“Shithole” States

2018-01-15T15:27:30+00:00

God bless Donald Trump.  He guarantees I will never have a shortage of material to contemplate.  Consider, for instance this latest kerfuffle over what constitutes a “shithole” nation.  We know from the White House reports that at least Haiti and Nigeria make the list.  Or make the Donald’s list.  I’m betting anywhere Melania won’t travel […]

“Shithole” States 2018-01-15T15:27:30+00:00

Feeding the “Fake News” Frenzy

2018-01-08T14:50:02+00:00

Charlie Manson dies, and we say goodbye to the 60s.  Michael Wolff publishes Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House and we dash headlong into the 1970s.  Hunter S. Thompson—the father of “gonzo journalism”—would assuredly approve of Wolff’s saga.  A whiff of truth enhanced by an imagination of the lunacy and psychological warfare taking […]

Feeding the “Fake News” Frenzy 2018-01-08T14:50:02+00:00

You cannot undo that which is undone

2017-12-22T17:53:42+00:00

Victory is such a transient thing.  Particularly when your adversary appears willing to suffer blows and arrows with little regard for self.  This is where we stand today on the outskirts of Fallujah.

Yes, that Fallujah.  The city decried for starting Iraq’s own intifada by slaughtering four Blackwater contractors back in March 2004.

You cannot undo that which is undone 2017-12-22T17:53:42+00:00

Dying for Allah

2017-11-27T15:36:17+00:00

Arguments that seem to have no end.  When will human kind expand beyond the capacity to harvest sustainable resupply?  Climate change.  Where the next nuclear weapon be employed.  The best form of governance.  Is religion responsible for the largest loss of human life?

Intractable contention suitable for after dinner discussion over cigars […]

Dying for Allah 2017-11-27T15:36:17+00:00

The 60’s are now officially dead…long live the 60s

2017-11-21T15:12:44+00:00

It finally happened, the 1960s came to a close.  With a whimper in a Bakersfield hospital ward.   Charles Manson is dead.  We may all now listen to Helter Skelter without hesitation.  And not just the version U2 recorded with Bono’s admonition that he was “taking the song back.”

The 60’s are now officially dead…long live the 60s 2017-11-21T15:12:44+00:00