Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

"For everyone who asks receives;
he who seeks finds;
and to him who knocks,
the door will be opened."
Luke 11:10

Sunday, November 9, 2008


A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.

Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, 'Absolutely Mom, I love your cake.'

'Here, have some cooking oil,' her Mother offers. 'Yuck' says her daughter. 'How about a couple raw eggs?' 'Gross, Mom!' 'Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?' 'Mom, those are all yucky!'

To which the mother replies: 'Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! '

God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!

God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen.
He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. And enjoy the cake when we get it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Global Warming

I don't know how we can survive this heat here in Central Texas!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Greatest Movie Line Ever

I guess nothing has changed. Bob Hope knew the truth even before I was born. From "The Ghost Breakers" a 1940 Bob Hope classic.

Sometimes You Just Have To Dance

Friday, September 19, 2008


These are some cool robots being developed at Boston Dynamics.



To get more information about them and watch longer videos go to the Boston Dynamics web site at:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Problem Solvers

Two democrats at problem solving.


Thanks Lynda.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin My New Hero

I would never vote for a commie/socialist and even though I admire McCain as a soldier, I was undecided if I could vote for him because of some of his actions as a senator. But now that he has added Sarah Palin as his vice president I will support him.

I hope and pray that this election will be the beginning of the end for the socialist/fascist party and the RINO's that infest our government.

My mother Katie and my maternal grandmother Sarah are my heroes. I have featured some of my heroes on this blog:







Friday, August 29, 2008


Politics is not the art of the possible.

It consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


One morning a blind bunny was hopping down the bunny trail and tripped over a snake and fell, kerplop right on his twitchy little nose. 'Oh please excuse me,' said the bunny. 'I didn't mean to trip over you, but I'm blind and can't see.' 'That's perfectly all right,' replied the snake. 'To be sure, it was my fault. I didn't mean to trip you, but I'm blind too, and I didn't see you coming.

By the way, what kind of animal are you?' 'Well, I really don't know,' said the bunny. 'I'm blind, and I've never seen myself. Maybe you could examine me and find out.' So the snake felt the bunny all over, and he said, 'Well, you're soft, and cuddly, and you have long silky ears, and a little fluffy tail and a dear twitchy little nose. You must be a bunny rabbit!'

The bunny said, 'I can't thank you enough. But by the way, what kind of animal are you?' The snake replied that he didn't know either, and the bunny agreed to examine him, and when the bunny was finished, the snake asked, 'Well, what kind of an animal am I?' The bunny had felt the snake all over, and he replied, 'You're cold, you're slippery, and you haven't got any balls...You must be a POLITICIAN'.

Thanks to Joe A. for the story

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bionic Man On The Way

Robo-skeleton lets paralyzed walk
A robotic suit is helping people paralysed from the waist down do what was previously considered impossible - stand, walk and climb stairs. ReWalk users wear a backpack device and braces on their legs and select the activity they want from a remote control wrist band. Leaning forwards activates body sensors setting the robotic legs in motion.

Also check out: US army develops robotic suits

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ready To Go

Remember the video with the 7 year old girl practicing with a machine gun that I posted in June 2008 at: http://wildbillkblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/machine-gunner.html

How about when they grow up? Here are some big girls practicing and check out the little old lady in the wheelchair at the end of this video.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

BBQ'd Bourbon Steak

1 piece of steak per person (your choice) no bones.
1 bottle Bourbon (your choice)
brown sugar enough to cover both sides of each steak.

Trim steaks of all showing fat.
Place half of brown sugar on the bottom of a plastic rectangle container with a good sealing lid.
Place steaks into container, trying to keep the height level across the container.

Add the remaining brown sugar on top of the steaks.
Then cover the steaks with bourbon.
Place into refrigerator for up to 3 days. This marinade will last for 4 weeks kept in fridge.

When ready to BBQ, place steak onto a hot grill and cook one side then turn to cook remaining steak. It will not take very long as the steak has been marinated and will be very moist.
As steak is cooking, brush with more marinade.

