My Blog

US Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776, The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

Read More
SpaceShip One

Hip, hip, hurray!

Update May 22, 2018: With SpaceX in the news almost every other day and seriously looking like they really will send out a Mars expedition plus Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic quietly doing their things, I’m taking a look back at the day SpaceShip On won the Ansari X-Prize for private space flight… Originally Published […]

Read More

I think I’ve found the problem

Originally published 6/2/2004, but needed a revisit: – Health – Study: Junk Food Makes Up 30% Of Americans’ Diet “The study, published in the June issue of the Journal of Food Chemistry and Analysis, found that three food groups — sweets and desserts, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages — make up almost 25 percent […]

Read More
Senator John McCain

McCain floor speech

I had to add Senator John McCain’s floor speech today to my collection of important political speeches. McCain has an incredible work ethic, a devotion to the United States, and particularly a devotion to the United States Senate and its traditions. If you missed it live, read, watch or listen.

Read More
Secretary of Defense James Mattis

Still a damn good pick

In 2010, I wrote that Barack Obama had made an excellent pick for the new Commander of US Central Command, a man who “liked his job killing ‘guys who slap women around for five years.’” Today, again, in the Credit Where It’s Due Department, I have to say that President-elect Trump appears to have made […]

Read More