Mining disasters and Trump's pick for Sec. of Transportation

In 2001, Bush 43 selected his Secretary of Labor, a Taiwanese-American woman with a long history of involvement in conservative causes. Elaine Chao resigned her position in the Heritage Foundation to accept the cabinet role. She would be the only cabinet member to serve all 8 years of the Bush administration, and the longest-serving Secretary…

I would like to ask Markos a favour

I have left my diaries [a couple of thousand] intact and for the record, I still stand by what was written. There is one small thing that bothers me, a kind and generous anonymous donor gave me a lifetime subscription and I do not like to see it going to waste. This election season has…

Oppose … Because?

Men often oppose a thing, merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. But if they have been consulted, and have happened to disapprove, opposition then becomes, in their estimation, an indispensable duty of self-love. They seem to think themselves bound…

Alternatives? Pt 5

I’d like to continue with more observations and commentary on the conservative principles described in the essay “The Essence of Conservatism” by conservative icon Russell Kirk. As I noted in the last post, current events make clear that Kirk’s understandings are still as valid today as they were decades ago when first shared.

So, I started a podcast with @LOLGOP…

Hi, folks! A bit of shameless self-promotion here. LOLGOP and I have started a podcast called “The Sit and Spin Room with LOLGOP & Eclectablog”. We posted our​ 4th episode last night with special guest Wil Wheaton (aka “Wesley Crusher” from Star Trek: The Next Generation) talking about GOTV. We also had on the inimitable Ari…