Among my regular ‘beats’ in the ’70s and ’80s were many of the receptions, parties, and celebrations at various embassies and chanceries around Massachusetts Avenue. Several ambassadors had reputations for holding ‘first-class blasts.’ The hands-down winner for the best Washington parties ever, however, would have to have been Ardeshir Zahedi, ambassador to the United States from Iran.Continue reading →
You don’t know me, or maybe you do, and just don’t know it.
I am your neighbor, doctor, clergyman, nurse or just another nameless, faceless stranger in the crowd. I have a state authorized, court issued permit to carry a concealed handgun.
PS: Please be advised that the majority of legal gun owners also think the morons walking through department stores with carbines just to make a point are idiots too.Continue reading →
NOTE: This post has nothing to do with politically-motivated terrorism. That’s another subject altogether. (Originally published 2015) I went to school at a different time, the late 1950’s and 1960’s. It was a rural area, and most … Continue reading →
Learning from History (Originally Posted Here March 2012) Year: 1949 — Situation: The Same — Lessons Learned: None The only thing that I can even begin to say about this is that it provides additional proof that … Continue reading →
We are searched when we travel, they read our e-mails, tap our phones, confiscate our nail clippers invade our private lives from the bedroom to nursery, and generally treat us like the criminals they swore to protect us from.
Once, great masters of our own domain, we have become mere pawns on someone else’s political chessboard. And they are doing it all ‘for our own good.’Continue reading →
[First Published May 2016] Quite a few years ago, I started collecting “Things Cops Want You to Know” and posting the best online here. The suggestions I received from the law enforcement community were a colorful mixture of … Continue reading →
The Presidential Oath of Office
I can’t believe that I’ve managed to reach my ripe old age and still haven’t managed to find a reason to hate Jews. What am I missing? I grew up in a small Southern Virginia town where … Continue reading →
As a prerequisite to some forthcoming opinion pieces, I offer an occasional bit of relevant historical information. There won’t be much, only enough to provide some background for the topic at hand, and no more. I’ll try to … Continue reading →
Though you may have paid for photos, music and/or artwork, you may not have a right to reproduce them. You may not be allowed to use photos even if they are of you! When you contract with a … Continue reading →
During the cold war the Soviet people (subjects) were expected to watch their neighbors, strangers, and even family and friends. and required by law (the KGB) to report suspicious activity to the police. (also KGB) We Have That Law Here — in America!Continue reading →
Why Shouldn’t High Level Public Servants Prove They are Drug Free? As a condition of employment, almost everyone, from those who pick up the trash and deliver the mail, to the folks who read meters and repair the … Continue reading →
First Published: 2009 What causes a person to shoot up a school… or anywhere else for that matter? My parent’s generation was wrong about a lot of things. Playing in the fresh dew didn’t give you Polio, your … Continue reading →
OK, I’ll admit, I’m a bit of an old fart, with some leftover hippie, who ended up working for the * as a * At some point, however, even SANE people have to step back and say … Continue reading →
When the television series The “L” Word debuted, the Lesbian community not only defused the “L” word, but relinquished their claim to it.The “L” group currently claiming the letter “L” should have been the original owners in the … Continue reading →
Plan Early – Plan Ahead – Plan SmartPlan Strategically Superior tactical tools, in the absence of a strategic initiative will win many battles. Tactical tools alone, however, will not win a war. Why Strategic Thinking? Your Internet presence, … Continue reading →
Thanks mostly to the de-evolution of formerly legitimate news media into tabloid journalists, the overwhelming majority of the population is controlled by Two, statistically insignificant but STARK RAVING CRAZY MINORITIES.Continue reading →
You might want to put that in your “urban slang” dictionary and spell checker because odds are, you are one! Only politically vested, zealots, crazies, sheep and talk show pundits tow a strict, hard, main-line political party line … Continue reading →
While the idea may seem repugnant to some and just crazy paranoid to others, there are a lot of tech-crazy trail-blazers who think that an ear-bud is too cumbersome, or that if it says ‘Apple’ on it, they have to have it. . These people will be enough to push-start the market to its eventual conclusion.
These devices won’t come from the NSA or any other three-letter-agency, but from companies like Verizon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon.
Pharmacy employees at Best-Buy and Wal-Mart will be trained to perform the (by then) simple procedure.
The “bleeding edge” people will “pre-order” their implants and then stand in line overnight, in the rain to be the first to get them.Continue reading →
It’s time for Bible Thumpers to put the Hellfire and Brimstone on the back burner for a while. It’s time for every-day bigots to “fake” color blindness and for gay people to stop acting like a bunch of attention starved, spoiled children. And can we please ratchet down the abortion chatter for a while? In Islam, husbands do their own abortions, with long curved blades, in the street.
I want our civilization to survive long enough to have that and other arguments, so I’ll put it aside if you will, at least until we get this fixed.
More is at stake here than the right to peacefully hate one another, our very existence is in jeopardy. Maybe we can afford the luxury of bigotry and hate sometime in the future, but right now we are all, and by all, I mean every one of us who is not them, in a fight for our lives.
A bloated, corrupt, runaway government allows, and even facilitates the process, and our first and only priority should be getting our nation back into the hands of We The People. Can we please get along with one another just long enough to get our country under control?
Only then, can we be afforded the luxury of squabbling over comparatively irrelevant differences from choice of sleeping partner to skin color and political party.
If we don’t act soon, “those of us who are not them,” will vanish forever from the face of the Earth.Continue reading →
It was arguably the darkest, most shameful action taken by the U.S. Government in the 20th Century. I’m referring to the paranoid forced relocation of Japanese-Americans to prison camps during World War II. Before the war, very few … Continue reading →
Key Points of a Proposed Congressional Reform Act No Tenure / No Pension A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they’re out of office. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just … Continue reading →
There is talk about some legislation in the works that would require all states to recognize other state’s concealed firearms permits and licenses. At first blush, one would think that persons holding concealed firearms permits, the NRA, USCCA … Continue reading →
Just a SMALL sample of the brazen sales of SPAMMER and Hacker Tools that are being more or less ‘openly’ sold.Continue reading →
Who hasn’t secretly wished that little button on the dash was really connected to a couple of fifty-calibers behind the signal lights? Regardless of whether they are pathological, or merely clueless, these Bozos contribute to traffic tie-ups at … Continue reading →
If you can help a child get excited about Math, you’ll help them explore worlds and dimensions far beyond their own.Continue reading →
Ockham’s Razor William of Ockham simply stated: Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove correct, but — in the absence of certainty — the fewer assumptions … Continue reading →
A considerable part of my research involves unintended consequence analysis, and proposing and brainstorming hypothetical situations is an integral part of this process. Combining hypotheticals and hindsight, however, can be an exercise in futility without the existence of … Continue reading →
Live by the sword, die by the sword.” Do this until swords are outlawed. — Then die by the sword anyway. – Egg There are those who call for an outright ban on all firearms. Many still believe … Continue reading →
Fear of public speaking ranks with death and an IRS audit for most of the population. Here, I will attempt to give you a few tips & techniques and a bit of support when it comes time to … Continue reading →
In any communication, be it graphic, written or verbal, do it as if … “You’re Sending a Telegram to a Moron at a Thousand Dollars a Word!” (Gene Wales) Just Because Other People Abuse The Language Doesn’t … Continue reading →
Where writing for eMedia is concerned, less really is more Documents destined for computer screens follow a slightly different set of rules than those written for print. The traditional 10-20 words per sentence is out the window. … Continue reading →