Tag: Social

Three crazy martinis today as Rob Long fills in for Jim Geraghty. After Rob explains why he loves holidays in New York City, he and Greg discuss Pay Pal’s insane plan to secretly fine customer’s $2500 for social media posts it deems “disinformation” or “hate,” which nowadays means any statement the left doesn’t like. Rob shreds Pay Pal’s absurd statement in response to the controversy and explains how this may lead to action in Congress. They also highlight the rampant crime in New York City, and Rob shares how this era is different than the crime waves the city endured decades ago. They also point how how New York Mayor Eric Adams is too busy giving a lucrative job to a friend’s wife to match the one is own girlfriend got from that friend. Finally, they marvel at just how bad of a candidate Arizona Democrat Katie Hobbs is, butchering a simple question about Latinos during her campaign for governor.

Motorcycle Accidents

 

Last summer I was browsing through our towns’ police department Facebook pages because sometimes I like to see a little of what is going on in that circle.  It’s very limited, but sometimes they have useful traffic or fire updates, and it’s interesting to see what crimes might be mentioned. One incident that stood out to me was the death of a motorcyclist on one of the main roads. The driver of a pickup had changed lanes into him and knocked him into a box truck. The details were sparse, as you would expect from a simple Facebook post, but the motorcyclist died, and it was hinted as likely the fault of the pickup driver.

Yesterday, I volunteered to be in the church nursery as I had been sick on my normal day and it just so happened that my husband’s aunt had also volunteered and were placed in the same room. I haven’t seen her for a while because she just retired and has been off to places like Kenya, the Philippines, and Missouri. She is one of those involved, social ladies that knows everyone and is generally up to speed on the happenings of our cities. I don’t know how people do that.*

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I have one question for the virtue-signaling leftists throughout America and the entire Western world who recently were beside themselves over President Trump’s alleged vulgar characterization of the country of Haiti:  Can you make the case that Haiti is not a s___hole?  Go ahead, let’s hear it. I didn’t think so. Preview Open

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I (and many others) have been saying for a while now that America is set to enter a “hell period” sometime around 2018-2022, as the so-called “demographic mismatch” between a large cohort of retiring white Boomers and an electorate that is trending less so really starts to bite. To my knowledge, most countries do not […]

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The NFL: Now a Case Study in Destructive Leftism

 

Seriously, Colin Kaepernick? You’re really doing this?

Yep, he’s filed a grievance against the NFL owners under their collective bargaining agreement, alleging that they have colluded to “deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.”

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleasantly reminded the Democrats are also deeply dysfunctional as former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. says he doesn’t know what his party’s economic agenda is.  They also sigh as late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel suddenly becomes the media’s benchmark for whether the latest GOP health care bill is a good idea.  And they groan as four NFL players want to institute a month dedicated to social activism, similar to how the league devotes a month to breast cancer awareness.

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Here on the Gulf Coast, mockingbirds are everywhere. Listening to them is a way of life for many folks.  I grew up among people who love to gather on a porch or patio to simply relax and observe nature while chatting, sipping on cool drinks, or maybe pretending to read while slumped asleep in a […]

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Kukris, parangs, sabres, scimitars — Ricochet, it seems, hosts more than a fewer connoisseurs of martial artifacts and replicas.  Why do we do it? Why do we collect melee weapons we will probably never use? Does a man buy a KA-BAR like a woman buys a tea cup? Is it homage to a personal fantasy […]

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Why Gamers Can’t Be Politicians

 

gears-of-war-3-groupAs I’m forced to point out from time to time, nobody complains about hours wasted on recreation like watching sports (and reading about sports, and talking about sports, and dreaming …) or watching TV. Many responsible adults devote entire weekends to such activities but are not thought childish or lazy for it.

Affluence has enabled people to regain the abundant time for leisure that primitive hunters enjoyed before the rise of agrarian and industrial societies. In our society, video games are a normal activity of Generation X — respectable in moderation — but have yet to gain the respectability of being practiced by elders.

Yes, there remains a stigma, in some settings, against happily admitting one plays video games (or “interactive media,” as many developers prefer, to indicate the inclusion of serious themes). But that’s not why no avid gamer will be elected to high public office anytime soon.

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When I visit my young nephews, I am often asked, “Where is your hat?” You see, I am suppose to wear my hat at all times because it is apparently part of my face. It’s a simple Irish cap, similar to this one and like the one my grandpa wore. It isn’t very rare or […]

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First-World Predicaments

 

shutterstock_164988680So, I’m reclining in a chair at the bedside of an old man, asleep, in a nursing home. Life is easy when the senile sleep.

On the other side of my chair is a coffee table with a single item, taunting me: a container of delicious cookies.

The catch is that it’s one of those clear plastic snap containers they sell in the bakeries of supermarkets.  If I try to open it, the loud snapping will undoubtedly wake my slumbering charge.

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Not many of the younger generations are familiar with black-and-white films, aside from a handful of classics replayed around Christmas. Somehow, even my siblings escaped that education while I spent countless hours on guided tours of cinematic history with my dad. One consequence is that I was exposed to humor of 1930s vintage.  I learned […]

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All the rain we have been getting here lately reminds me of the frequent thunderstorms southeast Texas got when I was a kid. Back then, it “rained buckets” and you couldn’t run fifteen feet (say, from your car to the door) without being completely drenched. Sometimes you couldn’t even see that distance because of the rain. […]

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As you know, Steyn has needed help recently with skyrocketing legal bills and has asked that donations be made in the form of book sales. If you buy a book through his site, he will autograph the title page with a message of your choosing. I figured I’d simultaneously help Steyn and get my dad […]

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