Sunday, March 30, 2014

Jeremiah Denton, RIP

I remember seeing the POW interview in 1966. It was astounding at the time, and is amazing even yet. We have lost another incredibly courageous and honorable man! Whatever the cost, the cost didn't matter to him. Rest in peace, Sir!

Read more about Jeremiah Denton here.


CBS Sunday Morning did a piece on humor this morning. The piece notes research showing that enjoying a joke involves the brain's emotional regions, but getting a joke relies on the parts of the brain involved in analytical problem solving. Guess that's why liberals always seem to have no sense of humor.

That research may also be related to something else. If you want to understand American politics, you must remember one thing:
    - Conservatives think liberals are wrong.
    - Liberals think conservatives are evil.

Monday, March 24, 2014

This Does Not Compute

Former President Jimmy Carter has said a couple of things that have been reported in a single news aarticle — a couple of things that are incompatible with each other. What he said was

  1. Jimmy declines to criticize President Obama for anything, saying “I don’t have any criticism of him.”
  2. Jimmy handles his communications with foreign leaders and others via typed or handwritten messages sent by snail-mail because “I believe if I send an email, it will be monitored.”
These two things are incompatible — together, they do not compute. He has nothing to criticize Obama for, and yet he believes Obama's NSA is spying on him.

For Jimmy Carter to make both statements requires that he is either practicing deception or suffering from a fairly extreme dementia.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

More Catching Up

Putin, Obama, & Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry demonstrated his complete impotence as he went to conduct "negotiations" with the Ukrainians and the Russians.

His impotence is exceeded only by that of President Obama.

Here's part of why they should have seen this coming. Imperialists never change.

Obama & the Democrats

Yes, there are people who go out to talk to Obama voters. Here's a comment from one.

To be fair, there is another large group of Obama / Democrat voters.

An Expression of Our Frustration

This cartoon is definitely an expression of the frustration lots of folks feel over our "representatives" (also known as Congresscritters).

These were cribbed from PowerLine.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Catching Up on Current Events

. . . or, at least, on three of the outstanding issues.

Putin, Obama, & Ukraine

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton famously hit the "reset" button with Russia. Now it seems clear she (& etc.) were unclear on the concept.

While she and her successor weren't paying attention, Mother Russia made a stealth move.

That left President Obama completely impotent. All he could do was make meaningless statements.

Actually, that's not quite right. He was also able to repeatedly hit that famous reset button.

And here's a good part of the reason that's all Obama can do.

Intelligence & Surveillance

One issue with Russia's invasion of Ukraine is, why didn't the intelligence agencies see it coming? Here's part of why.

Here's another part — which also raises the question of why that group was fine with the surveillance until they were the ones surveilled.


Meanwhile, Obamacare has become a big issue for Democrats who might want to win in November.

And this is part of the reason why.