This will be so tender you can eat it with a spoon.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Quick Ice Age

Last Ice Age happened in less than year say scientists
By Angus Howarth
02 August 2008

THE last ice age 13,000 years ago took hold in just one year, more than ten times quicker than previously believed, scientists have warned.

Rather than a gradual cooling over a decade, the ice age plunged Europe into the deep freeze, German Research Centre for Geosciences at Potsdam said.

Cold, stormy conditions caused by an abrupt shift in atmospheric circulation froze the continent almost instantly during the Younger Dryas less than 13,000 years ago – a very recent period on a geological scale.


Another good article to read about a past ice age is at:

Friday, August 1, 2008

Oops! Sorry About That.

In December 1993, Atlanta attorney Dennis Scheib stopped by the prosecutor's office on his way to court to represent a new client in a criminal case. Just outside the office, he saw two officers chasing a man down the hall, and he joined in to help. The three men caught the escapee and handcuffed him.

Later Scheib learned the man was the client he had been on his way to court to represent.

I don't know if this is a true story, but it's funny anyway.

Monday, July 21, 2008

About Life

The Liberals talk about a stable government, but we don't know how bad the stable is going to smell.
(The one we have now already smells bad enough.)

You've reached middle age when weightlifting consists of just standing up. (I have enough of a problem just trying to sit down.)

Life's a dance and all we can do is try not to step on anyone's toes. (I usually stomp on them.)

Things To Do Today:

1. Procrastinate (I'm an expert on this.)


My Second Million Dollars

I'm working on making my second million dollars.

I gave up on the first million dollars because it was taking way too long.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier

This story is long, but well worth reading.

This story is a glimpse into the character and integrity of the men who pioneered our nation. They were men of principle and as such they stand in stark contrast to the scheming and corruption of the unprincipled current group that are running the country.

Long before he earned fame and eternal glory at the Alamo, Davy Crocket was a member of Congress, serving his beloved Kentucky with pride and distinction. There are many heroic tales and sage stories associated with this remarkable pioneer. This one, called "Sockdologer," is from Edward S. Ellis's book, The Life of Colonel David Crockett, published in 1884.

Davy Crockett's "Sockdologer" (1 : something that settles a matter : a decisive blow or answer : finisher, 2 : something outstanding or exceptional)

To read the story go to: http://pages.suddenlink.net/wildbillk/

It's too bad our voters don't put men like Davy Crockett in office!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Machine Gunner

Another reason why armed invasion of the US is not wise. This is a seven year old girl practicing with a machine gun.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Two Roosters

Come On Down To The Farm
A song from Ray & Laura Lewis who sing southern gospel with a touch of classy country flavor.

You can read their blog at: http://lewisandlewis.org/

Thanks again Mike E.

Don't Mess With Old People

No bathing suits allowed in the lobby...

Thanks to Mike E for the email.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Environmentalists Don't Like People

Companies get OK to annoy polar bears
By DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Writer
Sat Jun 14, 12:06 PM ET

WASHINGTON - Less than a month after declaring polar bears a threatened species because of global warming, the Bush administration is giving oil companies permission to annoy and potentially harm them in the pursuit of oil and natural gas.
The Fish and Wildlife Service issued regulations this week providing legal protection to seven oil companies planning to search for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea off the northwestern coast of Alaska if "small numbers" of polar bears or Pacific walruses are incidentally harmed by their activities over the next five years.
Environmentalists said the new regulations give oil companies a blank check to harass the polar bear.

I used to consider myself an environmentalist. I'm for clean air and water and keeping our planet as clean as possible, but now that the idiots have taken over the term, I don't listen to anything a so called environmentalist has to say. They have no common sense, they are anti-human and I consider them all NUTS. As for global warming, I've seen nothing to show that it exists, but even if it did Humans can't control it. It's in mother nature's hands (a term atheists use instead of GOD). Humans are at God's mercy not the other way around.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Brigitte Bardot Convicted Of Hatred

This is what happens when the leftist are in power. How dare you speak your mind! Especially against the "religion of peace".

