It’s been a weird, weary week, folks. I’m in the history business, after all, and history is taking a severe beating. Everything has to be dismantled. Everything must go. It’s all on sale. The pyramids, the ancient Assyrian relics–subject to the sledge-hammers of ISIS. Robert E. Lee needs to be hoisted off with a (more…)
Lukewarm converts who still long for their old pagan shrines shouldn’t be teaching, and that includes Charles Krauthammer, the former leftist who believes he’s the only one on Fox smart enough to really explain to conservatives (more…)
New Words Not So Much..
When asked to opine as to whether the “Alt Right” was behind the Charlottesville carnage at a press conference today, President Trump turned the question back on the reporter:
“..when you say the alt-right, define alt-right to me. You define it. Go ahead. Define it for me, come on, let’s go.”
I live a pretty sheltered life. I’m not a saint, by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m too cowardly to contemplate the really dangerous sins, much less the sort of stuff that brings detectives to your door step. I can’t even imagine how you would bribe a public official, or a purchasing agent. Like all men, I struggle with desire, but (more…)
Emails That Don’t Tempt Me..
Mary and I walked four miles this morning. My preferred cardio is the elliptical, but we are on vacation and we have (more…)
Suppose, like me, you’ve spent — this is embarrassing — eight or nine years making new friends on Facebook. Suppose you’ve re-connected with literally hundreds of old friends. You’ve even found lost members of your own family and established a special tribe of peculiarly like minded individuals in your interest groups. You’ve built your business with the handy “in the feed” advertising (more…)
No sign of any racial tension in these parts this morning. But I’m guessing that somewhere around here there must be some sort of historical monument that might need defacing. Perhaps some tribute to a defeated Native American tribe? They lost, after all.
I’m told that some of the confederate monuments now marked for removal were actual reactions to the Civil Rights (more…)
A home school mom I know, raised in Montana, made the observation that gas stations got more and more friendly the farther you get from Southern California.
I hope that isn’t the case, since I know a fair number of loving people in Southern California, but I suspect there’s some truth in the observation. This afternoon, I was entering a small town grocery store (more…)
So I was walking through the Reno, Nevada Costco yesterday, provisioning a family trip. There are eleven of us vacationing on a fairly remote lake for two weeks, and an express run to the grocery store in these parts can cost $300 or more, so we were filling (more…)
As I’ve recently explained, I’m going to be using Facebook less and less, which means I have to start running this site with some attention to building an audience and that means getting your email addresses. I will automate this soon, but in the meantime, if you would like to join the JamesPatrickRiley.com audience, use the link below (more…)