Memorial Day + Five Friday Reads 5/24/19

Memorial Day is upon us. Veteran’s Day is for veterans and Memorial Day is for those who have given their life for our nation. Please make this distinction. The airheads of Instagram will take selfies and say how much they support our troops, but they get a day in November. This holiday is for remembering…

Network Strategy

“No society ever thrived because it had a large and growing class of parasites living off those who produce.” – Thomas Sowell Robert Metcalfe, co-inventor of Ethernet and founder of internet equipment company 3Com developed the concept of the network effect around 1980. What became known as ‘Metcalfe’s Law’ stipulates that value of the network…

Sickness and the Übermensch

Sick. I got sick recently. Like, gross sick. Gunk coming out of my throat and nose, volcanic diarrhea, head swimming, headache, shooting pain – the list goes on. While I fought this gross intrusion on my daily life, it reminded me why I don’t believe half of what Nietzsche said. Naturam expellas furca,tamen usque recurret. The…

When Methodists Fought Back

Since the papacy of Francis, it seems there is not a month that passes without the Pope embarrassing himself or the entire church with his behavior or words. The Methodists decided to give him a break this winter and contributed to headlines across America. The United Methodist Church decided to not bend the rules of…

Bundy: Final Thoughts

Bad Billy Pratt… Was Ted Bundy insane? Too easy to say yes but not quite fair to say no, so I offer this: when Bundy was days from execution, throwing everything against the wall hoping for a postponement, he named hardcore porn as the spark that led him to kill. And this is where the bugman begins to take up arms…

On Doxing + Five Friday Reads 5/17/19

This is a little late to the game but with a week in the rear view, it plays to one of my points. By now, if you read the fringe and have read the fringe for years, you know about the Buzzfeed article where Rosie Gray published a gossip confessional, parading around McHugh like a…

Tactical Solutions

In the event of a physical conflict between the Left and the Right in the United States, there are signs there would be a Right wing victory. Polls indicate 2/3rds of the military support right wing causes, and Red staters do have guns many more guns per capita than Blue staters. Kurt Schlichter is one…

Jeff Bezos’ Favor Bank

Editor’s Note: The following was lightly edited from a series of chats with an author who wishes to remain anonymous. People think too much about Mark Zuckerberg because he is Jewish and not very good at playing along with the PR he pays for. I don’t know, maybe it’s all an act. I talk with…

Bundy: Ted And His Women

Part three in the series between Ryan Landry and Bad Billy Pratt on Ted Bundy. Ryan Landry…. This has to be the most fun part considering your writing but, Billy, what about Ted and all his ladies? Seriously, the guy always had women around him. He was successful with them. To recap, he had a…

Overlooked Developments

Nick “SIEGE aficionado” Mason asked of me to compile a list of news updates people would have overlooked so I have decided to oblige him. Here goes: “For decades, the decennial census sent to each household hasn’t included a citizenship question (it’s instead asked on surveys), and for good reason. Latino residents – legal or…