PARIS (AP) 03 June 2008 -- Brigitte Bardot was convicted Tuesday of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for writing that Muslims are destroying France.
A Paris court also handed down a $23,325 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner. The court also ordered Bardot to pay $1,555 in damages to MRAP.
A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed a lawsuit last year over a letter she sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. The remarks were published in her foundation's quarterly journal.
In the December 2006 letter to Sarkozy, now the president, Bardot said France is "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts."
Bardot, 73, was referring to the Muslim feast of Aid el-Kebir, celebrated by slaughtering sheep.
French anti-racism laws prevent inciting hatred and discrimination on racial or religious grounds. Bardot had been convicted four times previously for inciting racial hatred.
"She is tired of this type of proceedings," he said. "She has the impression that people want to silence her. She will not be silenced in her defense of animal rights."

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bo Diddley The Man 1928 - 2008

Another rock legend gone...

He influenced a lot of rockers including Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Rolling Stones, etc...

Check out the girl in the black and white 1966 clip, Norma-Jean Wofford, aka "The Duchess", on the second square guitar which Bo Diddley had taught her to play. She decided to end her career, get married and raise a family. She was good and Bo was always ahead of everyone else with his music. Even in his later years he still had it, as can be seen at the end of this clip.

Diddley had harsh words for the direction black music had taken in recent years, telling Reuters that “gangsta” rap made his blood boil. “I hate it. I call it rap-crap,” Diddley said in a 1996 interview. “I can’t seem to get my records played but they’ll play all this garbage.”



Sunday, May 25, 2008

Jihadis Use Idiots

MI5 fears jihadis will use mentally ill as suicide bombers

Islamic terrorists may be targeting mentally disturbed or disabled people in Britain in a bid to form a new “brigade” of home-grown suicide bombers, security officials fear.


My Reply: DUH! All of these idiots and their enablers are mentally ill.

While I was looking for a picture to use with this story, I came across this cartoon and just thought it was funny:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I love Texas, but I really miss Tokyo. I grew up from an 18 year old high school boy to a 23 year old young man in Tokyo. I miss the girls I met and dated there, even the one I married, had four sons with and divorced. I miss the youthful happy times I had in Tokyo.

The song on the video is "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors released in 1980 written by Dave Fenton who admitted the phrase "turning Japanese" just popped into his head one morning when he woke up, and he viewed it as a love song when writing it. The song can be viewed as a love song or the ramblings of a man in a one sided relationship ostracized by society.


I've got your picture of me and you

You wrote "I love you" I wrote "me too"

I sit there staring and there's nothing else to do

Oh it's in color Your hair is brown

Your eyes are hazel And soft as clouds

I often kiss you when there's no one else around

I've got your picture, I've got your picture

I'd like a million of you all round my cell

I want a doctor to take your picture

So I can look at you from inside as well

You've got me turning up and turning down

And turning in and turning 'round

No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women

No fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it's dark

Everyone around me is a total stranger

Everyone avoids me like a cyclone ranger

That's why I'm turning Japanese

I think I'm turning Japanese

I really think so

Japanese Humor

Humorous etiquette guide on how to properly order and consume Sushi created by Japanese comedy duo the Rahmens.

I used to go to sushi shops a lot when I was living in Tokyo. Not because I loved sushi so much, but because it was cheaper to drink beer there and it was a good place to meet girls. At a bar a large bottle of beer cost 200 yen. At a sushi shop the same brand and size of beer cost 120 yen. Most of the sushi cost about 10 yen each so I could have a beer and 8 pieces of sushi for 200 yen. A much better deal.

Monday, May 19, 2008

How Many People In The USA Have Your Name?

There are 3,737,428 people in the U.S. with the first name William. Statistically the 6th most popular first name. 99.72 percent of people with the first name William are male. (I've never met or known of any woman named William.)

There are 2,950 people in the U.S. with my last name. Statistically the 10,956th most popular last name.

You can find out about your name by going to:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Helpful Tip

Helpful tip about aluminum foil box:

Who ever looks at the end of an aluminum foil box? What a good idea. Many of you may have already known this, but it was new to me.

