Is the Universe Made of Math?

In this excerpt from his new book, Our Mathematical Universe, M.I.T. professor Max Tegmark explores the possibility that math does not just describe the universe, but makes the universe By Max Tegmark on January 10, 2014 – Scientific America Excerpted with permission from Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality, by Max Tegmark. Available from Random House/Knopf. Copyright © 2014. My cmnt: My PhD physics buddy: Please let me know what your take is on all of this. What’s the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything? In Douglas Adams’ science-fiction spoof “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, … Continue reading Is the Universe Made of Math?

For Math Fans: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Number 42

Here is how a perfectly ordinary number captured the interest of sci-fi enthusiasts, geeks and mathematicians By Jean-Paul Delahaye on September 21, 2020 – for Scientific American Everyone loves unsolved mysteries. Examples include Amelia Earhart’s disappearance over the Pacific in 1937 and the daring escape of inmates Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin from Alcatraz Island in California in 1962. Moreover our interest holds even if the mystery is based on a joke. Take author Douglas Adams’s popular 1979 science-fiction novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the first in a series of five. Toward the end of the book, the supercomputer Deep Thought … Continue reading For Math Fans: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Number 42

What Does Postmodernism Really Amount To?

Even its practitioners don’t know. by John M. Ellis – Spring 2022 – for The Claremont Review of Books My cmnt: See my essay on postmoderism here. If you want to know what postmodernism is, or just what the word means, you don’t get much help from either its advocates or interpreters. Most words that label theories bear some relation to their content: words like “evolution” or “Communism” give you at least the beginning of an understanding of what they are about. But words, like “modernism,” that refer only to an unspecified time have the drawback not only of omitting any … Continue reading What Does Postmodernism Really Amount To?

B. Hussein O. – Guest column – Pandemic birthday party

GUEST COLUMN: Yeah, I Threw Myself a Massive Party at My Island Estate in the Middle of a Pandemic, And There’s Nothing You Worthless Plebs Can Do About It B. Hussein Obama • August 9, 2021 3:58 pm – for The Washington Free Beacon MARTHA’S VINEYARD — If you’re reading this, you probably aren’t important enough to be invited to the massive party I just threw myself to celebrate my historic existence and countless intellectual contributions to the human canon. We’re all pretty hungover, to be honest. Between LeBron’s tequila (a little underwhelming, like his NBA Finals record), Willie Nelson’s choom … Continue reading B. Hussein O. – Guest column – Pandemic birthday party

They’re All Good Dogs, and It Has Nothing to Do With Their Breed

Retrievers that don’t retrieve and Papillons that point are all possible because the genes that shape dog behavior predate modern breeding that focuses on appearance, researchers find. By James Gorman – April 28, 2022 – for The New York Times My cmnt: I take this article worth a grain of salt. If you’re dealing with purebreds my lifetime of experience has shown me that absolutely breed makes a difference in dog behavior, skills, intelligence, interests and more. Let me know what you think in the comment section below. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Don’t judge a dog by its … Continue reading They’re All Good Dogs, and It Has Nothing to Do With Their Breed

A Spring Walk at Golden Hour

MAY 13, 2022 | ALLISON – from A Farm Girl’s Life website My cmnt: Allison already has some 13,000 followers so I’m just letting mostly my family and friends who read my site know about this one. Hello friends! I took the most beautiful walk around our farm the other day, soaking up the all the field and forest goodness I can get before I move away. I absolutely love how the pictures turned out! I hope these golden photos brighten your day as much as they brightened mine. The wheat is tall, soft, and silvery green these days. The setting sun … Continue reading A Spring Walk at Golden Hour

I recently purchased the Yamaha YDS-150 digital saxophone

I paid $799 + tax of $61.40 from Sweetwater online. Their sales guy did not know anything about woodwinds and even less about this instrument. He did try hard for what it’s worth. Ok, I’m not creating this Post to diss on Sweetwater. They were fine to deal with and they did allow me to order the Roland AE-10 with it and return either or both if I did not like them. I did return the AE-10 for a restocking and cleaning fee and shipping that came to $53.08 which was more than I was told it would cost to … Continue reading I recently purchased the Yamaha YDS-150 digital saxophone

