Top Ten?

Another meme is going around the blogging community. From A Small Victory:

a. Go to b. Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year. c. Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline […]


Democracies and Long Wars

Cindy Sheehan has left the building. If it hasn’t already happened, mainstream media coverage of the protest at George W. Bush’s ranch will soon dwindle to the level given missing black women, and we can all quit thinking about dead and wounded Americans and Iraqis.

My friend Dick says democracies can’t fight long wars. I […]


Your Bias is Showing . . .

Seeing is believing. From Metafilter:

Black people loot, white people borrow. Racist photo captions by Yahoo News/AP illuminate more than Katrina’s aftermath. If these pictures are taken down, there are mirrors right here.

I’d say something snarky, but that would be snarking snark. . . .



Hurricane Katrina

So it’s all like I’m gonna put the Sodom & Gomorrah to New Orleans, and then no, maybe I’ll angle off to the east and just flood it a little instead, so even though you got wet, you skated this time, Big Easy.


These damn hurricanes keep threatening apocalyptic disaster and then delivering normal […]


Why I Abhor Organized Religion: Reason #473

Reverend Pat Robertson calls for the assassination of Hugo Chavez.

Apparently they mistranslated the Sixth Commandment. It should have read “Thou Shalt Kill.”


Drudge Begone

Let me say this right up front: I despise Matt Drudge and the Drudge Report. But I freely admit that I check his newsletter daily and almost always find a link or two worth clicking. Up until yesterday, that is. Here’s the note I sent Matt:

Dear Mr Drudge,

I’ve been checking into the Drudge […]


Ah, Moms. Sometimes You Can Only Love Them

This entry was posted by my co-blogger Dick, a writer and former squadron mate:

Cindy Sheehan is breaking my heart.

In a prior life, when I was a first lieutenant on my first operational assignment, an aircraft from my wing crashed and made the evening news. Unfortunately, it was over eighteen hours before I could […]


Friday Dearth Blogging

It seems I’ve been neglecting the blog again. So here are three unrelated (and uncalled for) comments:

My government plans to celebrate the 4th anniversary of 9/11 with a march and country & western concert. Ah, and you have to register in order to participate (do you have to prove you have a yellow “support […]