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Why Do They Hate Us Again? Oh, Right. Now I Remember.

The United States is the most hated country in the world, followed closely by Israel, and then by nobody. Why? Why not Ecuador? China?...

I Hereby Declare Myself Mulcted

Vote? Why? What candidate in the quadrennial resurrection of the Mickey Mouse club wants to do anything that I want done? I want to roll...

Fred to Save Planet – Mobs Cheer Worldwide

The wench should watch the clock The times they are a’changin’ The Pentagon runs amok –Milton I fear that I shall have to take the helm of the...

Romping in the Andes

December 28, 2010 Cusco, Peru High in the Andes, spreading from the central plaza seen everywhere in Spanish lands, run narrow streets intended for...

Immigration 3.0

A few thoughts, that will probably get me lynched, on the immigration of Mexicans: Immigration is not something Mexico did to the United States,...

Navy: Retool Thyself (of Slide Rules and Aircraft Carriers)

I wonder whether Americans realize that they have a Vienna-sausage military at filet-mignon prices. The sorry performance in recent wars is just one...

The Price of Freedom (Could I Get a Quantity Discount?)

On February 17, at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, DC, a young Nigerian terrorist named Farouk Abdul al Faisal attempted to board...

Mowing the Sward of Damocles

I’ve been reading the news again. It’s great fun, like watching an EEG trace as it.slowly.flat-lines. Reading a newspaper increasingly reminds me of watching...

The Whole World Sucks, and Everybody Thinks its Gravity

I’m going to take poison. Every time I read the headlines, I want to take poison. Always they are a concentrated tale of avarice,...