Coffee & Covid ☙ The Democrats Show-trial Friday, June 10, 2022 ☙ NO SHOW

Everything you need to know about the democrats’ flaccid, lackluster January 6th Show, which wilted and fell over on the launch pad. Jeff Childers – Jun 10, 2022 – his website 345312 Well. I did it, I watched The Show. You’re welcome. I’m not doing it again. I love you guys, but there are limits. Plus we need to make sure I retain my sanity, so I can keep blogging instead of picking wings off love bugs day after day in an insane asylum. Anyway, onwards! 🗞*C&C NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞 I approached the House Committee’s January 6th Show from … Continue reading Coffee & Covid ☙ The Democrats Show-trial Friday, June 10, 2022 ☙ NO SHOW

STEM does not become STEAM just because you add an ‘A’

A note on the meaning of STEM. This is an acronym that stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Recently it has been modified to STEMM which adds Medicine. This country has long had a shortage of high school and college students willing to pursue the ‘hard’ sciences precisely because they are hard. Too many have taken the easier and fairly worthless route of the Arts because they do not require the rigor and precision of thought required to excel in or even pass STEM subjects. It also needs to be noted that STEM subjects and classes require the student … Continue reading STEM does not become STEAM just because you add an ‘A’

Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide

Editorial Reviews “A great book for your reading enjoyment.” — Tweet from President Donald Trump “Thorough.” — Ben Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Bullies “Michael Knowles perfectly documents what’s inside the minds of Democrats. A real page-turner!” — Michelle Malkin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sold Out “I read it twice!” — Dennis Prager, New York Times bestselling author of The Ten Commandments “Brilliantly argued! You will not find a more enlightened defense of liberalism. Ever.” — Jason Mattera, New York Times bestselling author of Obama Zombies “Insightful, yet remarkably easy reading!” — Guy Benson, bestselling author of … Continue reading Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide

Dan Chaon Doesn’t Want to Hear About Your Middle-Class Norwegian Life

The novelist and story writer, whose new book is “Sleepwalk,” wishes more authors would write about ‘anything other than themselves. I love writers … who use some aspects of their own experience to tell a far-out tale.’ Presented in BY THE BOOK – for The New York Times – May 2022 My cmnt: I include this article because Dan Chaon is a native Nebraskan and fairly famous author and teacher. He, like most liberal/leftists and English majors/teachers, is an imbiber in the Global Warming/Climate Change hoax, voted for Hillary, believes the earth and mankind are doomed to extinction in the … Continue reading Dan Chaon Doesn’t Want to Hear About Your Middle-Class Norwegian Life

The Sunsetting of the Girlboss Is Nearly Complete

Emily Weiss, the founder of Glossier and a face on the Mount Rushmore of start-up culture, will no longer be the beauty company’s chief executive. By Alisha Haridasani Gupta Published May 26, 2022 Updated May 31, 2022 – for The New York Times My cmnt: Here is what I did NOT takeaway from this article: That female executives are out. Women have, are and will continue to play leading roles in business enterprises. What I do take from this article is that young, pretty women (and yes, unlike the democrat leadership and the newest Supreme Court Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, everyone really … Continue reading The Sunsetting of the Girlboss Is Nearly Complete

What Is ‘Cheugy’? You Know It When You See It.

Out of touch? Basic? A new term to describe a certain aesthetic is gaining popularity on TikTok. My cmnt: Ok, I file this under “No one’s cool in Hell”. ——————————————————————————– Cheugy Another way to describe aesthetics/people/experiences that are basic. It was coined by a now 23 year old white woman in 2013 while a student at Beverly Hills High School, on whom the irony is apparently lost. According to the New York Times, “cheugy (pronounced chew-gee) can be used, broadly, to describe someone who is out of date or trying too hard.” Person 1: Did you read that article in the New York Times about cheugy? It was pretty … Continue reading What Is ‘Cheugy’? You Know It When You See It.

