Erik the Red Rolls Over In His Grave

Featured image In recent years, a remarkable amount of attention has been paid to sports teams’ mascots. God forbid that a team be called the Indians, the Redskins, the Redmen or the Fighting Sioux. You can’t be the Bullets, either. But through it all, I have been confident that my home football team’s name, the Vikings, can’t be challenged. Who could possibly complain? I underestimated the Left’s tireless search for micro aggressions. »

Battle Lines Being Redrawn

Featured image This tweet is amusing and true: I think we made out pretty well in the Taibbi/Greenwald for Kristol/Wilson trade. — John 'pro-norms' Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) January 8, 2022 Liberals like Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibbi have been welcomed by conservatives as allies on the issues that matter most, starting with free speech. I was going to add a further observation, which a commenter on the tweet above beat me to: I'm »

Baldwin Around the Bend

Featured image Alec Baldwin goes on a tirade in which he joins O.J. in seeking the real killer, and also recalls Harvey Weinstein’s pledge to battle the NRA with a Tourette-like reference to “January 6.” In a bizarre rant Alec Baldwin just compared his shooting of his cinematographer to Jan 6 and seemed to blame both on ‘right wing hate’ — Jack Posobiec 🍊 (@JackPosobiec) January 8, 2022 The truth, Alec, »

Blue State Exodus

Featured image Everyone knows that millions of people are leaving blue states and moving to red states, but I still haven’t have heard the liberal line on the phenomenon. They have to come up with an explanation other than the obvious one–liberal policies don’t work, and create inferior living conditions–but what is it? I am all ears. Mark Perry lists the top ten states that are gaining and losing residents (raw numbers, »

Liberals Are Miserable People

Featured image They say misery loves company, and that may be why liberals always want to extend their control over everyone and everything—because they are miserable people. Thomas Byrne Edsall covers some of the survey evidence about the misery and unhappiness of liberals in a New York Times article back in October: Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals. Discuss. Two similarly titled papers with markedly disparate conclusions illustrate the range of disagreement on »


Featured image I know I am an outlier, but I have never had any fear of covid. Some things scare me–roller coasters, for example–but respiratory viruses are not on the list. But many others don’t see it that way, and with the arrival of omicron, hysteria is making a comeback. Why? No doubt some of the fear is genuine, but I do think some people enjoy hysteria. Others prefer to have an »

On Crime, Liberals Still Don’t Get It

Featured image Across the country, Americans are up in arms about spiraling crime rates. Minnesota is one state that has been hit with an explosion of criminal activity in the wake of the George Floyd riots and the attacks on law enforcement that followed. You might think that even liberal politicians would understand that voters want them to get tough on crime, but in my state at least, you would be wrong. »

The Times Is Worried

Featured image We have written here and here about Eric Zemmour’s candidacy for the presidency of France. Zemmour is a French patriot who is concerned about mass immigration from the third world. This makes him a virtual Satan in the eyes of the New York Times; the second linked post discusses a Times attack on Zemmour. Yesterday the Times printed another assault on Zemmour. The headline delivers, in the eyes of Times »

Are You Still Fully Vaccinated?

Featured image The anti-covid vaccines have not provided as good protection against the virus as had been hoped. They are mainly useful for mitigating the severity of covid symptoms, not for stopping the spread of the disease. And they wear off quite rapidly, with effectiveness diminishing markedly after about six months. Despite that fact, a lot can hinge on being “fully vaccinated.” President Biden’s orders seeking to require “full” vaccination are being »

Who’s In Favor of Looting?

Featured image Apple CEO Tim Cook, for one. This was his comment during the George Floyd riots that devastated the Uptown area of Minneapolis: As it happens, Apple had a store only blocks away from the center of the George Floyd riots. The store was damaged during those riots. Subsequently, in June 2021, Winston Boogie Smith fired at police officers who were closing in on him in the parking ramp for the »

“I Didn’t Pull the Trigger”

Featured image To whom do liberals go when they want to tell their career-threatening stories to a sympathetic listener? Well, to be fair, they have several choices, but George Stephanopoulos is perhaps the favorite. So Alec Baldwin sought out Stephanopoulos to explain how he came to shoot and kill Halyna Hutchins. Today ABC News released a preview clip of that interview: In his first interview since the deadly Oct. 21 shooting, a »

How Racist Are Our Highways?

Featured image In recent months, liberals have floated the idea that the U.S. highway system is “racist,” and therefore vast amounts of money must be spent to expunge that taint. Pete Buttigieg caught quite a bit of flak for making this claim, but did not back off from it. Supposedly, one shining example of racist highway construction is Interstate Highway 94, which links Minneapolis and St. Paul. The claim against I-94 is »

NY Times Asks: Why Do Blue States Suck?

Featured image This opinion video by the New York Times (Johnny Harris and Binyamin Applebaum) was published earlier this month, but has continued to get attention. The video begins by noting the Democrats’ professed commitment to housing opportunity, progressive taxation, and quality education. It then asks the question, what are the Democrats actually doing on these fronts in the states where they exercise complete control? The answer is, they are doing poorly. »

Woke Numerology

Featured image How crazy are liberals? Whenever you think you have taken the measure of their nuttiness, you see something like this, from the Women’s March: We apologize deeply for the email that was sent today. $14.92 was our average donation amount this week. It was an oversight on our part to not make the connection to a year of colonization, conquest, and genocide for Indigenous people, especially before Thanksgiving. — Women's »

Who Is Darrell Brooks?

Featured image Darrell Brooks is the career criminal who drove his vehicle into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing at least five and injuring many more. As Paul has noted, Brooks was a vicious criminal who never should have been on the street. Already, Milwaukee County’s left-wing District Attorney is backtracking, saying that his own office didn’t make a proper bail recommendation during Brooks’s latest encounter with the criminal justice system. »

Get Woke, Empty the Pews

Featured image It would be a full-time job to chronicle all of the irrational reactions by liberals to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, and scarcely worth the effort. But I do want to note one such response because it affects me directly: that of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA, of which my congregation is a member, sent out this “Pastoral Letter” authored by Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. Here is the »

Battle Lines Being Drawn

Featured image It is getting harder and harder to stay neutral in the culture war that is tearing American society apart. That is how it seems, anyway; I don’t understand why so many companies feel compelled to choose a side–pretty much always the far-Left side, unfortunately. The latest case in point is the Breakers, a venerable luxury resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The Breakers dates at least to 1926, and has long »