Remember the Alamo (Drafthouse)!

Nope, I’m not talking about that historic battle in Texas which occurred on this date in 1836, where as many as 257 Texans were killed defending the San Antonio de Valero Mission against a Mexican Army force of about 1,800 at the end of the Texas Revolution…although Americans – and especially freedom-loving Texans – should remember it.

I’m talking about the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a dinner and cinema chain with 18 company-owned locations and 23 affiliated locations around the country, mostly in Texas.

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Quote of the Day: Welcome to 2050!

“By 2050, earlier probably – all real knowledge of [Standard English] will have disappeared. The whole literature of the past will have been destroyed. Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron – they’ll exist only in [New English] versions, not merely changed into something different, but actually changed into something contradictory of what they used to be. Even the literature of the [Government's Ruling] Party will change. Even the slogans will change. How could you have a slogan like “Freedom is Slavery” when the concept of freedom has been abolished? The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not a thing – not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
- “1984“, by George Orwell, Part 1, Chapter 5, originally published in 1949.

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How “Unemployed” = Over $100,000 per Year?

Back in 2012 I mentioned how in Pennsylvania a single, healthy mother earning $29,000 a year in gross income and two healthy children ages 1 & 4 in daycare had more net income and benefits than if she was earning $69,000 a year.

In other words, that single mom had an excellent chance of being caught in a “Welfare Trap” unless she could instantly increase her salary from $29,000 to $69,000 per year.

What might be worse than a “Welfare Trap”? Perhaps a “Welfare Grant”: Imagine getting at least $100,000 tax free, with a minimum of requirements to qualify, and without any need to pay it back? And, getting housing assistance on top of that?

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They Insist, and Persist, Dr. Seuss is Racist!

The Baltimore Sun reports today that six books written by Springfield MA native and prolific cartooner, author, and illustrator Dr. Seuss – Theodor Seuss Geisel – will no longer be published because they contain “…racist and insensitive imagery…” according to the Dr. Seuss estate.

The six books soon to become valuable collector’s items are: “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” (1937), “McElligot’s Pool” (1947), “If I Ran the Zoo” (1950), “Scrambled Eggs Super!” (1953), “On Beyond Zebra!” (1955), and “The Cat’s Quizzer” (1976).

And, frankly, I’m not surprised after seeing this obviously racist cartoon drawn by Dr. Seuss back in 1942 during the height of World War II:

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Biden*s Bombs Trump Hypocrisy?

After only 25 days in office as America’s Commander-in-Chief, Leader of the Free World, and Owner of America’s Nuclear Launch Codes, Joe Robinette Biden Jr. has already taken military action in the Middle East by bombing militia groups in Syria allegedly funded by Iran.

Now, pragmatists such as myself might say Biden*s military action could have been the result of an on-going intelligence gathering effort started under President Trump, and would have happened even if President Trump had been elected to another term. But, if Donald Trump was president today I have no doubt Democrats and their complicit Liberal Media would be calling him a “warmonger” while questioning the legality, motivation, and goals of his “reckless” military action.

So, in fairness, let’s find out how Joe Biden* and his (b)Administration feel about a president engaging in a military attack against a foreign country.

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