A Tad Rant-ish About Affirmative Action

by baldilocks This morning on Facebook, one of my friends shared a status about Wangari Maathai (1940-2011), who was the first African woman to receive a Nobel (Peace) Prize. I know of her primarily because, along with my father and hundreds of other Kenyans, Tanzanians and Ugandans, she came to American via the Mboya Airlift … Continue reading A Tad Rant-ish About Affirmative Action

Why the Navy needs sleep

For the three years I worked on a submarine, I never averaged 6 hours of sleep a night. Most nights underway, it was 3-4, occasionally 5. In port, I might make it to 6 hours, depending on how much maintenance my division was performing. At the time, I simply felt like a zombie, but I … Continue reading Why the Navy needs sleep

John (Old Yellowstain) Roberts in Denial

Fraser:  You should allow a man his illusions Cahill US Marshall 1973 There are a lot of things that you hear in media that are so patently absurd that you can't believe someone would say it. That was my reaction to John (Old Yellowstain) Roberts rebuked the president for suggesting there was such a thing … Continue reading John (Old Yellowstain) Roberts in Denial