Now They’re Rewriting Agatha Christie

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A baby will grow up. A “modern reader” won’t.

Even the world’s all-time best-selling novelist isn’t safe from today’s censors and rewrite roaches. Yes, they’re even rewriting Agatha Christie (

The crawling squid at Harper Collins want to make her mystery novels more–I don’t know what: stupid?–un-scary?–to “modern readers,” whatever they are, have decided to rewrite Agatha Christie’s tales of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. White out (oops! can I say that?) any word or sentence that might conceivably offend, wound, disturb, or cheese off some nonbinary toadstool out there.

Didn’t we use to despise the old Soviet Union for doing stuff like this? Don’t we laugh at the ancient Egyptians for vandalizing some of their own monuments by chiseling out the names of historical figures that had fallen from favor? For making like history never happened?

Move over, Roald Dahl! Move over, Ian Fleming! Agatha Christie needs her seat on the “Censored” bench.

I don’t believe that any novel ever written and published can do anything like the harm done by self-appointed Far Left censors.

They want to keep us in strollers, sucking on pacifiers, forever.

Pushback (!) for Parental Rights

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Are you mad enough yet, folks?

As reported by the Christian Science Monitor, as of March 1 of this year, 32 states have Parental Bill of Rights acts pending in their legislatures ( Some of the bills have already failed–voted down by Democrats–but they can always come back. And there is a federal Parental Rights bill in the House of Representatives… which will be voted down by Democrats in the Senate. Or else vetoed by SloJo, who thinks opposition to “transgender” is (we quote) “almost sinful.” Rhymes with “skin full.”

And as we reported here two years ago, that ol’ Pandemic had children being “educated” online at home by “remote learning”–and for the first time, parents actually saw and heard what their children were being “taught.” And they didn’t like it!

Now we have a flurry of parental rights bills in many state legislatures. In a lot of states, the bills will never pass. But never mind. Make the Democrats go on record as being against parents’ rights, against the family. We know they think it. Now let’s make them say it–loud and clear, for everyone to hear. And while we’re at it, we can find out how many Democrat big shots send their kids to expensive private schools and wouldn’t be caught dead in those public schools that the rest of us are supposed to settle for.

Thirty-two states!

Sounds like progress, to me.

Confessions of a Blindfolded Newsman

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In the 1970s the U.S. Dept. of Education was founded, and various states set up their own departments of education, or else greatly expanded the powers of those already in existence. These steps drastically altered the state of public education in America… not that it ever was all that good an idea in the first place.

I was a newspaper reporter and editor in those days. Among other duties, I covered three school boards and had part-timers covering the rest. When a major story came along, we worked on it together.

Very important changes were put in place back then. These happened right before my eyes: and I’m ashamed to tell you that I didn’t see them. Right out there in front of me, and I might as well have been wearing a blindfold. I can only say I couldn’t see the forest for the trees. Too many distractions kept me from seeing the big picture.

I saw the state education bureaucracy swallow the authority of the local boards–and didn’t realize what I was seeing. I remember now a meeting of the Matawan Board of Education, in which a nerd from the state came and told the board members what New Jersey would be expecting of them from now on.

One member objected. “What is this?” he said. “It sounds like one of those old Soviet five-year plans!” The response was a coy “Tee-hee! Once you buy into the program, you’ll have a clearer understanding.” What I didn’t realize was that he already had a very clear understanding of exactly what the state was doing! But he wound up resigning, and it never occurred to me to sit down with him for an in-depth interview.

Dammit all! I was a newsman, and this was news! I had it in my power to inform the public that they were all being taken for a ride. That they were down there in Trenton growing the government at the community’s expense. That the teachers’ union had the state wrapped around its little finger.

So the people who paid for the schools, and sent their children there, would no longer be getting what they thought they paid their taxes for, but what Far Left teachers’ unions and quasi-Marxist, grey ponytail “educators” in Trenton thought they ought to get.

By and by the newspaper workload became too heavy a burden for me and I resigned, too.

People who don’t much like us, and want to change our way of life, have been working on our schools for fifty years.

Pull your kids out of there. That’s all that’s left for us to do.

Library Board Dodges Public Meeting

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“Run away and hide!” That’s the watchword of the Pocatello, Idaho, library board when the public demands an explanation of their actions (

Hello! These jidrools are supposed to represent us. They’re supposed to be accountable to us! But try telling them that… if you can find them.

Taxpayers in Pocatello–you know, the poor plebs who have to fund the library–wanted to know why there were “hundreds of graphic, obscene children’s books” in the library. But only two of the five board members having shown up for the meeting, that pair decided there couldn’t be a meeting ’cause they didn’t have a quorum. So they up and left. “Run away! Run away!”

They’re all there, though, when the drag queens they’ve invited show up.

