Sunday, July 05, 2015

This is good to remember. Keep working.
“A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. And a people who mean to be their own Governors must arm themselves with the Power that knowledge gives”
-James Madison, 1822

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Happy Fourth of July, everybody. I would like to remind you of the date of this celebration. Once my father got an announcement at work saying, The Fourth of July falls on July 4th this year…. okay, can’t argue with that….
Years ago, around 1965, my brother got a part-time job shooting off fireworks at the Rose Bowl. He’d come home after work with bags of fireworks. Some of them were real heavy duty stuff. He said they told him to take the fireworks home to test for them. We never got around to wondering why they entrusted a high school student with the testing, and at home....

Friday, July 03, 2015

Sad news. In their constant struggle to make the world as ugly as their hearts, the IS has destroyed the two thousand year old Lion of Allat at Palmyra.
They may be able to display their self-hatred by breaking up a piece of art, but they will never, can never smother the human art instinct. One piece may be broken, but a thousand more are springing up in its place.
What an awful existence it must be to be to live blind to beauty, creativity, and joy!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Supreme Court has decided in favor of same sex marriage. No matter where you stand on this issue, you cannot help being bemused by the reaction of presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, who called for dissolving the Supreme Court. If he has so little respect for democracy and the Constitution that he suggests removing one of the three branches of government simply because they make a decision he personally doesn’t like, he has proved that he is unqualified for public office.
Rest assured that Sarah Palin will subject the nation to another bout of her barely comprehensible moralizing. We can also be pretty sure that her daughter, pregnant for the second time, never married, not only is uninterested in homosexuality, but she doesn’t even bother with the institution of marriage. Go at ‘em, Sarah, somebody may be listening, but not I.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Where is His Majesty Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico when we need him? Seems a lot better than most of the candidates floating around nowadays.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The almost obscene spectacle of Donald T Rump once again announcing his candidacy for President (cheered on by an audience, US$50 the head) contained a very intriguing bit of information. Candidate Rump asked, When has the United States ever beaten Japan at anything. Intriguing. You might expect a candidate for the highest office in the land to know a little bit about American history, and I would like to ask him if he knows what the abbreviation WWII means. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A great day for Taiwan, almost too good to be true! Mickey D is selling off their burger hells in Taiwan.
To protect the people’s health, the ROC government did not permit foreign junk food to enter, until President Reagan used his executive powers to force them in, along with American cigarettes and liquor. Maybe you can guess who donated to his campaign.