The Schmalfeldt Delusion

The 4th  Doctor : "You know the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don't alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views. Which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering." Doctor Who:  The Face … Continue reading The Schmalfeldt Delusion

Why Washington Matters Today: Washington the Leader/President

Yes it was easy enough for a private citizen to be a staunch Republican and grumble:  "Why, what could there be simpler than to choose a moment of general tranquility, resign and turn the government over to the Senate."  The difficulty could only be understood if that private citizen were to become Emperor himself.  It … Continue reading Why Washington Matters Today: Washington the Leader/President

Council on Foreign Relations: “There is no unbiased news today”

Buried in this USA today Story about Al Jazerra coming out of the closet so to speak, actually putting their shingle up in America is a line that might have been easily missed if you are doing a quick read: Coleman says she watches Al Jazeera simply because it offers so much international news. "It … Continue reading Council on Foreign Relations: “There is no unbiased news today”

6000 x $20 x 12 = An Army of Conservative Davids (or Stacy McCains)

Raj: Howard, wait. Why don’t you use this instead of the PVC to keep the transverse filter assembly in place? Howard: Because this is not a spare part from the space station. This is the thing from the pizza box that keeps the lid from touching the cheese. Raj: That what that’s for? In India, … Continue reading 6000 x $20 x 12 = An Army of Conservative Davids (or Stacy McCains)