Monday, November 29, 2021


I don't find old/foreign coins in the hotel cash drawer much any more, but tonight I found a 1943-P US nickel, made of 40% silver and known as a "war nickel" because nickels minted from 1943-1945 were all made of this silver alloy, actual nickel being needed for the war effort.

Don't know why coins are tougher to find these days, although I've seen YouTube channels where people buy up old rolled coins from banks and search them for these old coins, so maybe that has an effect; maybe coin counting machines are better at separating out unusual coins these days?

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

Best wishes to my readers on this holiday.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Brian Laundrie...

...committed suicide, according to a forensic anthropologist.

This goes a little way to redeeming him in my eyes. No, the suicide doesn't bring Gabby Petito back, but it allows her family closure, and sooner rather than later. It also saves the State and the taxpayers from paying for a trial and the expense of imprisoning him. He salvages some small amount of dignity by doing the right thing. All else is between himself and his God.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Congratulations To...

...Kyle Rittenhouse and his defense team.

Friday, November 19, 2021


I've said this many times: we need people to bell the cat. People willing to step up. Nathan Hales. And a 17-year-old boy did just that. If he avoids prison, or even if he doesn't, you'll know he's coming by the CLANG CLANG CLANG of his giant brass 'nads as he walks. He has nothing to prove to anyone.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Thoughts and Prayers...

...for Kyle Rittenhouse. The verdict should be announced sometime on Wednesday. If there's any justice left in this increasingly fascistic country, he should be acquitted.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Some Thoughts On Kyle Rittenhouse

I wonder how many of you have thought about the remainder of Kyle Rittenhouse's life. He's only 18 - - has all of his life before him. If he's found guilty, he will be branded a felon, with all the negative consequences that come with that - - prison worst of all, but loss of civil rights for an extended period and the likelihood of never having a good career. Even if he is acquitted of all charges, who will hire him, with the baggage that he carries? Employers will worry that Rittenhouse will be targeted by enemies, and some will worry that he's not inherently trustworthy to begin with because he intentionally went in harm's way and ended up killing two people and maiming a third.

There are plenty of people who view him as a hero, though, and would be willing to take him on - - but like others who have become national figures unintentionally - - Bernhard Goetz and George Zimmerman - - Rittenhouse will carry the Mark of Cain the rest of his days.

Saturday, November 06, 2021

The UK's Finest Actors Recite WWI Poetry

I remember trading emails with the late Christopher Hitchens about the War Poets on the occasion of Siegfried Sassoon's Military Cross being found in the poet's attic.

Friday, November 05, 2021

School Administrator Admits CRT Is Being Taught In Schools...

...and that teachers are instructed to lie about it if asked by parents.

You can bookmark the link so that if some communist asshole tries to deny it, the evidence is immediately available to refute him/her.

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

I Am Quite Happy... have my prediction about the outcome of the Virginia Governor's election proven wrong.

It was dangerously close, however. I read a joke on the internet that the votes to put McAuliffe over the top, which had been printed in China, were stuck on a container ship outside the port of Los Angeles.

Monday, November 01, 2021

Virginia Governor's Race Prediction

I posted this on my Facebook page, and I wanted it here as well:

I'll go on record with my prediction for the Virginia Governor's race next Tuesday:

I believe Youngkin will lose to McAuliffe. Although Youngkin is leading and is beating the "margin of error," he isn't beating the margin of fraud. At one time I would have said the margin of fraud (that is, the margin required to defeat Democrat cheating) was 5%. After the 2020 presidential election, I think the margin of fraud is now 10%, or even 15%.

And I have heard no stories out of Virginia that election laws have been tightened up to prevent cheating. Just the opposite, in fact.