National Cheeseburger Day

It’s National Cheeseburger Day. Which is convenient since we have to confess our sins at sundown…

The War in Syria is lost. There is nothing short of sending the 1 Marine Division backed up by the 6th Fleet and USAF that would even start to “help” our “Allies” win. So what happens when a Russian IL-20 gets accidentally shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles built and supplied by Russia? Blame Israel!

Governor Jerry Brown has repeated his promise for the PDRK to “launch its own satellite.” Of more interest is that nobody seems to have realized that what he intends to launch is a “spy satellite” capable of “pinpointing” those who are putting out CO2. You realize, of course, that YOU put out CO2, right?

The US Coast Guard is – I think rightfully – upset over the theft of $700 Million from its acquisition budget which DHS reallocated to the “Border Wall.” we could spend an hour on why the wall is stupid, but today we are looking at what the USCG is losing in the deal – at least four modern Icebreaking Ships that it desperately needs. Or… does it?


Two Hundred Thirty-One Years


Two Hundred and Thirty-One years ago, thirty-nine men put their signature on the document which they had prepared for the people of The United States to replace the system of government which was failing the country. Today we take a few moments to look back on the adventure that has been Constitution Thursday.

The First Duty of Government

“The first duty of government is to protect its citizens.”

Those are not my words, and frankly, I am not sure that I even believe that, but it is pretty much a universal belief among politicians and the political class. So as we watch another hurricane slosh ashore, we are inundated with news about how people are suffering and in danger because of… ?

Hurricane Florence has sloshed ashore. A day or two ago we were told that this would be the worst storm in all of human history. It’s not even close, probably not even in the Top 10, but that hasn’t stopped the whole idea that the first duty of government is to protect us from being inflicted.

Protect us from what, exactly?

Maybe from drunk drivers?

What happens when those politicians who have told me to my face that they believe that the first duty of government is to protect us are the very ones who are endangering us? They should resign. But instead, we get excuses and clarifications, not “protection” from these dangerous people…

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