Monthly Archives: February 2017

Outlander, Acting and Stardom

I started, against my better instincts, watching Outlander. Boy, what a weird, weird series so far…. It has some very enjoyable moments, but the overall impression is like getting on carousel and then finding out it’s a roller coaster in … Continue reading

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Feminist Government Discredits Idea of Feminist Government

The current government of Sweden openly describes itself as “feminist” and has done things like call for “feminist” foreign policy (whatever that might be). As a sign of just how equal men and women are in Sweden, women made up … Continue reading

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Grammys and Appropriation and the Like

Looking at this I’m wondering how much longer it will be before “progressives” start demanding that there be quotas for non-white artist nominations and awards or just all out call for separate awards for non-white artists. The grammys have always … Continue reading

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Hoisted on their own Rhetoric

One reason progressives are doing so badly lately is that they have become terrible at rhetoric (and even worse at slogans, a related but separate area). This is a great example of how modern feminist rhetoric can be used against … Continue reading

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Unsafe at Polish Speeds

One of the weirder things about Poland is that many (or maybe most) people have little sense about just how dangerous driving (and by extension other forms of travel) can be. Also, many (or maybe most) people have no realistic … Continue reading

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The 84 Lumber Ad, part one: Sad, old Mexico…

I decided to write about the 84 Lumber Super Bowl ad (the complete version). Then I realized it will take more than one post. Anyhoo, here is just my recounting the surface of what’s going on. I’ll unpack more of … Continue reading

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Bill Kristol Explains Everything…

The single best explanation for why Donald Trump won the election in 2016, come quite unintentionally from well-known Neocon (and asshole) Bill Kristol. The occasion was an American Enterprise Institute discussion earlier this week, which was quite fortunately recorded. While … Continue reading

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Gotta Get ‘em All!

This is very true. Unfortunately, there is no sign that that the democratic establishment will do the work to create a narrative about immigration that most rank and file Americans will respond to with anything but indifference (at best) and … Continue reading

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On the Road to Re-bloggingville

After classes finished for a few weeks I thought I’d be blogging up a storm. But the colleague/friend whose husband recently died had a major project to do and asked if I could help. I was happy to help but … Continue reading

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An Immigration Quotient

Almost all questions of immigration boil down sooner or later to two questions: How many? Which ones? This leads to an unpleasant fact. Namely, the larger number of immigrants a country takes in, the less immigrants can be treated as … Continue reading

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