Ten Views I Hold Without Evidence

What, another meme?

1. Someone, somewhere, wants to have sex with me.

2. Old age won’t be so bad.

3. People are basically okay and will do the right thing if given the choice.

4. Animals have souls.

5. A well-reasoned argument can change peoples’ minds.

6. I can keep drinking beer and still lose […]


The Challenge

I haven’t posted anything overtly political in a while, so here goes:

From a speech by Al Gore, 16 January 2006:

. . . As President Eisenhower said, “Any who act as if freedom’s defenses are to be found in suppression and suspicion and fear confess a doctrine that is alien to America.”

Fear drives […]


Protect Our Troops

Headline in the Stars & Stripes:

No “Brokeback Mountain” for overseas troops Officials: Film’s absence due to timing, not subject matter

I used to wonder how my other blog wound up on the military network’s banned list. Now, at last, I know. It’s the timing, not the subject matter!


Vermin (Part III)

A warm place to hide

Last time, I didn’t have the presence of mind to run get the camera. Unlike last time, it’s not a pack rat. Look close. Yup, it’s a rabbit. And oh by the way, while the pack rat didn’t chew through any wiring, the rabbit did. One of the cylinders […]


We Have Always Been at War With Eurasia

Listening to today’s coverage of Samuel Alito’s confirmation hearings, I wasn’t sure which reality applied: the reality I grew up in, or the reality of the alternate universe next door.

Like this unitary executive business: what the hell is that? Out of nowhere comes, to hear the media tell it, this well-precedented and widely-accepted doctrine […]


Fifteen Years Later . . .

Remember this perennial Soviet Union joke?

“If the USSR ever takes over the Sahara, within three years there’ll be a shortage of sand.”

Yeah, that one?

So how’s this for irony?