9-12, The Patriot Act and Islamic Terrorism
Same As It Ever Was, Same As It Ever Was,…. The United States Government needs to do one of two things in regards to the Post 9-11 existential threat of anti-western terrorism and the Orwell State we have erected to combat it. We can go Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88% or we can go Genghis Kahn. Instead, as | Read More »
, 95% TSA Failure Rate
, Cherry-Picked Intelligence
, Drowned Boy From Syria
, Genghis Kahn
, Global War on Terror
, Hillary's Homebrew Server
, OPM Hack
, Orwell State
, Rand Paul
, USA Patriot Act
, War on Terror
The Preacher and the 2016 Primaries
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to supporters during the launch of his presidential campaign for the 2016 elections in Addison,Texas, on Thursday, June 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp) Rick Perry became the first candidate to drop out of the Republican primary last night, in spite of the fact that he may have been the most qualified on the record. He | Read More »
Abortion Survivors Exist, and Their Testimonies Should Shake Us All
There is nothing more powerful than a survivor’s testimony. Whether it’s a natural disaster, man-made terror, or a terminal illness, those who endure an extreme trial, and live to tell about it, inspire, challenge, and change us. I am moved by reading and hearing their stories. The strength of these individuals is of a special caliber. More than 57,000,000 victims of abortion have been silenced | Read More »
Meet the next Prime Minster of the United Kingdom
To the credit of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom, they actually let the party base come together and vote for who will be the next leader of the party. That’s an unusual thing in the UK: the parties there all tend to be run by the establishment (and the unions in the case of Labour), but Labour had a vote, and that’s something | Read More »
Where I Was on 9-12. The Day I Actually Got It.
As I drove slowly that hot and humid Texas morning down Rancier Avenue through Killeen, Texas; I truly comprehended what had happened the day before. I knew well and completely what had taken place the day before. Everyone everywhere did. I just didn’t get it yet. That morning, as the line of traffic, crawled towards the gates of Fort Hood, I got the reality of | Read More »
Rick Perry suspends his campaign
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has suspended his campaign. It is unfortunate that one of the most successful governors in America couldn’t break out onto the national stage and the nation is poorer for it. Governor Perry left with the class he has shown throughout hid public life and he did it thinking about America and Texas and the future. Governor Perry’s Remarks to the | Read More »
Trump’s victory is assured: Team Romney opposes him.
I’m having trouble wrapping my head around this headline New mission for Team Romney: Stop Trump. The only conclusion I can draw from this is that either someone is pumping industrial strength hallucinogens into Boston’s water supply (always possible) or someone in the Boston Globe is getting an early start on April Fools Day. Some of them go back to 2002, the win. Others slogged | Read More »
Let us stop pretending that the Iraq War was the Worst Thing Ever.
Stop pretending that the Iraq War was the worst disaster to ever befall America. Or even that it was particularly a disaster at all. At least, under Bush.
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Marines: Male units perform better. Sec Navy: What’s a few dead Marines
Surprise, right? All-male ground combat units in the Marines were faster, more lethal and less injured than units with mixed genders, according to a Marine Corps study that looked at integrating women into all service jobs. “All male squads, teams and crews demonstrated higher performance levels on 69 percent of tasks evaluated (93 of 134) as compared to gender-integrated squads, teams and crews,” according a | Read More »
We Have Already Forgotten
Every year on this date, we have numerous poignant reminders of the fact that, in the age of modern terrorism, we are no longer safe from mass destruction based on the strength of our military or our location between two enormous oceans. We learned, fourteen years ago on this day, that we are facing a determined enemy that is capable of wreaking enormous havoc here | Read More »
Pew gets its science wrong in attempting to bash Americans
Pew Research put up a website purporting to quiz you on your scientific knowledge, while flogging their poll of American adults (n=3278), claiming those adults are scientifically illiterate. The problem is, Pew’s website exposed they actually got their own science wrong. While pointing one finger at us, they pointed three back at themselves!
The Mississippi Democrats Have Problems
So, after the Chris McDaniel debacle, I think most of us swore off writing anything positive about the Mississippi GOP. So, this post should not be interpreted as any kind of endorsement of anyone in the Mississippi Governor’s race. Sometimes, even if your own side is not worthy of support, there is catharsis to be found in pointing and laughing at the follies of one’s enemies. | Read More »
List of World Trade Center Victims Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr. Edelmiro Abad Maria Rose Abad Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Jesus Acevedo Rescand Heinrich Bernhard Ackermann Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Patrick Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo Adanga Christy A. Addamo Terence E. Adderley, Jr. Sophia Buruwad Addo Lee Allan Adler Daniel | Read More »
New Quinnipiac Iowa Poll: Trump vs Carson race tightens; Scott Walker is pining for the fjords
Another day, another poll. This one is of likely Iowa caucus goers from Quinnipiac. Take aways. The race between Trump and Carson is tightening. Trump continues to pull a large chunk of the self-identified Tea Party folks. Carson gets his support for Evangelical Christians (Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist so this group would seem to be responding more to Carson’s faith message than his | Read More »
Where I Was On September 11
Until September 11, 2001, I worked in the World Trade Center, halfway up Tower One. I wasn’t doing political blogging at the time, but was writing “the Baseball Crank” as a weekly baseball column for the online edition of the Providence (R.I.) Journal. Here’s my account of that day, written for ProJo two days later while it was all still fresh. We run this every | Read More »