An American classic, Truman Capote’s A CHRISTMAS MEMORY (1966), starring the incomparable Geraldine Page. Warm, touching, achingly real, memorable, a special treat.
UPDATE 12/19/23: Among Trump’s notable achievements has been forcing principled conservative Republicans to look clear-eyed at their own Party and acknowledge the cowardice within. We were spoiled by the luminous presence of Reagan and have vainly lived in hope that his successors were equally dedicated to the same principles. In fact, RINOs have been playing passively for the other side, acting out a charade of offering an alternative to Dem/Leftist policy, politically and culturally. As Reagan’s elegant approach inspired us, Trump’s sharp-edged Pattonesque persona now challenges us to get real and stay that way. Fight and win wars decisively, demand American sovereignty and independence in all matters. Once again, be the presence of liberty and hope in this flailing world.
12/18/23: Trump and the populist MAGA movement he spearheads is the present-day incarnation of an 18th century British kindred spirit admired by Jefferson & Adams,
Henry St. John, Viscount Bolinbroke (1678-1751) was a free-wheeling firebrand and nobleman at war with the corrupt Elite Ruling Class of his time. Such ruggedly invincible prominences able to speak powerfully and fearlessly for regular decent folk are precious rarities ignored, persecuted and wasted at our own peril.
Henry St. John, Viscount Bolinbroke.
UPDATE 12/18/23: The Big Lies of gender ideology and climate emergency madness provide the ultimate in confusion, the leading edge of a deadly plague creating a whole societal pandemic of absurdity. Jordan Peterson fears Britain’s ,impending election of a Labor government is dooming the UK to Venezuela’s fate for the next generation or two. Once the wealthiest country in South America, it’s now a hellhole of impoverished Marxist tyranny, and Britain is determined to follow it down that suicidal path.
UPDATE 12/21/23: Since the Party of a demented, corrupted Joe Biden can’t win an election with legal votes cast by American citizens and the Electoral College, it must cheat in any way possible. With the assistance of a locked-down electorate compelled to mail in their votes over a prolonged period of time, they succeeded in 2020 with magically produced fake ballots suddenly appearing overnight and for weeks after Election Day in a handful of key states in just the right amounts to win those states’ Electoral votes. Now the Dems have resorted to a clause from the 14th Amendment entirely removing Trump from the running due to his part in a fake “insurrection.” Portraying a disorganized riot lasting a few hours as purportedly the greatest attack on American “democracy” since the Civil War has proven to be a godsend to the enthused architects of an ongoing second American Civil War, an actual insurrection of their own making.
UPDATE 12/20/23: Restating the obvious, serious human folly can be summed up as the refusal and/or inability of people to distinguish between friends and enemies. Our present-day predicament with its off-the-chart irrationality and absurdity passing for “conventional wisdom” is a war between those championing a civilized, free life for all and those inclined to lionize their executioners.
UPDATE 12/23/24: The culprit behind the plan to violently overthrow the government.
MEMORIAL DAY AND D-DAY
UPDATE 12/17/23: Despite ongoing legal resistance and public outcry, one more venerable piece of artwork commemorating post-Civil War reconciliation is about to be dismantled. That a Year Zero/Orwellian Memory Hole mentality reigns in Virginia is hardly surprising being the suburban dwelling spot for most of the DC Elite mapping out our socialist future.
UPDATE 12/19/23: No coincidence that the same demographic that has made Taylor Swift a billionaire and Time Mag Person of the Year (18-24) is the same demographic that thinks Israelis should surrender their River-To-The-Sea real estate to..oh…you know…those noisy but nice Arabs who say it really belongs to them. Whoever. Whatever.
UPDATE 12/18/23: There must a full reckoning in court for the whole Covid/Vaccine/Mask/Lockdown assault on the entire world. RFK, Jr. has done a huge service to that end with his book THE REAL ANTHONY FAUCI, his tireless activism against Covid tyranny and staunch defense of Israel against the pro-Palestinian propagandists. Still, Trump remains the rational candidate for lovers of freedom and common sense that excludes the non-existent Climate Emergency political bandwagon to which Kennedy has a history of hitching himself.
