Author: James Howard Kunstler

Transparently

Transparently by James Howard Kunstler As long as sexual hysteria is the order of the day, there was juicy item stowed on the back blue pages of The New York Times this morning. They report that actor Jeffrey Tambor is...

Another One Bites the Dust

Another One Bites the Dust by James Howard Kunstler If only abortion were retroactive, we could suitably deal with monsters like Senator Al Franken (D – MN), who apparently ventured to apply a breast adjustment to a female colleague asleep...

Spanking the Monkey

Spanking the Monkey by James Howard Kunstler The hysteria manufacturing business formerly known as the news media is enjoying multiple orgasms this morning in the outing of notoriously vulgar comedian Louis CK for exactly the sort of vulgar behavior offstage...

Swamp-O-Rama

Swamp-O-Rama by James Howard Kunstler What America might want to know right now is: how come Hillary Clinton doesn’t have any legal problems? Why aren’t DOJ investigators examining the financial records of the Clinton Foundation? You would think somebody would...

Thar She Blows!

Thar She Blows! by James Howard Kunstler I’m obliged to file this blog before Robert Mueller’s office releases the name of the first winner in the Russian Election Meddling tribunal indictment lottery. Most of the betting is on Paul Manafort,...

The Informant Cometh

The Informant Cometh by James Howard Kunstler When you consider all the shadowy creatures scuttling around the backstage interstices of the Deep State, it’s a little wondrous that someone like this hasn’t stepped into the light before. Apparently now, a...

The Future (Not)

The Future (Not) by James Howard Kunstler I took myself to the new movie Blade Runner 2049 to see what kind of future the Hollywood dream-shop is serving up these days. It was an excellent illustration of the over-investments in...

No Joy in Trumpville

No Joy in Trumpville by James Howard Kunstler I took advantage of the calm before the storm, to pay a visit on Saturday to my hometown, Trumpville, a.k.a. Manhattan. My college buddy had a son who was acting in an...

Light It Up

Light It Up by James Howard Kunstler War, children, It’s just a shot away It’s just a shot away — You Know Who Grinning like Wonderland’s Cheshire Cat, the Golden Golem of Greatness pronounced this interval of fine fall weather...

Fall of the Great Pumpkin

Fall of the Great Pumpkin by James Howard Kunstler Welcome to the witching month when America’s entropy-fueled death-wish expresses itself with as much Halloween jollity and merriment as the old Christmas spirit of yore. The outdoor displays alone take on...

Homework Assignment

Homework Assignment by James Howard Kunstler Poor old Karl Marx, tortured by boils and phantoms, was right about one thing: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Thus, I give you the Roman Empire and now the United...

#Take the Knee

#Take the Knee by James Howard Kunslter There’s a lot to complain about in this deranged republic — if it even still is one — but the burdens of being a multimillionaire football player would not be at the top...

In the Murk

In the Murk by James Howard Kunstler Welcome to America’s first experiment in the World Made By Hand lifestyle. Where else is it going? Watch closely. Ricardo Ramos, the director of the beleaguered, government-owned Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, told...

Pushback

Pushback by James Howard Kunstler A very brave law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, named Amy Wax has published the astounding argument that human beings in America would benefit from adopting “bourgeois values” and behaving accordingly. Bourgeois (Boozh-wah, for the underspeeched)...

Dreamers Dreaming Dreams

Dreamers Dreaming Dreams by James Howard Kunstler Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are so out of the news now that people not listening to the mold grow in their sweltering bedrooms probably think these events had something to do with the...

In the Dark

In the Dark by James Howard Kunstler The stock market is zooming this morning on the news that only 5.7 million people in Florida will have to do without air conditioning, hot showers, and Keurig mochachinos at dawn’s early light...

Swamp Fever

Swamp Fever by James Howard Kunstler Further proof, as if more were needed, that God is rather cross with the world’s number one exceptional nation: Hurricane Irma is tracking for a direct hit on Disney World. In the immortal words...

Perturbations Anon

Perturbations Anon by James Howard Kunstler Happy Labor Day everybody. Forward from here, things get jiggy. The nation faces a pile-up of events as we turn the corner on summer and head into the spook-house of autumn. This will be...