What Am I Reading?

These balanced rocks are at the Cairo airport. I have no idea how the effect is done.

I am still chewing on one of the best histories I have ever read. A History of the American People by Paul Johnson.

I only thought I knew American history. Every few pages I learn a new nugget. I am addicted to reading it.

I have commented before that part of the culture problem the US is now experiencing is collectively we don’t know much about our history – how did we get to where we are. If you lack that, it’s easy to throw stones.

I suggest that 60 years of soft courses and the influence of teachers unions have resulted not in the practical education of students, but the prevention knowledge.

I just read a review of a two part series on Antonin Scalia. I ordered Scalia: Rise to Greatness By James Rosen.  I hope I live long enough to be around for the second of the series.

With this many books in the queue, I need to turn the Internet off and read.

Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love
Mike Pompeo
Soldiers’ Pay
William Faulkner
Remnants of Ancient Life: The New Science of Old Fossils
Dale E. Greenwalt
Reading the Glass: A Captain’s View of Weather, Water, and Life on Ships
Elliot Rappaport
The Hard Road Out: One Woman’s Escape From North Korea
Jihyun Park, Sehlynn Chai
The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
Mike Duncan
Con/Artist: The Life and Crimes of the World’s Greatest Art Forger
Tony Tetro, Giampiero Ambrosi
Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives
Siddharth Kara
Prisoners of the Bashaw: The Nineteen-Month Captivity of American Sailors in Tripoli, 1803–1805
Frederick C. Leiner
High: A Journey Across the Himalaya, Through Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and China
Erika Fatland
Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O’Connell’s urgent mission to bring healing to homeless people
Tracy Kidder
History of Christianity
Paul Johnson
Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior
Ric Prado
Flora Macdonald: “Pretty Young Rebel”: Her Life and Story
Flora Fraser
The Scythian Empire: Central Eurasia and the Birth of the Classical Age from Persia to China
Christopher I. Beckwith
Demetrius: Sacker of Cities (Ancient Lives)
James Romm
The Secret Listener: An Ingenue in Mao’s Court
Yuan-Tsung Chen
Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties
Paul Johnson
My Detachment: A Memoir
Tracy Kidder
Blood, Fire & Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I & Catherine de Medici
Estelle Paranque
Too Big for a Single Mind: How the Greatest Generation of Physicists Uncovered the Quantum World
Tobias Hürter
The Myth of American Inequality: How Government Biases Policy Debate
Phil Gramm, Robert Ekelund, John Early
Saddam Hussein’s Ba’th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime
Joseph Sassoon
Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West
Raymond Ibrahim
Defenders of the West: The Christian Heroes Who Stood Against Islam
Raymond Ibrahim
The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion
Sean M. Carroll
The Harvest of War: Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis: The Epic Battles that Saved Democracy
Stephen P. Kershaw

Dick Etiquette

Men, you don’t take it out and squirt on her. You would not be here if men were supposed to take it out. Maybe you watched too many porn flicks and think the Money Shot is the way to do it.

Women, you never slap the dick or pull it backwards.

Women, you don’t twist the dick like it’s in a carwash. Soft, gentle and passionate.

Women, after he comes, it’s hands off.

There is no need to ever stick a dick through a hole in a wall, etc.

When giving a handjob, you don’t deep breath and moan like it’s you that going to cum.

Men, several orgasms a week is supposed to be good for your prostate.

Women, always allow time for morning wood.



That Evil Tucker

The evil Tucker really wound up Schumer, et al. I could be wrong, but it seemed to me that they all doubled down on the lies.

I watch the clips. What I saw was different from what the 1/6 commission said happened.

In other incredulous “news”

Senator-elect John Fetterman (D-Pa.), who typically wore hoodies and shorts at campaign events, has achieved a unique distinction by being named one of the “most stylish” people in 2022, by the New York Times.


I Have Transitioned

Pay Attention

I was born a poor bi-poc black boy in the hills of Appalachia.  No, that’s another story. This is about my getting a shot of Lupron which caused me to transition. Not to a female, but to a eunuch. It lowers the levels of male hormones such as testosterone. 45mg of Lupron rendered me unable to spell s*x.

It also reduced the size of my prostate, which is not only cancerous but greatly interferes with urination. That is slowly getting better, but I don’t pee like a 16yo.

I relate this because I was totally ignorant of prostate problems. I had been told it was enlarged, but the doc was going to watch it. I had no idea of what could happen. He watched it too long.

The next urologist all but called his colleague a quack.

I have done radiation and at the end of the month I will be evaluated to see what’s next.

Many men fear an examination. I suppose it can vary from person-to-person, but for me it was no problem. I felt no discomfort (or pleasure). I sure as heck felt the 12 needle biopsy.

My advise is to get regular exams and if the doc wants to watch an enlargement find another doc.

PS, the shot also gave me hot flashes.

The Campaign to Ban Gas Stoves Everything Else

Biden and the media deny it exists, but the effort is calculated and well-funded.

They are coming for your stove. This is way the Deep State works.

