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One of the greatest and most moving of all the tributes to Old Glory I have ever seen was Chief Justice Rehnquist’s dissenting opinion in the flag burning case, Johnson v. Texas, in which the Supreme Court held, tragically in my opinion, that the act of burning the American flag in public was a protected activity […]
Remember This is a brief tribute I wrote four years ago in memory of what the men and women of The Greatest Generation did on that June 6: Preview Open
We were lifelong natives of South Louisiana until our recent move to Florida so we can state with total humility that we know a little something about swamps, as much of that part of the USA is built near, in, on, or close to a real, not figurative, swamp. There is a very old joke about Louisiana, prompted by its “wide-open” brand of politics, especially prevalent during the time of Edwin Edwards, which defines Louisiana as a place where half the state is under water and the other half is under indictment!
Sad but true, and another truism that might be uniquely timely in these troubled days is the fact that all swamps have certain elements in common, such as:
The Real Strength of the USA
We recently discovered a jewel of Patriotic America relatively near our new home in Florida and I decided to share it with you as it is my deep and abiding belief that towns like this, and the spirit of optimism and patriotism they embody, are the real hope for a return of the kind of America so many of us remember as existing not so very long ago.
An idea whose time has come? We proud Floridians just signed this petition to draft the man we consider the best governor in America to run for President in 2024; here are details from the synopsis of the article outlining the launch of the Ready for Ron PAC:
Ronald Reagan’s campaign chair launches committee to ‘draft’ Ron DeSantis to jump into 2024 presidential race before Trump does
I posted this Memorial Day, 2020 and it seemed to be an appropriate and fitting message as we prepare for Memorial Day, 2022. As some of the comments are especially touching, it can be accessed here should you wish to peruse them. In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow, Between the Crosses, Row on Row’ As […]
Prologue It was as unlikely a perfect storm of elements lining up to lead to war as one could ever imagine, except for the many times times similar alignments had, in fact, led to bloodshed and death and destruction. It may not have been a perfect fit with The Guns of August or The Winds of War or Seven Days […]
People have as many “addictions” as there are people, I suppose. I hesitate to even use that word in view of the horrendous nightmares it has visited upon so many families, including, most definitely, ours. However, I guess if one is to have one of those, it might not be the worst outcome to be totally “addicted” to the finest aerobatics demonstration team ever assembled, The Blue Angels, who are based at Pensacola Naval Air Station, a short drive from our new home here in the Florida Panhandle.
As a result, I try to get out to the base every Tuesday or Wednesday for their practice sessions and I also try to be on the beach when they return home from one of their shows around the country to announce their return home on Sunday evenings with the tradition, well known in these parts, we call “The Beach Buzz!” Here’s a shot from their practice of this morning at the base which I offer as Exhibit A in support of the proposition that I am well and truly “hooked” on the Blues!
Headline, Gateway Pundit: It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: Is the Uniparty Stealing PA GOP Primary from Dr. Oz? – They’re Delaying Results in Allegheny County -Third World Tactics From the article: Whether you like Dr. Oz, or Kathy Barnette, or David McCormick is not the issue. Preview Open
I have just received from Hillsdale College a link to one of the most moving 3 1/2minutes you will ever see—or perhaps experience would be the better word. It features remarks by President Reagan and is set to the Hillsdale College choir singing the moving hymn “Mansions of the Lord” which was also sung at […]
The High Lord Fauci, the highest paid Federal Government employee—about $50,000 more than the President of the United States— is now 82 years old and is almost as devoid of self-awareness as the blithering idiot who presently occupies (illegitimately in my humble opinion) that office. He will be 84 when, not if, Trump wins in 2024. […]
A ringing statement of support for and love of America! With the barbarians at the gate— quite literally in the case of the homes of the Justices of the Supreme Court— and with our Potemkin President announcing his support of these “peaceful” protesters and the Attorney General going weeks before announcing a tepid measure […]
Enjoy your weekend! Headline at Powerline this morning: HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THIS GO ON? Preview Open
The Wall Street Journal yesterday carried as clear and precise an analysis of what is needed of the Supreme Court to avert electoral disaster — and, thereby, very possibly the loss of the Republic— in 2024. As this item may be behind the pay wall, I am taking the liberty of copying it out below, […]
[Author’s Note: a review like this one is a new experience to me, although this one was made much easier due to the excellence of the place and the restaurant. Writing this helped bring back the peace and tranquility we felt at this wonderful place, so different from the chaotic and rude turmoil which surrounds […]
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As I was putting together some preliminary thoughts about the quandary I hope to address here, I found a recent post at Powerline, the opening paragraph of which sums up my — our — dilemma far better than I could. It can be found here, and is as follows:
when it comes to the subject of Justice Clarence Thomas in view of the fact that I consider his 30-year tenure on the High Court to be one of the most brilliant and productive terms of service on the Court in its history. Added to that is the fact that My Lady and I have […]
And every other month, week, day, hour, ad infinitum. Preview Open