NFL: National Anthems And Oppression

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Let us, gentle readers, review the pertinent definitions, courtesy of Merriam-Webster:

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July 10, 2020: A Tenth Tragic Anniversary

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July 10, 202 marks the ten-year anniversary of the murder of Erik Scott by panicky, undertrained Las Vegas police officers at the Summerlin Costco.  I never met Erik Scott, but over many years of investigating his murder, writing and publishing the definitive book on the case, I came to know him well, which only exacerbates my sense of loss—and outrage.

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The Rayshard Brooks Case, Update 5: Appeasement Follies

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The social justice canonization of Rayshard Brooks continues apace (The SMM Rayshard Brooks Archive is here):

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Independence Day, 2020: A D/S/C Declaration Of War

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It’s no surprise the American media is not only anti-American, but virulently anti-Trump.  I’ve recounted there, on many previous occasions, how so-called journalists have, during Mr. Trump’s first term in office, decided to quit reporting news, instead, reporting their favorite narratives.  And they’ve not been at all shy about stating their intentions to do just that.  Many think it their duty to tell Americans—most of whom they hate—what to think.

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Media Masculinity–Snort!–And The AR-15

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Gersh Kuntzman
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I last posted this article in April of 2018.  While the Coronavirus panic has taken much of the media oxygen out of the room, mostly because Democrats/Socialists/Communists—that’s always the media—think they still might be able to use it to damage President Trump, we should never forget just how serious D/S/Cs are to disarm the law-abiding.  That imperative may be on the back burner from time to time, but it never, ever goes away.  I originally wrote a version of this article in 2016 for Bearing Arms.  Though humorous, that article, and the updates that followed, exposed the mindset of far too many American journalists.  As Kurt Schlicter has written, they really do hate us, and have little idea of the daily reality of normal Americans, and for male–sort of–reporters, far less masculinity.  These people take themselves very seriously indeed, so justly making fun of them is an effective means of supporting liberty.  Enjoy this updated article and share it with your friends:

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On This Independence Day, 2020

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I thank God I’m still here to update this article each Independence Day.  I chose the photo of a B1 because I was fortunate enough to know a B1 instructor pilot who arranged for me to “fly” a B1 simulator.  Not something on a computer in a bedroom, but a real, US Air Force issue simulator.  It was a fascinating experience, all the more so because he told me the actual aircraft is easier to fly than the simulator. B1 pro tip: non-fatal aerial refueling requires a bit more than 45 minutes of simulator practice. I came away with a renewed appreciation for American technology, and for the dedication and skill of the men and women who design and produce our military aircraft, who maintain and fly them, and for all the other implements with which we preserve liberty.  May our pilots have all the fuel and flight time they need.

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Why I Carry A Handgun, 2020

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Gentle readers, I intended to post an in-depth analysis of Paul Howard Jr’s press conference today, but relatives dropping in unannounced put a squeeze on my time.  Mrs. Manor and I had to spiffy up the Presidential Suite/guest bedroom sooner than we imagined, but we managed.  I’ll have that article up before the end of the week.  In the meantime, this is a topic I last addressed on this scruffy little blog in July of 2019.  While the Second Amendment has been relatively free from direct attack during Donald Trump’s first term—at least on the national level; pity Virginians–those that would steal liberty never rest, and leap at every opportunity to demonize inanimate objects, and particularly, free women and men that own and carry them.

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Comic Writings, 2019-2020

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At the end of each school year, I have the pleasure and fun of posting the inadvertently funny things my students—and occasionally others—have written.  I normally share these little gems with my students and fellow teachers, but in the final year of my teaching career, it was not to be.  Sadly, this past school year, there were so many interruptions, not including losing nearly an entire semester to Covid-19, the number of grammatical truth bombs I was able to collect is below average.  Add in the lost semester, and it’s far below average.  So I’ll include what I can from the last school year, and throw in some of my all-time favorites from a career as a teacher of the mother tongue.  I hope you enjoy these syntactic train wrecks: Continue reading