When you are in the middle of doing something and you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box, then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time.

Well, I would like to share this with you. Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too.

I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too. I can't count the number of times the Saran wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up.

Just push in the tab on each end of the box.

I like learning about something that is actually helpful. Even simple stuff.
Thanks to DeGi for the tip.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Cowboys Horse


Thanks to Patsy W. for sending this to me.

Liberal Men

Wow! Ala at Blonde Sagacity is not happy with a certain liberal San Fran idiot:

Liberal Men: Keep Trying to Convince Yourselves...

...That you love being emasculated on a daily basis. You love eating tofu and you think it's hot that your girl has more hair under her arms than you have on your head. You don't mind telling people you're a feminist and you think hockey is too violent...even though you're a dude. Yeah, keep telling yourselves that you're happy your girl doesn't care how she looks because then she doesn't hog the bathroom... Sounds great.

F**k you Mark Morford. You keep telling yourself that Conservative women are sexless and docile because this article tells me that deep down you already know that your art show going, organic food shopping, rollerblading, brainwashed self couldn't handle a Republican woman.

Keep on telling it like it really is Ala.

Read Ala's complete article at:



Funny cartoon from Tammy Bruce's blog.

Married Three Times

I found this e-mail making the rounds funny and it could be true:

A woman married three times walked into a bridal shop one day and told the sales clerk that she was looking for a wedding gown for her fourth wedding. 'Of course, madam,' replied the sales clerk, 'exactly what type and color dress are you looking for?' The bride to be said: 'A long frilly white dress with a veil.' The sales clerk hesitated a bit, then said, 'Please don't take this the wrong way, but gowns of that nature are considered more appropriate for brides who are being married the first time - for those who are a bit more innocent, if you know what I mean? Perhaps ivory or sky blue would be nice?'

'Well,' replied the customer, a little peeved at the clerk's directness, 'I can assure you that a white gown would be quite appropriate. Believe it or not, despite all my marriages, I remain as innocent as a first-time bride. You see, my first husband was so excited about our wedding, he died as we were checking into our hotel.

My second husband and I got into such a terrible fight in the limo on our way to our honeymoon that we had that wedding annulled immediately and never spoke to each other again.'
'What about your third husband?' asked the sales clerk. 'Oh, he was a Democrat,' said the woman, 'and every night for four years, he just sat on the edge of the bed and told me how good it was going to be, but nothing ever happened.'
Just like a democrat, HA!

Sunday, April 20, 2008


What used to be known as a "PUBLIC SERVANT" is now a "PUBLIC I'M TAKING ALL I CAN GET!"


The one thing which money undoubtedly can't buy is what it used to.

Friday, April 18, 2008

"Expelled" Comments

HOT AIR has a lively comments section going on about Ben Steins movie "Expelled". 700 or so comments so far and growing. Interesting comments. To read them go to:

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ben Stein's Movie "Expelled"

Darwin's Kool-Aid
By Matt Barber
Monday, April 14, 2008

There's a shakeup in the cult of neo-Darwinist pseudo-science, and that endearing, monotone high school teacher of “Ferris Bueller” fame is doing the shaking.

With his new feature documentary, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” (opening in theaters April 18), Ben Stein — actor, economist, presidential speechwriter and all around really smart guy — squares off with some of the world's most prominent anti-theist elites as he gets to the heart of the question, “Who are we, and how did we get here?”

“Expelled” is intellectually honest, cerebrally stimulating and delectably provocative.

Nonetheless, there are those who won't like it, not one little bit.

Enter Richard Dawkins. Dawkins, a prominent evolutionist, outspoken atheist and the best-selling author of “The God Delusion,” is featured throughout the film. In one segment, he sits down with Stein for a heart-to-heart. After dancing around several pointed questions about how life began, Dawkins finds himself at a logical impasse with no surplus of sci-fi rhetoric. He's finally forced to concede that, indeed, an intelligent being may have created life on earth. However, that being could not have been “God,” but rather, it must have been some organic, alien life form. Of course, that alien life form has to have been a product of “Darwinian evolution.”

