Odd Prompts 2021 – Week 3

This week’s prompt at MOTE put me in mind of an old TV show. "The man in the skull mask slowly held up his gun, and his other hand, empty. Then he dropped the gun." Sergeant Bill Preston of the North-West Mounted Police shifted slightly in his saddle and looked around, letting Rex pick his … Continue reading Odd Prompts 2021 – Week 3

How To Read The News In Totalitarianism — According To Hoyt

One of the first memories I have of news and people discussing news is of my parents trying to figure out whether the president was dead. This is because in Portugal in the early sixties, the news of course couldn’t publish anything that the regime disapproved of. When they announced Salazar was dead, and who … Continue reading How To Read The News In Totalitarianism — According To Hoyt

Signal Boost: Every day, we’re witnessing the deliberate destruction of our constitution and our rights — Bayou Renaissance Man

If the progressive left were to issue a formal declaration of war on the US constitution and the rights it recognizes, it could not do more in practice to destroy those rights than what we're seeing right now.  Be in no doubt that the current onslaught - political, social, economic, and in every other way - … Continue reading Signal Boost: Every day, we’re witnessing the deliberate destruction of our constitution and our rights — Bayou Renaissance Man

Old News: Transgenders and Bathrooms. New News: Taxpayer-Funded Gender Reassignment Surgery — Bacon’s Rebellion

Del. Danica Roem, D-Manassas, Virginia’s first transgender legislator. by James A. Bacon I’m surprised this hasn’t caused an uproar yet: In his newly revised budget, Governor Ralph Northam wants to guarantee that transgender enrollees in Virginia’s expanded Medicaid program have access to “gender-affirming” care. “This is an important equity issue and a critical part of “This … Continue reading Old News: Transgenders and Bathrooms. New News: Taxpayer-Funded Gender Reassignment Surgery — Bacon’s Rebellion