Archive for July 2019

Temple of Jupiter at Baalbek, Lebanon

This was first posted on May 15, 2012: As the fighting increases between pro and anti Assad forces in Lebanon and that country approaches what may be another civil war, I’m reflecting on my travels there during more peaceful times. The Roman ruins, such as the Temple of Jupiter at Baalbek, Lebanon, are an astounding…

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The Allure of War — Explained

If you’re looking for something to read, take a look at Sea Stories by retired admiral William McRaven: Everyone likes a good story and this book contains several. Great lawyers are good story tellers. It’s how you win in court, telling a good story. Great warriors accumulate great stories. They are playing in a little different…

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Trump Takes on the “Squad”

Trump Takes on “The Squad” with this video: They want to be the leaders of the Democrat Party and Trump wants to lend a hand to help they achieve their goal. Stacey Matthews at Legal Insurrection: It’s like clockwork. President Donald Trump tweets out criticisms of someone or something. Democrats hop on he Twitter machine…

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Red next to black, venom lack…

Red next to black venom lack, red next to yellow, kill a fellow: The title to this painting is Coral Snake and Spider, Brazil  by Marianne North. But wait, is it a coral snake? No, it’s not. The featured image for this post is genuine very deadly coral snake.

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Chicago — Rat Capital of the U.S.

Criminals in Chicago are ratting each other out like crazy, but that’s not what makes Chicago the rattiest city in the United States. It’s the rodent kind that’s responsible for that. Not the rats them selves, though. Humans know how to control rats and when they neglect to do so we should say they, not…

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How The Welfare State Begins, and Ends

A Cato intern, Silvia Morandotti, used her artistic skills to create two images that show what a welfare state looks like when it first begins and what it eventually becomes. From The Daily Hatch: These images are remarkably accurate. The welfare state starts with small programs targeted at a handful of genuinely needy people. But…

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A Dirty Rag is Attacking My Favorite Liberal

I’m a right-wing conservative that seldom sees any redeeming qualities in left-wing zealots, but I’ve always had a few favorite liberals. Nat Hentoff (1925-2017), Joel Kotkin, Fred Siegel, and Alan Dershowitz, just to name a few. Insert the words “favorite liberal” in the search box in the upper left and you will come up with…

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Bystander shoots armed robbers in Virginia Beach

Have you heard this one? Two thugs wearing masks walk into a 7-11, pointing guns at people and demand money, but a bystander shoots them. One is dead and the other is injured. No innocents were harmed. This was no joke, the lawfully-armed bystander explained it this way, “Nobody points a gun at me and…

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The Conservative Revolution — Bring It On!

You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it’s evolution Well, you know We all want to change the world    — Revolution, The Beatles “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic…

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Mueller’s Misleading Footnotes — UPDATED

UPDATE: Yesterday we learned that Robert Mueller knew little of what is in the Mueller Report even though it bears his name. See the video just below. It appears that his staff of 22 lawyers all of whom hate President Trump with a purple passion actually wrote the Mueller Report. Therefore, they are the ones…

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