May 30, 2009

They could have gone to Paris.

The President and his wife had a date in New York City. Michelle and Barack Obama have had dates as a married couple before he became president. Perhaps this has help keep their marriage sound. So why is the RNC, with many of their spokesmen known for serial monogomy, complaining?

UPDATE: I spoke too soon.

May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Twenty-three sets of helmets, rifles, boots, and dog tags represent 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade Marines killed during the Iraqi war. A Memorial Day service honoring those Marines was held on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge. The Kearsarge is currently returning home after deploying Jan. 12, and is expected to arrive at her homeport in Norfolk, Va., in late June. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alicia Tasz

Defend America Photo Essay - Tribute to Fallen Comrades
May 2003

May 24, 2009

Reasoned Rebuttal

Colin Powell answers Dick Cheney on his political party affiliation and the state of the Republican Party.

Colin Powell On Face The Nation Part 1 Of 2 May 24, 2009

Colin Powell On Face The Nation Part 2 Of 2 May.24, 2009

UPDATE: I replaced the CBS video with these from YouTube, because it started play when blog opened. I thought it would be distracting when other post added.

May 16, 2009

The New Race Hustlers

These are people who comment on black blogs, that change the subject to race, no matter the subject of the post. That subject on race must not discuss racism either, but must always speak of the problems of the black community as if they are the messengers sent by a higher power. They also see themselves as having the greater authority, than any one else. This is the case, when their only experience with the black community is the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can not tell them that you live in a neighborhood with other black people and it is stable, clean, quite and crime isn't entrenched. You can not tell them that there are single parents who have children who aren't thugs, go to school, well mannered and well behaved. Or that blacks don't commit a higher percentage of crimes, but they are not as likely to get probation as someone who is not black.

These new race hustlers are intent on everyone staying on target that blacks are some aberration of society. This is in the guise of wanting to be helpful and concerned. They will not acknowledge our humanity and become distraught if our lives move outside their prejudices. Black life can not be more than what they define it to be.

A Bunch of Wires

I could document the post and comments I see on blogs, but I think those who would agree with me already know this and those that don't, wouldn't believe me anyway.

I do think the most paranoid people on earth are bloggers. Has the internet provided validation to many conspiracy theories and the incubator for more? Maybe the geek mentality dominates, in that they think their ideas are always suspect to others outside of their sphere?

May 10, 2009


Sometimes I think about things that I know, but don't think of often. Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day, the Andromeda Galaxy, is about 2 million light years from us. I was thinking that Star Trek never traveled to Andromeda or ever outside our galaxy, The Milky Way.

May 04, 2009


President Bush's
FY09 Budget doesn't end until September 30, 2009, with the expectation of a 1.75 trillion dollar deficit.