Happy Independence Day!

unsplash-logoJohn Silliman Freedom isn’t free.  And, you cannot be free without being responsible.  This message has been utterly lost on leftists for…well, for a very long time. One of my biggest pet peeves is the social safety net – welfare, food stamps, WIC vouchers, Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.  If they all went away, the …

Okay, I don’t hate Jetpack

I just hate the latest version.  What happened is that the connection between my two self-hosted sites and WordPress.com broke.  I was able to see my stats in the browser and in the iOS apps, but I wasn’t able to see posts in the iOS app and drafts would fail to save.  My only alternative …

Don’t Make Me Laugh

To be honest, I can’t really laugh at this.  So, the director of the film Desire has gone on record defending the scene, claiming that the mothers of the two actresses were on set when it was filmed, and that the girls didn’t know what they were doing, exactly.  There is even, supposedly, a “making of” …

Kiddie porn? In my Netflix?

This has been a story for a couple of days, and it has gone just as you would expect it to have gone. Leftists ignore it, and those that don’t ignore it (a tiny minority) claim that there’s nothing wrong with it. People who call themselves right-wingers are saying that this is a nothingburger, and …

I hate Jetpack

Somehow, my Jetpack installation is shot.  I cannot post using WordPress.com or the iOS app.  I cannot use iAWriter or anything that needs Jetpack to publish to draft.  I thought it might have been my theme, but I was wrong, and now all the customizations are gone because I stupidly changed themes. I have a …

What is wrong with these people?

Featured image By Marc NL at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons This is mostly a rhetorical question, but seriously, what is wrong with these people? I’m sure you know all about the separation-of-families immigration hoax that the media’s been pushing for the past week and a half.  I am …

History made today

Photo by Sebastian Voortman from Pexels I am just thrilled with what just happened today.  I really am.  I am cautiously optimistic about it, and I am very happy that all is well. Now, if only North Korea could be free.  But these things take time. Breitbart was kind enough to provide a full text of …

I’m Not Dead

Featured photo by Photo by Burak Kebapci from Pexels So I clearly haven’t been keeping up with this blog lately, and for that I am sorry.  A lot of things have happened that I wanted to comment on, but didn’t.  There are two reasons for that – one, depression, and two, not having enough to say …

Never Apologize

Sigh. I’m sure you’ve heard about this perfectly innocuous tweet by Laura Ingraham: And, of course, Little Shit (that’s what I’m going to call him) lost his mind, got butthurt and whined to his backers at Media Matters to target Laura Ingraham’s advertisers. Her advertisers, grateful for the opportunity to sabotage another conservative and avoid …