Sunday, April 13, 2014

My News Sources These Days

Where I get my news from mostly nowadays . .
  1. Caledonian News Record: the local-regional paper based in St. Johnsbury, Vermont is not only quite good on local news—staying alive as a small newspaper in an Internet world—it also presents a fair number of conservative voices on state and national issues on its opinion pages, even more remarkable given the Leftist stronghold The Green Mountain State now represents.
  2. Drudge Report: this keeps me up on most everything of importance going on nationally and internationally with a quick read—sometimes I'm even ahead of the game because of it.
  3. Townhall Talk Radio: a sensible gathering of conservative talk show hosts, streamed live weekdays all-day long—e.g., Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Michael Medved. The latter can be a little soft on Left-leaning Republicans, but all have a way of talking that might have a chance of "changing minds so we can save the country."
  4. The Mark Levin Show: The Great One creates the intellectual framework for all to understand conservative thought—and get what the Left are about. His rants are monumental, but a steady diet of his acerbic commentary on the state of things can casts a pall. He's always there to spice things up when I turn to him, especially on weekends when Townhall radio goes dead.
  5. The Wall Street Journal: tells the good news of the American story, particularly from a business standpoint. Mostly sensible opinion pieces. Their weekend edition is top-rate (with an excellent automobile review to boot).
Stuck up in Moose Country, as I am, with nothing over the airwaves but PBS, the Leftist propaganda is only interrupted by a couple breaths of fresh air. 
  • Charlie Rose's willingness to have conservative guests on his show, and lack of any statement of his own political, social, and economic views suggest he's conservative to me. Leftist commentators on PBS proudly proclaim it. 
  • The McLaughlin Group has only one Leftist commentator on regularly, the others counterbalancing her. McLaughlin himself, as time goes on, reveals his Inner Conservative more and more.
John McLaughlin

Saturday, April 12, 2014

'Back Atcha'

In your game of gotcha
I say . .
Right back atcha!
April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

"To Inch in Life a Foot"

To have a place to put things
To have a thing to put
For cutting grass and bee stings
To inch in life a foot.
April 10, 2014

'Who Plays Queen Bee?'

If you are the drones
Who plays Queen Bee?
Who makes up the game
Whose future to you see?
April 11, 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Willie Watson Announced for Newport Folk Festival

Willie Watson has been added to the lineup for the 2014 Newport Folk Festival—the event that first launched Bob Dylan to national prominence in 1963—taking place July 25-27 in Newport, Rhode Island.

2014 Newport Folk Festival Highlights
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Mavis Staples
  • Nickel Creek
  • Jeff Tweedy
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Lucius
  • Conor Oberst
  • Willie Watson
  • Robert Hunter
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Milk Carton Kids
  • Rodrigo y Gabriella
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Dawes
  • The Devil Makes Three
  • Houndmouth