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So.....

Jul 04, 2013 by Ugh | 5 Comments
If the US really did pressure Portugal, France, and perhaps a couple other nations not to let the Bolivian President's plane fly through their airspace because US intelligence agencies thought Edward Snowden might be on board (and this is the exact story I've now seen reported in the WaPo and on CNN), what to think? My own view would be that we have seriously lost our sh1t, and why give Latin America yet another reason to hate the US?

Children

Jun 20, 2013 by Ugh | 2 Comments
Won't they every grow up?!!? Sometimes the four year old talks like he's 32, sometimes he talks like he's 2. Dude, pick one! The 22 month old survives on cuteness alone, speech and otherwise. Gah!

Dear NSA

Jun 08, 2013 by Ugh | 2 Comments
Insha'Allah.

What's Wrong with Nominating Democrats to These Positions?

May 30, 2013 by Ugh | 1 Comment
First Chuck Hagel as SecDef (and Bob Gates before him), now Jim Comey as FBI Director? And this is just stupid: Comey’s nomination ... was described by some officials as a symbol of bipartisanship. Jeebus.

New Rule for the U.S. Government

May 24, 2013 by Ugh | 4 Comments
The Executive Branch must supply the Legislative Branch with all information the latter requests, if the former is in possession of it. Good? Bad? There might need to be some sub-rules to work out the kinks.

Split up the US of A?

May 11, 2013 by Ugh | 26 Comments
Peacefully, of course. Say, Northeast, Upper Midwest, Southeast, Lower Midwest, West Coast, Mountain States, and Texas? Or is it this way already? (Prompted by a comment at the mothership)

I've often wondered about this

May 07, 2013 by Ugh | Add comment

Who are these people?

Apr 30, 2013 by Ugh | 6 Comments
So, for my first entry in the "get off my lawn!" category, how is it that I have no idea who any of these people on the Grammys, Emmys, America's Choice, and MTV Music Video/Movie awards are? When did that happen? I suppose I can be excused from the MTV Music Video ignorance as there is no such thing as music videos on MTV anymore, but what about the rest of them? Martha Quinn, where are you? Sniff.

Over to you...

Apr 16, 2013 by Ugh | 16 Comments
Mr. LaPierre.

When did excluding same-sex couples from marrying become unconstitutional?

Mar 28, 2013 by Ugh | 13 Comments
Um, since at least 1868 (as the linked post notes). That this masquerades as a "tough" question from Justice Scalia is good example of his overratedness by legal observers. Sex-based discrimination has been unconstitutional since at least the date of the 14th Amendment's ratification, that Congress, the President, SCOTUS, and US society in general can't live up to ideals clearly expressed in the Constitution is unfortunate (to say the least), but not controlling. Historical examples of such are too numerous to cite.