Sunday, August 04, 2019

Taliban threatens Panjshir province | FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban threatens Panjshir province | FDD's Long War Journal: While the common narrative among US military and diplomatic officials is that the Taliban is taking control of districts to boost its negotiating position in so

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Casten Outed as Climate Hypocrite

Casten Outed as Climate Hypocrite

This morning, Jeanne Ives, a Republican candidate for Congress (IL-6), issued the following statement  in response to a RollCall.com article exposing Casten's investments in a biomass company: 
"The political left would have us believe that Sean Casten is the Sheldon Cooper of climate science. In reality, he is the Elizabeth Holmes." said Ives. "Positioned as a prolific climate scientist by his party - and himself -  Casten is making money off a wood-burning biomass company, Greenleaf Power LLC." 
And recall:  Some climate change panel members are literally invested in the issue


Ives' campaign machine picks up where it left off

Ives' campaign machine picks up where it left off: Just days after making her announcement to run against U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove) in the 6th Congressional District, Jeanne Ives is already basking in the glow of being a known commodity.

Monday, June 24, 2019

City Journal: The Red Decade, Redux Journalist Eugene Lyons’s chronicle of the 1930s Left remains startlingly relevant toda

File this under Books to Read:
It may be that the best book that will ever be written about today’s progressive mind-set was published in 1941. That in The Red Decade author Eugene Lyons was, in fact, describing the Communist-dominated American Left of the Depression-wracked 1930s and 1940s makes his observations even more meaningful, for it is sobering to be confronted with how little has been gained by hard experience. The celebration of feelings over reason? The certainty of moral virtue? The disdain for tradition and the revising of history for ideological ends? The embrace of the latest definition of correct thought? Lyons was one of the most gifted reporters of his time, and among the bravest, and his story of the spell cast by Stalinist-tinged social-justice activism over that day’s purported best and brightest—literary titans, Hollywood celebrities, leading academics, religious leaders, media heavies—would be jaw-dropping if it weren’t so eerily familiar.
Via Harry Stein at the City Journal.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

William Baar Jr. Memorial Day 2019


William H. Baar Memorial Day 2019


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Nibras Kazimi on the demise of the old Foreign Policy Influence Industry

An interesting thread from Nibras on some turmoil to come. I suspect he's spot on here. Also available on Thread Reader here.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

#RussianHoax in Four Short Paragraphs


"Transnational Communism across the Americas"

Curious why Transnational instead of International but the papers to be published by University of Illinois Press.

AG Barr's letter to leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary committees


Cabin Fever and a Laptop

Not a bad way to spend a cold day in Sister Bay.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Jeffery Barrett: Without Elitist Racialism, There Is Little Racism

The link: We are living in a country where the racialist political elites and their media allies are fomenting the fear of racism in a society in which race distinction has never been of so little importance.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

“Mr Jones” – exclusive first-look footage

Monash: The Forgotten Anzac

Casten, Niebuhr, Nazis, and an Embassy in Jerusalem

My Congressman's been quoting Reinhold Niebuhr but had to delete the tweet when I asked if Trump moving our Embassy to Jerusalem also Nazi like of Trump. That tweet came down although I captured it below and instead there's this sanitized version. And the notice tweet's gone...

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Baar's 5 & 10 Grand Opening on 103rd Street

Advertisement for the Grand Opening of my Family's Dime Store on 103rd Street.  I'm guessing this was mid 1950s.  The ad is undated and I'd have to dig through papers to find the date it opened.  It replaced an earlier store on the same block my Grandfather opened in 1943.


Monday, January 14, 2019

Diary of a Sergeant, 1945

This is the Army training film featuring Sargent Harold Russell. Billy Wilder saw and it prompted him to cast Russell in the film "The Best Years of Our Lives".