"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride by William Goldman I live in a relatively small town in Massachusetts and, like most towns, we have our political differences. They usually play out in local issues, but something happened about a year ago … Continue reading Sign of the Times
I don't usually watch the sunday shows anymore but with the Trump NFL business I was interested in what would be said and on Jake Tapper's state of the Union and on the panel Jake Tapper's first commentator Nina Turner had this to say about America I mean, really, he should use his energy to … Continue reading A Message to Nina Turner from my co-worker from Congo: “America Good”
K'Mtar: Freeze programme. You should have killed him when you had the chance. Lt Worf: Why did you not? Alexander: I don't know. K'Mtar: Look at him! He did not care that you showed him mercy. He was going to kill you. Worf: K'mtar, that is enough. K'Mtar: If this was real, he'd be dead … Continue reading Competing DACA Fantasies for GOP Elected Officials and Voters
Definition of phobia : an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation Merriam Webster Online I wish I could say I was surprised by this story: A LOCAL council has banned the construction of a synagogue in Bondi because it could be a terrorist target, in a shock … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles: Australian “Islamophobia” Edition
A few days ago reports of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake hits on Donald Trump were all over the media. The Washington Post: Trump is a ‘crony capitalist,’ says GOP Senator Flake CNN: In Arizona, it's Flake vs. Trump in a test of the GOP's allegiances Politico: Flake makes waves with Trump takedown As you might … Continue reading Cause and Effect Jeff Flake Edition Plus an eternal truth.
by baldilocks A real environmental crisis: it's Raining Needles. Alternate title: Why I Stopped Wearing Flip-flops in Public. They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin … Continue reading Reigning Hopelessness
One of the hardest things about being a liberal is that pesky thing called reality keeps intruding on one's set of beliefs and nothing illustrates it better than seeing the news after a few days of blessed pinball escape via pintasticNE 2017 and checking the news again to wit: Item: Katie's Law unwhipped by Democrats … Continue reading Liberals vs Reality Reality keeps winning
“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” Humpty Dumpty, Through the Looking Glass Our Constitution is meant to provide the framework within which a government that “derives its just … Continue reading Through the Looking Glass in Boston
By John Ruberry Barack Obama's Model United Nations style foreign policy of be-nice-to-rogue-nations-and-they'll-be-nice-to-you is a failure. Five years ago Syria's thug president, Bashar al-Assad, crossed Barack Obama's red line by using chemical weapons against his own people. Obama did not retaliate. Last Tuesday the brute crossed that red line--and on Thursday President Donald J. Trump fired 59 … Continue reading America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over
One of the things about training and experience as an engineer and a love of history is you get a delightful combination of mathematical, logic and access to the thoughts of some of the greatest people who ever lived in history. And while these great minds over the course of thousands of years might not … Continue reading Illegal Immigration, Illegal Voting, Infinitesimal protests and Math
My wife is frustrated. Over Christmas break, I watched her constantly working. Despite the holidays, she would get up at 5:30 in the morning and was working constantly until 8 pm. At that point, she collapsed onto the couch next to me, maybe making it through an episode of "The Man in the High Castle," … Continue reading Work vs. Purpose
As a general rule there is never a bad time for a murderous dictator to meet his end, however the timing of Fidel Castro's death, at a moment when most American leftists in media and academia are berating and bemoaning the election of Donald Trump is most fortuitous. Castro's death while all this insanity is … Continue reading A Teachable moment for Students back to school Today on Trump vs Castro
I must confess when saw the title of this piece at ESPN I misread it: NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man I presumed that the NWHL had discovered that one of their players was in fact born a man meaning that the women playing against him. I was interested to see … Continue reading Alternate ESPN headline: WNHL allows Woman to play in League!
"I only know this is wrong." - Guinan Star Trek: The Next Generation "Yesterday's Enterprise" I'm a sucker for time-travel stories. Whether it's Harry Potter, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Back to the Future, Stephen King's 11/22/63 or anything else, a good story about the hero traveling back in time and affecting (or restoring) "the … Continue reading Legislative Time Travel
Missy (The Master): He's trapped at the heart of the Dalek empire. He's a prisoner of the creatures who hate him most in the universe. Between us and him is everything the deadliest race in all of history can throw at us. We, on the other hand, have a pointy stick. How do we start? … Continue reading The 2004 Red Sox The #gop Establishment & My Fellow Conservative Activists