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The State of Things

The annual State of the Union Address is, thankfully, over. It was replete with this president’s usual rhetorical assaults on reality. Especially jarring was his attempt to take credit for “booming energy production,” since the boom occurred on private land in spite of, not because of his policies. He also reiterated his ideology-driven insistence on drastic and economically devastating regulatory measures to “reduce carbon emissions.” Read the rest of this entry »

January 24, 2015   2 Comments

Example of Liberal Thought …

Here is a quintessential example of liberal problem solving. How many other examples can you come up with?Read the rest of this entry »

January 24, 2015   2 Comments

Sentinels of Fire by P.T. Deuterman

This is a novel that will appeal to readers interested in the WWII Pacific theater. The setting is Okinawa, 1945. Although the characters are mostly fictional, the events are very real. The action takes place on a picket line of sixteen radar-equipped destroyers positioned around Okinawa. They are there to warn the Allies of the approach of Japanese kamikaze planes. Sentinels of Fire is the story of a particular destroyer, the USS Malloy. Connie Miles, new chief executive officer, tells it. But although the focus is on the Malloy, it is also the story of the havoc reeked by kamikaze attacks on picket ships and men.Read the rest of this entry »

January 19, 2015   No Comments

Book Review: The Man who Sold the Moon

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This is one of several hundred very old sci-fi paperbacks my folks were dispensing with a few years back. I couldn't bear to let them go, although I don't know that I will live long enough to read all the books I have now. I like what I have read of Heinlein, so I grabbed this one for a quick diversion.Read the rest of this entry »

January 18, 2015   No Comments

Founders’ Son A Life of Abraham Lincoln By Richard Brookhiser

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So much has been written about the 16th U.S. president that some may wonder what Brookhiser could add that has not already been amply covered. Read on to find out!Read the rest of this entry »

January 15, 2015   2 Comments

It’s not Terrorism, it’s activism…or something

Given the current assault (literally, in some instances, as we saw in Paris) on free speech, the fear of Islamic terrorism and the desire to be politically correct at all times (so that one can get invited to all of …

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January 14, 2015   No Comments

The Essence of Hillary

Curtice pitches in with a parody!Read the rest of this entry »

December 16, 2014   9 Comments

The Fall of Fort William and Mary

The first overt act of revolution, in which American colonists took up arms against the British, took place on this date, 240 years ago, in Portsmouth Massachusetts. Read the rest of this entry »

December 14, 2014   No Comments

CD Review: Good Lovelies

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Wow! FUN! FUN! FUN! This girl's trio is phenomenal! Holy Moly are these gals good! They have a couple things out, including an E.P. and a Christmas album.Read the rest of this entry »

December 6, 2014   No Comments

Game Review: Power Grid

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I don't play board games nearly often enough. This is a past-time that is becoming a lost art.Read the rest of this entry »

November 29, 2014   No Comments