Patriots Day

“By the rude bridge which arched the flood,

Here once the embattled farmers stood.

Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,

And fired the shot heard round the world.”

Concord Hymn, Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the Castle this day, flags of Rebellion.

Patriot’s Day. Flags of Rebellion.

Meanwhile, in Academe…

“Rebellion” in the Academy.

At the Alamo, a Tejano Hero Gets His Due

Photo by Forrest Byas, descendant of Alamo defender Andrew Kent.

According to woke Texas State Historical Association chief historian Walter Buenger, the Alamo is a symbol of “white supremacy.” Some might like for it to be that, but they are a fringe on the left and right extremes, and the facts keep getting in their way. It’s today’s woke history that’s oversimplified and racist. History is as complex as life itself.

Meet Jose Toribio Losoya, Tejano, Texas patriot.


Fighting the good fight

Meet Professor Nicholas Meriwether.

Shawnee State University philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether took the Ohio school’s trustees to federal court over their forcing him to use so-called preferred pronouns and won. (Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom)

Or, as I have known him for six decades, “Cousin Nick.”  I’m not at all surprised he stood his ground.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently in favor of philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether’s First Amendment rights at Shawnee State University—and rightly so.

The appellate court also reversed a lower court’s dismissal of his lawsuit against university officials.

Shawnee officials had punished Meriwether because he refused to accede to a biologically male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman, complete with a female name and feminine pronouns, in accordance with the Portsmouth, Ohio, school’s policy, announced in 2016

When I asked him how he was holding up, he said, “It’s exhausting, yet exhilarating.”

Sound familiar? Nick’s a warrior in his arena. You go, cuz!


Good news on the ammo front. As long as Joe allows us peons to buy any, anyway.

Big Green is back and stronger than ever,” Vanderbrink said. “I am sick and tired of not being able to find Remington ammunition on the shelf. We are fixing that. American manufacturing is about to roar, and Remington Ammunition is back.”


Well, good.

Quarterly Gun Sales Record Set.

“Total use of the FBI’s NICS system reached an all-time high last month, with a volume of 4,691,738 records processed. That figure includes a variety of administrative duties unrelated to the transfer of a gun, including the growing number of carry permits—applications, renewals and verification that current holders haven’t been charged with a disqualifying offense. Illinois alone accounted for 1.4 million for the latter purpose.

FBI NICS numbers do not include many private transfers of firearms, or those purchases made by valid concealed carry permit holders in regions of the nation where they are not required to undergo a redundant background check.”

Welcome fellow gun-owners, newbs *and* those of you trying to catch up.