Pay Me to Stay Away?

By Michael Patrick, Ex-Pat Since U.S. taxpayers are expected to shell out mega-millions to support nearly a million new immigrants this year, what can I do to help? The New…

Pay Me to Stay Away?

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Since U.S. taxpayers are expected to shell out mega-millions to support nearly a million new immigrants this year, what can I do to help? The New…

Kramer said it best

After endless months in cold, grim solitary confinement, I will soon encamp where the weather is warmer than my ice cubes. The immortal words of Seinfeld’s Kramer echo loudly in…

Hatred of Asians

This is not a sponsored post Hate comes in all colors. It’s astonishing when our own cultural self-centeredness makes us forget. I am watchful these days. Ignorant behavior results from…

My Coming Great Escape

“Falcon/Winter Soldier” allegedly shot a scene in my tiny part of the world, appearing in episode 3. Alas, I’m not featured as a super-soldier—I must have missed their casting call.My…

LOTR & The Hobbit

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. This is not a sponsored post. Times come when evil is declared good and good evil.In our first conversation, E and I shared a love for…

A Tale of Two Kings

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. I am impressed this Easter about Two Kings: The one the people anticipated as Jesus entered the troubled streets of Jerusalem. The one that would deliver…

Life in Middle Earth

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. April marks the 20th Anniversary of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I am celebrating by bingeing…and remembering great love.What better place than in the…

Godzilla versus King Kong

Michael Patrick, Ph.D. The last time I made mention about the film industry in context of the Chinese market and Hollywood’s decades-long penchant for stereotyping Asians, I got my whacked…

Trump Buddha

The hottest new rage that I’m snapping up for all my Woke family and friends is “Trump Buddha!” Not making this up! Friends say Trump Buddha is gonna be “Huge”.…

Jeeves

Who shows me what unconditional love looks like? Who endures me at my worst? Who is always joyful to see me? Who trusts me? Who always defends me? Who makes…

The Big Short Live

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. This is not a sponsored post. (My older brother says I don’t need encouragement to annoy people.) Ever see “The Big Short” movie about the gamesmanship…

Bacon, bacon, bacon!

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. This is not a sponsored post. Bacon! Bacon! Bacon! Despite the incessant lockdowns, unending Covid strains, spewing volcanoes, mad militias, horned shamans, migrant invasions, and rancid…

Misdirection

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. One of the accelerants in America’s unraveling is beyond media bias. The active ingredient is media misdirection. For instance, this weekend, Iran and China reached a…

Spring Break, Biden-Style

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Biden’s own little “Spring Break” super-spreader. Perhaps I should book my reservations in Miami via ICE? Nicely done, America.Biden administration awards ICE $86M contract to secure…

Sponsored? Balderdash!

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Counting down the days until the U.S. bound 2021 Done With Covid Tour kicks off. Lithuania’s fearful lockdown remains in effect: cannot leave your city, and…

Who Do You Trust?

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. We take every precaution. We stop hugging the people we love. We wear our masks and wash our hands. We pull our kids out of school,…

A Star Rising In The East

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. I want express my great respect and personal admiration to the new intellectual star appearing today in the constellation.Dr. Xiang Li of Beijing, China, successfully defend…

Two Kingdoms

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Watching “The Kingdom” —a 2007 movie about a 1996 terrorist attack on an American housing compound in Saudi Arabia. The story centers on the small FBI…

Yesterday

By Michael Patrick Most of us make so many stupid or bad choices in life that we end up regretting forever. I’m among the very worst offenders.Heavenly forgiveness is eternally…

MLK and Mahalia

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. When I was a kid, I listened repeatedly to an lp album by Mahalia Jackson, who was one of my Dad’s favorites. She was a profoundly…

Covid Casualties

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. What’s more offensive than the routine manipulation of Covid-19 data or the bogus miracle-working promises that vaccines will produce “herd immunity” are the devastating longterm consequences…

Free Speech Disrupts

By Michael Patrick, Ph.D. Whose speech would you silence? Do those with power and money get to choose our words? Whether it is a rapper armed with lyrics in Spain…