Saturday, January 30, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

GameStop? Not yet

Don Surber offers his take on the GameStop stock runup.
Young Robinhood customers are learning a life less that while people can get rich quick, they are not one of them. You have to be part of the In crowd. Martha Stewart thought she was. She went to prison over a $45,000 trade. Conrad Black also went to prison for a bad stock deal. No one at that hedge fund will do time for losing $13 billion.

Thursday, January 21, 2021


Don Surber has found the perfect way to spell Joe Biden's name - Xiden.
A constant reminder of the Chinese influence on the new president.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

He did so much with so little

Powerline gives President Trump a proper sendoff - telling the great things he did the past four years.
Why did Trump succeed as often as he did in the face of such relentless, and often crazed, opposition? Because he represented the American people, and his policies made sense. When Trump said “America first,” the establishment swooned in horror. Most people, on the other hand, thought it sounded like the president’s job description. It is a sign of the times that a presidential candidate’s vow to defend the American people, and advance America’s interests, was seen by many as radical.

Keep history alive

President Trump's 1776 Commission report seems to have quickly disappeared since noon.
Too bad they saved a copy for me to find.

Monday, January 18, 2021

"Be nice to your sister"

After Tom Brady beat Drew Brees in Sunday's NFL playoff game, the duo had some time together.
After Brady threw a pass to Brees' son in the end zone, he had final advice for another son before leaving.
"Be nice to your sister."

Thursday, January 14, 2021

17 and going strong

Ann Althouse hits her 17th year of blogging - something every day.
An impressive job, and an enjoyable place to see good discussion of the day's issues.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Whig out

I saw an interesting bit on Facebook today, saying the Republicans could be headed for a breakup like the Whigs in 1850.
Except, I reminded him, that Republicans won 14 of 18 presidential elections from 1860 to 1932.
And the Civil War.
Which got me looking into the Whig Party.
It wasn't strong enough against slavery, so northern Whigs shifted to the new Republican party.
Southern Whigs were stranded - against Democrats but not fiercely against slavery.
So from the ashes of the Whig Party, a party emerged that ended slavery and dominated politics for several generations.
Not a bad goal going forward.

Friday, January 1, 2021