Can any person who is not delusional fail to see that these people–Far Left library boards, school boards, teachers’ colleges, etc.–are purposely and systematically grooming children for sex? Come on! If you really, truly don’t see that, I’d just love to hear from you!

If You Defund The Universities, They’ll Behave

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You say exactly what we want you to say–you’re hired!

The English Dept. at the University of Houston Downtown has removed an “anti-racism statement” that it had required all faculty and staff to sign onto, expressing their heartfelt (LOL) support for Far Left Crazy (

Why did they back down?

Well, Gov. Greg Abbot’s office got involved and it was suggested that there might not be any more state aid for neo-Stalinist stupid factories. And that, as they say, was that.

Man, oh, man! If you’re looking to invest in stocks, run out and buy Compelled Speech–because it’s taking off like a rocket, all over the country. “We’ve told you what you can’t say. Now we’ll tell you what you must say!” And they start with having their hirees confess that they are “all [Yes–A-L-L] complicit in systems of oppression” blah-blah-blah. You had to sign it or you couldn’t have a job.

Why have we let our “educators” treat us with such contempt? But the solution to this problem is staring us right in the face: Take away the money. Here, just the threat of cutting off state aid got the commies to climb down.

I suspect we can get by very nicely with only 10% of the “higher education” that we have now. The remaining 90% can be thrown out with the tuna that went bad.

‘Today’s National Nitwit’ (2017)

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Michael Moore… Is he still here?

So Michael Moore, with a carbon footprint as big as his gut, warns us that “The Planet” is gonna take control and wipe out the human race for… well, for not listening to him.

Today’s National Nitwit

One thing our current age abounds in–false gods. More of them than you can shake a stick at. Maybe I should have a contest: “How Many of Today’s False Gods Can You Name?” Winner gets an onion.

My Newswithviews Column, March 23 (‘When “Dissent” Was a Thing’)

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Can the puppet “dissent” from those who pull its strings?

When I was in college in the Sixties (of course), it was hammered into us day after day, every day, “Dissent is the highest civic virtue! Dissent is where it’s at! You’re here for no other reason but to dissent.”

Just don’t you dare dissent from us.

When ‘Dissent’ Was a Thing

“Free and open inquiry.” That was a buzz word, back then. Today the dissenters-turned-muftis would choke on it.

This is what we have allowed our “education” system to become. And given time, it will destroy us.

‘You Can’t Argue With a Kool-Ade Drinker’ (2019)

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Go ahead–try and have a discussion with some dindle who rejects facts, has no store of information that could possibly apply to the topic at hand, is convinced up front that any deviation from his or her point of view is totally wrong and probably prompted by White Supremacy or some such thing… and gets really, really made if he encounters any disagreement from anyone.

You Can’t Argue with a Kool-Ade Drinker

A liberal is someone who feels entitled to come into your house uninvited and pee on your couch in the living room. And you’re supposed to thank him for it.

Take your kids out of public school. Kill public education, and Far Left Crazy dies.

No ‘Commitment to Diversity’? No Job!

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What we’ll be when they get through with us

At Ohio State Looniversity, if you seek a job in computer engineering, architecture, or nuclear (!) engineering, you won’t be hired unless you submit a “diversity statement” that the looniversity finds acceptable (

Oh, but that ain’t nothin’! At East Washington U., wherever that is, you’ve got to submit a Diversity Statement (yes, let’s use capital letters!) if you’re applying for one of the school’s “custodial positions.” You can’t even be a freakin’ janitor unless your politics is right!

In addition to your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement, they also want you to “please provide specific examples” of your commitment to Far Left shibboleths. I wonder if they check to make sure you’re not lying. Stalin would have.

So… The electrical system shorts out and the whole place burns down… the computer system goes mad and makes all the money disappear… and there’s a slight cock-up on the nuclear engineering front and a mushroom cloud over Ohio… Yeahbut, yeahbut! We’re all right! We’ve got the Diversity Statements!

How is this even remotely permissible under the First Amendment? How is this not “compelled speech”? Where are the lawsuits, people? You need to bring this to a crashing halt!

Will we let these twerps devour our liberties? Will our own stupid colleges and looniversities do to us what the Wehrmacht and the Imperial Japanese Navy couldn’ do?

We really ought to be ashamed of tolerating this.

‘Is Freedom Our Natural State?’ (2019)

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Teeming with tyrants, that miserable 20th Century. Have we learned nothing from it?

Everywhere you look today, the freedom-eaters are out in force, trying to erase our rights and reduce us all to slavery. If they could, they’d make us zombies.

Is Freedom Our Natural State?

How hard our country’s founders worked, to secure for us the blessings of liberty!But if you’ve been going to school in this 21st century, you wouldn’t know that.

I think we’re running out of time to avoid being enslaved. But hey, maybe that’s how a lot of people want it.

We appeal to the Judge of all the earth to protect us… and avenge us.