September 3, 2020

Last month I opined on the wonders of world’s most beloved pet, the dog. After quite a bit of pressure from a number of our readers, I’ve decided this month to write a few lines about cats.

Unbeknownst to most — and 100 percent a fact — the domestic feline has failed to...

April 14, 2020


South Carolina’s beaches are closed. But except for wandering around lost in the Francis Marion Forest, could there be a place more appropriate for social distancing than the beach?

No, but we… “disappointed” our Supreme Comrade in Columbia, and his executive Twee...

July 31, 2019

It’s conspiracies gone off the rails as our very own Prioleau vents spleen against those anti-vaccine … and more

Ah, August… Vaccination Awareness Month.

Vaccines — in the event you are unaware because you were never vaccinated and are dead — have wrestled under control...

April 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. is the last place you want to wear a “Make America Great Again” hat. Recent media blathering has attempted to frame the MAGA hat as the new KKK white hood… you know, like the hood worn by the late, beloved Democrat Senator Robert Byrd.  

TV reports have...

June 6, 2018

This past May, I accepted an invitation to attend the PGA Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Jacksonville, Florida. This was an odd decision, as I care nothing about golf. I might even say I dislike golf, but that would require golf to actually enter my thinking a...

August 12, 2015

If there’s one thing that could radically transform America, it would be the elimination of the system by which the government “withholds” the taxes you owe from your paycheck. No more “take home pay” versus “gross pay.” You’d get paid all the money you earned and then...

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