Totalitarian Censorship

This is getting ludicrous. First, I was busted by Facebook for posting a National Geographic picture of some Papua New Guinea guys wearing penis gourds, as they do there. Nothing obscene, just guys in their native dress. NatGeo. Off limits. No jail time, just a warning. Then I got 24 hours in Facebook Jail for…

On Historical Responsibility

So let me get this straight. The Dixie Chicks had to change their names because “Dixie” has a historical association with slavery. Confederate flags are banned because of a historical association with slavery. A fraternity can’t have an “antebellum” party because of a historical association with slavery. Statues of Robert E. Lee are being toppled…

The Walking Wounded

Once again, I had to take my Ram pickup truck to the dealer. This time, it was just to make sure it was OK before the warranty ran out. And once again, I bought a pack of smokes and went out to talk to the homeless.  The first people I ran into were Mack and…

Women Are Not Men … Who Knew?

I see that 10% Joe has issued an Executive Order that any high-school boy who can put on a dress and sing a verse of “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” is legally entitled to take showers with high-school girls, because feelings. Yeah, what could possibly go wrong with that? I mean, no teenaged boy,…

Of Passion And Compassion

After I wrote my most recent piece about wandering around in the world of the homeless, called “Fixing The EGR“, some folks accused me of being compassionate. Funny, but I don’t see it that way at all, for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that we grew up without much money. My “new”…

Fixing the EGR

My faithful Ram 1500 had a recall notice for the Exhaust Gas Recirculating system. They said it would take about four hours, so I figured I’d wander the streets of Santa Rosa. In a previous post called “Fixing The Brakes” I spoke about how I think it’s wrong to ignore the homeless. I don’t mean…

Ranger Rick

In this New Year, to counterbalance these most fractious times I thought I’d tell a tale of humanity and caring. I’ve had the privilege of living in a wide variety of countries and societies. And having not always been entirely sane myself, one way that I judge societies is by how they handle their crazy folks.…

Biden To Take Family Homes From Children

Horrible news for our kids. Biden wants to get rid of a part of tax law called “stepped-up basis”. Not a rumor. Politifact rates it as “True”. Here’s a real-world example of what this means. Say you paid $50,000 for your home some years ago. When you eventually fall off the perch, your daughter inherits…

Cartoon Bob Interviews The Prophet

Declaration of My Conflict of Interest Regarding The Man Just Beheaded For Discussing Cartoons of Mohammed: I do have “a dog in this fight”, a personal stake in this struggle.  During the Islamic Cartoon Wars of 2006, a number of orthodox Muslim leaders published “fatwa” death sentences on the heads of the twelve Danish cartoonists…

Kamala

Let’s talk real. Joe is not the presidential candidate. Kamala is. Everyone knows that Joe will step aside in the first couple of years “to spend more time with his family”. More than 60% of registered Democrats say if he wins, he won’t last until the following election. With that as prologue, a lovely liberal…