Let some young men go work in the trades at thirteen! Dadburnit!

I am aware of a skilled and industrious carpenter in his 50's that charges and receives $35 an hour in a small town, rural West Tennessee county. With such money to be made it is surprising that so few young men enter the trades today. Ask any tradesman out there if there is a lack… Continue reading Let some young men go work in the trades at thirteen! Dadburnit!

QUICK THOUGHT: Are Ukrainians fleeing or emigrating?

I would have fought with the Gauls against Caesar. I lament our loss at the Battle of Hastings. I certainly have not accepted our surrender at Appomattox. Thus I sympathise with the Ukrainians and hope they will be able to maintain their independence. As a Southerner I just dont care for conquerors or being conquered.… Continue reading QUICK THOUGHT: Are Ukrainians fleeing or emigrating?

QUICK THOUGHT: Ukraine and institutionalising women in combat

By all accounts the government and economy of Ukraine are corrupt. That they were still so ill-prepared for this onslaught after 30 years of independence and being spanked by the Russians in 2014 supports the claim. But it is the nature of human war that strength seeks weakness and that if the weak is to… Continue reading QUICK THOUGHT: Ukraine and institutionalising women in combat

Let’s make America great again, and lids too.

I frequent the Parisian Theatre here in Paris where I indulge in two addictions, namely going to the movies and eating popcorn heavily dusted with Kernel Season's Nacho Cheddar Seasoning aka: orange crack. Recently they had run out of my fix because, as the young man at concessions told me, their supplier had run out… Continue reading Let’s make America great again, and lids too.

QUICK THOUGHT: Ukraine and the outcome that we should hope for.

We the Mob (or We the People if you prefer) have become of a sudden intensely interested in a part of the globe that few knew much about before the shooting. I only knew the basics. But taking the obvious facts at face value we are understandably offended. But let us swallow both a chill… Continue reading QUICK THOUGHT: Ukraine and the outcome that we should hope for.

QUICK THOUGHT: Ukraine: On Russia and its History

I am sympathetic to the Ukrainians and hope they prevail. There are however two sides to the story. Naturally. What We the Mob need to keep in mind is that if we view what is happening with no historic context and then through the lens of the legacy media (formerly the mainstream media) we are… Continue reading QUICK THOUGHT: Ukraine: On Russia and its History

Do as I say, not as I have done; Divorce and Illegitimacy in the South

...then let him note how, with the gradual relaxation of discipline, morals first gave way, as it were, then sank lower and lower, and finally began the downward plunge which has brought us to the present time, when we can endure neither our vices nor their cure. Livy, writing some 2000 years ago about the… Continue reading Do as I say, not as I have done; Divorce and Illegitimacy in the South