How hard must we paddle to keep the Ship of State from going over the waterfall? ‘Cause right now, nobody is rowing…

December 23, 2012


Wow, the hinges on the shutters here are pretty rusty.  Let’s see if I can start to clean this place up and actually say something worthwhile.  

<oil can squeaks several times…> 

OK, now the storm shutters are open, and the weather out there looks even worse than before!  And we seem to be on a barge, approaching a waterfall in just a few days.  


Crabbe REALLY WAS a bully!

March 21, 2012

In the Harry Potter books, Harry’s nemesis was Draco Malfoy, and one of Malfoy’s “henchmen” was Vincent Crabbe. It turns out that Crabbe REALLY WAS a bully, and that there’s sometimes no difference between “art” and “real life”.

Jamie Waylett, 22, who appeared as Hogwarts school bully Vincent Crabbe in six Harry Potter films, was found guilty of violent disorder at Wood Green Crown Court, in north London.

Not just “nasty language at a political rally” nasty, like too many other actors (cf:Alec Baldwin) but “walking through a riot with a Molotov Cocktail” mean.

Blogging is HARD!

July 10, 2011

OK, this blogging stuff can be a bit annoying. I’m a guy who doesn’t really have all that much to say, and I generally haven’t been saying it. What’s this, a year or more between posts? But I think I’m going to start speaking out on a few topics that are becoming of some urgency and importance.

The End of Elena Kagan?

June 29, 2010

I think that the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to join the United States Supreme Court may – can I even HOPE for this? – be in trouble.

Under questioning by Senator Coburn, Elena Kagan revealed herself unable to comprehend the question of “Is the government allowed to DO these things?”  It is a fascinating segment.

This segment is 30 minutes long but you can jump right into the meat of the argument at 20:00 minutes in. Coburn proposes a law that will require all men, women and children to eat three servings of fruits and vegetables at every meal.  Because this would tend to increase the general health of the citizenry, the health care costs  – paid for by the government! – would decline, and tie this in the “Commerce Clause”.  Cuburn asks; would such a law be constitutional? 

Kagan flubs the answer and seems puzzled how it would NOT be constitutional.

If Kagan is now confused, I fortunately can see clearly – she is NO FRIEND to the Constitution of the United States,  Such a law is  a straight ticket into utter tyranny, no matter what other dodges or explanations there may be.,

Pirates of the Indian Ocean

April 10, 2009

Everything you need to know about Somali piracy is here.

We Get the Government We Deserve…

February 27, 2009

So  Barack Hussein Obama  – “BarryO” – won the election and became the 43rd person to be President of the United States.  May God preserve him, and this great Republic.  So far, it’s not clear if BarryO is going to be GW’s third term, BillC’s third term, or JimmyC’s second term.  Or if he will decide to make entirely new and DIFFERENT mistakes.  But count on it;  we’re in for a rough ride.

After talking down and trying to destroy the American economy – with the assistance of Barney Frank, Charlie Rangel and Nancy Pelosi – he has the temerity to claim that the he succeeded?  That the economy is in even worse shape than he claimed it was?  That’s rich.  And disturbing.  And dangerous.

Political Invasion of Privacy

October 18, 2008

I think we (as in “We, the people.”) need to get many of the “Joes the Plumber” in even MORE trouble, by stirring up the ever-so-helpful crowd of “ObamaThugs©” to trace every potential offender and find out if they have any warrants, liens, trade licenses, whatever, so as to so disgust the American people so that they start talking among themselves about how CREEPY “The Messiah” seems to have become.