My post on Canon Turner's 1st Mass got a lot of attention considering it wasn't instalanched and I wanted to make a point that might have been unclear. I have been to the Latin mass before just not a high mass of the type that was on display. Personally I think it would be healthy … Continue reading Under the Fedora Latin and English, Biden & History, NYT vs Alex Stephens, LGBTQ vs Legal Documents, Dick’s Vs Guns
By John Ruberry Last week I had some time off from work and I did what few people do. Before sunrise I left home and drove to Detroit for a pleasure visit. It was my second trip to the Motor City. My first Da Tech Guy account, from 2015, is here. What follows is a … Continue reading My return to Detroit
By John Ruberry Manhunt: Unabomber, is an engrossing eight-episode Discovery Channel mini-series, which is also available on Netflix, that dramatizes the search for the man dubbed the Unabomber by the FBI, Ted Kaczynski. Sam Worthington, best known for his starring role in Avatar, stars as James "Fitz" Fitzgerald, the FBI profiler and linguist who connects … Continue reading Manhunt: Unabomber, a review
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent. Winston Churchill March 5th 1946 (photo via the Historical times) There still seem to be some including in media, who can't seem grasp the concept that despite their name, their proclaimed opposition to Nazis and their violent … Continue reading Russia provides the Perfect Antifa Nazi/White Supremacist Analogy
by baldilocks File this under "things I wish I had said." A Facebook friend who wishes to remain anonymous has a few suggestions for those who wish to uproot racism and anything that racists have produced. Just remember, folks, Daimler-Mercedes-Benz built German war machines and Mercedes-Benz designed and built Hitler's car. Certainly hope you're not … Continue reading Slave Cars
Ever since the nomination of President Trump the media began to recycle those tired old clichés. I’m sure you know the ones I'm talking about. The most often recited claims are that all those on the political right are Fascists and those same people are all bigots. Neither of those claims is remotely true but … Continue reading Why do the media insist on distorting the political spectrum?
Marshall Rooster Cogburn: ...you can forget about your duty. Eula Goodnight: Your own General Lee thought it was the most beautiful word in the English language. Marshall Rooster Cogburn: What the devil do you know of General Lee? Eula Goodnight: That he was a christian gentleman who was soundly whipped in the field by Yankees! … Continue reading My Confederate Monument Opinion is the Same as the Union Soldiers who where shot at
By John Ruberry Last week the 50th anniversary of the five-day long Detroit Riot passed. Or uprising or rebellion, depending on who you speak with. I'm going with the first one, riot. It started after midnight on July 23, 1967 in the city's Virginia Park neighborhood when an illegal bar, known locally as a "blind … Continue reading Detroit 1967: Riot or rebellion?
By John Ruberry Deep in southwestern Germany in the Rhineland-Palatinate state lies the small village of Kallstadt, which has about 1,200 residents. It is well-known for two reasons. It's a stop on the German Wine Route and it's the ancestral home of Henry J. Heinz, the founder of the H.J. Heinz Company, and President Donald … Continue reading Review: Kings of Kallstadt, a film about Trump’s ancestral home
We are getting yet another threat from our Democrat Friends concerning the potential firing of the Special prosecutor: Several Democrats in Congress warned President Trump on Friday that he will face consequences if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “All Americans, regardless of party, agree on the fundamental principle that no … Continue reading It’s a Trap Please Please PLEASE Introduce an Impeachment Resolution If I’m Trump I want that impeachment vote NOW!
Lt. Tom Keefer: Can't you see what he's doing? He's re-enacting his big triumph, the cheese investigation. He wants to be as hot as the young Ensign Queeg. The Caine Mutiny 1954 Norma Desmond: All right,Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup." Sunset Boulavard 1950 One of the advantages of age is perspective of having gone through … Continue reading Democrats & Media running on Watergate Nostalgia
By John Ruberry Last fall in my review of the first season of The Last Kingdom I wrote: I’ll be back for season two, hoping for more. (More meaning better shows, not bare buttocks.) After all, the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood didn’t hit its stride until season two and it didn’t achieve consistent greatness until The … Continue reading Review: Season Two of The Last Kingdom
We've just passed the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I, which certainly is no cause for celebration. Although the U.S. formally declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917 -- unlike the speedy action after Pearl Harbor, it took Congress four days to concur with Woodrow Wilson's request for action … Continue reading The nobody who changed the world
By John Ruberry Barack Obama's Model United Nations style foreign policy of be-nice-to-rogue-nations-and-they'll-be-nice-to-you is a failure. Five years ago Syria's thug president, Bashar al-Assad, crossed Barack Obama's red line by using chemical weapons against his own people. Obama did not retaliate. Last Tuesday the brute crossed that red line--and on Thursday President Donald J. Trump fired 59 … Continue reading America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over
By John Ruberry Most of the main characters in Hell on Wheels, my last Netflix binge-watching adventure, were shaped, and scarred, by the American Civil War. In this BBC 2 television show, Peaky Blinders, set in Birmingham, England beginning in 1919, World War I casts its shadow over the lead characters. Three seasons have been … Continue reading Review: Peaky Blinders so far