Read Kimberly’s analysis

[Who is Richard Trumka Jr? He is the son of Richard Trumka who served as president of the United Mine Workers from 1982 to 1995, and then was secretary-general of the AFL-CIO from 1995 to 2009]

Electric cars and renewable energy may not be as green as they appear. Production of raw materials like lithium, cobalt and nickel that are essential to these technologies are often ruinous to land, water, wildlife and people.

Not just your stove

The Climate Crusaders Are Coming for Electric Cars Too

A new report makes clear the ultimate goal: tiny, uncomfortable apartments and bicycles for all

Climate Crusaders




You Say You Want a Revolution

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world

But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out

That’s me sometimes. I want to stop what I see as destroying the USA. I see people spewing nonsense and made up bullshit. That would be The Squad all the time, 1619, gender shifters, dicks in women’s sports, Whoopi opening her mouth, defunding the police, not prosecuting criminal offenders, open borders, forcing someone to bake a cake against their beliefs, the list goes on.

The war between freedom and authority has always existed, usually subdued before the great democratic experiment we now call America.

I want personal freedom. I don’t want authority telling me what to do or what to think. Do you?

It seems that sometimes I want the freedom to bash the heads of those who want to control me, the country. It could be important things like 2A or lesser things like forcing people to give up their gas stoves.

So that makes me like them, dictatorial. I get it.

What ticks me is, using just the two examples above, is that my possession of a weapon or cooking with gas does no one any harm, yet they want to restrict me while gaining not a damn thing for themselves.

Mixed in with committed ideologues are the under-educated students made possible by decades of dumbing down the public schools by unions and  discarding traditional core courses in favor of something-studies classes by colleges to make graduation possible for the under-educated.

Now get this. Most of us want a leader with authority.

Maybe I do have a calling.

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day

For Openers,

How was your Super Bowl? Did Paige stop by with some brewskis?

Spanking blogs continue to vanish. I don’t need to tell you that or list the ones that have gone to the grave. What remains are the same pictures posted on endless Tumblr sites. I am not excluding OBB from primarily being a picture blog.

One blog has both high-quality images and well-written words designed to titillate the reader. I like to be titillated, don’t you? She is very prolific, with three posts a day, seven days a week. Butt Stuff

Speaking of pictures, just for you perverts, I have posted mostly non-spanking, sexually explicit photos that can not be posted here on Bdsmlr.

The most popular post here for several months has been ‘Pulling Her Panties Down“. It was posted last March. Maybe it gets hits because the title is a popular search term.

Dropping to third place after two years at the top is “Half Decent Spankings on SpankingTube” I have not added a video after it was posted. Nor have I seen one worth adding. SpankingTube has changed, and not for the better.


My two cents worth.

Whenever an event like this occurs, I wonder how the supervising officers let it happen. Remember Abu Ghraib? The cause for that were not the soldiers in the prison but went all the way to the Brigadier General in charge who was totally disengaged from the operation of the prison.

Whenever, wherever when the boss in not on the factory floor asking questions, shit happens.

It may be the same in Memphis. The Chief was fired from the Atlanta police department in 2008 for her alleged involvement in a sex crimes investigation.

I imagine that more will emerge about her policies in Memphis that led to this tragedy.

Jason Riley of the WSJ has a take on policing you will not find in the main stream. I agree with him. We have traveled extensively since 2007. Since the Ferguson, MO shooting, we have noticed in every town, in every state police patrols are are almost non-existent. I don’t blame them. Why risk being shot just for breathing?



Economics – That Dismal Science

This article by Judy Shelton was in the WSJ, February 1. It was true then and true today.

… When Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as president in January 1981, the effective federal-funds rate exceeded 19% and unemployment stood at 7.5%.

The Reagan administration’s program for economic recovery announced on Feb. 18, 1981, took aim at reversing the debilitating effects of inflation by revitalizing economic growth. The plan acknowledged the importance of a stable and reliable monetary framework as part of an integrated and comprehensive economic program, but its primary thrust was to release the strength of the private sector and “rekindle the nation’s entrepreneurial instincts and creativity.”

The Reagan plan consisted of four parts: “(1) substantial reduction in the growth of federal expenditures, (2) significantly reduced federal tax rates, (3) prudent relief of federal regulatory burdens, and (4) a monetary policy on the part of the independent Federal Reserve System consistent with those policies.”

Concerned about the rising government presence in the economy, the plan emphasized the importance of productive growth from the supply side:

“The goal of this Administration is to nurture the strength and vitality of the American people by reducing the burdensome, intrusive role of the federal government; by lowering tax rates and cutting spending; and by providing incentives for individuals to work, to save, and to invest. It is our basic belief that only by reducing the growth of government can we increase the growth of the economy.”

One week later, on Feb. 25, in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Volcker alluded to the pillars for economic recovery identified by the Reagan administration. “As things stand, the tax burden is rising,” he affirmed. “Yet, in principle the need for tax reduction—tax reduction aimed to the maximum extent at incentives to invest, to save, and to work—has come to be widely recognized.”