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UPDATE 12/21/23: Rearing children has always been life’s greatest challenge and achievement, especially so nowadays for those determined to mold healthy boys into real men.
UPDATE 12/18/23: This is a gender tyranny horror story being lived by a thoroughly decent high school teacher in Virginia at the hands not only of a mentally disturbed student but a whole school board and its superintendent supporting this “preferred pronoun” madness. The only bright note is the mass walk-out by a majority of the student body in support (!) of the teacher. A lawsuit, initially tossed out, has been reinstated.
UPDATE 12/22/23: Reckless, “luvvie” Europe, minus all commonsense about preserving national borders and demanding basic assimilation from invading hordes of non-assimilating Muslims, has made itself a permanent war zone.
UPDATE 12/17/23: Like those “Hate has no home here” signs quickly vanishing as Western Wokesters get a firsthand taste of borderless invasion, the little blue & yellow lapel pins and lawn flags are becoming equally scarce as the stench of Ukrainian graft becomes too foul to ignore. On the face of things, it has always seemed a worthy, humanitarian cause, but the harsh reality of human greed at the heart of most power politics compels us to follow the dirty money.
UPDATE 12/17/23: We are a world embroiled in undeclared war. There are people who want us dead and/or enslaved, and emboldened by a leaderless, paper tiger America, they are VERY busy seeing to that end.
And then there’s the Russian bear VERY much on the move.
UPDATE 12/20/23: No news to those not hypnotized by the Green Climate cult, but there’s a lot of money and power to be gained from pushing the ridiculous Green agenda, preventing fossil fuel energy development. Among the profiteers are Woke private law firms heavily subsidized by heavily funded Dem Party shadow nonprofits to sue Big Oil.
UPDATE 12/18/23: One more major negative exposed last week by Claudine Gay, the token Black President of Harvard, is the injustice actually suffered by people like her who must realize they are where they are due to skin color and a carefully crafted PC facade/resume, not because of hard-earned competence or character. All the world now knows she is a mediocrity thrust with her full cooperation into playing the role of a respected eminence, an imposter. This privileged entitlement is Obama’s vision of social progress, diametrically the opposite of meritocracy envisioned by MLK where character counts, not skin color.
UPDATE 12/18/23: One’s jaw hits the floor observing this klatch of wealthy White women willing to pay a pair of seasoned race hustlers $5000 for an evening of Woke-style S & M, all politely seated at a toney dinner table of course. My, my, what kinky indulgences are available to empty heads/emptier souls with too much money.
12/21/23: Not to be boringly repetitive, but is American diplomacy making nice with the Iranian Mullahs really a good thing for America? Or Israel? Or civilized people anywhere who prefer not living as tormented, tortured medieval serfs?
UPDATE 12/21/23: Under the deliberate encouragement of the Democrat Party and the demented career criminal doing its bidding from an illegitimately occupied Oval Office, the number of illegal immigrants allowed into the country during this administration totes up to the combined populations of Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. And this isn’t all about creating a permanent, Uniparty majority in America?
UPDATE 12/23/23: Why would the “Palestine” leadership want the headaches of statehood when they have one of the world’s biggest money machine con jobs already going? Their only rivals are those DC Dem “leaders” living the highest of high lives in plush, profitable luxury far, far, far away from their impoverished districts earmarked for all those welfare billions.
UPDATE 12/22/23: In the upside-down world of 2023, it’s predictable that the recent murder of 1200 Jews and ongoing hostage cruelty has only emboldened the Left and its mouthpiece MSM to step up their campaign portraying Israel as the Great Satan of the world. Those Islamic states bankrolling this legitimized genocide seem to have gotten off without so much as a hand slap from the “democratic” governments of the West, Biden’s American regime included. One is left only with the vague hope of honest historians of the future making irrefutable the disgrace of it all…and, in the present, a decisive elimination of Hamas by the unfettered Israelis.
