I Got Lucky! I was born privileged. It’s a condition I cannot erase, but still, it’s something for which I’m told I must apologize and make amends. Fingers point and voices demand I be shamed. Just by existing, I oppress others, disadvantage others and deny justice to others. My privilege? I’m white. I drew life’s […]
Archive | Random thoughts about the world
Why aren’t you even a little curious?
Some nagging questions that don’t get asked! About one third of Americans have refused to get the Covid-19 “vaccination.” Are they all looney tunes wrapped in a conspiracy bubble, or have they—just perhaps, you know—thought about the virus and concluded its safer to get natural immunity from the virus instead of temporary (forever requiring “booster) […]
The king is dead!
Hurray and Hallelujah! This photograph was taken of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his Warm Springs, Georgia home by Nicholas Robbins. The next day, April 12, 1945, Roosevelt did the world a favor by dying. Clearly, for over a year and a half Roosevelt was a dying man who had no business continuing to function as […]
The Amazing Mr. Bump goes bump!
The oh-so-woke Phillip Bump! What’s Phillip Bump afraid of? Hold on tight because this white, privileged, affluent Washington Post journalist has opened a “breathtaking” door to sheer terror. He unearthed it in two cartoon […]
May he rot in hell
Few people defined the horror of the 20th century more than Joseph Stalin. We can’t do anything to change the mass graveyards he created, but what we can do is celebrate his death on March 5, 1953. So, huzzah, the monster is dead, though it took him far too long to do us that courtesy. […]
Goose Stepping America!
What can one say about Biden’s inaugural address? Nothing I have seen analyzed it better than what was written 100 years ago about Warren Harding’s inaugural speech: It was “an army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.” Pat Buchanan graciously excused it as “the most confusing, contradictory and incoherent […]
We’re NOT All In This Together!
Don’t you just love the platitudes spewing from so many? One that galls me is the mantra: “We’re all in this together.” It follows closely on the heels of: Wear your mask and social distance–as though there is anything social about distancing! You meet an old friend and then stand six feet apart to share […]
Minneapolis: City of Shame
Once upon an eternity ago now, Minneapolis was a city built around lakes and parks and open spaces. Now it’s simply become a lunatic asylum. Being Scandinavian-rich, it gave birth to such clowns as Hubert Humphrey, Orville Freeman, and Walter Mondale. They typified the soft socialism that marred the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Then […]
Twin City Moron Parade
The other day I happened upon a story which demonstrates the depth of decay that has rotted out life in the Twin Cities. Normally it would be impossible to make up stories like this, but these are not normal times. The image at the top of this blog reveals that in the St. Paul suburb […]
Is being a collector curable? Who cares!
Close relatives of mine are in the process of moving out of the house they’ve called home for thirty-five years and into a senior residence. The challenge of downsizing from a seventeen-room dwelling to a four-room one is obvious; countless decisions have to be made whether to give away, donate to charity, or sell. […]