If it sounds like it’s a bit dusty in here this morning, just know that this morning is the first day of 3rd Grade. While it’s great to be back in the “normal” routine, it’s also a bit more emotional than I ever imagined it would be.
We start with an allegory that helps makes my overall point today. Hat tip to the Veterans Political Group on Facebook for the story…
The greatest divide in American political history was never about race or socioeconomic status. It was – and remains today – the divide between the mercantile/academic elite and the rural commoner.
So as we watch (or don’t, as the case more likely is) the latest manifestations of political “debate” in our nation, what do we see? Whether it’s the funeral(s) for a political figure or the confirmation hearings, what do we see?
Meanwhile, the political kabuki theater that is the confirmation hearing of Judge Kavanaugh drones on with all the elements you would expect. On the one side, Senator Hatch and his annoying monotone voice that makes me want to claw my eardrums out; on the other the incredibly rude and foolish wannabe victims screeching and interrupting the proceedings because that’s what 21st Century political discourse has become. So… what – if anything – did we actually learn on day one of the hearing? There is one thing…
And how that makes you feel says a lot about where you sit on the political spectrum, which has shifted in recent years.
The 9th Circuit weighs in on Homeless people sleeping on the streets in Boise, Idaho. The ruling, in favor of the Homeless people, makes arresting people sleeping on the streets – of Boise – and putting them in a jail cell, feeding them and then releasing them is a violation of the 8th Amendments prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
In New Mexico, a USAAC nose gunner finally came home for good. imagine how much the world has changed since that February day in 1944 when he died…
Some of you (and you know who you are) have asked for more information about the Monday show regarding the loss of USS Scorpion. I will admit that I was a bit more philosophical than technical on Monday, but in the event that you have copious free time and would like to do your own review of the material, you can start your journey HERE, HERE, and (mostly) HERE. by the by, HERE is the story of a man who actually did successfully escape from a sunken submarine.
The 1st Amendment prevents the Government – at any level – from stifling Free Speech. You’re not going to find a group of people more passionate about free speech than broadcasters, be they Super Star Mega Syndicated hosts or your local podcaster with tens of downloads. There is always a fear that if we let our guard down that some Government agent somewhere will try to silence our voices.
But what about when private companies do it? Read the rest of this entry
Once upon a time, the Supreme Court was asked to stop something that had already happened from happening. Yesterday, the Attorney Virtue Signaling General of Washington State asked the Federal courts to stop something from happening that already happened. It won’t work. It cannot work. But it’s something, so like a straw ban, we’re gonna do it, because it’s “something…”
Star Trek: Discovery is going to destroy Mr. Spock by making him “not entirely the Spock who has been formed enough to be the Spock that we know from TOS. There’s a lot of story about who Spock was before he becomes the Spock that is the yin-yang to Kirk… we have an opportunity to present a version of Spock that’s both totally consistent with the Spock everyone knows but very, very different.
In Tacoma, a bunch of perverts were arrested for trying to use Social Media to have sex with little kids. Of course, that’s already illegal, but there’s no Attorney Virtue Signaling General proposing injunctions to stop it. I wonder why not?
And the City of Seattle, beautiful as it is, has a homeless problem. The problem isn’t what they think that it is, but that hasn’t stopped them from threatening to fine their shelters – which they fund – for not meeting “unrealistic” (the correct term is “impossible”) goals of “exiting” people from homelessness.