Da Magnificent Roundup

An occasional series highlighting posts at the sites of my Magnificent Seven Writers (former and present) Pat Austin at So it goes in Shreveport says the civil war is still being fought You may recall that Mr. Epperson is attempting to have the Confederate Monument removed that stands in front of the courthouse on land … Continue reading Da Magnificent Roundup

Iranian, or any Nuclear Threat in the Modern World

By Timothy Imholt As a nation we have long depended on early warning systems like RADAR to tell us of incoming threats. This started during World War 2 when advances the first RADAR systems in the world warned Great Britain of incoming German airplanes allowing the British to put their defensive aircraft exactly where they … Continue reading Iranian, or any Nuclear Threat in the Modern World

Chipping away at the American dream, one regulation at a time

We hear the term American Dream thrown around from time to time. Usually it is in context of how one party or another is chipping away at it. I believe it is not just parties and politicians that do this, but regulators. One thing about people’s how job it is to regulate things, they do, … Continue reading Chipping away at the American dream, one regulation at a time

Local School District Versus My Autistic Son

by Timothy Imholt Normally when I write a BLOG I rarely make it about things going on with me. Today I feel that I must rant about a local issue that is impacting one of my two sons. I have a son who is autistic. He is a mild case, highly functioning but he is … Continue reading Local School District Versus My Autistic Son

Top 5 Crazy Lies Told During Campaigns We Fall For Every Time

Every Political season is full of “mis-truths.” The worst part about them is that we, the voting public, let politicians asking for our vote get away with it, again, and again, and again. To make matters slightly worse we allow these lies to separate us and cause arguments in our personal lives. Ok…maybe not all … Continue reading Top 5 Crazy Lies Told During Campaigns We Fall For Every Time

The VA – The Ultimate in Veterans Perspective

We all know dealing with the government can be challenging.  Anyone who has lived through an IRS audit (4 years in a row) can attest to that.  Maybe there was a bit of personal agitation in that statement, but I digress. I was once enlisted in the Army.  I am proud of my service and … Continue reading The VA – The Ultimate in Veterans Perspective

Where the Culture War Really Started

By Timothy Imholt In order to understand a problem, as a scientist I like to look at fundamentals, or origins, of the problem we are faced with.  These days this ‘Culture War’ that the far reaches of the political spectrum seem to be fanning the flames of (to the point of a bonfire now) is … Continue reading Where the Culture War Really Started

Intellectuals and Experts – Why television experts tend to be ignorant

By Tim Imholt Every time I turn on the news Experts and Intellectuals appear and present opinions on a large number of subjects on which they are ignorant. It is particularly tragic when their opinion serves to limit future debate on a subject, as for instance the current global warming (oops, that’s now climate change) … Continue reading Intellectuals and Experts – Why television experts tend to be ignorant

Scientists and Future Government Acts of Violence – Drones and Rockets and Warbots, OH MY!

By Timothy Imholt PhD     Years ago I found a copy of a (at the time) used paperback novel in the local used bookstore that made me want to be a scientist.  First there are some interesting bits about that first, it was a book not an eBook, and second I was in a … Continue reading Scientists and Future Government Acts of Violence – Drones and Rockets and Warbots, OH MY!

24 Live Another Day – My guilty soon to be pleasure

by Timothy Imholt My wife and I are rarely the couple to agree upon what to watch on television.  She likes cooking shows and HGTV, I prefer something more up-tempo and fiction oriented.  24 was a show we could easily agree upon. I know the first thing someone is thinking, how is that possible.  She … Continue reading 24 Live Another Day – My guilty soon to be pleasure

Politicians don’t care about solutions; all they care about is if your check clears Part 1

By Tim Imholt Until recently I was recently a declared candidate (now thankfully back to private citizen) for the US Congress.  It gave me a chance to discuss privately, candidate-to-candidate many topics with voters, party officials, and sitting politicians (from both parties) various topics that are facing our country today.  I also dove into potential … Continue reading Politicians don’t care about solutions; all they care about is if your check clears Part 1

Climate Change – Science or Ponzi Scheme? A Scientists Perspective

by Timothy Imholt My name is Timothy and I am a scientist.  And I believe in climate change. Of course that's a little like saying I believe the earth is a sphere.  The word climate is all but synonymous with the word change.  Always has been, always will be. In the SOTU, Obama said man made climate … Continue reading Climate Change – Science or Ponzi Scheme? A Scientists Perspective