Category Archives: Random Commentary

Commentary on random topics.

Dark-World Animadversions and Other Remarks

[0] A new prompted letter and some delayed-release items related to the use and meaning of certain terms follow. Also, like the last post and the post before that, this one includes materials dating back a while. As a result, … Continue reading

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Akashic Records Prompt Letters

(Last updated on 7 April 2020) Since most things that occur to me, and to most people, do turn out to have occurred to someone else before (Ecclesiastes 1:9), I fear I must credit this and all my posts to … Continue reading

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Some Matters of Usage

(Last updated on 21 March 2020) Some random commentary and other updates follow. Rather than cram all new updates and commentary into a single post, I’ll spread the latest updates over a few posts. I began preparing this post back … Continue reading

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Rhetoric and Cultural Trends Prompt a Sad Farewell, Some Commentary, and a Couple Letters

(Last updated on 19 October 2019) The relentless march of time continues, making another update necessary. This post is that update. In the items that follow, I bid a sad farewell to the unpeaceable rhetoric of “culture war,” object to … Continue reading

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Issues from Race and Religion to Burkinis, Empiricism, and Trump Prompt Letters and More

(Last updated on 11 September 2019) Introduction and Contents It’s time for another letter drop and general update. As has been the case in past “X prompts letters” posts, references to the “U-T” are to my local paper, the San … Continue reading

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Will, Sensibility, and Tangents

Below: some preliminary remarks on a terminological issue related to a book in progress. The book: George Will’s The Conservative Sensibility (New York: Hachette Books, 2019). The issue: “This is a republic, not a democracy—let’s keep it that way!” to … Continue reading

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Compulsiveness Prompts Letters, Emails, and (So Much) More

(Last updated on 29 May 2019) Welcome to this latest edition in my “…Prompts Letter(s)” series. The materials following should bring you and this site up to date. Not addressed in detail in my various items below, though touched upon … Continue reading

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Random Topics Prompt Letters

I’ve continued to enjoy my new letters-to-the-editor hobby, though none of the letters I sent this past week has made it into print. (Nor has any of them shown up on the paper’s Web site, assuming the site’s search function … Continue reading

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Racialized Open-Border Rhetoric Prompts Letters

My trending-left local paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune (SDUT), sometimes known in the past as the U-T San Diego, recently made a point of selecting syndicated editorials that insist on interpreting all support for physical barriers at the border, and … Continue reading

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Just How Evil Is Tucker Carlson?

The mainstream media were briefly abuzz last week over left-liberal Media Matters’ unearthing of some old Tucker Carlson audio. Media Matters’ Madeline Peltz begins her related article (topically organized transcript collection) with a summary of Carlson’s bad behavior, part of … Continue reading

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Re Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal: socialist fever dreams that can never be realized solve nothing. We need a Green Nuke Deal: “nuclear power is the only carbon-free technology that has proven capability, and which is demonstrably scalable at a … Continue reading

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Shall We Listen to the Peacemakers?

(Last updated on 16 February 2019) Image: “All we are saying is give peace a chance. John Lennon,” photo by Kate Ter Haar via Flicker, cropped, resized, and stretched a bit. Used under the Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license … Continue reading

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E-Letter Prompts E-Letter: “Natural” Law & Rights

(Last updated on 14 March 2019) Image: based on a Wikimedia Commons photo by Vitold Muratov, used under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license. Derivative work by David M. Hodges, reusable under the same license terms. On 04 February, I … Continue reading

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