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Pointed question.

If you thought 2020 was off the hook, how do you like 2021 so far?[1] What I’m getting from this Gamestop oopsie is that it’s as Mr. Jeftovic says: “a generalized revolt against financial repression and asymmetric rulesets (a.k.a ‘rules are for thee, but not for me’).” I don’t understand how the day trading peasants …

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What Trump was up against.

I have been dismayed by Trump’s failures to act on various issues but his actions or failures to act have to be understood in the light of the immense and scurrilous attacks on him by the the Department of Justice and key national security organs of the American government: For more than two years, the …

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Ya’ Know, That Kid Has a Way With Words

He’s no Hemingway (I read his book a while back. Not a Deep book, but really funny in his take on the Deep State and Their Official Cronies). But, Donald Trump, Jr. either has a terrific staff person to write these tweets, or he’s got a true gift. And, since the tone is pretty consistent, …

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Eh, It’s a More Interesting Use of My Time Than Working

I refer to sitting in front of my laptop, endlessly following threads of discussion, leaping from link to link. But, in the process, you do sometimes find gems: Such as this useful explanation of how a person fought back against the Cancel Culture. I’ve generally found these Quillette posts to be more thoughtful than most, …

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Pearls of expression.

For liberal democracies are built on the premise that human values and interests are unavoidably and perpetually in conflict with one another. The solution to these conflicts is not to grant total victory to one side or another, but to accept a system of government and civil society that allows pluralism to flourish within a …

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Coded Message

Greeted this morning by quite an awakener. Health care worker dies after second dose of COVID vaccine, investigations underway Here, with a little emphasis added, is what suggests a coded message may be present. “We are not blaming any pharmaceutical company,” said Rochelle Zook, a resident of Orange. “My husband loved what he did. He …

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Why I am Ramping Up my Prep

It’s not IF the electric/electronics grid will go down – it’s WHEN. On one hand, this SHOULD kill the Left as a viable party. But, let’s be serious – the Left will manage to find a way to blame US for it happening. If you don’t already: Get a decent generator, preferably one that could …

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This Just MIGHT Persuade the Border States…

…That they made a hell of a mistake letting Biden steal the election. Short-term? Patriots would be advised against coming to DC again, to protest. Biden’s people are just LOOKING for an excuse to shed blood. Tulsi Gabbard is warning of this already, and she is not wrong. (We need to covertly court her – …

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Hoyt’s on a Roll!

I’ve always liked Sarah A. Hoyt. Discovered her around – I don’t know – maybe 5 years or so ago. She’s a very different type of person – much more focused about her writing. More cosmopolitan, more educated. Today, she talks about Walk Away, and its founder Brandon Straka. She makes a good case for …

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Just Read About SC’s NG Troops

They, along with many of the other Red State’s National Guard members, will be returning home very shortly. The stories about poor facilities, disregard for their sanitation/food/hydration needs, as well as the act of kicking them out of the Capitol building (the one that they were supposedly brought to Washington to guard), have had their …

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Just Taking a Road Test

Squirming around, finding a comfortable position for my seat in the blog. It’s looking good. Of course, I’ve long used WordPress on Right As Usual and other blogs over the years (The Declination, for a time). Let the following picture give you hope for the Not-Left’s success. And, more than a little fear that the …

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Publick Announcement

Greetings, liberty lovers! Mike from Ye Olde Cold Fury websty here, welcoming one and all to the new incarnation of your Curmudgeon Emeritus’s humble blog, Liberty’s Torch. As you probably know, Francis was concerned about his future prospects as a Right Wing White Supremacist Nazi Death Beast on Google-owned Blogspot; we constructed this joint to …

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“Too Much Like Work!”

     Don’t expect the Left or its mascot groups to solve their own problems. They’ve been told – relentlessly, for decades – that their problems aren’t really theirs to solve. No, that responsibility belongs elsewhere…probably to “the government.”      What’s that you say? If they created the problem – perhaps by letting the garbage pile …

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Nightmares of a Wine Enthusiast

     You know, no matter how aggressively you go about it, there are a lot of wines out there you’ll never taste. And that is probably for the best. Because in keeping with Sturgeon’s Law, 90% of them are crud.      As an avid sampler of wineries and their wares, I’ve had some crud in …

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On Being White

     I’ve been warned. I’ve been reminded. I’ve been catechized about the unwisdom of giving in to fury. It’s not good for me. If it’s good for you, know that I envy you, because there’s a lot to be angry about these days.      The foofaurauw over the National Football League’s decision to “support the …

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The Game Plan

     Is what follows a realistic summary of a major part of the strategy of our political elite, or merely a conspiratorialist’s fantasy?      “The women’s rights movement had three goals. First, it got women into the workplace where their labor could be taxed….So, with more women entering the workforce the supply of labor increases …

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Sapir-Whorf In The Saddle

     If you’re unfamiliar with the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, it’s time to get acquainted with it:      Linguistic relativity, sometimes called the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis or Whorfianism, is a hypothesis in linguistics and cognitive science that holds that the structure of a language affects its speakers’ world view or cognition. The strong version claims that language determines …

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Cause People

     [I’ve received numerous requests to repost this old chestnut, which first appeared at the Palace Of Reason on June 29, 2003 — FWP]      Cause People can be very difficult. Trying. Often hazardous to your health. But they’re getting a progressively larger fraction of the media’s attention, so it’s well to be up on …

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If This Goes On

     An early Robert A. Heinlein novella with the above title described an American theocracy that was eventually brought down in a violent revolution. I have no idea whether the young Heinlein was subject to influences that might have predisposed him to believe that such a future was probable. However, the Afterword to his collection …

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The Most Awful Day

[This piece first appeared at Eternity Road on August 6, 2005. Today being the 101st — yes, the 101st — anniversary of the day I deem “most awful” in post-Industrial Revolution history, and a number of geopolitical trends having bent in the direction of large-scale replays thereof, I felt it appropriate to repost it. — …

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