Saturday, February 20, 2021

IN MEMORY, HUNTER S. THOMPSON (GONE 16 YEARS AGO TODAY)

 

Speaking at American University, Washington DC, late 1975


That's me, front row, far right



About 40 years later, me again, occupying HST's favorite spot inside Woody Creek Tavern.






Although Woody Creek was HST's favorite hang, his spirit lingers at the old bar in Aspen's Hotel Jerome where in 1970 he ran his campaign for sheriff.








"Buy the ticket, take the ride."


Friday, February 19, 2021

FORESIGHT

 




I am cognizant of the fact that there are powerful forces in this country that would dominate us, substituting a kind of regimentation for the competitive system that has made America great among nations.

They would attempt to destroy individual thinking and initiative, cherished ever since our Pilgrim Fathers established the country in defiance of Old World tyranny.

I believe that we must continue to retain the wealth of spirit of our forefathers, for if we don't we shall find ourselves dominated in everything we do by a mighty few and shall become serfs in fact if not in name.


Claude M. Bristol

The Magic of Believing

1948



Friday, February 12, 2021

PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND!

 


Pen & inks by Papa Duke




In 1951, C.M. Kornbluth wrote a futuristic novella called The Marching Morons.

In 2006, Mike Judge turned Kornbluth’s novella into a movie called Idiocracy.

Neither Kornbluth nor Judge might have imagined woke and the flumdummery of so-called "progressives."


San Fran warned over renaming schools honoring so-called racist figures



Long live monuments and schools that honor the memory of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.