And now a whole bunch of other happy stuff.
CNN is settling with high school Nicholas Sandmann for an undisclosed amount for slandering him.
According to Newsbusters:
The news brings to an end a dispute nearly a year after CNN decided to falsely tar and feather Sandmann and his fellow students as racist rascals following a January 18, 2019 confrontation with the less-than-truthful Native American activist Nathan Phillips on the National Mall. Read the restAlso at Newsbusters: The Horror: WashPost Turns to SPLC, CAIR Over Trump Jr. AR-15 Cross Pic
Jr. posted a pic of an AR15 with a cross indicative of the crusades that also had a pic of Hillary behind bars. You just can't get anymore triggering than that, can you?
A Trump Jr. spokesman said the post was “strictly about” using the Hillary jail “meme to mock Hillary Clinton, as he and many others have done on numerous occasions and will surely do again in the future, so long as it continues triggering humorless liberals.” (Mission accomplished!) Read the rest
Heads Up Virginia
Defending Gun Rights Seminar
January 18 and 19
Hilton Garden Inn, Richmond Airport
From Tom DeWeese at Renew America:
As I'm sure you know, the governor and Democrat leadership in the Virginia legislature are planning a major assault on gun rights, among other things. If successful in Virginia, gun confiscation legislation will race across the nation.
What do we do about it?!
The American Policy Center is joining up with several leading activists to sponsor a training seminar to teach new tactics for fighting back. You know that I have been promising that APC is going to announce a major new tool for activists that will change how we fight by making arrogant officials personally responsible for damaging our rights.Read all the details and speakers list at Renew America
A Note About Posting
With the Christmas holidays behind us, life for most of us is returning to normal. I'm pretty sure we'll now be able to keep track of what day it is.
I'm an unrepentant self-help type always looking for a way to improve, be more productive, and live a better life.
One of my aspirations for the year is to improve my morning routine, stick to an evening routine by getting to bed earlier, and limit my online time.
So far the morning routine starts with chugging a minimum of 10 oz of water before having coffee, writing in my journal, prayer time, and dressing (including makeup) - all before I'm allowed near my computer. Needless to say if I've slept in past my desired 5 am wake-up time it's time to start on my "most important tasks" for the day which includes a trip to the gym at least three days per week. That leaves almost no time for posting - hence the rather erratic posting, but I'm working on a solution.
The morning routine is spurred on by Benjamin Hardy, PhD and overall it's working well. He also recommends a cold shower and my answer to that is not "no", but "hell no."
Another person I follow is Patrik Edblad. His recent article, How to Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever, is quite good.
In particular this pull from his article resonated with me since I consider us conservatives as warriors for truth:
The thinkers of early Greek philosophy weren’t interested in just understanding how to live well — they were committed to actually living well.
In his book, The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychotherapist Donald Robertson writes:
The ancients conceived of the ideal philosopher as a veritable warrior of the mind, a spiritual hero akin to Hercules himself, but since the demise of the Hellenistic schools, the philosopher has become something more bookish, not a warrior, but a mere librarian of the mind.
The warrior vs. librarian metaphor is very useful because it highlights a common problem.
Many people read tons of material like this, but they don’t implement what they learn. They are librarians of the mind, merely cataloging ideas in their head.
And then there are a few people who not only read, but take action on what they learn. They are the warriors of the mind, actively bringing the ideas into the battlefield of life.If you've been hanging around here awhile you know that my go-to book on habits is Atomic Habits, An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear.
I just received Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything, by B.J. Fogg Ph.D, which is also very good.
If you've made new year's resolutions (again, and, again, and again) only to have them fall by the wayside within a week or two, you need to know that relying on will power or motivation won't work. What works is your system and building habits that support your aspirations, a word Fogg prefers to "goal", and now I do too.
Virtual Mirage: Justification LL clears up some issues about the middle east.
Mustang over at Bunkerville: Iran/Iraq: The Cost of Meddling and the Price of Appeasement Excellent!!
William L. Gensert at American Thinker: Iran Is Weak and Soleimani Is Still Dead
Political Clown Parade: Hell Yeah! 52 Fully-Armed F-35A Lightning II Stealth Fighters Ready To Strike a beautiful sight!
Charlie Maritn at PJ Media: What BF Skinner and Richard Feynman Can Tell Us about Iran I'm a big fan of the Feynman technique for learning