentially obliterating Russia’s struggling military” as an option against Russian President Vladimir Putin were he to deploy nuclear weapons. Preview Open

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I’m purt happeh todee. Got my veehickle halfway to legal with a quick trip to get emissions tested.  Expected value is probability x gain; I figured that the likelihood of getting pulled over for an expired tag was low (especially with the route I planned to take), and so risked a ticket rather than have […]

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On Words and Deeds

 

It’s okay to be angry.  It might not be healthy, but that’s your business, and “your business” is the key issue in American politics and society.  Always has been.

It’s okay to be angry at the elected representation and “leadership”, and frankly, to do something about it.  There’s nothing more categorically American than seizing control from a corrupt or feckless (or both) government.

Operation Praying Mantis

 

Now in glorious YouTube-Vision.  On April 14th, 1988, USS Samuel B. Roberts struck an Iranian mine.  Sailors worked with incredible stamina and ingenuity to save the fractured ship, to include welding cleats outside the hull and lashing those together with wire rope (“cables”) to hold the hull together.  On April 18th, US Navy forces in and around the Persian Gulf damaged or destroyed half of the Iranian Navy.

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I liked Kevin Samuels.  Plenty of other people liked him, and plenty of others did not like him — The Godfather.  Par for this human course, I suppose.  As I described here last year, he spoke about dating and male-female relations primarily in the black community.  He didn’t have much patience for whitey, but I […]

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On the ground in Chicago.  While that’s hardly good news, I have been free of the mask mandate for twelve hours, since the door closed in Tokyo and the announcement was made that we had come under US regulation at that point.  I applauded, and was joined by at least three other people.  :-/ I […]

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I’ll be on the move for a bit.  The usual low standards of posting will be resumed thereafter.   Wellllll, I’ll add the photo later   Not working out from this phone.  Here’s a picture I declined to use in a “real” post Ohhh about a month ago   No reason, really.  Fear not — […]

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Face it — “I resign” after controversy is code for “fired.” Good.  The Academy of something something starlets and harlots abuse inc., has not forgiven epic cuckolded male Will Smith.  It’s almost a shame, as it’s his “wife” (or whatever) who should get the boot, but bqhateverw. Preview Open

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