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 →
NOTE: This post has nothing to do with politically motivated terrorism.That’s another subject altogether. I went to school in a different time, the late 1950’s and 1960’s. It was a rural area, and most people had guns. … 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 →
Among my regular ‘beats’ in the 70’s and 80’s 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 … Continue reading →
Plan Early – Plan Ahead – Plan Smart Plan 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 … 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 →
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 →
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 as … 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 →
When a writer uses the word “there” when their or they’re was intended, it deals an immediate credibility blow in the mind of the reader, if only subconsciously. Invest in a dictionary or find a free one on-line … Continue reading →
Rapidly writing really readable reading isn’t a really radical, although remotely related, writing requisite — but it should be! Writing something that is easily read can be quite a challenge. The popularity of the Internet and other interactive, … Continue reading →
In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force.Continue reading →
The Dirty Underbelly of The Toddler Trade Exposed!Continue reading →
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Background At it’s simplest, the Constitution of the United States (COTUS) … Continue reading →
“Satire is absurd by nature.” They’re doing it Now! Once the indoctrination of the current generation of children is complete, the agenda becomes unstoppable. The final seeds in the destruction of American Society as we know … Continue reading →
Private Enterprise built the Transcontinental Railroad without the benefit of a “Federal Railroad Administration.” When was the last time you saw a Federal work crew performing any work on a US or Interstate highway? The answer is most … Continue reading →
“If No Child is Left Behind, How can Any Child Get Ahead?” When was the last time someone from the Fed was directly involved your child’s education? When was the last time you saw a Fed at a … Continue reading →
The Agricultural Revolution ArrivedPeople and Business AdaptedSchools Were Born The Industrial Revolution CamePeople and Business AdaptedThe Schools Remained The Same The Technology Revolution ArrivedPeople and Business AdaptedThe Schools Remained The Same The Communications Revolution ArrivedPeople and Business AdaptedThe … Continue reading →
For some reason, a greater than average number of my friends, acquaintances, comrades and cohorts in the creative fields have a problem with money.Continue reading →
All The News That Fits, We Print. The Horsepasture Gazette Volume 1 – Issue 1 PRICE FREE Mayor Won’t Raise Taxes Horsepasture Va In a private conversation with this reporter, Mayor Parker Earnest announced that taxes will remain … Continue reading →
Produced with Brewmaster Buford’s secret family recipe, Chateau Bubba illustrates the meaning of the word Wheeeeuuuu!Continue reading →
“Am I proud of something I have accomplished, or am I falsely proud of something over which I had absolutely no input or control?”
When a person overcomes physical handicaps, language barriers, race, gender bias and bigotry, and succeeds in spite of all [apparent] odds, they have every right and to feel and proclaim their pride in themselves and their accomplishments.
With all respect to victims and families (also victims) of violence everywhere … During the furor over recent events and the resulting demands for serious action, arming teachers, police in schools and gun confiscation, there is one simple … Continue reading →
New York has shown great success in contracting management of Central Park to a private company. The park is now safer, cleaner and less costly than when run by the government. What if the many companies expert in … Continue reading →
Take a quick look at a few of the statistics, and even the teacher’s unions can’t spin or deny it.There is just no polite way to say it. Comparatively speaking, what we call education in America sucks. U.S. … Continue reading →
Everyone should spend an hour in a room with Pete Seeger. — The world would be a better place if they did. And I’m a Republican!Continue reading →
One may have a lot of bad things to say about Radical Islam, but at least Islamics aren’t bigots. White, Black, Gay, Christian, Jew, Hispanic, Oriental or any other distinctions between cultures and races are all treated equally … Continue reading →
Does a Person Need God In Order to Live a Moral Life? Judeo-Christian Principles vs Religion Whenever anyone mentions the obvious fact that the United States of America was founded upon Christian or Judeo-Christian principles, some Bozo (no … Continue reading →
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, existed a human quality called ‘Ethics.’ Related to integrity, ethics were more powerful than greed and narcissism, and far from today, fairly common among members of the Washington media. … Continue reading →
In this writer’s opinion, some form of flat tax (percentage of income) or fair tax (national sales/consumption tax) system is not only common sense, but efficient, workable and fair. Under a Flat Tax, If you make Ten times … Continue reading →
I’m really tired of hearing gun-grabbers preach about the idyllic, peaceful, civilized and Gun Free, Great Britain. Please don’t tell me to just stop listening, because they seem to be everywhere and they won’t shut up! Yes – … Continue reading →
This would-be Website designer went to great lengths to broadcast their promotional E-Mail. They also lost all credibility in the second line of their message. Even large corporations often make the most basic errors. But what do I … Continue reading →
ATTENTION MAINSTREAM MEDIA The following Public Service Announcement is from your fellow Americans and the Second Amendment. STOP – LOOK – LISTEN America is at a Crossing Don’t Get Hit by the Train STOP: Stop the war … Continue reading →
Scenario: No More Drug Problem. For the sake of this hypothetical commentary, let’s assume that somehow, the problem with illegal drugs mostly goes away. Whether this is through enforcement, social change, legalization or some yet to be discovered … Continue reading →
Never Underestimate the Power of a Stereotype I’m sure most people have seen them all. From the well-meaning but bumblingly stupid Barney Fifes, to the arrogant, power hungry cop wannabes with anger issues. The ‘survival’ brain is conditioned … Continue reading →
One morning near Washington DC, Route 123, one of the busier rush-hour routes in the Northern Virginia area, was shut down due to an “explosive device” spotted in the parking lot of a Vienna Va.store. I’ll grant you … Continue reading →
You Can’t Have It Both Ways Personally, I am pro-choice. (To a Point) Though I don’t believe that the abortion route is one that I would choose, no one knows until they live it. What others do is … Continue reading →