Friday, March 27, 2015

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Interesting - Michael Jackson may have been the reason for the break-up of Guns and Roses

- Messed up - these two circles are perfectly round

- Holy crap - he does sound like Stevie Nicks

- 1,300-year old fortress in Siberia baffles archaeologists

- Honestly never thought of this before - masturbating birds (gonna file this one under "science")

- Cool Larry Bird / Kevin McHale story

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Has Obama No Sense of Decency?

The news that Bowe Bergdahl is being treated as a deserter was reaffirming and infuriating at the same time.

To anyone paying attention - the truth of Bergdahl's leaving his post was obvious - he deserted. That military courts confirmed that belief was kind of a "well duh" moment. It was also reaffirming in that those of us who greatly respect the US military were heartened by the fact that the military was able resist what I am sure was substantial political pressure to "suck it up and salute" to the President's version of reality.

It is infuriating in that this picture is now perhaps the most shameful moment in White House history. It is also sadly symbolic of all that is wrong with Barack Obama's foreign policy and naivety (or malice if you want to be less charitable). This is way more shameful than anything Richard Nixon ever did. And maybe even more illegal.

Couple this with the disrespect the President showed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg this week and you have to wonder what's next on Obama's middle finger to the military list? It is so bad that at this point would anyone be surprised by a Presidential pardon for American Taliban John Walker Lindh?

One can only hope that this latest episode may be the Joseph Welsh, "Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?" moment in the Obama Presidency.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

Americans spend more money on March Madness than on Presidential elections - by a wide margin. Tell me again why the money these schools make from the TV contracts for March Madness isn't taxable... Watched the Donald Rumsfeld documentary The Unknown Known on Netflix over the weekend. Two big thumbs up! Then again I'm a big fan of Rummy...  Georgetown's colors of blue and grey were chosen back in 1876 to support "unity between the Northern and Southern boys of the college"... It has been 10 weeks since the NFL appointed Ted Wells to "investigate" "Deflategate". Ten weeks!... Heh heh... I was never bothered by that picture of Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam Hussein. If he was photographed shaking hands with Dan Shaughnessy - different story!... Of the Congressmen to vote against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - 74% were Democrats... The phrase "gent bent" is supposedly short for "you should get bent over so that someone can sodomize you on Christmas". And a Merry Christmas to you too...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

$25 Rock Band

This $25 to choose a 5-piece rock band meme has been a round for a while but what the heck - here's my $25 band:

Lead Guitar: George Harrison $1 (biggest bargain ever!)
Rhythm Guitar: The Edge $6
Frontman: Roger Daltrey $7
Bassist: Geddie Lee $7
Drums: Dave Grohl $4

Total $25

What would your band look like?

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Greenpeace Founder - Why I'm a Climate Change Skeptic

- "Mad" Jack Churchill - holy crap what a life! You could literally make several movies based on this man's adventures.

- Truth

- Monica Lewinski - the price of shame

- The Appalachian Train in five minutes

- Still waiting for this book The Last Ringbearer to come out in English. Sure many Lord of the Rings fans feel the same.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

I have 99 problems but a busted bracket ain't one of them. Another year and no brackets filled out - give them up already... Heh heh - wisdom from a WWII veteran... Georgetown's nickname of Hoyas means "what rocks!" in Greek. Based upon their performance in the NCAA these past few years - I wonder what is Greek for "what bricks!"... David Petraeus - ISIS is not our biggest problem in Iraq, Iran is... The Mesopotamian god of the moon was called Sin which is appropriate since most "sins" occur at night... This issue could be loaded with irony. Coal plants are needed to protect the manatees... A TV show called Rick Santorum Vatican Spy would be awesome. It would be a cross between The West Wing and Archer... Excellent point - Starbucks wants to talk race relations but they have no stores in Selma, Fergueon or other mostly black communities. Hypocritical posers... So what is killing the bees?...

Happy Birthday to Number 4