1st of tha Month

Song by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “1st of tha Month” is the 12th track on Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s album, E. 1999 Eternal. The song refers to a time of celebration in the ghetto, because welfare checks arrive on the first day of every month. It’s also a time to rejoice, with family BBQs and smoking weed with your true friends. – from People also ask: (google) – click here to play “1st Of Tha Month” Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Lyrics [Birds singin’, snorin’, rooster crowin’, and an alarm clock] [Layzie & Bizzy:]Wake up, wake up, wake up it’s the 1st of the monthTo get up, get … Continue reading 1st of tha Month

Candace Cameron Bure addresses criticism of ‘inappropriate’ photo with husband

By Jessica Bennett September 10, 2020 | 6:00pm for Page Six Candace Cameron Bure has addressed the heavy criticism she received after posting what some fans deemed an “inappropriate” photo of herself with husband Valeri Bure. The offending image showed Val, 46, resting his hand on the 44-year-old “Fuller House” star’s breast, apparently offending her more conservative supporters who chose to call her out for the snap. Candace eventually deleted the photo from her Instagram page, venting her frustration over being judged for being affectionate with her husband of over two decades. She later re-uploaded the image to her Instagram Stories. “For all of the … Continue reading Candace Cameron Bure addresses criticism of ‘inappropriate’ photo with husband

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Still believe in God

In Season 4, Episode 9 – Final Mission (1990) Before leaving for Starfleet Academy, Wesley Crusher accompanies Captain Picard on a routine mission but danger erupts when they are forced to crash land on a barely inhabitable moon with extreme desert-like conditions. After crash landing Picard emerges from the shuttle, looks around at the hot, bleak conditions and the first thing he says is, ‘Dear God.’ At the end of the episode Dr. Beverly Crusher, Wesley’s mom, finds him weak and semiconscious. When he finally opens his eyes after she repeated his name several times the first thing she says … Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Still believe in God

Good Fences make Good Neighbors

The farmer’s aphorism in Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” still rings true: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Later, Carl Sandburg would be more blunt about the matter: Love your neighbor as yourself, but don’t take down the fence. Dan’s Papers Jun 20, 2015 “Mending Wall” – by Robert Frost We just put up a beautiful, white, 6′ high, 63′ long privacy fence on the south side of our property. It looks great, especially compared to what our neighbor’s backyard looks like. This beautiful fence means we get to look at our beautiful back yard and we don’t have to look at their … Continue reading Good Fences make Good Neighbors

Some punny country western song titles

The Best Of The Worst Country-western Song Titles 1 – Drop Kick Me, Jesus, Through The Goalposts Of Life 2 – Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed 3 – Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth ‘Cause I’m Kissing You Goodbye 4 – Her Teeth Were Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure 5 – How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Go Away? 6 – How Can You Believe Me When I Say I Love You When You Know I’ve Been A Liar All My Life? 7 – I Been Roped And Thrown By … Continue reading Some punny country western song titles

Tales from the ER

It turns out, you only know a place as well as you know its emergencies April 18, 2022 | 12:56 pm FROM THE MAGAZINE, The Spectator World – by Mary Kate Skehan I used to think I knew my hometown pretty well, after living here on and off for thirty years. And then I encountered my boyfriend, a third-year resident in the Emergency Department of the local hospital. It turns out, you only know a place as well as you know its emergencies. We met around July 4, when his days were filled with fireworks mishaps: burns, the occasional missing finger. “If I ever have … Continue reading Tales from the ER

Black Education Matters

By Thomas Sowell – Posted: Oct 30, 2020 – for Townhall.com Most Americans would probably be shocked and angry if they knew all the dirty tricks used to sabotage charter schools that are successfully educating low-income minority children. This is not “systemic racism.” It is plain old selfishness on the part of traditional public school officials and teachers unions protecting their own vested interests. Most of us might see charter schools that succeed where traditional public schools have failed as welcome news, especially in minority communities where there is so much bad news. But, when there are a million public … Continue reading Black Education Matters

We just hit a new high for number of elderly receiving MOWs

Please see my previous post here. Meals on Wheels is a barometer of inflation and the health of the economy, especially for the elderly recipients most of whom live on limited, fixed incomes. So, the wife and I just got back from doing our MOWs route. Even with two of us working together the route took another 30-40 minutes to complete. Our hundred-year-old lady even called to make sure we were still coming to her house because we were running behind. And the retired volunteer guy who is always there helping us volunteers load the meal buckets into our cars … Continue reading We just hit a new high for number of elderly receiving MOWs

X-Files Monster of the Week Episodes

These are listed in x-files.fandom.com “Monster of the Week“, or MOTW, refers to episodes of The X-Files that typically deal with some type of supernatural or paranormal creature/entity, but may also be a simple criminal with a unique ability. They are usually separate from episodes dealing with the conspiracy, although certain elements can crossover between the two. Monster of the Week episodes populate the majority of each season, as to avoid the risk of over exposing the mythology arc. My cmnt: The MOTW episodes are what made The X-Files the entertaining and fun series that it was. The alien-mythology arc is unneeded and tedious. It is … Continue reading X-Files Monster of the Week Episodes

Tonight, America begins an annual festival celebrating hubris: The NFL draft.

