Transformation

Last week I read the title of this article (ban on transgender troops to be lifted July 1) and wrote: Cost? (special bathrooms, special meds, expensive surgeries, time off for surgeries) Tactics? (Fight in same sex unit or assumed sex unit) What’s the rush? 4th of July statement? After reading the article, it turns out…

Killing JFK – A Progressive Tipping Point

You have to keep one thing in mind about a committed progressive – which almost every Democrat is these days – they are only about the glorious people’s revolution and as such there is only the revolutionary truth – that collection of words that support the aforementioned revolution. Whether those words are true or not…

New Boss = Old Boss

Just a few words about the current wave of anti-establishment sentiment washing around the world – electing new people to helm a preexisting establishment structure will not change a thing. Unless the people elected have expressed a commitment to tear the establishment down (not alter, change or “improve” – because the inertia of an established,…

Brexit: The Gods of the Copybook Headings Fall

“Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.” ~ Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776) Given the disdain the socialist…

Brexit Stage Right

Brexit was not solely about economics, tax policy or being part of a greater union with the Continent – Brexit was a reaction to both elected and unelected elites demanding total obedience and fealty to often absurd commands simply because some official said so. I can remember at time when I lived in Edinburgh when a…

Fearing Fear Itself

“This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” FDR, Inaugural Speech, 1932 America has become the…

Emotional Reactions = Bad Results

Unless you are depraved, you want to reduce these mass shootings but as I have noted in the past with the posting of the clip of the 1991 congressional testimony of Dr. Suzanna Hupp (survivor off the Luby’s Restaurant shooting in Killeen, Texas that killed 23), for the past 30 years the reaction to these…

Drama Queens

Gee – you know what is EXACTLY like an attack by ISIS? Vile comments directed toward the LGBT community – or so claims this op-ed in USA Today: “Hate, it seems, isn’t always carried here from foreign shores. In fact, homegrown hate can be just as deadly as any rooted in the Islamic State’s ideology.”…

Moral Relativism Feeds Jihad and Helps Radicalize Islam

The work of Americans of good conscience – who also happen to be adherents of the Muslim faith – people like Asra Q. Nomani, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and M.J. Khan is being undermined not only by the bloody violence of radical Islam, but of the failure of Western institutions to recognize and address the…

I Was Told There Would Be No Math

There are two mathematical concepts that almost everybody intuitively knows – even if you attended public schools anytime within the past 30 years or so. The first is called the Law of Large Numbers, a mathematical rule that states that “as the number of trials of a chance experiment increase, the experimental probability of an…

Defining the Problem

“If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it.” ~ Albert Einstein True problem solving requires doing one important thing – defining the problem. Doing so is so essential and critical to actually getting a desired result that nothing can be…

Bikini Girl and the Mayor

Of all the news stories that I read yesterday morning, the one that keeps niggling at my brain is the article about the mayor of London banning “body shaming” ads from the busses, or tubes as the British refer to them. (How on God’s green earth they came up with that, I’ll never know…. I…

Progressive Unreality

Given that nothing really ever changes and what was old is new again, the comments coming from the progressives after the tragic Orlando shootings indicate 1) the absolute intent of the Democrats to lie about everything, 2) the total denial of objective reality, 3) their necessity to create an alternate reality where their incoherent and…

Two Choices – Prole or Patriot

I’m out of the country this week and the only US news I can get at the Ritz-Carlton in Beijing is CNN. I watch a little CNN at home – but just on occasion and in small doses. The fact is that CNN is awful. Dreadful. Useless. With Hillary back on the prowl, they are…

The Truth of Homegrown Radical Islam

It is tragic that once again, innocent victims succumb to the violent hatred of homegrown radical Islam. While we are still learning all the facts, it is clear that the gunman not only supported ISIS, but swore allegiance to the terrorist group, and acted as a radical Islamist, as he phoned 911 prior to carrying…