Archive for the 'History' Category

‘Putting the bureau’s reputation at risk’

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The New York Times reports today (Jan. 31) that FBI officials “say privately” that President Trump, in approving the release of California congressman Devin Nunes’ “Illegal FISA Spying” memo, is “prioritizing politics over national security” and “putting the bureau’s reputation at risk.”

How many U.S. Marines does it take to hold a hill?

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

I had meant to re-post this yesterday, Oct. 25 -– as I used to do, every couple of years. (Have six years really sped by?) But of course our friends at GoDaddy chose the evening of Oct. 24, this year, to shut us down for 44 hours as they “migrated this site to a new […]

Dante Scarnecchia wins yet another Super Bowl

Monday, February 6th, 2017

There are other important things to post (the “man-made global warming” hoax continues to collapse — massively — for one thing), we’ll get to those, but it would seem a bit tone-deaf to write anything today without first mentioning the New England Patriots and their true Most Valuable Player, 68-year-old offensive line coach (and former […]

Donald Trump, military dictator (or: Dick Daring, boy reporter)

Monday, December 12th, 2016

I’ve been watching presidential elections for 50-some years now (scary as that number sounds.) I don’t ever remember seeing the kind of hand-wringing, brow-furrowing, downright shrieking we’re now experiencing over “the selection of the cabinet.”

‘We’ll see. We couldn’t help her any more than we have, she’s gotten just a free ride so far from the media; we’re the biggest ones promotin’ her campaign’

Friday, October 21st, 2016

CNN news reader Chris Cuomo admitted it on camera, TWO YEARS AGO, on June 9, 2014, when the cable network started boosting Hillary (even before she’d officially announced her latest candidacy) by giving free coverage to the launch of the latest book the Marxist wealth-redistributor supposedly “wrote,” the snoozefest “Hard Choices: A Memoir” (this one […]

What they’re talking about when they’re talking about Australia

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Regular readers may recall I’m not a member of the National Rifle Association, because I strongly disagree with one of that organization’s most basic modern stances: that all existing “gun control” laws should be enforced.

‘The world is changed’

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

“The world is changed,” she says (and behind, just audible, the same voice echoing in the original Sindarin Elvish, “I amar prestar aen.”) “I feel it in the water.” (“Han mathon ne nen.”) “I feel it in the earth.” (“Han mathon ne chae.”) “I smell it in the air.” (“A han noston ned gwilith.”) “Much […]

‘Tolerance’ sounds great. But is there no limit to what we can wisely ‘tolerate’?

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Charles C. Haynes, who works out of Gannett’s financially strapped “Newseum” in Washington, holds a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School and promotes himself as a champion of the First Amendment (though, being a statist Democrat, he has of course written in favor of federal “anti-hate-speech” legislation — http://capcityfreepress.blogspot.com/2009/11/charles-c-haynes-say-what-you-want-hate.html .)

Stacked to convict

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Ever been called for jury duty?

‘The Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner’

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

I grew up in a New England Democratic family. Since politics were a matter of culture and ethnicity (I never actually heard it described that way — we just knew), it would have seemed unnatural for us Swamp Yankees to be anything else.



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