It’s well beyond whether or not [climate change] affects me personally, which it does, and it did my family, and still does. Just like your families. This is personal. Every one of you probably have a story that can talk about what’s happened to something you care greatly about, whether it’s a species or it’s your son or daughter coming down with cancer because of this.
— Joe Biden, 2019
“Christine Blasey may have been sexually assaulted, he said, but not by him, adding that he intended no ill will to her or her family. ‘The other night Ashley and my daughter Liza said their prayers, and little Liza—all of ten years old—said to Ashley, ‘We should pray for the woman.’ That’s a lot of wisdom from a ten-year-old. We mean no ill will,’ he said, choking up. The hearing room was full of people crying. Kavanaugh’s parents were there to support him and could barely maintain their composure. Watching their anguish over their only son’s ordeal was brutal for the other members of Kavanaugh’s team.” — Justice Brett Kavanaugh, from Justice on Trial, by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino
The last thing that most of us would wish for is to re-experience that moment when we watched the devastation that the Democrats tried to inflict on the life of Brett Kavanaugh. When he choked up, I felt tears in my eyes. My heart ached for him, for his family and friends and even for the country. How had we come to this moment?More
With the latest attack on Donald Trump regarding his plans for Independence Day, I became even more sharply aware of the blatantly deceptive words and actions of the Left. Yes, I know it’s all about politics, but they are so willing to do just about anything—including physical and verbal attacks—that they border on demonstrating a type of psychosis.
It’s difficult to separate their lies and fears from their arrogance.More
I think it became clear to me in my formative years, that beyond good writing and bad writing, there was a style of writing that was meant to obscure. As a fine arts and graphic design student in college, I would sometimes try to decipher the convoluted gibberish about Abstract Expressionism in pretentious magazines like ArtForum and eventually give up, concluding that, either there were human beings (who, for the most part, lived in New York) so vastly superior in intellect than I or that this was all just a load of crap.
The late, great Tom Wolfe wrote a book, The Painted Word, about the pseudo-intellectual poseurs of the New York art scene who pushed great loads of self-indulgent and plainly awful art down the throats of Americans who couldn’t make heads or tails of it and those museum curators and collectors eager to be relevant. As he put it:More
Jen Gennai, the recently embarrassed Head of Responsible Innovation at Google, who, in an undercover video released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas divulged that the massive federally-protected social media and search corporation has been developing algorithms to prevent another 2016 Trump situation. Said Ms. Gennai of the results of the last presidential election: We all […]
and a big fat lie! Have you ever been blasted into the next room when a commercial comes on? They claim the volume isn’t changed between the program and the commercial, but that’s a myth, and a lie. While watching ‘American Pickers’, or ‘Forged in Fire’ (LOVE those shows!), my hearing aids are constantly being […]
The Democrats running for president are at it again: they are submitting a completely unrealistic proposal for single-payer health insurance and they aren’t sharing the facts. We must get the word out to everyone that we have to stop this proposal that will take us in a catastrophic direction.
The media, of course, will tell everyone that the public loves the idea of single-payer insurance aka, Medicare for All. Although those running for President have several different plans, none of them would be good for this country. But according to one poll, the public supports the idea :More
He unfolded himself from the sedan, straightened up, adjusted his suit jacket and closed the car door quietly. For just a moment he admired the car, thinking about how carefully he had chosen its color, the upholstery and the upgrades. It was a very nice car. He ambled toward the front door and opened it […]
How do you get into a good college? T.M. Landry College Preparatory school in Louisiana boasts a 100 percent college acceptance rate. What is their secret? Well, according to the New York Times, they lie.
The Times article alleges that the school, “falsified transcripts, made up student accomplishments and mined the worst stereotypes of black America to manufacture up-from-hardship tales that it sold to Ivy League schools hungry for diversity.”More
Major Garrett shifted uneasily in his chair, as the cameras and lights were set up around him. He reflected on his nearly twenty years with the media, especially on his decision to move from Fox News to CBS in 2012. Recently he had wondered if he had made the right decision, given the attitude and behavior of the media toward President Trump and his administration. Today he might be risking his career, but he believed it was the right thing to do.
At that moment the door to the hotel room opened and former President Obama strode into the room, smiling as he saw Garrett waiting for him. Garrett stood up and extended his hand to shake the President’s hand, then invited him to sit down.More
If you’ve been following my daily posts this week, you know that my husband and I are defendants in a specious case that has dragged out for six years. Our hope is that we will finish this week, although the other attorney gets bogged down in bug dust, so I’m worried that the case may […]
We woke up to another ugly, rainy day this morning. It’s bad enough waking up in a strange bed (at least I knew who the man was next to me), but he’s allergic to something in the room, so he thinks he coughed all night. (I wouldn’t know; I heard him a bit, but my […]
I didn’t sleep well last night. We watched a movie called The Promise. It was advertised as a romance , but it was actually about the Armenian genocide carried out by Turkey, a country that has never admitted this horrific time in history. Then my mind drifted to the story, The Rape of Nanking, where […]
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleased to see Pat Toomey and Marco Rubio in stronger positions in their key Senate races. They also shred Pres. Obama’s patently dishonest speech calling Obamacare a great success, proposing more government involvement, and demonizing Republicans. And they groan as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump can’t even do humor well at the Al Smith dinner.More
The Benghazi committee subpoenaed Hillary Clinton’s emails on March 4th, 2015. It just so happens that at 20:41 (8:41 pm) on that very same day John Podesta emailed Cheryl Mills and asked this question: Think we should hold emails to and from potus? That’s the heart of his exec privilege. We could get them to […]
From the incomparable hand of the master of political cartoons, Happy Labor Day Weekend to Ricochetti everywhere! More
I can remember either reading or hearing someone who was very close to Hillary Clinton (David Axelrod? Bill Clinton?), saying that Hillary lies “even when she doesn’t have to” or something very similar. Does anyone else remember any such quote? I very unfortunately didn’t resist getting into a political argument on an extended family vacation, referenced […]
How do the family stories even get started? I’m a Southerner, no matter where I was born and raised. My father’s family landed in Virginia before the Lees. Our particular patriline dipped south of the border into North Carolina after a few generations and then a few generations later started moving westward. Our forefathers went […]
(I don’t know where it is on the NR website, I tried to find it but here’s the fb link) More