By David Leonhardt – April 28, 2022 – for The New York Times The power of humility  Tonight at the Caesars Forum Conference Center near Las Vegas, thousands of people will gather for an annual demonstration of human overconfidence. The official name of the gathering is the N.F.L. draft. There, with millions of Americans watching on television, executives of the N.F.L.’s 32 teams will choose which college players to add to their rosters. And the executives will almost certainly make a lot of decisions that they later regret. I recognize that many readers of this newsletter are not football fans. Still, I … Continue reading Tonight, America begins an annual festival celebrating hubris: The NFL draft.

Moving from Left to Right

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER – October 25, 2013 12:00 AM – for National Review An excerpt from Charles Krauthammer’s new book, Things That Matter I’m often asked: “How do you go from Walter Mondale to Fox News?” To which the short answer is: “I was young once.” The long answer begins by noting that this is hardly a novel passage. The path is well trodden, most famously by Ronald Reagan, himself once a New Deal Democrat, and more recently by a generation of neoconservatives, led by Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz. Every story has its idiosyncrasies. These are mine. I’d been a lifelong … Continue reading Moving from Left to Right

Confession is beautiful, grace-filled and a necessary part of growing spiritually

By Colleen Kenney – March 5, 2004 – for the Lincoln Journal Star My cmnt: Philosophical materialists (i.e., atheists, earth worshipers, communists, secular humanists, Darwinists, radical environmentalists) scoff at the idea of there being a God and most certainly a God who forgives sins. “We are free to do what we want, especially sexually”, they tell us. But as my recent posts on Earth Day and such show, no one escapes from guilt and the need for pardon – for all have sinned, feel it in their hearts and want forgiveness – even if the sin is not recycling enough … Continue reading Confession is beautiful, grace-filled and a necessary part of growing spiritually

Jesus Christ’s Resurrection Is Probably The Best-Documented Historical Event Ever

BY: SCOTT POWELL – APRIL 15, 2022 – for The Federalist Because of their experience with the resurrected Jesus, the apostles were in a unique position, knowing with certainty that Jesus was truly the Son of God. There are many religions with different founders, prophets, and teachers going back thousands of years. But only one of them, Christianity, has a founder who professed to be the Messiah—the son of God—who provided irrefutable proof of who he was by conquering death through resurrection. Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. Christ is also the only person in history who was pre-announced starting … Continue reading Jesus Christ’s Resurrection Is Probably The Best-Documented Historical Event Ever

The Quote That Cost Queen Marie Antoinette Her Head

A Quote That Gave Birth to a Revolution and Death to a Queen By Simran Khurana – Mar 17, 2017 – for ThoughtCo.com “Let them eat cake!” Here is a classic example of a wrongly attributed quote that cost someone her head. Quite literally. This line “Let them eat cake” was attributed to Marie Antoinette, the queen of King Louis XVI of France. But that’s where the French folks got it wrong. What Made Marie Antoinette So Disliked by the People of France? True, she had an extravagant lifestyle. Marie Antoinette was a compulsive spendthrift, indulging in excesses even at a time when … Continue reading The Quote That Cost Queen Marie Antoinette Her Head

I Really Do Hate These Leftists

by Derek Hunter – Apr 10, 2022 12:01 AM – for Townhall.com The opinions expressed by this columnist are his own and do not necessarily represent the views of Lord Buckbeak My cmnt: The democrats have declared war on America in general and Christians in particular. They hate us and are doing everything they can get away with to harass, enslave, subdue and destroy us. Reconciling the horrors of war with the Christian virtue to love our enemies is a balancing act. Great books and films speak to this issue of love and war. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten … Continue reading I Really Do Hate These Leftists

Tips to a lasting, happy marriage

We have been married going on 46 years now so we have been asked on more than one occasion (usually at a bridal or wedding shower) what has made our marriage last. When we were first married we were told by an older couple, “Don’t go to bed still mad at each other.” Good advice as it echos scripture, “Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,” in Eph 4:26. We remind the young couple that marriage is the matrix of life whose primary purpose is to show Christ and His Bride to the people around … Continue reading Tips to a lasting, happy marriage

What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Beyond the pale’?

