Monthly Archive: January 2017

Happy Lunar New Year

If you read my New Year’s post from a few weeks back, you already know how little interest I have in New Year’s Day as a holiday or tradition. Perhaps it is not surprising, therefore, given the theme of this website — life in Limbo — that I have been saddled with a perpetual punishment suited to my peculiar form...

Redshift: How Obama’s Marxist Transformation of America Succeeded

Redshift is the astronomical phenomenon in which light-emitting objects moving away from us at speed appear red, because their receding motion lengthens the light waves reaching our eyes, which constitutes a “shift” toward the low frequency end of the color spectrum — the red end of the rainbow, if you will. For eight years, American conservatives struggled to understand why their warnings...

The Conservative Case Against School Choice

For years, many conservatives have argued that the surest path to improving the quality of education is to pressure the public schools into better performance by forcing them to compete for funding with private alternatives. Specifically, the hope has been to allow parents to opt out of public schools and use their share of the state’s education budget on private...

Excited About Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary?

After more than a century of full-scale progressive indoctrination through compulsory schools, mass entertainment, and the crony corporatist elite’s non-stop “Government-is-the-answer” propaganda machine, people who claim to be political conservatives have, sadly but understandably, lost their bearings on many important issues. No issue is more indicative of the way basically good, principled people can become unmoored from their own principles...

Meryl Streep, Parallel Universe Edition (Part II)

[Note: If you have not read Part I of this post, I strongly recommend that you read it before reading Part II. Click here to read Part I.] It’s time at last to defy the norms of time and space, and, in the name of full disclosure, reveal what Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes acceptance speech sounded like in a universe parallel to ours,...

Meryl Streep, Parallel Universe Edition (Part I)

If you are so fortunate as not to be aware of this, I shall, with apologies, spoil your day by informing you that The Great Meryl Streep has made an important speech about the election of Donald Trump. I say “The Great Meryl Streep” because I have come to suspect that, similar to the case of former middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler, “The...

Read The Case Against Public Education Now!

We artificially restrain our boys and girls from developing themselves into young adults, so that by the time they reach the proper physical age for leaping headlong into life, they are so ill-suited to do so that they almost crave the fettered boredom of high school as a means of avoiding a world for which they (correctly) feel utterly unprepared....

Parting Shots for 2016

Happy New Year, Everyone! I like to say that to my friends, as we all do, because it is another way of wishing them well, which is always pleasant. To be honest, however, New Year’s Day as such is probably the least interesting of all the major festive days for me, just slightly below Hallowe’en. Yes, it’s time to restart the yearly time counting system, at least for...