January 2019 Shows
January 31, 2019 – The Tryal of William Penn
In Alabama, a man with a long record of violent criminal activity found himself on trial for armed robbery. The trial lasted two days and seemed pretty much slam dunk for the government. Then the jury began to deliberate. And deliberate.
January 30, 2019 – What Is Red
What is red? Scientists tell us that light reflected at specific wavelengths is what we perceive as color. But how do we KNOW that what I perceive as “red” is exactly the same thing that you perceive as “red?” The answer may surprise you.
January 29, 2019 -Bread & Circuses
This is what is called, “the show must go on.” I don’t actually know why, but like the Fox Network’s not so live version of rent, I feel the need to sit down and chat about things that matter to me. With almost no sleep last night, tremendous pain and a busy schedule for the day. What else is new, am I right?
January 28, 2019 – Crossing The Rubicon
Four Hundred and thirteen years after Shakespeare, we have been conditioned to see the stories of the lives of the great names in a sympathetic light. Julius Caesar was a benevolent father to his people and he was a tragic figure. Mark Anthony was troubled by the need to avenge the murder of his friend and also spend his life and his personal fortune with his love.
January 25, 2019 – Stolen Valor
Whether you think that Nathan Phillips SAID he is a Vietnam Vet or just implied that he was “in country,” he certainly didn’t do anything to discourage people from understanding that he is an actual Vietnam Veteran. In fact, he has said that took personal advantage of that belief.
January 23, 2019 – Enter Into Thy Closet
A former Bremerton High School Football Coach appealed his “termination” to the US Supreme Court after the 9th Circuit upheld it. At the heart of the case is the question of religious liberty and the free expression thereof.
January 22, 2019 – A Long Lesson
On a day where there is much conversational buffalo to consume, the US Army released its 1300 page two-volume report on the lessons it has learned in the Iraq War.
January 21, 2019 – Lessons Not Learned
Everything that is wrong with the NFL – and therefore the nation – was on display yesterday during the Conference Championships and the aftermath.
January 18, 2019 – Wendall & The Kraken
In 1944, a submarine slid sideways into the Manitowoc River near where it empties into Lake Michigan. As she kissed the water, some 1500 miles to the west, a young man who wanted to be a farmer heard the clarion call of his country, left his home in Ogden, Utah and joined the US Navy. After a detour through Connecticut and New Guinea, he would arrive in Manitowoc and report aboard that new submarine.
January 17, 2019 – Atlas Shrugs
In Washington, D.C., the shutdown has paralyzed parts of the government. Meanwhile, business and life goes on for commercial enterprises, including the making and selling of Beer.
January 16, 2019 – A Scarlet Island
Washington State has something that no other State has. Well… other States have them, but not like ours.
January 15, 2019 – Up To and Touching
There’s an old saying, Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity.
January 14, 2019 – Gabbing About Religion
Now, with the campaign not even officially underway, the Candidates for 2020 are already sniping at each other over… religion.
January 11, 2019 – The IRS Called…
You know how it’s fun to call those IRS scammers back and mess with them? Don’t do that. It’s exactly what they want. Besides which, all of the non-essential IRS employees, something around 80% of them, aren’t working right now anyway, so why would they be calling you?
January 9, 2019 – Robots Would Have Done It Better
What I came away with is the confirmation that what I said the other day is true: this shutdown has nothing to do with money or morals. It is 100% a power struggle. That’s all it is. One side or the other will eventually blink, and when they do, the other side will shove the knife in between their ribs.
January 8, 2019 – Who Decides?
When I raised my hand and swore my oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, there was something that I did not do. and I assure you that if I am ever elected to public office or appointed to a public trust, I will do the same thing I didn’t do before again.
January 7, 2019 – The King of Hearts
Out of the blue, Ben asked me a question: “Dad, why does the King of Hearts have a knife behind his head?” I didn’t know, but I live in the 21st Century when there are virtually no mysteries left. The story of why the King of Hearts has a knife behind his head is a wonderful example of how we forget things…
January 6, 2019 – The Second Law of Thermodynamics
We start in the midst of yet another “partial” Government shutdown. Depending on your politics, this is either stupid or it’s brilliant. Add in a major nationally – actually internationally – covered illegal immigration versus legal immigration story, and you have a boiling pot of discussion, debate and flat out argument. Which parts are shut down? The ones that have to do with border security and justice. How odd.