May 24

Let’s not kid ourselves: Donald Trump is the President Americans deserve.

Americans can name more Kardashians than Supreme Court justices.

Americans know the win/loss stats of their NFL team, but not their Congressman’s voting record.

Americans sing “…and the home of the brave” while handing over their liberties every time a tragedy happens, so they can feel safe.

Americans expressed more outrage over the loss of Twinkies than the loss of the Fourth Amendment; Americans don’t know what the Fourth Amendment is, but know everything that happened on the fourth season of The Apprentice. read more

May 20


Sep 12


You know, if the President just came right out and said “yeah, that stuff about chemical weapons and humanitarian aid was all BS; we’re interested in deposing Assad in order to ensure Russia doesn’t have a monopoly on oil sales to Europe”, I’m pretty sure the American people wouldn’t be as quick to roll their eyes at this whole ‪#‎Syria‬ thing.

But given the last 10 years, I don’t think anyone’s buying the narrative that America is a real-life Justice League, and with more and more people turning to the Internet instead of traditional outlets for their information, treating the public like a bunch of kids sitting around a TV on Saturday morning isn’t going to be an option much longer. read more

Jul 2

Reagan and Phrost

Oct 15

generic voting results map US
Because I’m sure I’ll need to reference this at some point in the future…

From Wikipedia.

Duverger’s Law is a principle which asserts that a first-past-the-post election system naturally leads to a two-party system. The discovery of this principle is attributed to Maurice Duverger, a French sociologist who observed the effect in several papers published in the 1950s and 1960s. In the course of further research, other political scientists soon began calling the effect a “law.” read more

Jul 12

This is from a speech Robert Heinlein gave in 1973 to the United States Naval Academy.  I’ve picked it up where he gets to the heart of the subject he wanted to impress upon the midshipmen; the fundamentals of morality and why patriotism is a practical matter of survival.

…why would anyone want to become a naval officer?

In the present dismal state of our culture there is little prestige attached to serving your country; recent public opinion polls place military service far down the list. read more

Jan 28

I’d been meaning to use this blog as a repository of comments I’ve made in discussions on various sites, blogs, social media, etc, for a while now. This one’s from Facebook.

In response to the idea that the Department of Defense, and the Department of Education should switch budgets:

Schools need to be a lot harder. Not everyone should graduate from high school, let alone go to college. It’s the dumbing down of the standards that’s hurting the country, not the lack of money. read more

Jan 12

I just wanted to leave this here:

Painting by Conrad Ruiz.

Nov 18

I know Failbook, and the rest of the “Cheez Burger Network”, is the taint of the Internet. But this is damn funny nonetheless.

Jul 23

…for some people, is both disturbing and depressing.

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