Wednesday, May 22, 2013
When are we going to finally do something? As I posted on FB:
There is absolutely no reason now, nor was there ever, to appease these barbaric bastards. Sorry Cameron but your "Britain will never buckle to terrorism" is a huge effing lie...you already have. Could we please find a world leader somewhere with half the balls of Churchill...he was right then and he's right now "There is no greater mistake than to suppose that platitudes, smooth words, and timid policies offer a path to safety."
More incredible details here and here.
And really, is this any surprise?
RIP brave Soldier and thank you for your service.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
- The Problem With the Fed’s Easy Money Policies
- Why Fund Managers May Be Right About the Fed
- Efforts to Revive the Economy Lead to Worries of a Bubble
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Despite my best efforts, I find myself unable to keep up with the news at home the way I used to. I’m overseas, I’m busy and, frankly, most of the stuff I used to read closely has lost its appeal. Finding myself alone today at lunch, a very rare occasion, I decided to catch up. Let me see if I have this right, in no particular order:
-- Young black men in New Orleans opened fire on a Mother’s Day gathering.
-- AP complains that the Obama Administration has been recording its top editors phone calls and monitoring both landline and cell phones at the press agency.
-- The Obama Administration’s IRS has been conducting investigations and audits on groups that appear aligned with the Tea Party movement.
-- The DCM at U.S. Embassy Tripoli testified that that attack on Benghazi was an orchestrated terrorist attack, that he spoke directly with Secretary Clinton and there was never any question raised as to what they were speaking about, yet the Obama Administration pinned the blame for the attack on a demonstration against an anti-Islam film on You Tube, whose maker was then arrested by L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputies and is now in prison on Federal charges.
-- According to the Detroit City Manager, the capital of black America is bankrupt and may need a Federal bailout.
-- It is looking more and more likely that the Borat Brothers killed three people in Boston on Sept 11, 2011. Police were stumped at the time, but it turns out that the nearly decapitated bodies covered in marijuana were the former friends, roommates and workout buddies with Borat the Elder, who was known widely to enjoy marijuana.
-- Latino men abducted and held three European-American girls as sex slaves for over a decade.
-- Malcolm X’s grandson, a career criminal, was murdered in a Mexico City nightclub after he refused to pay the (grossly inflated) bar tab for all the women and booze.
-- A black doctor in Philly is found guilty of butchering newborn babies, which the mainstream press calls “abortion.”
-- A Dominican gang in New York City was charged with stealing $45 million dollars from ATMs.
-- The Post Office lost 1.9 billion dollars in the Second Quarter of 2013 alone.
-- Civil Rights ground zero, Birmingham, Alabama, is bankrupt and wracked with violence. The Klan is nowhere in evidence.
-- Republican are big, lying liars and meanies and all of this is their fault.
See? I told you Obama winning was the best thing that could ever happen to us. At this rate, we should have a sane country and a new government by 2030, at the latest. Meanwhile, I’ll be in France, in “dead Europe” where thousands of young people are partying for the National Front in Paris while I type this.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
[Actually, it's a serious topic, my reflexive snark notwithstanding.]
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A traditional healer and survivor of the Chitungwiza blast claims the tragedy occurred during a cleansing ceremony in which an imported goblin was beheaded.
According to Ms Banda, transport operator Mr Clever Kamuyedza approached Mandere seeking help to dispose of the troubling goblin. He was to pay $15 000 for the ritual.
To date, I had thought imported goblins superior to the domestic models, but now I'm really starting to wonder.
Monday, May 6, 2013
KABUL, Afghanistan — The C.I.A.’s station chief here met with President Hamid Karzai on Saturday, and the Afghan leader said he had been assured that the agency would continue dropping off stacks of cash at his office despite a storm of criticism that has erupted since the payments were disclosed.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Last year I decided that I didn't want to be schlepping heavy pots with tender plants into the garage every winter; it was time to simplify. So I ordered an assortment of tulips from John Scheepers in Connecticut. They are a great bulb company, I highly recommend them. After the bulbs arrived last fall, I planted 2 varieties outside and filled 4 big pots with the rest of the bulbs. This was my first experience with tulips and I think it turned out pretty well - it's a big relief to just leave the pots where they are. As a bonus, the deer have left them alone as well!
The first tulips to emerge were 'Orange Emperors' which I planted in a grouping in the ground, surrounded by Muscari armeniacum'Christmas Pearl'. The centerpiece is a red-twig dogwood, Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'. It's puny now but in a few years it will shine (click on images to enlarge).
Here we go!
I can hear you Trekkies screaming for more! I aim to please...