The Czar likes the country of Chile since he first thought about it ten minutes ago. The Czar personally pronounces it chee-lay, although you can also pronounce it like the ground beef and bean food if you think that’s not …Continue reading →
The Czar was puttering through our awesome Twitter feed (which you should join and follow anon, if thou hast not done so hence), and spotted this eye-catching question from, of all groups, the New York Times: “How Did Politics Get …Continue reading →
Yesterday was the anniversary of the Apollo One tragedy. On January 27, 1967, three astronauts: Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee perished on the launchpad in the capsule during a launch rehearsal. A fire broke out and swept …Continue reading →
As most of you know, the Czar was born in the last third of the 13th Century, and had the fortune to meet many people who either were famous or soon became famous. Many of these people were fun and …Continue reading →
I am steadily growing more worried about the future of the Generation Y (Millennials) and Generation Z (Boomlets) – specifically that their future might really look like the world presented in the movie “Her”* Have you watched a member of …Continue reading →
‘Puter watched part of President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. Upon seeing Mr. Obama wink knowingly at the assembled Congress, ‘Puter turned off the television. Obama has no respect for the dignity of the office he occupies. …Continue reading →
Jim Geraghty makes two good, not-mutually-exclusive suppositions about what’s motivating the likes of Michael Moore and Seth Rogan to deride the phenomenally successful and apparently very well-made Chris Kyle bio pic, American Sniper (Clint Eastwood, dir., 2014). I’d like to add …Continue reading →
Money is a curious thing, and even though the Czar is, modestly, what one might consider galactically financially independent, he still worries about cutting corners like the rest of you. For example, many domestic caviars are now just as good …Continue reading →
The Czar seems to have missed this story. IRS Commissioner Koskinen is complaining that the IRS may not have the staff necessary to process paper tax returns, and that some tax filers may have to wait for extended periods of …Continue reading →
America is the best country in the world. Just ask an American. We’ll tell you. But America’s currently doing its darndest to squander more than two centuries of exceptionalism. It’s not America’s nearly embarrassing wealth that makes America great. Nor …Continue reading →
Everything with Democrats is war. If it isn’t a war on fear, it’s a war on poverty, or a war on blacks. Frankly, we’re all a bit tired of it. The problem for Democrats is that they’ve run out of …Continue reading →
Operative BJ swung by the Castle lobby bar earlier this week and gave the Czar some of his thoughts on something the Czar has, coincidentally, been giving some thought independently. The Czar has sobered out enough to remember them. As …Continue reading →
Well, boys and girls, the Czar has been dealing with a stiff neck and a lot of stuff in and around Muscovy. He’s gotten some interesting mail, too, which sadly is still fit to place in the realm of recent …Continue reading →
Ever attend a really swag-time event, like a nurse’s cap ceremony or a fraternity initiation, or ever walk into the ladies room by mistake, and fall in love with the wonderful harp music filling the air? Bet you have, and …Continue reading →
Happy new year, everyone! The Czar had such a miserable 2014 that he actually looks forward to being a year older, just to get further away from the mess that was last year. 2015 will be, by comparison, a much …Continue reading →
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