Through tears of wild laughter, audience members watch as Dawkins — apparently grasping the dizzying nature of his own circular argument — turns three shades of red and becomes purply tight-lipped.

“Expelled” has Darwin's disciples scurrying for the shadows. Those secular humanist one-trick-ponies in the media, throughout academia, on the blogosphere and elsewhere are in full damage control. They're doing everything possible to discredit the film before it even opens. It's even been reported that two major networks are refusing to cover the movie. (Gotta love that journalistic objectivity.)

“Expelled” is a must-see. If you're already a person of faith, prepare to have your faith strengthened. And even if you're not, you can't possibly walk away without at least admitting that the debate over who we are and how we got here is far from over.

So hold on to your hat. “Expelled” is nothing short of earthshaking. And, as the scientific community clearly recognizes, its tremors may be felt for some years to come.

Read Matt's entire article at: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/MattBarber/2008/04/14/darwins_kool-aid

Note: I'm starting to see some funny ads for this movie on some of the TV stations.

Also see my other blog entry at:

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Number 3,431

I worked with Joe Montgomery in the Army at Camp Drake (Tokyo, Japan) when he and his wife Gail were there from Oct 1961 to Jan 1964. I was stationed there from Jan 1961 to Jul 1965. We worked on the same shift during his time there.

Joe died from injuries received from an automobile accident during 1976-77. At the time of Joe's death, Gail was not aware that she was pregnant with Joe's son, Robert Joe Montgomery Jr., until after her husband was buried.

Last year on May 22, 2007, her son SGT Robert Joe Montgomery Jr was killed while serving our country when he stepped on a land mine in Iraq.

In the May 2008 edition of Esquire magazine there will be a special article on Robert Joe Montgomery Jr. titled "The Things That Carried Him".

The Esquire magazine article is on the Esquire web site. It is a long article, 11 web pages with the story of this man, his family and the people who know them. The first page of the article is at:


At the bottom of each page just click the [next] box to go to the next page.

What does the number mean? Out of about 4,021 US Soldier casulties in Iraq, number 3,431 was Joe's son Robert Joe Montgomery Jr.

May GOD watch over and keep his family safe.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Do We Care

Do We Care What They Think of America?
By Mona Charen
Friday, April 4, 2008

Why is it so important to win an international popularity contest? If America is not popular in the world, what are the other nations going to do to us? Stop buying our products? Kick us out of the U.N.? Vote us off the island?

Actually, some of those consequences, particularly the U.N. bit, don't sound so awful.

A new poll commissioned by the BBC World Service will doubtless give Democrats more fits. Questioning respondents in 34 countries, the BBC asked for opinions about 13 countries.

The United States did not fare very well. On average, 47 percent of those questioned had a "mainly negative" view of America's influence in the world, versus only 35 percent with a "mainly positive" view.

Actually, these international polls may not mean much. If the U.S. were truly unpopular, would we be building fences to keep immigrants out? Would the U.S. be the world's third most popular tourist destination? And would the world's people be glad to not have the U.S. available when another catastrophe like the Asian tsunami or the Bosnian crisis looms?

Read the complete article at:

Movies About American Heroes

I'd Pay to See Movies About American Heroes
By Lorie Byrd
Friday, April 4, 2008

“If you make it good, they will come.” That’s what my friend Sarah said about war movies after reading a recent Washington Post article about how poorly the current crop of Iraq war movies are doing at the box office. Sarah is an Army wife and she is not surprised that recent movies about the war in Iraq have not been successful.

“Are audiences turned off by the war, or are they simply voting against the way filmmakers have depicted it?” Sarah’s answer is, “Make a movie like 300, and people will flock to the theater. Make the soldiers the freaking good guys, and you've got yourself a hit; make them rapists or dupes or Tools of the Bushitler Oil Junta, and no one wants to see your damn movie.” It’s just about that simple, isn’t it?

There is no shortage of amazing stories of heroics coming out of Iraq and Afghanistan. I would love to see a movie about some of those.

