Category Archives: Damn rackets

Mission Creeps

I got a thickish mailing today from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. The envelope trumpeted that “You won’t believe what younger Americans think about socialism.” To my surprise and delight, the return envelope was postage prepaid. I just live … Continue reading

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“Now what?” How about National Conservatism?

This morning, I sincerely suggested that there’s no sense in my (or anyone’s) mere rehearsing and re-rehearsing the core evils regularly reflected in our President’s rhetoric, even on the pretext of a new Presidential utterance confirming that he does, indeed, … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Damn rackets, Duly noted_stay tuned, Economia, lifeworks, progressivism, realignment

Meritocracy or virtue?

I’ve noticed something odd about the (still relatively early but) angry commentary over the college admissions scandal, whereby celebrities, “ethical fund” managers, parenting book authors and others crossed legal lines to get their slacker children into elite colleges (or at … Continue reading

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Clippings & Comments 2/17/19

The highlight is some Socratic dialogue snippets, which alone are worth the price of admission.

Oh, wait! This is a blog – like free. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Capitalism, Damn rackets, Economia, Education, Protestantism

Clippings & Comment, 2/9/19

A little scat with big band, Adidas stumbles, corporate oppression passes government oppression, and more. Continue reading

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Clippings and Comment, 2/6/19

A Trimmer Manifesto of sorts. Continue reading

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Potpourri 1/16/19

  1 When I’m looking for guidance in my life I always turn to a Dow 30 company … P&G (Gillette) for my relationship with women. Goldman Sachs for child rearing. Chevron for a mid-life crisis. Walgreen’s for spiritual insights. … Continue reading

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1 Holy Smokes! Tucker Carlson lit a long fuse and Michael Brendan Dougherty just ignited! Carlson pointed to the real molten fissure that is burbling sulfur on the American right. By doing so without ever mentioning the name, the character, … Continue reading

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Catching up with Kunstler

For a while, I tired of James Howard Kunstler’s blog and stopped following it. Maybe it was because he focused so much on Democrat wrongdoing against Donald Trump, which seemed very odd — and which has not ceased. But I … Continue reading

Posted in Damn rackets, Miscellany, Political Matters, Senate

Potpourri, 12/22/18

Lacking anything better to do, Senate takes “corrective action” against nation’s dead great-grandparents. More … Continue reading

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