Category Archives: Olden Days

An Historic Event for my blog


One of my posts on the Civil War just got its 40,000th “view.” On December 27, 2011, I posted an article titled The U.S. Constitution and Civil War. It had 42 views that year, 18,728 in 2012 and has had … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Obama's America, Abraham Lincoln, Abuse of Power, Civil War, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Democrats, Duty, Executive Order, Federal Agencies, Grand Pa Jones, History, Honor, Military, Obama, Olden Days, Politics, Principles, Republicans, Robert E. Lee, States' Rights, the Basics, U.S. Military, United States | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

The Moon is Down? In the U.S.?


John Steinbeck’s 1942 novel The Moon is Down is about people of a small  village occupied by Nazi forces somewhere in Northern Europe. They become sullen and their obedience is bought at an increasingly high price. Free people cannot remain conquered. Re-reading … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Obama's America, Bill of Rights, Civil War, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Cult of personality, Declaration of Independence, Democracy, Dignity, England, Federal Agencies, Formerly Great Britain, Free Press, free speech, Freedom, Freedom of religion, Government and individual choices, Government reliance, Health Control, History, IRS, ObamaCare, Obamamas, Obamaphone, Olden Days, Owned by Government, Political Correctness, Politics, States' Rights, United States, Venezuela, World War II | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Does Modern Academia Encourage Unthinking Acceptance of Authority?


This post is based in large part on an article titled Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill Is there a current tendency to consider those who cherish and seek to preserve our rights, including those under the First and Second … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Obama's America, Arthur Okun, Brand Blanshard, Conservatives, Constitution, Democracy, Dep't of Information, Economics, Education, Franklin Roosevelt, Freedom, Government reliance, History, Ideology, Integrity, John Blum, Liberals, Libruls, Media, Obama, Olden Days, Political class, Political Correctness, Politics, Principles, Propaganda, Reason, T. Roosevelt, the Basics, United States, Yale University, Zero tolerance | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Cleansing the palate of an unpleasant Islamist flavor


After posting two disconcerting re-blogs yesterday about the culture of rape enjoyed by our Islamist brethren and about the extent to which Englishmen have been deprived of their freedoms in order to appease increasing numbers of violent Islamists infesting England, … Continue reading

Posted in Auld Lang Syne, Culture, Democracy, Dignity, Formerly Great Britain, Government reliance, History, Indigenous people, Islamic rage, Korans, Olden Days, Scots, Society | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

General Patton was a Great Officer, a Great Man and a Great American.


Have we no more like him? If so, where are they? Here is a video of an address by General George Patton. Further comment from me is neither appropriate nor necessary. No matter what I might say, it would not … Continue reading

Posted in Appeasement, Brutality, Conservatives, General George Patton, Military, Murder, Obama, Olden Days, Opinion, Peace, Peace and Love, Political Correctness, Politics, Principles, Protests, U.S. Military, United States | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Do we still remember horrid baby killers?


A minor and belated Memorial Day remembrance of our troops who served in View Nam. My wife Jeanie, years before I met her, was a flight attendant with Pan American. She was never in the military, but since Pan Am … Continue reading

Posted in Air travel, Baby killers, Memorial Day, Olden Days, Pan American, United States, Viet Nam war | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Wind power is awesome.


It is a proven technology and has many untapped potentials. Wind power has been used successfully for many years; it may predate the employment of galley slaves (those who row,  probably not those who cook in the galley). Even now, … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse of Power, Air travel, Cruising, Laura Dekker, Olden Days, Satire, Teenager sails solo aroung the world, the Basics, travel, Weather, Windmills | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Grant Proposal — New Renewable Energy Source


To: United States Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. Re: Development of newly discovered renewable energy source Synopsis: As is well known, world supplies of fossil fuel are now at dangerously low levels and will soon be depleted. New sources of … Continue reading

Posted in Bio-fuel, Global Warming, Humor, Olden Days, Regulations, Renewable Energy Source, Sailing around the world, Satire, Sperm Whales, United States | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

The olden days of air travel were horridly primitive.


We didn’t have the TSA, delicious airline meals or pleasant flight attendants. It’s all so much better now. Don’t believe it? Just watch these shocking videos. Don’t laugh. That film was made only eight years before I was born so … Continue reading

Posted in Air travel, Culture, Ernest K. Gann, History, Luxury, Olden Days, travel | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments