Author: Brooks A. Mick
September 29, 2010
I have oscillated rather violently, like a manic pendulum, between considering Obama is a rabid ideologue who chooses the wrong course simply because he lacks real-world experience and goes with ivory-tower Marxist book-learning, or considering him to be a malevolent …
July 20, 2010
We’ve had Newspeakers even before Orwell put a name on it. But it seems to have worsened recently.
Clinton decided to call government spending “investment.” As if that makes it less of an expense! Democrats now call it …
July 1, 2010
She seems like a sweet enough person, not very scary to look at. A bit grandmotherly even if a bit young for that. But by golly she does scare me.
What I am really afraid of is not Elena …
June 28, 2010
Alfred North Whitehead once said, â€œIt takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obviousâ€. What could be more obvious than combining two military bases into one? Well, combining 26 into 12, for sure!
May 19, 2010
The stock market had a decent though not spectacular climb from around 8500 to 11,000, and at that point there ensued some severe fluctuations, large dips and almost as large rebounds. I hope you were all in the market …
March 26, 2010
The fairy tale about the goose that laid the golden eggs was really a parable about the private enterprise system versus liberalism as it is currently constituted–which is, to be plain, Marxist-Leninist. With the election of the Democrats in …
February 16, 2010
Despite all the left-wing chanting about “Bush is the worst president of all time” and modern-day conservatives’ giving the honor to Jimmy Carter, the judgment of academia, the ivory-tower political professors, has always been that Warren G. Harding was the …
January 25, 2010
These are just random thoughts concerning the past few months inside and outside the Beltway.
1) Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins appear to be searching madly for a reason to go all wishy-washy liberal again. On the other hand, you …
January 20, 2010
The election tonight gives some home that the headline rush into socialism may slow somewhat–or even be thwarted for now. So what IS the economic outlook for 2010?
December 16, 2009
The great science-fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein, in his juvenile novel, “Starman Jones,” had a paragraph which seems to apply to today’s situation in the USA–indeed, in the world.
December 8, 2009
In arguably the greatest James Bond movie of all, “Goldfinger,” Auric Goldfinger, played marvelously by Gert Frobe, planned to increase the value of his gold by setting off a small dirty nuclear bomb inside Fort Knox, rendering the gold there …
November 19, 2009
There are dozens of health care statistics thrown around by those who support the various congressional health care bills and by those who oppose them. Life expectancy in America versus the world is one; money spent on health care …
November 13, 2009
The cable news programs and other news sources are rampant with speculation about the failure to identify Nidal Malik Hasan, to be known from henceforth as “Hasan the Assassin,” as a danger to troops. The FBI in particular seems …
November 7, 2009
Aspen, Colorado, is a lovely little quaint town snuggled into the base of the north slope of Ajax, or Aspen Mountain as it is sometimes known. Though one might think a western town might be ruggedly conservative, full of …
October 29, 2009
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Has anyone else noted the implied conflict between evolution and ecology?
On the one hand, those who strenuously tout evolution and decry Biblical creationism claim that man simply evolved from lower creatures and would thus simply be another part of nature.