Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Praise for EJ Dionne on his Gun Control Stance

This needs no words from me other than praise for EJ Dionne.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Old New Englander on the tragedy at Aurora

Here's an excellent essay by The Old New Englander on  his blog.

Please note the point he makes in the last paragraph, that the states'
National Guards are those well regulated militias which the founders
alluded to in the second amendment, the right to bear arms.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Guns According to Juan Cole

This is the best I've read in a long time on the problem of assault weapons available to the public.

Juan Cole calls a spade a spade here.  Corrupt politicians are targeted by his legitimate vitriol.


Passing It On

Tom Toles of WaPo posted his Friday rant and clearly wants it to be passed on.

Here it is.

I find it a rather good summation of what is happening to our workforce.  Sadly, it's
pretty gloomy, but likely very accurate.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Juan Cole on Backlash Against Israel

Here is a well written summary of what Israel is doing to itself.

Juan Cole publishes Informed Comment, which focuses on the Middle East.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Religion as Rorschach Test

I don't usually write about religion on this blog, but here is an essay by an  avowed atheist, Greta Christina, which makes some sense to me.  I would hope that these ideas could be discussed without acrimony by believers and non believers alike.  But that's probably a pipe dream.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dems Tie Themselves Up In Knots

Recently I wrote about Dems falling all over themselves looking for moral purity.

Here's E.J. Dionne with a similar idea.

All this is in sharp contrast to the GOPhers falling in line behind their candidate because they are focused on
winning, not on what the candidate believes.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

How Many More?

How many more atrocities need to be seen, in this case literally, before our military/industrial complex,
convincing one more president that they are really in charge of our foreign policy, will stop wasting our lives and treasure in attempts to subdue a people of another state?

Likely none.  Those who make $billions waging war, somewhere all the time, really don't give a damn when they are wasting lives and treasure.  They are loyal only to making huge profits.

I highly recommend reading Captains and the Kings, by Taylor Caldwell, ca 1970.
This is nothing new.  Ike knew all about the risk, and warned us, but we did not listen.
Now those of us who voted in the late 1950's are a diminishing lot. Those born after that time
might not, probably don't, know what Ike told us.


Obama's Opportunity

Here's the latest on how Bain Capital can and should be the Achilles Heel of Romney's campaign.

Obama has to take this opportunity to capture this latest news to paint Romney as a ruthless takeover
giant who makes money off the agony of the unfortunate.  Fight fire with fire please Mr. President.
The GOPhers have openly said that their single most important mission is to make you a one term president,
Please dig in your own heels, stand your ground, which in this case is not permission to injure somebody
physically, but is the kind of opportunity we liberals could only dream about.

No squeamishness now, no worrying about moral certitudes now,
no time for confessions now.

Expose Romney for who and what he is, a self satisfied, good looking, self righteous
super wealth Narcissist,who makes political decisions by holding up a wet finger to see how
the wind blows, but who has no difficulty at all in making business
decisions because his method of evaluating the up side and the downside
is not how it makes him look to the populace, as in campaign decisions,
but how much money it makes, whether or not the target survives.

Obama is on solid ground to shine the Cape Cod Light Beacon on Romney
as one of those who has shipped thousands of job offshore.  It seems
that he thinks Chinese Communism is a great partner for American Capitalism.

How about that for irony?  Make the SOB cringe by mocking his fake
loyalty to American jobs.



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Robert Lanza on Death as an Illusion

Here's a fascinating piece by a noted scientist on his biocentrism theory.


Monday, July 2, 2012

The Sleaze

Every now and then it's important shine a bright Cape Cod Lighthouse beacon on the Senate's senior sleaze,
Mitch McConnell.

Here is Chris Wallace, he of Fair and Balanced Fox News, trying to get McConnell to answer a simple question.
It's called a Tap Dance.  To me it's more like stomping around in a pile of shit.