To be ‘beyond the pale’ is to be unacceptable; outside agreed standards of decency. What’s the origin of the phrase ‘Beyond the pale’? Firstly, let’s get the spelling clear here. It’s ‘beyond the pale‘ and not ‘beyond the pail‘ – the phrase has nothing to do with buckets. The everyday use of the word ‘pale’ is as an adjective meaning whitish and light in colour (used to that effect by Procol Harum and in countless paint adverts). However, there is another meaning of ‘pale’ – ‘a stake or pointed piece of wood’. This meaning is now virtually obsolete except as used in … Continue reading What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Beyond the pale’?

Who Said It: Vice President Kamala Harris Or Elmo?

Politics – March 25th, 2022 – BabylonBee.com Are you smart enough to spot the difference between a quote from the Vice President, and a muppet from Sesame Street?! Only the smartest, keenest of minds are able to discern the difference between a quote from Kamala Harris or Elmo. Test your knowledge below! Quote: “[…] loves to learn, learn about it all. The things that are big and the things that are small!” Answer: Elmo. Starting off with a challenging one. Quote: “It’s time for us to do, what we have been doing and that time is every day. Every day it is time for us to … Continue reading Who Said It: Vice President Kamala Harris Or Elmo?

Bicycle helmets – Do they really save lives?

by Emma Hammett | Dec 9, 2020 | for First Aid for Life My cmnt: Be sure to read the readers’ comments I have included below this article. There is a growing body of people with very low risk tolerance who believe that virtually any risk is too much. This is germane to the ongoing Covid-risk debate. Essentially democrats want to restrict freedoms in the name of “safety” while Republicans want to maximize freedoms in the name of common sense and joyful living. My cmnt: The upshot is this: Riding a bicycle for recreation on side streets, sidewalks and designated paths and trails … Continue reading Bicycle helmets – Do they really save lives?

Cuckold Will Smith Takes His Humiliation Out on Chris Rock

By JOHN NOLTE – 28 Mar 2022 – for Breitbart.news Here’s what I think happened between Will Smith and Chris Rock during last night’s Oscars… First off, comedian Chris Rock is not getting enough credit for his poise and class. How many people would have reacted the way he did to such an awful and ugly thing? In front of the whole wide world, Rock’s sucker-punched/slapped by a man-baby who easily has 40 pounds on him. Rock’s reaction? He doesn’t give up even an inch of ground. Then he makes a joke: “Will Smith just slapped the shit out of me!” … Continue reading Cuckold Will Smith Takes His Humiliation Out on Chris Rock

I, Pencil

December 1983 • Volume 12, Number 12 • Leonard Read – for Imprimis Hillsdale College Leonard ReadFounder, Foundation for Economic Education My cmnt: Be sure to let your kids watch the great little animation of “I, Penci” here. Editor’s Preview: Imprimis this month invites your wonder. Wonder at the countless bits of human know-how and natural materials spontaneously organized by our global market economy into the making of a simple wooden pencil. Wonder at what one individual can achieve for millions of his fellowmen through a lifetime of dedication to principle. And wonder, most of all, at the everyday miracles made possible by a political … Continue reading I, Pencil

NCAA Swimming Champ Caught In Possession Of Performance-Enhancing Testicles

Sports March 18th, 2022 – BabylonBee.com ATLANTA, GA—Celebrations for winning the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships were short-lived for convincingly female athlete Lia Thomas, as authorities caught her in possession of performance-enhancing testicles. “Investigators will need time to sift through the trail of evidence right now,” said NCAA’s Head of Testicle Enforcement, Bob Huevos, while holding up a jock strap, the device suspected to have been used to conceal the contraband from rigorous testing protocols. “We suspect the swimmer used this contraption to keep the performance-enhancing testicles secured between her legs.” Blood tests of the … Continue reading NCAA Swimming Champ Caught In Possession Of Performance-Enhancing Testicles

