Pondering

| October 12, 2013

The legendary comedian Jack Benny infamously (and jokingly, of course) claimed to be 39 years old until the day he died in 1974 at the age of 80. When people (over the age of 21) lie about their age, they usually tend to do so by understating their age. Why they do so, I cannot […]

Ideals

| January 9, 2013

Based on a quick review of the collection of images I use as my PC’s desktop wallpaper, it’s probably safe to assume that if I were to be forced to use a single image, it would have to be a Japanese cartoon of a tank with boobs, wielding a Glock 21, while speeding at 253+ […]

My take on last night’s GOP debaters, as if they were US aircraft of the WW2 era.

| September 23, 2011

I’ve not got the slightest idea what prompted me to make these comparisons, but once the idea got into my head, I had to run with it. Rick Santorum — Curtis P-40 Warhawk — a brilliant combatant in certain limited circumstances; it won critical early battles, but remained in service far too long and was, […]

My take on last night’s GOP debaters, as if the debate had in fact been a Thanksgiving dinner.

| August 12, 2011

Occupied as I was with work last night, I had the GOP debate last night on the TV, but I kept the volume turned down so I could focus on routers. I get most of my coverage from the web, anyway. I was able to catch brief moments here and there, however, from which I […]

A simple experiment, or “Fun With Google”

| August 9, 2011

For a light bit of entertainment with my first cup of coffee of the day, I turned to Google. For some reason, I suspect none of those results is “himself.” It the president were to spend his free time playing one of the Call of Duty or Battlefield franchise games, his choice of primary weapon […]

Motivations

| July 27, 2011

Among the very last of the reasons anyone should ever want a government job is because it is lucrative. Although in close contention might be the rationale one of my college classmates gave when asked why she wanted a government job: “Because you can’t get fired.” Seriously, she said that out loud to a full […]

Mubarak Quits

| February 11, 2011

Just pondering…. In how many Middle East countries would the government/military be as restrained as in Egypt? How many would follow orders to shoot protesters? We can already put Iran on that list… I’d guess the number might be pretty high. Anything that makes the Saudi oil ticks nervous is likely to be bad in […]

Is it too much to ask?

| November 23, 2010

If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t they make a home thermostat that’s smart enough to know that if it’s above 74° I want the air conditioning on… AND if it’s below 70° I want the house heated? Oh, wait… we can’t put a man on the moon anymore. And yes, […]

A Few Brief Post-Election Thoughts

| November 3, 2010

Yo, Delaware GOP: you can’t nominate a fruitcake — even a True Conservative fruitcake — and expect to win. Certain minimum qualification standards ought to be met. Non-RINOness isn’t enough. If the Nevada GOP had nominated Sue Lowden — a far better candidate than Sharron Angle — Harry Reid would almost certainly have lost. Merely […]

Nine Years

| September 11, 2010

There are remembrances of that awful day nine years ago all over the blogosphere today, as well there should be. Michelle Malkin has a 9/11 collection that deserves to be seen, but if you read only one recollection of that day, you might want to make it Allapundit’s Twitter posts from last year, collected by […]

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