The significance of DeSantis’ anti-riot legislation

So Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has introduced a very interesting piece of legislation aimed at preventing the state from having protracted issues with these manufactured race riots. I am going to provide a general overview of the legislation here and then discuss some specific provisions that I think are simply genius. From the Fort Myers … Continue reading The significance of DeSantis’ anti-riot legislation

Yet again: California utility may have caused the Bobcat fire

Longtime followers know that I have a thing for tracking California utilities' (and regulators') failures to maintain their electricity transmission infrastructure at even a basic level. Despite all the crowing about climate change, California utilities using equipment is that is long, long past its useful life is one of the leading causes of wildfires. The … Continue reading Yet again: California utility may have caused the Bobcat fire

It turns out FBI agents had a lot to say about the bogus Russia investigation

He did not care for the lying at first. He hated it. Then later he had come to like it. It was part of being an insider but it was a very corrupting business.Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if … Continue reading It turns out FBI agents had a lot to say about the bogus Russia investigation

Biden’s campaign is shaping up to be an interesting social experiment

Biden's campaign is, I think, the first presidential campaign to have ever been done with literally zero human interaction. He has billionaires dropping hundreds of millions of dollars a piece on television and online advertising in a handful of swing states, but he has absolutely no ground game to speak of. The campaign set up … Continue reading Biden’s campaign is shaping up to be an interesting social experiment

On “Cuties” and protecting children from toxic influences

When a child first catches adults out -- when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just -- his world falls into panic desolation. The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there … Continue reading On “Cuties” and protecting children from toxic influences

The land of fire and ice

Disaster selfies. (Associated Press) It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.Ansel Adams Oh beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.George Carlin You think … Continue reading The land of fire and ice

Palm Beach, 1905

I had this idea to use vintage travel prints from around Florida as decor in our new mid-century modern house in South Florida (assuming everything works out, fingers crossed). In the process at looking at those, I found this picture of Palm Beach from 1905. How cool is this?

Gun sales top 3 million for 4th straight month

I missed one of my top election proxies... End-of-month reporting from the FBI on background checks for new firearms purchases. Remember, this UNDERESTIMATES gun sales, as not all firearms-related transactions involve an FBI background check, and it obviously excludes outright illegal sales. (Given the number of Antifa brats with domestic violence charges that are toting … Continue reading Gun sales top 3 million for 4th straight month