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Godspeed Challenger

Godspeed Challenger
January 28, 2016

January 28, 1986 Michael J. Smith Dick Scobee Ronald McNair Ellison Onizuka Christa McAuliffe Gregory Jarvis Judith Resnick

Ronald Reagan’s Challenger Speech

Ronald Reagan’s Challenger Speech
January 28, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d planned to speak to you tonight to report on the state of the Union, but the …Read the Rest

Godspeed Apollo I

Godspeed Apollo I
January 27, 2016

January 27, 1967 Virgil I. Grissom, Jr. Edward H. White, II Roger B. Chaffee High Flight Oh! I have slipped …Read the Rest

Bernie & Donald

Bernie & Donald
January 26, 2016

I’ve been watching Bernie Sanders’ truly nasty supporters for some time, telling a colleague they act like Paulbots.  Well, lo …Read the Rest

The Problem with Islamic Terrorists….

The Problem with Islamic Terrorists….
January 25, 2016

I have several friends who are Muslim.  Leah was born here in the US, and looks as ‘American’ as I …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: Placi Turns 75!

Sunday Morning Opera:  Placi Turns 75!
January 24, 2016

Okay, so he’s a tenor.  He’s also my favorite tenor.  I’ve seen him so many times at the Met:  Otello, …Read the Rest

Why Will Smith Will Never Win An Oscar

Why Will Smith Will Never Win An Oscar
January 23, 2016

I still don’t understand why Will Smith wasn’t nominated this year.  Take that back, I do know, and I don’t …Read the Rest

Ode to the Consumer

Ode to the Consumer
January 22, 2016

Woe unto the world, now that oil prices have tanked.  If you watch Bloomberg, it is the end of the …Read the Rest

The Crying Game

The Crying Game
January 21, 2016

Rule of thumb:  Real men and Vulcans do not show emotion in public.  It is acceptable, though for them to …Read the Rest

Political Ignorance Is Not a Good Thing – Feeling the Bern

Political Ignorance Is Not a Good Thing – Feeling the Bern
January 20, 2016

There’s nothing wrong with a person who is not involved in politics.  Most people don’t have the stomach for it.  …Read the Rest

Minimum Wage Lunacy

Minimum Wage Lunacy
January 19, 2016

Bernie Sanders is promoting a $15/hour minimum wage.  It sounds great.  Everyone should be making a living wage.  He stresses …Read the Rest

What Are the Limits of Progressive Political Correctness?

What Are the Limits of Progressive Political Correctness?
January 18, 2016

Progressives are making fools of themselves trying not to find anything wrong with hard-line Islam.  The other day I saw …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: Au Fond Du Temple Saint

Sunday Morning Opera:  Au Fond Du Temple Saint
January 17, 2016

There are times when nothing needs to be said. This is one of those.

Excusing the Barbarians

Excusing the Barbarians
January 16, 2016

NOTE:  I consider myself to be a fairly well educated expert on the history of fashion in the Western world.  …Read the Rest

The Cruz Conundrum

The Cruz Conundrum
January 14, 2016

My cousin Paris was born in Sudan when his parents were missionaries.  Both of his parents were American citizens with …Read the Rest

“Suppose…Suppose”

“Suppose…Suppose”
January 13, 2016

Wyatt S. Earp was born on March 19, 1848.  He died on this day in 1929.  His last words were …Read the Rest

False Hope on the Alzheimer’s Frontline

False Hope on the Alzheimer’s Frontline
January 12, 2016

Anyone who has had to deal with a family member who has/had Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) knows the sad and tragic …Read the Rest

The Fine Line of Islamic Racism & Self Promotion

The Fine Line of Islamic Racism & Self Promotion
January 11, 2016

When Rose Hamid entered the Trump rally, she was told that if she attempted to disrupt the rally in any …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: Celebrating the Greatest – Ever

Sunday Morning Opera: Celebrating the Greatest – Ever
January 10, 2016

Beginning at midnight on January 10, I’ll be tweeting 24 hours of music honoring the greatest baritone there ever was. …Read the Rest

Abortion Terror Vs. Islamic Terror

Abortion Terror Vs. Islamic Terror
January 8, 2016

Theodore Shulman is a pro-choice terrorist.  In 2013, the Governor of North Dakota and pro-life legislators was receiving death threats …Read the Rest

Disrupting the Donald

Disrupting the Donald
January 8, 2016

Just so you know, I love politics.  I eat, sleep, breath, and live politics.  I live for the silly season, …Read the Rest

The Talibaning of Western Women Has Begun

The Talibaning of Western Women Has Begun
January 7, 2016

Last week I wrote about the problem with the women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape.  I have not …Read the Rest

Cry Me a River

Cry Me a River
January 6, 2016

On Tuesday, the President of the United States embarrassed himself with his crocodile tears over gun violence.  He had some …Read the Rest

Not Sedition Nor Terror, Just Stuck on Stupid

Not Sedition Nor Terror, Just Stuck on Stupid
January 5, 2016

This isn’t about the latest crack-up of the Bundy Clown Car.  It isn’t about the Hammond family, who may or …Read the Rest

Karma Is Not a Christian Concept

Karma Is Not a Christian Concept
January 4, 2016

Karma is a major concept in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Taoism.  It is NOT Christian.  There is nothing about …Read the Rest

Sunday Morning Opera: Aretha?

Sunday Morning Opera:  Aretha?
January 3, 2016

In my humble opinion, the greatest voices this country has ever produced are: Sherrill Milnes Beverly Sills Leontyne Price Elvis …Read the Rest

Morality, Cultures & ISIS

Morality, Cultures & ISIS
January 2, 2016

We modern Americans have a problem.  The blanket comment would be to blame everything on politics, either liberal or conservative, …Read the Rest

The Worst Year of My Life?

The Worst Year of My Life?
January 1, 2016

Thank heavens 2015 is over, finally.  It could be worse. 2016 could be worse.  If things don’t improve for me, …Read the Rest

The Bill Cosby Conundrum

The Bill Cosby Conundrum
December 31, 2015

Any woman who screams rape after going to a man’s hotel/motel suite, has a glass of wine, and accepts a …Read the Rest

Tamir Rice & Parenting

Tamir Rice & Parenting
December 30, 2015

What happened to Tamir Rice was appalling.  It was horrible.  It was a parent’s worst nightmare.  I agreed that the …Read the Rest


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