I am generalizing when I say this, but it is largely true that in recent movies the American military is the bad guy and the Middle East Muslim terrorist is either misunderstood or non-existent. Americans are smart enough to understand that and they are smart enough not to buy it.

If and when someone decides to make a big budget movie about the heroes of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one in which the United States is portrayed as the “good guy,” I predict it will do huge business. American movie fans like stories about war heroes, but so far there has been no Saving Private Ryan set in Iraq or Afghanistan. The stories are out there. They are being told everyday by those in the field. They are being recorded by military bloggers and others attempting to tell the story of the modern American hero. Most of those in the Hollywood community are (to put it mildly) not fans of George W. Bush and many are very strongly opposed to the Iraq War. Evidently hatred of Bush and the war is stronger than even the profit motive in Hollywood.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Kittens Chase Bear Up Tree

Remember my post about the rabbit chasing a snake up a tree? Here's one about two kittens chasing a bear up a tree.

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Family That Shoots Together Stays Together

This is one of the reasons that an armed invasion of the USA would fail.

Unfortunately we are being silently invaded by stealth with the help of spineless liberal politicians of all parties who choose to ignore the problem.

Evil Causes People To Be Stupid

Elderly Tucker man had struggled with burglar
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/21/08
It was about 11:30 p.m. one night this week when 81-year-old Robert Jenkins heard someone break down the door of his Tucker home. Jenkins, a retired state transportation worker, grabbed his .38-caliber pistol from a bedroom closet and confronted a lone intruder in the kitchen. "When he saw me, he said, 'Give me that gun,'" Jenkins recalled Friday. "Then he lunged at me, so I shot him." The first bullet hit the man in the chest, Jenkins said, "but he kept lunging for me and beating me" in the head and chest. "So I shot him again," Jenkins said. That bullet hit the intruder in the neck. "I just wondered how much longer he was going to live because I saw blood flowing out across the floor," Jenkins said by phone. "It seemed like an hour, but I guess it was 45 seconds, and he was dead."
Peggy Jenkins, 71, was in the couple's bedroom dialing 911. "I heard two shots," she said. "I knew someone was dead." That someone was 25-year-old Jynard Marshall, an Atlanta man who broke into the elderly couple's home near Lawrenceville Highway on Tuesday night. Marshall previously had served prison time on a robbery and drug conviction in Fulton County.
DeKalb County police said the shooting was justified and they did not plan to charge Robert Jenkins. If it happened again, "I'd do the exact same thing," Robert Jenkins said. "But I hope I don't have to."
Don't mess with old people!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Liberalism vs Conservatism vs Free Thinking Independent

"...you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - Jesus
Mamet vs. the Greek Chorus
By Jonah Goldberg
March 22, 2008

David Mamet, considered by some to be the greatest living playwright, has proclaimed for all to hear - but few to listen - that he is no longer "a brain-dead liberal."
Mamet uses the phrase "brain-dead liberal" in quotation marks precisely because he was never actually brain dead. Rather, he just told the relevant parts of his brain to play dead whenever inconvenient facts staged an assault on his cranial bunker.

"As a child of the '60s," he recently wrote in a startling and lively essay for the Village Voice, "I accepted as an article of faith that government is corrupt, that business is exploitative, and that people are generally good at heart."
But Mamet has changed his mind. The accretions left from wave after crashing wave of reality made it impossible for him to carry the load of his cognitive dissonance.

Mamet invokes John Maynard Keynes' response to criticism that he changed his mind: "When the facts change, I change my opinion. What do you do, sir?"

Mamet has committed the sin of free-thinking in a world that defines it as "ideological rigidity" while dubbing conformity "diversity." Already, critics are saying his work is slipping. Soon, they will say his work was never that great to begin with (that's what they've been doing to Dennis Miller for his heresy). The more Mamet rejects the divine pieties of the left and thinks for himself, the more the Greek chorus of straitjacketed "free thinkers," their heads shaking in unison, will tsk-tsk Mamet's rigidity.

Read the full article at:
“When men stop believing in God they don’t believe in nothing; they believe in anything.” - G.K. Chesterton