Volcker commended the Reagan administration’s efforts to reduce the regulatory burden, echoing the program’s recommendation to subject regulatory actions to cost-benefit analysis. “Regulatory and other governmental policies have tended to increase costs excessively and damage the flexibility of the economy,” the Fed chief stated. “But realization of the need to redress the balance of costs and benefits is now widespread.”

The strongest point of agreement between Volcker and Reagan centered on the need to reduce government spending drastically. “I know that the case is sometimes made that monetary policy can alone deal with the inflation side of the equation,” Volcker explained. “But not in the real world—not if other policies pull in other directions, feeding inflationary expectations, propelling the cost and wage structure upwards, and placing enormous burdens on financial markets with large budgetary deficits into the indefinite future.”

Citing the critical need to cut back the surge in government expenditures as the “linchpin” of any effective economic program, Volcker called for bringing the federal budget into balance as soon as possible. At the same time, he noted: “That objective cannot be achieved in a sluggish economy.”

All of which is instructive when applied to the current fiscal and monetary situation facing the nation—and the pending impasse in Washington over how to gain control over government spending while laying the base for renewed growth and productivity. The vital task is to combine monetary restraint with responsible budgetary decisions that increase the long-run prospects for improved prosperity.

While deficit spending is an affront to the notion of sound money and compromises the role of central banking in funding government, there’s a difference between fiscal outlays for current consumption—financed by yet-to-be-realized budget revenues—and tax incentives that will spur more production down the road. Government borrowing to finance socialist redistribution isn’t the same as government borrowing to invest in entrepreneurial capitalism.

And the next time current Fed Chairman Jerome Powell intones that “price stability is the responsibility of the Federal Reserve,” he should recall that his predecessor didn’t demur from telling Congress: “Cutting spending may appear to be the most painful part of the job—but I am convinced that the pain for all of us will ultimately be much greater if it is not accomplished.”

Ms. Shelton, a monetary economist, is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute and author of “Money Meltdown.”


Cop City

Atlanta is about a 2 hour drive from here. When I traveled, I spent 1 to 3 weeks there every month. So I know a bit about the over-peopled and frenetic city.

When this story broke a week or so back, I thought this does not sound at all like Atlanta. After reading an article I know why. The Jerk Offs “Forest Defenders”  are not from Atlanta. They come from all over this country. They share one thing in common, they come from a privileged background.

The old saw says, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. That was true a hundred years ago before cover design was emerged. I looked up the faces of some of these folks. You tell me if they are your kind of people.

Maine millionaires son

Graduate of $82,000-a-year college in Claremont, Calif

Nevada native is a clarinetist who performed with orchestras up and down the West Coast

Native of Gross Isle, Mich. had a high-ranking role in Al Gore’s “Climate Reality Project” organization, which served as her gateway drug to eco-extremism and vegan activism.

She grew up in a wealthy suburb of Portland, Ore.  went to tony — and far-left — Oberlin College where she “studied archaeological studies with a focus on decolonization.” She’s now a “trans nonbinary activist,” which means she’s a chick with armpit hair who goes by “Henri” (because when you’re high-class, why not choose a French name to transition to?).

I wonder if they were recruited for this mission?

Here is the article:

Atlanta Terrorists Are Children of Privilege

I finished this post Thursday morning. Friday morning I read:

Gov. Brian Kemp declared a temporary state of emergency in Georgia on Thursday and activated 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops in response to recent anti-police protests and destructive riots in Atlanta.

Kemp’s order referenced protests and riots that occurred on Saturday, which had stemmed from ongoing demonstrations against a police training facility the city is building in a wooded area of metro Atlanta.

“Cop City” is SE of the city inside the 459 beltway and will be on 150 acres of city-owned property, the site of a former prison farm that is now dominated by invasive vegetation and trash. So not so much forest.

Atlanta official said police on Saturday arrested six individuals after some of the protesters had turned violent and broken businesses’ windows and attacked police cruisers.

Kemp said “These individuals are members of a broader network of militant activists who have committed similar acts of domestic terrorism and intimidation across the country with no regard for the people or communities impacted by their crimes.”

Everyday, there is a senseless murder. About every week some deranged wack job kills several people. Now we have a network of militants engaged in terrorism in several places across the country.

Is something like the French Revolution coming? I am serious. With the radical left and the insanity of the ultra right, along with funding from the likes of Soros are we on a one-way ride to total chaos?

With all this going on don’t you feel safe with the leaders we elected?

In other “news”. Some kind of joke.

There is newly released “Satanic Golden Medusa” statue honoring the late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The eight-foot statue depicts a naked woman with golden horn-like braids and arms resembling tentacles on her sides. The sculpted woman wears a beaded collar on her neck and stands on the roof of the state courthouse in New York City’s Flatiron district.

I sure RBJ  would feel honored.

I plan to watch the Frontline show ‘Putin and the Presidents’  next Tuesday. I may learn something.