Big Brother and the Duck
George Orwell was right, but he was off by 30 years. In the novel 1984, Orwell described a police state where adoration of the leader, Big Brother, was the only worship allowed, where constant surveillance of speech ensured everyone conformed to state policy in word and deed, a constantly changing belief system defined who the enemy was this week, history was rewritten to edit out | Read More »
Farewell the Light
Well, the time has come. After the first of the year, 40 watt and 60 watt incandescent bulbs are no more. After the big glittery light bulb descends on Times Square to mark the end of the year and usher in a new one, the globe will be taken, I suppose, to an empty lot nearby where Chief Nanny Bloomberg will be joined by Al | Read More »
Kill the eagles!
The President has approved the non-prosecution of companies operating wind farms whose windmills kill bald eagles. This prompts a couple of thoughts. First, his sycophantic supporters will excuse the carte blanche for killing by saying A. birds were killed by Bush’s windmills B. there are a lot of birds and its not as if we were hunting them (like Cruella de Wasilla would do) C. | Read More »
Glib be gone
Now let’s see. The President has demonstrated, in his tenure in office, that he has only one skill of note: giving speeches. He is rotten at foreign policy, ignorant of the basics of economics, supercilious in his dealing with opponents, bored with the mundane tasks of governance and prickly/mean when challenged. But that man can give a speech, boy can he give a speech, so | Read More »