No free lunch

We can always count on John Stossel to put things in perspective. And you can always count on me to point out the rampant imbecilities that run amok these days among spoiled, clueless Americans.

In this video Stossel showcases Americans who think that loans do not need to be repaid, but those loans — especially government-guaranteed tuition loans — often are paid by blue-collar workers who have no choice in the matter.

I have been a blue-collar worker. I enjoyed it. I might still be one had I not been stymied by unions. I left the newspaper game in the early 1980s. I went to a trade school and studied electrical construction technology. I have an Associate Degree in that.

I worked for a while in commercial construction, helping build a massive Schwegmann’s supermarket in Metairie, Louisiana.

But I was less interested in commercial construction than in residential work, an area mostly controlled by the electricians’ union in New Orleans. In order to reduce competition, the union blocked new membership to anyone over 25 years old. I was in my early 30s at the time. I am not a fan of unions. I returned to newspapering.

Blue-collar workers should not be forced to finance university degrees for others, especially these days when universities are leftist indoctrination centers, and students build massive debt to get silly degrees.

This works.
This doesn’t.

Mind Control

Let’s move on to another subject. Let’s look at face masks. Here we have two examples. The one on the left is virus control. The one on the right is mind control.

Do what we say!

I wear neither voluntarily. I don’t need the one on the left, but I sport the one on the right when I have to enter a store that requires it, as many hereabouts still do.

In my town, I am constantly surprised and disappointed at the YUGE percentage of the population that wears masks, especially where it simply makes no sense whatsoever, such as driving alone in a car or walking alone in the open air down a sidewalk. The people who do those things have lost their ability to think rationally.

They have lost their minds.


(Note: I ate my first raw oyster in a Schwegmann’s supermarket bar. Yes, Schwegmann’s stores often included bars. It was a sweltering summer afternoon, and I was sitting solo on a barstool at the Schwegmann’s on Airline Highway in Metairie. After more than a few cold Dixie beers, I ordered a dozen raw oysters out of curiosity. I was hooked.)

The CIA goes PC

Behold the official YouTube channel of the Central Intelligence Agency.

A recruitment video.

Note the title is not “Men and Women of the CIA.” It’s “Humans of the CIA.” The woman starts out fixating on her skin color. Later, she informs us she’s cisgendered because we need to know. And she chirpily reveals a past of mental illness. Then she takes a dig at “the patriarchy”! Lord help us.

The Chinese must be grinning from ear to ear.

This video is appalling, and I’m not surprised the CIA disabled YouTube comments.

Every time I think the U.S. government cannot be more dangerously imbecilic, it does just that. This is not a case of the fox getting into the henhouse. It’s that the dimwit chickens are inviting foxes into the henhouse.

Columnist John Nolte wrote a good piece on this lunacy.

African space programs

We now live in a world where so much arrant nonsense is accepted as fact that a man like Simon Webb has seen his value soar. He is refreshing.

Here he addresses the issue of the aftermath of European imperialism and colonialism from Africa to India. Now that so many nincompoops are pushing for “reparations,” Webb casts an educated eye on the situation.


Meanwhile, you may not know that Mexico has a space agency. I am not making this up. Here is a Wikipedia link with more information, but I think our doofus president is more interested in building a controversial tourist train through Maya territory. Mexico did launch its first rocket in 2006. You can watch that here.

It was an unauthorized launch that happened four years before Mexico’s space agency was established. But I am confident that soon we will be selling tacos on the moon.


Click here to learn of another moon mission, a successful one initiated by a man named Billy Bob who is a former Baptist deacon from Waco, Texas. News of this was an Unseen Moon exclusive when it happened many years ago. The mainstream media failed to pick up on it, which is why you never heard of it till today.

Smart, brave woman

It’s always refreshing to listen to Candace Owens. And what’s going on in America puts a smile on my face that I was smart enough to flee the nation all these years ago. A sad smile but a smile nonetheless.

Here Candace addresses the issue of glorifying the thug George Floyd and, more recently, the case of Ma’Kiyah Bryant,* the knife-wielding teenager who was shot dead by police a few days ago in Columbus, Ohio.

I addressed the glorification of George Floyd last year in a post titled End to a Thug Life.


* The spelling of her first name varies, depending on the news source. Would have been better to simply name her Carole or Jane or Maryanne. She might still be alive today.