UPDATE 12/20/23: The U.S. State Department is pushing for a “deal” between Israel and Hezbollah...”Let’s see, we’ll give you this big chunk of Lebanese real estate in exchange for a week of you (maybe, pretty please!) not lobbing any rockets onto that kibbutz near the border…” All diplomatic hot air absurdity belched out as if October 7 was just another day of happy harmony in the Middle East.
12/21/23: Ya don’t say: Hamas hospital boss has admitted his Gaza “medical facility” is really just another launching pad for rockets and related terror. Just more of the Arab terrorist strategy of hiding behind hapless civilians making any Israeli retaliation appear to be an assault on innocents, in this case sick people in hospitals.
UPDATE 12/19/23: Think twice about sending your dollars to Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres-MSF) now that it has outed itself as being an openly sympathetic front for Hamas while staying totally silent on the barbarity of 10/7.
The poor little boy with one too many fingers actually suffers from being an expendable photoshopped prop and cannon fodder for Arab terrorism.
A single agitprop actor shows off the many noble, innocent faces of the “humane” Palestinian cause. How dare Israel even exist to assault such goodness!
UPDATE 12/17/23: Bill Maher, in one of his occasional fits of sanity, speaks rationally and realistically of the Israel/Palestine problem. Among his points worthy of repetition, he echoes Dennis Prager recognizing that the problem persists because one side of this dispute exists not for peace but exclusively to see the other side dead.
UPDATE 12/20/23: The most powerful and famous of American Jews in Hollywood continue to use their riches and fame only to demonstrate most visibly how stupid and cowardly they are regarding who is on their side and who isn’t. Barbra Streisand’s tweet calling for “peace” and a “Two State Solution” comes off like the ravings of a demented old know-it-all in a wheel chair scolding the messy firemen running roughshod through her house to put out a fire she set herself.
12/21/23: An American orthodox Jew, the grandson of murdered Holocaust victims and more recently the brother of a dead Parkland shooting victim, has emerged from the fog enshrouding a majority of American Jewry who still insist a vote for the Dem Party is a vote for “empathy” and “compassion.” In his words, he owes it to those relatives lost to Leftist stupidity to have come around to a decidedly commonsensical pro-American, pro-Trump outlook.
UPDATE 12/18/23: One of the biggest of The Big Lies in a Dark Age drowning in lies. A chilling lesson in the mob hysteria that turned millions, probably billions, of lives into a nightmare episode of “The Twilight Zone.” With no apologies or qualified afterthoughts forthcoming from these ignorant vax/mask tyrants, what’s to prevent Covid Madness 2.0?
UPDATE 12/17/23: The pants-down exposure of Harvard that has come of the Congressional grilling of its President only begins to display the antisemitic haven our most prestigious university has become over time. How have they gotten away with campus “affinity groups” allying the predictable Woke factions (colored races, members of the off-center gender spectrum) that specifically excludes Jews?
Supposedly a “joke.” Jews need not apply. Coloreds ok. Ha Ha. What a coincidence that it reads like a holiday party invitation just sent out by Boston’s Mayor!
UPDATE 12/19/23: Even with every living person on earth privy to the depraved contents of Number One Son’s computer, will justice ever be served and the head of the Biden Crime Family be indicted for criminal activities that would put the smallest-time crook in the poorhouse and jail? Meanwhile, the all-out railroading and persecution of the Trump family proceeds without interruption.
UPDATE 12/18/23: What is viewed from these quarters as the evil Obama legacy of permanent civil war has us at the precipice. How can we survive when half the country agrees with Barack and thinks we’re rotten to the core and hardly worth saving? The answer is that the half affirming life and freedom as America has offered since its inception is fated to hold things together until the other half wakes up from its self-loathing and joins the cause of the living focused on a real future for all.
UPDATE 12/18/23: Paul Krugman continues to demonstrate how a Nobel Prize, a secure pulpit at the NY Times and general acclaim by Leftists as an economics genius amount to less than nothing when the man opens his mouth and routinely spouts meaningless nonsense and outright fables.