Trump Playing the Old Reagan Game with China

Back in the days when I was a Democrat I was suspicious of Ronald Reagan.  There were still anti-abortion Democrats pro-defense democrats who understood that Communism was as bad as Nazism or worse and that opposing it was a moral duty so I wasn't quite alone but when the whole concept of Star Wars came … Continue reading Trump Playing the Old Reagan Game with China

A Jaunt Through The English Channel

by baldilocks Jeffrey Pelt: Mr. Ambassador, you have nearly a hundred naval vessels operating in the North Atlantic right now. Your aircraft has dropped enough sonar buoys so that a man could walk from Greenland to Iceland to Scotland without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull? Ambassador Lysenko: You make … Continue reading A Jaunt Through The English Channel

Puzzle Pieces

by baldilocks I found myself thinking back on the last few weeks, especially on the San Bernardino Islamic Terror Attack. This was spurred by happening upon the unbelievable libeling of one of the victims--Nicholas Thalasinos—by one fortuitously-named New York Daily News columnist, Linda Stasi. Her surname, of course calls to mind the old East Germany … Continue reading Puzzle Pieces

Cuba’s outdated Cold War mentality

The next round of US-Cuban discussions is scheduled for January 21 and 22, a week from today, in Havana. Almost a month ago, Pres. Obama gave his Statement on Cuba Policy Changes,In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed … Continue reading Cuba’s outdated Cold War mentality

It only took Obama 5 years…

...To turn a cold war victory that it took half a dozen presidents from Harry Truman to George Bush 41 to win into defeat. The question isn't if Putin is going to keep the Crimea that's already been established, the question is: Will there be an independent country called "Ukraine" anymore or if it does … Continue reading It only took Obama 5 years…

Yes Billy Russia & China protect murderous dictators

I tend to watch a lot of classic TV so when I saw this story: China and Russia reaffirm support for Syria China on Wednesday restated its opposition to military intervention in Syria, as Russia sought to halt fresh UN Security Council action after a massacre of civilians sparked global fury. I thought for a … Continue reading Yes Billy Russia & China protect murderous dictators

Pundit Press catches some historical revisionism

There is an old tale of St. John as an old Man on the Isle of Patmos calling together Christians to be taught. When they would gather he would say: "Little children, ove one another." One of his disciples asked him "Master John, you give us the same lesson every week, when will we go … Continue reading Pundit Press catches some historical revisionism

Don’t drink the water (1969): Amazon review

My review of the 1969 movie Don't Drink the Water staring Jackie Gleason and Estelle Parsons as tourists caught up in a cold war snafu is available at Amazon.com here. I remember the movie as being pretty funny when I was a kid, unfortunately for me I'm not a kid anymore although some of the … Continue reading Don’t drink the water (1969): Amazon review

Morning joe is interviewing Kari Marton right now

I reviewed her book a bit ago, you can buy it at Amazon.com here. The terror argument she is given has some credibility due to the experience of her parents but it is still a question of defining what "torture" actually is. Before you go on about crossing the line it might be a good … Continue reading Morning joe is interviewing Kari Marton right now

How left wing hackery killed Doctor Who…

...in 1989. Sylvester McCoy, the actor who played Doctor Who for two years in the 1980s, has revealed that left-wing scriptwriters hired by the BBC wrote propaganda into the plots in an attempt to undermine Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. Shades of the Adventures of Robin Hood circa 1955: “The idea of bringing politics into Doctor Who … Continue reading How left wing hackery killed Doctor Who…