Author: James Howard Kunstler

Scott Pelley Commits Career Suicide

Scott Pelley Commits Career Suicide by James Howard Kunstler Finally, you’re left with image of Scott Pelley sucking on his eyeglass frames as if he was trying to impersonate a character who might be called The Ole Sage TV Journalist,...

Worms Turning

Worms Turning by James Howard Kunstler TDC Note – The crimes of the FBI, DoJ all point to covering up for the Clinton Crime Family and the Obama regime. This, of course, does not include all their minions like Podesta,...

Mistaken Futures

Mistaken Futures by James Howard Kunstler And so the Democratic Party has gone and hoisted the flag of “socialism” on the mizzenmast of its foundering hulk as it sets sail for the edge of the world. Bad call by a...

Dreams Die Hard – Green Dreams Die Harder

Dreams Die Hard – Green Dreams Die Harder by James Howard Kunstler Somewhere between the fevered Zzzz’s of American Dreaming and the blinding shock of being “woke,” there is a recognition that an awful lot about contemporary life is not...

State of the Union

State of the Union by James Howard Kunstler It’s conceivable, in a nation that absolutely can’t make sense of itself, that Mr. Trump’s annual report to congress will be as incomprehensible as this year’s Superbowl halftime show. Even the weather...

Enter, Stage Center

Enter, Stage Center by James Howard Kunstler Howard Schultz seemed like a nice enough fellow on CBS’s 60 Minutes show last week. The coffee maestro from the Brooklyn public housing projects is no Golden Golem of Greatness but, alas, he...

Stone Cold Counter-Story

Stone Cold Counter-Story by James Howard Kunstler Maybe twenty-nine FBI agents in tactical combat gear and a fleet of SUVs with K-Force LED lights flashing wasn’t enough to flush out the arch-villain Roger Stone from his South Florida hide-out. Ever...

In the Deep Mid-Winter

In the Deep Mid-Winter by James Howard Kunstler Ill winds sweep across the fruited plain in the cruel heart of winter. America can resolve nothing. The state-of-the-union is a kind of hysterical nausea, and the nation hunkers into its crib...

Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions James Howard Kunstler “Last night I had a dream. You were in it and I was in it with you….” — Randy Newman As in this age of Hollywood sequels and prequels, America prefers to recycle old ideas...

Battle Royale

Battle Royale by James Howard Kunstler The effrontery of Ms. Pelosi, Speaker of the House, in cancelling Mr. Trump’s State of the Union address in the chamber she controls is perhaps the worst insult to institutional protocol since the spring...

Swamp Thang

Swamp Thang by James Howard Kunstler Chuck and Nancy coming onto the TV audience as “Mommy and Daddy” Tuesday night was a nice gag, putting the “nanny” into the Nanny State, which is getting more and more like the Tranny...

And the Circus Came to Town

And the Circus Came to Town by James Howard Kunstler It’s Nancy Pelosi’s smile that gets me…oh, and not in a good way. It’s a smile that is actually the opposite of what a smile is supposed to do: signal...

Which Side Are You On?

Which Side Are You On? by James Howard Kunstler You had to love the narrative that the financial media put over about the 1000-plus point zoom in the DJIA on Wednesday: that pension funds were “rebalancing” their portfolios. It dredged...

Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to All by James Howard Kunslter And this solemn night a great stillness falls upon the land as the Leviathan of Washington is sent to its room to get its mind straight, and the USA gets on with...

A Fretful Holiday

A Fretful Holiday by James Howard Kunstler Many threads to tug on at the close of this tumultuous work-week before the supreme holiday of white privilege rolls through, all silver bells and hovering angels. It took hours of rumination and...

Fatal Over-reach

Fatal Over-reach by James Howard Kunstler Last Friday morning, we adjourned the blog in anticipation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller handing over certain FBI documents in the General Flynn matter demanded by DC District Federal Judge Emmett G. Sullivan no...

Sleepwalkers Awoke!

Sleepwalkers Awoke! by James Howard Kunstler Andrew Sullivan called it “the Great Awokening” in a shrewd New York Magazine column this week. He refers, off course, to earlier episodes of American religious hysteria, namely the Great Awakening of the 1730s...

Not So Fast

Not So Fast by James Howard Kunstler The media branch of “the Resistance” wet its pantsuits last Friday when Robert Mueller released sentencing memos on Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, the human keys to the dungeon they would like to...

Deep Quandaries of the Deep State

Deep Quandaries of the Deep State by James Howard Kunstler Watergate had tragic Shakespearean overtones, with Nixon as King Lear, but Russia-Gate — perhaps the last gate America goes through on its giant slalom run to collapse — is but...