Monthly Archives: January 2020

Everyone a Loser

“Everyone is a loser. Winners are just losers with more patience.” ~ George Hammond “If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.” ~ Bill Lyon “One must be a god to be able to tell … Continue reading

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Self-Involvement and Flimflam

By now, everyone knows this guy: Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer and academic. He is a scholar of United States constitutional law and criminal law. He has also been described as a noted civil libertarian. He began his … Continue reading

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Don’t Clap For That

The impeachment trial rumbled along – Republicans aim to lock in votes against witnesses as Senate prepares for next phase of trial – but there may be witnesses anyway, after the coming two days of questioning of all concerned parties. Republicans … Continue reading

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John the Backstabber

It was an odd Monday. Coverage of the death of Kobe Bryant didn’t seem to be a direct insult to our troops. But it seems it was. A celebrity’s death gets hours of play, when those protecting our freedom get … Continue reading

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A Species of Extremely Venomous Snake

There’s the snake: The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is a species of extremely venomous snake, a member of the family Elapidae native to parts of sub-Saharan Africa. First formally described by Albert Günther in 1864, it is the second-longest venomous … Continue reading

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The Amateur in Trouble

The History Channel has put its 2012 docudrama The Men Who Built America back in its broadcast rotation. So, once again, “Cornelius Vanderbilt grows from a steamboat entrepreneur to the head of a railroad empire, and gets into a heated … Continue reading

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Fighting Boredom

“Boredom is rage spread thin.” ~ Paul Tillich “I like boring things.” ~ Andy Warhol “All man’s troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room.” ~ Blaise Pascal But who can sit still in one room? … Continue reading

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