Archive for August, 2022

Bed Bath and Beyond make a big fuss about cancelling Mike Lindell and his My Pillow company for calling out the left on both the election and Jan 6th.

18 months later Mr. Lindell is still around and unwavering in his assertions, as for Bed Bath and Beyond:

Fast-forward to the present, and the former home goods giant is on the verge of financial collapse. In addition to the layoffs and closures, it was also forced to secure some $375 million in loans through Sixth Street Partners, a retailer-friendly lender. Bed Bath & Beyond also said it was prepared to sell off an undisclosed number of stock shares, which sent the share price straight to the gutter Wednesday in premarket trading.

As Dinesh DiSousa put it

I hope they like the bed they made for themselves.

Yesterday I talked about the California Law concerning selling 100% electric cars by 2035. There seems to be one small complication to this plan:

California’s energy overseer warned of blackouts starting Wednesday and urged residents to “avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights.”

Now remember this is taking place 12 years before the state’s mandate kicks in.

This is taking place at the same time they are blasting dams to save fish.

This is not going to end well for the state, but I’m sure that there will be a fair amount of people who get rich off the graft before reality kicks in and asserts itself.

In just a few more days Allahpundit will be leaving Hotair. If I recall correctly he’s been there from the start or if not from nearly the start.

There was a time when he would have been worth reading but like many others he was broken badly by Donald Trump and now when I visit hot air I make it a point to bypass any piece with is byline.

I’m sure he will find a place at the Bulwark or some other NeverTrump site where his current brand of “conservatism” will be welcome.

It will be nice to visit the site again and not have to deal with all the tripe that I avoid the MSM for. If I wanted the left’s line I’d be going there in the first place. As for Allahpundit, like Matt Drudge I wish him the best of luck.

What’s the old saying? What did socialists use for light before can also wants those thermostats set no lower than 78 degrees.

Called a Flex Alert, the California Independent System Operator says households should “reduce energy use from 4-9 p.m. when the system is most stressed because demand for electricity remains high and there is less solar energy available.”

“The power grid operator,” the notice says, “expects to call on Californians for voluntary energy conservation via Flex alerts over the long weekend.”

And not drive anywhere, I suppose, if you’re the owner of one of the nearly half-million plug-in EVs registered in the Golden State.

I had to laugh when I saw this headline:

Nobel Prize-winning German Biologist: Multiple Genders Are “Nonsense” and “Unscientific”

Now not to long ago this would not be a headline but a simple statement of fact unworthy of a story in any journal.

It is in fact still a simple statement of fact, but so many people have for their own reason pretended otherwise that the statement of this fact is practically revolutionary.

I suspect the say will come when we will have to purge the left’s nonsense from our society in the same way that Germany needed Denazification.

I suspect it will not be prety.

Finally I was listening to sports radio when they had an ad for Draft kings, the official betting partner of the NFL. They made it a point to mention that you had to be 18 to place a bet.

Think about that for a second. A young lady must be 18 to bet on an NFL game but you don’t have to be 18 for this doctor to cut our your breasts.

Yup this is the Left’s Post Christian America, enjoy!

A voyage into history

Posted: August 30, 2022 by chrisharper in Uncomfortable Truths
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By Christopher Harper

On September 5, 1522, The Victoria sailed into the harbor near Seville, Spain, after completing a three-year, 60,000-mile trip around the world.

For centuries, the expedition, launched by Ferdinand Magellan, was regarded as one of the most outstanding achievements in history and had a significant impact on the West’s understanding of the world.

See a map of the incredible journey at

Mired in today’s wokeness, the voyage is regarded as the beginning of colonialism and the dominance of the Catholic Church over those colonies. 

But Magellan’s vision and his sailors’ persistence against all odds demonstrate what’s wrong with wokeness.

Would the world really have been better if people didn’t know how to sail around it?

After studying maps for years, Magellan had a dream. He was convinced that by sailing west instead of east, he could find a better route to Indonesia and India from Europe. The king of Portugal wouldn’t finance his trip, so he headed for Spain, where he gained citizenship and Charles V’s backing for five ships. 

But he was in an awkward position regarding his crew and royal mission. “The [Spanish] resented sailing under a Portuguese commander, and the Portuguese considered him a traitor,” historian Lincoln Paine wrote.

After winter weather forced his ships to wait for months in what is now Argentina, Magellan’s crew mutinied. One ship was wrecked; another headed back to Spain. 

Magellan managed to navigate a treacherous passage around South America that later was named in his honor—the Strait of Magellan. He’s also credited with naming the Pacific Ocean.

But the troubles weren’t over. As the crew traveled across the Pacific, food spoiled, and scurvy and starvation occurred. The sailors reached the Philippines, where Magellan was killed in April 1521 by a local tribe. 

After Magellan’s death, his crew continued in the single ship that remained, captained by Juan Sebastian Elcano. Only 18 of the 270 men survived, but the expedition had proven that the globe could be circumnavigated and opened the door to European colonization of the New World in the name of commerce.

A legend was born—and in 1989, one of Magellan’s namesakes even traveled to Venus. During a five-year-long journey, NASA’s Magellan spacecraft made images of the planet before burning up in its atmosphere.

According to Antonio Pigafetta, who chronicled the journey and lived to tell the tale: “Magellan’s main virtues were courage and perseverance, in even the most difficult situations; for example, he bore hunger and fatigue better than all the rest of us. He was a magnificent practical seaman who understood navigation better than all his pilots. The best proof of his genius is that he circumnavigated the world, none having preceded him.”