Plymouth Rock Landed on Them

The immigration crisis of 1620. by Christopher Caldwell – Fall 2020 – for Claremont Review of Books Possibly someone will surprise us at the last minute. Possibly the coronavirus is to blame. But with 2020 nearly over, it looks like the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth, Massachusetts, is going to pass uncommemorated. There have been no TV features relating what happened 400 years ago. No magazine essays unstitching the religious conflicts that drove the Puritans into exile or the republican philosophy of the Mayflower Compact and its relevance to us. Absent is the passion society’s leaders bring … Continue reading Plymouth Rock Landed on Them

The Books Boomers Will Never Read

Article by John Piper Founder & Teacher, desiringGod.org – SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 My cmnt: Click here to read a short bio of former national Poet Laureate, and fellow Nebraskan, Ted Kooser. My cmnt: As I live in Nebraska it is a big deal to have our national Poet Laureate signing his books of poetry at the local Barnes & Noble. Our State Poet of Nebraska, William Kloefkorn, was also there signing some of his works. Ted was not at all comfortable, it seemed to me, being there, while Bill loved it. Again, it seemed to me, that Bill was just a little … Continue reading The Books Boomers Will Never Read

Ted Kooser’s poetry of the people

The U.S. poet laureate and winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in poetry is a Unitarian Universalist. DAN CRYER  12/5/2005  WINTER 2005 My cmnt: As I live in Nebraska it is a big deal to have our national Poet Laureate signing his books of poetry at the local Barnes & Noble. Our State Poet of Nebraska, William Kloefkorn, was also there signing some of his works. Ted was not at all comfortable, it seemed to me, being there, while Bill loved it. Again, it seemed to me, that Bill was just a little miffed at the attention Ted was getting compared to … Continue reading Ted Kooser’s poetry of the people

‘Zillions’ of big spiders are about to invade the East Coast

By Allison Finch, AccuWeather staff writer Published Mar. 11, 2022 5:04 PM CDT | Updated Mar. 14, 2022 After rapidly reproducing in Georgia last year, the Joro spider, native to East Asia, could spread to much of the East Coast in the coming year,according to new research from the University of Georgia, which also suggests the arachnids’ ability to survive certain weather conditions will influence just how far north they move. The Joro spider is a part of the Trichonephila clavata species and is part of a group of spiders known for highly organized, wheel-shaped webs. The females have colorful yellow, red and blue markings on … Continue reading ‘Zillions’ of big spiders are about to invade the East Coast

Top prize winning nature photos

Winners in this year’s World Nature Photography Awards were selected for 14 different categories varying by species and habitat Elizabeth Gamillo Daily Correspondent – Mar 11, 2022 – for Smithsonian magazine Animal Portraits: Tom Vierus My cmnt: I include this one photo above to entice you to click over to the Smithsonian link above to view the incredible originals in a larger format. Continue reading Top prize winning nature photos

The Story of Elián, the Boy Who Was Plucked From the Sea

VANESSA GARCIA APRIL 21, 2020 – for the Miami New Times My cmnt: This piece is not clearly titled. Gracia used ‘myth’ in the title NOT referring to the true, miraculous story of Elian’s journey from Cuba in a small boat to American freedom and prosperity but rather the spin the Clinton-democrat-media establishment put on the story to justify sending poor Elian back to Castro. My cmnt: I’ve edited this piece for clarity, brevity and space and added commentary where needed. I was 20 years old on Thanksgiving Day 1999 when little Elián González, surrounded by dolphins, was found drifting off the … Continue reading The Story of Elián, the Boy Who Was Plucked From the Sea

The Big Bang Theory – quotes from Stuart

From The Big Bang Theory fan website Check out the excellent website above for all things Big Bang. All references are shown on the website. Of course some of these only stand out if you’ve seen the entire episode they hail from – I’ve seen them all, multiple times. The Big Bang Theory is one of our favorite sitcoms of all time and Stuart is our favorite character. As with all regulars on the show he is a well-developed and interesting person. When he moved in to take care of Howard’s mom we saw some of the funniest episodes – … Continue reading The Big Bang Theory – quotes from Stuart

