Not a Cloud (in the sky).

Here’s an interesting tale of free love. Via Arts & Letters Daily. Steve Sailer’s Sunday VDare column reminds me why it’s Steve’s World, and I’m just living in it. I don’t really know why this little throw-away rant from the master of articulating righteous indignation at affrontery, aesthetic and otherwise, Udolpho, made me laugh outContinue reading “Not a Cloud (in the sky).”

The Brave and the Bogus

The Christian Science Monitor is running a series by Jill Carroll that chronicles her time as a hostage of terrorists in Iraq. Carroll was pilloried by the usual suspects among the keyboard commando forces earlier this year for making a video critical of the occupation and praising her captors for their treatment of her (underContinue reading “The Brave and the Bogus”

A Soldier, and Brave

…the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot, an eight week college for the phony tough and the crazy brave.–The Short Timers, Gustav Hasford Behold a Marine, a mere shadow and reminiscience of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, buried under arms with funereal accompaniments…–Thoreau, Civil Disobedience I’ve just finished talking to a kidContinue reading “A Soldier, and Brave”

The Blood is the Life, The Oil is the Strife

You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?Talking Heads Our friend Ziel over at Lying Eyes has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging those of us who have asserted that the war in Iraq is more about oil than preemption or Wilsonian ambition to put up or shut up. The point Ziel makes isContinue reading “The Blood is the Life, The Oil is the Strife”

Spin Cycle

Indulge me a moment. Images merge and blend in the memory; things once seen in stark daylight or secondhand in snapshots, melding with television programs and picture shows, coalescing around imagination and vanity, clouded by dreams; the real, the transferred, the imagined and the wished intermingle, separate, and intermingle endlessly. All these charged electrons ricochetingContinue reading “Spin Cycle”