Saturday, December 23, 2017

Cappella Romana in SF

Archon Firearms

Santa Claus is not St. Nicholas of Myra

at least by popular convention...

The Death of Christmas by Joseph Pearce
In Defense of Santa Claus by Nathan Stone

Her Privates We

The Imaginative Conservative: Frederic Manning’s “Her Privates We”: A Mystery of the Great War by David Hein

Since AmConMag Published This

Maybe there is something to those 20th century Christmas songs after all. Just kidding. Maybe.

No One Writes Great Christmas Songs Anymore by Addison Del Mastro
But maybe those midcentury classics weren’t really Christmas songs at all.




The Band Perry, "Gentle on My Mind"



Friday, December 22, 2017

JHK in AmConMag

Beyond Cynicism: America Fumbles Towards Kafka’s Castle
On America's 'long emergency' of recession, globalization, and identity politics.

Collapse Driven by Energy Troubles

Or will other events precipitate collapse?

The Energy Transition: Too Little, Too Late by Ugo Bardi

Ed Lee

The first "Asian"-American mayor of San Francisco was no friend to tradition and a participant in leftist subversion of identity and tradition. Kyrie eleison.








Know your target audience

These songs may be based on personal experiences, or not, but they definitely do resonate with women.



And Taylor Swift's "A Better Man" sung by Little Big Town.




Miranda Lambert's "Tin Man" received nominations for Grammy awards; so did "A Better Man."

Tradt(non)hots

The alt-right has its tradhots, women posing as journalists and social media content providers -- how many of them see themselves as teachers or as authority figures? Probably only a few, if any. At worse, it is more likely that they are seeking now to tell men what to do, but to be celebrities with male followers giving them attention or perhaps even donations, as rooshv and others believe.

But then there are the traditional women who are blog, or have even earned a graduate degree of some sort who think they are qualified to lecture men on what they should be doing.

So who is a greater offender against feminine virtue?

New from Arc'teryx

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Nietzschean? Or virtus-based morality?

Interview with LAV



Breitbart: Pope Decries ‘Demographic Winter’… Says Nations Have ‘Chosen Sterility’

Fake American Royalty

Watch: First Trailer for Ted Kennedy Accident Drama ‘Chappaquiddick’ by Daniel Nussbaum

Empire for Me, Not for Thee

The North’s Colonial Empire by Joseph R. Stromberg

The Setting Postcolonial studies have been all the rage for many decades. A great number of contributors to the field have come from India and their work wrestles (in part) with the socio-psychological situation of… »

Watkins on Jaffa

Foundering Inventions by William J. Watkins

A review of Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution by Harry Jafffa, (Regnery, 1994). When Professor Harry Jaffa, in his new book Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution: A Disputed Question,… »
Been hearing this a lot on 95.3 KRTY San Jose's Hot Country. Is Valentine's Day near or something? haha

The Best Part of The Polar Express Movie

Not the song itself, which is trash (especially the l yrics) but because of Josh Groban's voice.



I never cared for the book, as I found it to be sentimental tripe about Christmas, too focused with the subjective, secularized meaning of Christmas rather than the divine objective meaning. I was never interested in watching the movie because of its creepy animation visuals, but I did see it (or hear it) for the first time today. The movie of course had some additions in order to fill out the screen time, and I can't think of any one of them that actually improved the movie. It was made in 2005 but of course there is the SJW element of the black girl who shows "leadership." The elves are rather creepy, too.

I was thinking watching The Last Jedi would be like this



Was it that bad? Well, not every single minute, but close enough. Plenty of negative reviews out there for you to read if you want to know why; my biggest complaints remain: (1) they defecated upon Luke's character arc in the first trilogy (in this respect, the movie doesn't even measure to fan fiction, or the decent products of the "Expanded Universe", and (2) Mary Sue Skywalker is still a problematic protagonist, created solely for feminist purposes. Of course there was plenty of SJW service, and the constant denigration of men was wearisome.

But there were plenty of idiocies in the plot as well. For example, the whole First Order chasing the "Rebel" fleet seems to have been borrowed from Master and Commander. It may have made sense in the age of sail, but you're telling me that the First Order fleet is limited to a few star destroyers, and that they couldn't call upon reinforcements to surround the rebel fleet and pound it to bits? Or that they didn't have enough TIE fighters and bombers to finish the ships off? After all, it seemed that the Rebels had only a squadron of star fighters, if that, and most of that was eliminated when Kylo Ren attacked the cruiser.

You wouldn't think that professionals could create a story this lousy. There is fan fiction out there that is probably better than this garbage.

Star Wars fans remind me of Proverbs 26:11.



Monday, December 18, 2017

Tomorrow in Sacramento

Running a Proper Business

St. Benedict Wore Prada By Ryan Girdusky
A fashion designer determined to preserve the cultural and beautiful offers a model for conservatives.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

A dream about a CT team going into a city shopping center to respond to active shooters -- but the last sensation I had of an AR magazine was a 10-round one, not a 30-round one, so that's how the magazine well and magazine felt. Commiefornia.
Attending the niece's performance last night, I was reminded of how ballerinas pretty themselves up (especially through make up) and comport themselves on stage. I can see why the tsar would fall in love with one.