Why the “#@!*&;” are the “inmates” in control of so many American institutions?


Am I only one of  a relatively few who looks askance at the news media  reactions, as well as at the reactions of those who ostensibly are in charge of our American institutions, concerning protesters here and yonder?

A police officer douses with pepper spray some students who refuse to  obey lawful commands  and the press treats the incident as Auschwitz deja vu.  …  It is not unimaginable that before long someone will insist that the United Nations and the World Court take over the case of the U.C. Davis students v. the pepper spray. … 

And the ACLU too most assuredly will insist that the police officers receive capital punishment for their “dastardly deed” — and that the coddled University of California, Davis students have statues of their likenesses erected on campus . …  Books and T.V. appearances to follow. …  Anything else?! …

[Incidentally, as I recall, significant numbers of those in the news media were quite critical of  the peaceful, patriotic meetings of the “Tea Party Movement”, but now seem to glorify anything having to do with “Occupy this and that” gatherings.]

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What role has the Obama Administration played in creating the current chaotic circumstances of North Africa/Middle East?


On this page as elsewhere for months it has been suggested sadly that the Obama Administration at best has misunderstood   and at worse, as well   , in like manner has misunderstood and  “mis-reacted” to the “Arab Spring” — and has almost   assuredly insured there would be  , as some have said, an “Arab Fall” (no personal pun intended).

From this perch it certainly appears that there have been failures  of significant proportions in presidential judgement, and consequently in American Policy.

Just sayin’. …

Person of the Week: MSNBC Chris Matthews


Yes, he of the tingle-up-his-leg exhilaration (or something like that) —  for reportedly expressing some negative candid comments about President Obama…  The “thrill is gone”? …  MSNBC and Chris, the mouthpieces of the president and all things Democratic, the enchantment is waning, or is he simply seeking more access to the president’s inner circle ear?  …

NEWS FLASH!!! A truly believable lady says Elvis lives on Catalina Island…


News at 11:oo.   Apparently until now she had not come forward with her story because all this years someone has been threatening her about not divulging the identity of the round man in sequins  with a penchant for pizza and peanut butter & banana sandwiches.  But  …  for the sake of historical authenticity and 15 minutes she has put her life in danger to come forward.

The woman says that on the night Elvis erroneously was reported to have died she was in a sailboat in the next room and for 15 minutes  heard him cry out  about wanting more food, but no one brought him any…  Noticing that Elvis was in dire need of comfort food she called the police department  once or twice about making a food run for the King,  but the police department was closed…

Just another Obama Campaign 2012 “photo op” decision?: token American troops to Australia


Yes, looks like it. …  For several years he ignored China’s expanding influence in several continents, but now to try to mollify criticism   during the current presidential campaign period, President Obama makes a gesture of being on top of the changing landscape in AsiaPacific — which  for so long he apparently failed to understand…  

Not very convincing.

Person of the Week: Ronald O. Perelman, political money to Obama earns big dividends?


Person of the Week, yes, Mr. Perelman, reportedly the controlling shareholder of New York based Siga Technologies, winds up making a ton of money seemingly because he has a direct line to the Obama Administration’s ear. … Using tax payer money, the Obama Administration rewards big Democratic donors while publicly railing against the fat cats?  …

 Hope and Change! …    Siga Technologies and Mr. Perelman probably hope that nothing will change and that the profitable dividends from political contributions will keep coming from the Obama cash cow.

How were they alike or unlike?: Coaches Abar Rouse, Baylor University (2003) and Mike McQueary, Penn State (2002)


I know, I know, folks, college football weekend has begun, and a desire to move on to more enjoyable endeavors is understandable, but this link provides common sensical insights into personal and societal negative issues in the world of sports (and in general) that might enlighten the unenlightened. …

 Why did two coaches  confronted by distinctive moral issues react differently, and how were they rewarded for the choices they each made? …