To Stare into a Fire

By John Kass I need a fire. It’s time for me. Maybe for you, too and the weather is right. A real wood fire in a real wood burning fireplace and a glass of single malt scotch. One for me and one for you. Or, perhaps outside at the firepit, with the scotch and a fine Maduro cigar. Either way, …

The Forgotten White Sox fan and Biden’s chaos on the Southern Border

By John Kass America’s Southern border is in chaos with some ten thousand illegal immigrants living in misery, in that squalid Joe Biden shantytown under the viaduct in Del Rio, Texas. All that is courtesy of President Biden’s immigration policies. He called for a surge on the Southern border as he pandered for votes. And now thousands more are on …

The Best Spicy Shrimp and Grits in the Universe

By John Kass Once upon a time I was a bacon and eggs guy, then a feta with spinach omelet guy, and briefly an egg whites with spinach guy, but that didn’t last long. For a brief time, I went off the rails and sought out Oeufs Cocotte–French for baked eggs. Yes, they’re tasty, but I should have been smacked hard …

What do we talk about when we talk about 9/11?

By John Kass The media is awash with stories about where we were 20 years ago, when the terrorists waged holy war against America and hit the Twin Towers in New York, killing thousands. The Pentagon was hit a short time later. And Todd Beamer on Flight 93 over Pennsylvania was reciting the 23d Psalm and “The Lord’s Prayer” with …

Brilliant reader highlights crappy federal tomato scandal.

by John Kass With America determined to jump off a cliff, sometimes I just feel like giving up and watching something nice for a change: Like backyard tomatoes ripening on the vine. I stare at those tomatoes with a vacant, yet somewhat pleased expression on my face, like the face of a blissful idiot. All I’d need is a tuba …

Do We Have Time for The Golden Moutza of the Month? Yes.

By John Kass Yes, I know, I know. The Golden Moutza of August award is a few days late. Why? News got in the way. The Biden White House sent Vice President Kamala Harris to Vietnam and left Americans behind in Afghanistan. And Mayor Lightfoot—having already demonized her police department–has no clue about dealing with Chicago’s violent crime, in the …