Losing the Cold War - why the USSR fell, and the lesson America will be forced to learn

The story of the collapse of the Soviet Union has two versions - the myth and the truth. The more widely known is the myth that Reagan spent the USSR into demise… Read full post »

One picture is worth 8 years  



Cartoon courtesy of my son, Paul J. O'Rourke 2nd, U. of Southern Mississippi

Used by his permission - whether he gave it or not - by his father.


PS -- Not intended as a spr… Read full post »


Another excerpt from my alternate Bush Legacy Project....



We met in a D.C. parking garage around 2 am. My highly placed source was obviously more nervous than usual. I could tell he had what could be an explosive news story. I had figured C… Read full post »

Another excerpt from my alternate Bush Legacy Project. 



To begin his professional career, George went back to Texas to start a few oil businesses. When it came to raising start up capital, he quickly developed a reputation for being the man with the golden touch


Tone pho… Read full post »




We’re all pretty familiar with George’s days in the Texas Air National Guard. He was flying, he wasn’t flying - he disappeared. I checked on the White House Legacy Project web site for the latest version of why he wasn’t seen in Alabama and found this:

&nb… Read full post »


As both historical record, and as a countering effort to the 11th hour White House attempt to create a Bush legacy, I am compiling an alternate and more accurate record using interviews with his contemporaries, and tapping insider sources. Here are a couple of excerpts from /Read full post »



Having been a normal American boy of my era, there was a time when no form of wildlife was safe from my evil intent. Having spent many days at my Grandmother’s farm, armed with BB gun and pocketknife, I had plundered nature’s bounty in ways I now realize were… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2009 4:44PM

The Sarah Palin Song


1 : the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea 2 : evasion in speech



She skins a Moose

She guards our border

She uses the English language

In random order  

But when I see her

She makes my day

She’s… Read full post »

JANUARY 1, 2009 11:28AM

Blogging the Fox News New Year's Party

Hello, all.


I’m blogging tonight from the Fox News New Year’s party. I traded a cheese mold of Reagan on Rushmore for the ticket.


11:00----Things really got rolling around here by 10 PM, and the liquor is flowing freely. Everyone is excited, as at midnight, Sean Hannity’… Read full post »

DECEMBER 29, 2008 3:41PM

Blagojevich Smoking Gun Revealed


From the Pudge Report: 


According to a source within Patrick Fitzgerald’s office, a recent videotaped sting effort shows that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich accepted compensation for a promise to appoint an as yet unnamed person to President elect Obama’s Senat… Read full post »

DECEMBER 24, 2008 12:55AM

Sarah Palin dolls

I bought two Sarah Palin dolls today-- one a wind up, the other inflatable.

When I got home, I wound the first Sarah up -- it fell flat on its face, then pointed at my Katie Couric doll.

I blew the second Sarah doll up. It quickly deflated. I blew it up a… Read full post »

From the Greater Metropolitan Hectorville Gazette 

Hectorville, Oklahoma 

I’m sure the McCain campaign post mortems will include some discussion of marketing. Should he have stayed with “Experience” by avoiding choosing Palin? Was “Mavericks” the best marketin… Read full post »