These Are the Highest Resolution Photos Ever Taken of Snowflakes

Photographer and scientist Nathan Myhrvold has developed a camera that captures snowflakes at a microscopic level never seen before Jennifer Nalewicki – Travel Correspondent January 27, 2021 – for Smithsonian magazine My cmnt: Click Smithsonian above for the complete article. My cmnt: Since the 1920s when man first started understanding and really looking into the microscopic (and subatomic) world we have been privileged to see wonders that we had no idea existed. Much of the evolutionary hypothesis would have been squashed before it could become Leftist dogma if Darwin had been able to peer into the inner workings of the … Continue reading These Are the Highest Resolution Photos Ever Taken of Snowflakes

Adding bike lanes on roads leads to soaring cyclist road deaths

Millions in federal taxpayer dollars were awarded in FY2021 for projects that included adding on-road bike lanes, and the infrastructure law expands the program by 50%, despite 37% rise in cyclist fatalities in decade preceding pandemic. By Nicholas Ballasy – February 5, 2022 – for Just the News My cmnt: Mayor Pete is finally back from paternity leave while his stay-at-home husband watches the kid and is up to the usual democrat shenanigans. Bike lanes are his number one priority, not solving the supply chain crisis. My cmnt: I remind my readers that Libness takes precedent over all other concerns (i.e., … Continue reading Adding bike lanes on roads leads to soaring cyclist road deaths

Meals on Wheels numbers follow the economy

I have been a volunteer delivering MOWs with my own car and gas for over 40 years now. My wife and I did them together until our boys were born then I would deliver them by myself. When our oldest was around 3 I would take him with me and let him carry the milk cartoons up to the doors. The old ladies, most of the MOWs recipients are elderly single women, would just go gaga over our small son walking up to them and handing them their milk. MOWs recipients don’t get out a lot. Unless their family comes … Continue reading Meals on Wheels numbers follow the economy

The Gods Must Be Tidy!

Is the Cosmos a Work of Poor Engineering or the Gift of an Artistic Designer? by Jonathan Witt – Jul/Aug 2004 – for Touchstone magazine My cmnt: This is a brilliant essay well worth the long read. Darwinists are fond of pointing out what they consider design flaws in living things. Inefficiencies, in their minds, that a master designer simply would not do. Yet Witt contends that Messy things not only make the world better but also a lot more interesting. My cmnt: It reminds me of when a boy first learns about a girl’s reproductive system. Ewww, they are … Continue reading The Gods Must Be Tidy!

The Lawrence Welk Show was TV’s best party—until it wasn’t

By Emily St. James 12/17/2012 – for AVclub.com My cmnt: Growing up in 1950s & 60s I and my siblings were forced to let our Czech-immigrant Grandfather watch “The Lawrence Welk Show” on our only TV every Saturday nite. He would eventually fall asleep and we would then stealth up to the TV and very slowly turn the volume down. If he didn’t wake up we would carefully turn the channel knob so that its click wouldn’t wake him and when we had it back to whatever it was we were watching we would carefully turn the volume back up just … Continue reading The Lawrence Welk Show was TV’s best party—until it wasn’t

SPENCER TRACY – A nightmare of a man.

By Historian Alan Royal August 6, 2015 admin Did You Know? 37 My cmnt: This mostly is for old people like yours truly. I grew up admiring Spencer Tracy in the movies and, his not exactly doppelgänger, but close enough in style and acting abilities kissing cousin James Whitmore. As a kid I often confused the two. My cmnt: I remember seeing Tracy in “Boys Town” (not when it came out in 1938 but much later on TV in the 60s) and I just thought he was Father Flanagan. And my mom took me with her to see “Guess who’s coming to dinner” … Continue reading SPENCER TRACY – A nightmare of a man.

Top 25 Beaches — United States

Yeah, we wish we were there, too. White sands, rugged coastlines, the works—these are the beaches that travelers dream of all year long – by Trip Advisor My cmnt: Out of the 25 here are ones I would actually want to visit. 2. Siesta Beach Siesta Key, Florida “Absolutely beautiful beach with silky quartz sand! Great beach for people watching, sunsets, breakfast/morning walk on beach and finding sand dollars.” Shop for a place to stay 13 Hotels 2 B&B and Inns 792 Vacation Rentals more 5. Kailua Beach Park Kailua, Hawaii “Kailua offers plenty of everything: sand, wide open space, … Continue reading Top 25 Beaches — United States