Today, Magellan’s vision and fortitude should be praised rather than placed on the altar of wokeness.

Fortunately, a relatively apolitical rendition of Magellan’s accomplishments is now airing on Amazon Prime. See

One of the side effects of California’s insane move to ban the sale of gas powered cars in 13 years is coming into play in Massachusetts.

It seems that lawmakers in several states including mine which are controlled by the left that want to be as insane as California but still believe that to do so openly might lead to defeat passed laws that tie the decisions in their states to those of California.

So because of this Massachusetts now has a bad on the sale of gas powered cars ready to go into effect in 2035 without anyone in the state actually making such a decision.

This means two things.

First if you are the Mass GOP this is a golden opportunity. The state party should be recruiting in every city and town, they should be visiting every car dealership, every repair shop, every parts dealer and every gas station to mobilize and energize voters. They should be recruiting candidate in every district with the promise to repeal any such laws that ties decision about how people in the bay state live to the whims of officials 3000 miles away that they have never voted for.

The fact that I am suggesting this instead of hearing that the GOP is already doing this however suggests that the Massachusetts GOP is going to do its best to earn the old GOP nickname of “the stupid party”, but you never know.

There is however one other point to make about this situation.

California is a very big state 163,696 square miles and while it borders three states (Oregon to the north, Nevada to the west and Arizona to the southwest its a bit of a haul to get there unless you live right on the northern, western and southern border. So when these rule kicks in you’re going to have to grin and bear it (until things collapse that is but I digress).

However not only is Massachusetts less than 1/10 of the size of California 10,565 but it borders five states (New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire) and while some spots in the state are less than a half hour drive from mains every resident in Massachusetts has a shorter drive to Maine than most people California have to any other state.

This means that if our state is stupid enough to allow this idiocy to continue then car dealers in every New England State plus NY have a windfall coming.

I bought my 1999 Buick LeSabre in Londonderry NH, it was less than an hour’s drive from my house to get it. What do you think will happen when people have the choice of paying 40-50K for a car in their own city or driving two hours or less away to get a car for not only half that price but without the prospect of some day having to pay for a battery repair that costs more than a new car?

If I’m a car dealer in any of those border states I’m salivating at this idea, and if I’m a current dealer in MA I’m looking at buying land in Hollis, or Nashua or Salem or Ringe NH or Halifax or Sanford VT or Woonsocket RI or Stafford or Thompson Ct or maybe even Boston Corner, Stephentown or Austerlitz NY.

Because barring an outbreak of sanity in Massachusetts or an even more unlikely outbreak of sanity in California you’ve going to have a steady stream of business heading your way, so you might as well get ready now.

Photo by William Recinos on Unsplash

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – On this day in 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana and Mississippi.

Here in Shreveport, we are usually unaffected by hurricanes but the reverberations from Katrina still linger throughout the state, and neighboring states. Many folks more knowledgeable than I about New Orleans would tell you that the city still is not the same; others would say that’s not a bad thing.

There’s no question that the city is changed but it’s not all Katrina’s fault. Heaped onto the damage by the hurricane, the people of New Orleans have done an astoundingly effective job at electing (and re-electing) leaders to further its ruin.

Going all the way back to Mayor Ray Nagin who was absolutely ineffective during the actual time of Katrina, taking refuge in the Hyatt hotel where he stayed cloistered on the several floors he commandeered. His errors were tenfold and errors on top of those landed him in prison until 2024.

Then came Mitch Landrieu who attempted to solve the city’s problems by removing statues and writing a book while the crime rate soared. Equity circles were supposed to solve everything.

And now we have LaToya “The Destroya” Cantrell who is surpassed both Nagin and Landrieu in decimating the city and ensuring it will never be the grand lady it used to be.

Crime has reached epic levels in New Orleans and it is no wonder; last week the mayor popped into Juvenile Court in support of a carjacker while the victims sat by dumbfounded:

Cantrell surprised juvenile court officials and the district attorney’s office with her unannounced court appearance Thursday in which she sat with the young perpetrator’s family as he was sentenced to probation for three first-degree robbery convictions, committed when the defendant was only 13.

The kid participated in multiple carjackings using a toy gun that fooled his victims. Meanwhile, the city’s police force is at a 50-year low in manpower, a fact which earlier in the month prompted Cantrell to threaten to cancel Mardi Gras which as we all know is the city’s major tourism revenue source. She has since walked that back but imagine!

Oddly enough she was overwhelmingly re-elected in November 2021.

As a lifelong Louisiana resident, it is sad to see what is happening there. Not all of the decline is the fault of elected officials. Covid didn’t help any nor did the city’s response to it.

Incidentally, I just finished re-reading James Lee Burke’s Katrina novel, Tin Roof Blowdown. I read that one again every couple of years because it is a beautiful piece of work; tragic, of course. But Burke is entertaining, and poetic and it has always interested me that the complexity of his work slips by so many. This novel grew out of a short story, “Jesus Out to Sea,” and it has all of the hallmarks we expect from Burke. Can New Orleans ever regain its grandeur? Of course it can. Part of the charm of the city is its oddities and its ability to morph into something else yet never change.  Despite the destruction of decades of Democratic mayors, New Orleans still stands. And people still flock to it because there is no other place like it, for good or bad.