I Never Met Him

It’s Memorial Day, and I can’t help but think about a man I never met. My Great Uncle Harry Jefferson.

Of course, he wasn’t always titled “uncle.” Long before that, he was Private First Class Harry Jefferson, United States Marine Corps. His brother William was my grandfather, also a Marine, as was their other brother James. The Marine Corps ran in that side of the family.

He, however, was the only one who never made it home. Continue reading “I Never Met Him”

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The #FightFor15 Crowd Gets It Appallingly Wrong In Tweet

If you ever want to weep for humanity, spend some time on Twitter.  Seriously, I see stupid from all political stripes including some from people I actually like as a general rule.

However, today I saw this tweet in the whole #FightFor15 “debate.”

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If you no nothing about economics or business, this probably sounds like a solid argument, but there’s so much wrong with this one tweet that it’s going to take an entire blog post to discuss it. Continue reading “The #FightFor15 Crowd Gets It Appallingly Wrong In Tweet”

The Role of the SJW and White Identity

The social justice warrior is a particularly insidious breed of leftist. While there are liberals you can respectfully disagree with and remain cordial, the SJW isn’t one of those. Further, with their constant screeching of “racist” or “sexist” or “homophobe,” they make it clear that unless you toe their line, they’re not remotely interested in listening to you.

However, I’ve been thinking a lot about one of the great fears of the SJW: The rise of white nationalism and white identity.

 

White nationalism and white identity movements have been traditionally associated with racism, and I’ve seen nothing I can recall that leads me to believe they’re anything but racist today. SJWs are freaking about how these groups seem to be growing* and are desperate to do something about it.

Too bad they don’t realize that it’s their own damn fault. Continue reading “The Role of the SJW and White Identity”

The Pot Is Boiling

When I talked about tense times, I had a number of people comment that there wasn’t really anything to worry about.  After all, we have all the veterans, the government, and most of the guns. However, my point was that any coming war wouldn’t be like the 1860’s.

Apparently, I didn’t communicate it well.  What I was talking about was stuff like this: Continue reading “The Pot Is Boiling”

Thoughts On ‘The Gifted’

Fox owns Marvel’s X-Men property, and they’ve done well by it.  With the exception of what the did in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, they’ve done right by the property.

Their latest effort is the TV show, The Gifted.  The full-length trailer dropped recently, and I finally got around to watching it today.

I have to admit, I’m optimistic. It looks like an interesting addition to the X-Men’s cinematic universe, with a ragtag group of mutants trying to make it in a world that hates them. Continue reading “Thoughts On ‘The Gifted’”

SyFy Going Back To Focusing On Science Fiction

I got up this morning, and after dealing with a number of comments on my last post, I saw something pretty interesting. It seems SyFy has decided to reboot the network and focus on science fiction again like it did in the old days. Continue reading “SyFy Going Back To Focusing On Science Fiction”

Tense Times

One of my rules for this blog is to not get political. In my day job, I have ample opportunities to do that, and I’m sure I can find a venue for anything they don’t want but I feel the need to say.

However, politics directly impacts the times, and right now, times are tense.

For the last week or so, I’ve been pondering the way our nation is heading, and it scares the crap out of me.

We’ve had riots regularly since the inauguration, and there’s been plenty of violence directed at people who share opinions pretty similar to mine. Further, this violence was directed at people who are often far less public than I am about those views. Continue reading “Tense Times”