A Photo I Wish I’d Taken

This was taken from a German-made rigid-wing hang glider called the ATOS (one of which sits in my garage at home) and is looking out toward the Dolomites in Italy. Spectacular. Notice the carbon-fiber D-cells making up the leading edge, as well as the ribs. This wing has a 42-ft. wingspan, yet weighs only about 83 lbs and can be transported on top of your EVIL SUV (The one shown here is a flex wing.…Read More

Science 1; Luddites 0

WorldNetDaily: Stem-cell cloning bill to become law Sunday? Potentially good news for the marginalized few of us who hold science, knowledge, progress, and the mind and inherent goodness of man far above the frightful ignorance, superstition, and hand-wringing that takes place in this "Demon Haunted World" in which we live.Read More

…Actually Thinking? …Priceless

Thinking is a rare privilege, is it not? It’s difficult for me to come to any other conclusion as I observe what goes on in public here and abroad. I mean, it’s just so damned rare to catch a glimpse of what would pass for sincere, independent and rational thought that this faculty must be at least equivalent to the most priceless of treasures we can imagine. Indeed. How else can it be that so…Read More

Silence

I'd call my silence over the last, oh, 2 weeks a pretty good indication that I'm not going to be doing much posting or blogging just for the thrill of it. We'll see.Read More

…Perhaps Not Enough, Yet

I've always had a fondness for seeing that "first dollar" framed and posted on the wall behind the cash register in some mom & pop establishment. It symbolizes a lot for me, all good. So, let me get right to framing and hanging my "first dollar" right here in my new Blog. I was quite pleasantly surprised to notice yesterday that Billy Beck became the first in the Blogosphere to link to one of my…Read More

Are You Ready for the Second Coming?

Ted Jesus Christ GOD has arrived on planet Earth! After 10 years of tooling around on the web, I've seen my share of crazy stuff. But I believe this one is simply unequalled in terms of possessing every possible element qualifying it as the most complete and utterly whacked thing I've ever seen. If you have some time to burn, you'll get no end of entertainment reading some of the stuff here. It will make…Read More

How about you? Want to Live Forever?

It might take a bit of concentration to get through this, but it's a short read that's worth it. The societal implications alone are mind boggling. At the outset, I told you that this would not be your normal blog. My interests are across the spectrum, and there's no way that I can confine myself to something as mundane as the daily political scene. To be sure, there are lots of things to highlight in…Read More

Racist Cookies

Quite a few are being amused by the Affirmative Action Bake Sales springing up on college campuses. Even more amusing are the antics being engaged in to shut them down. P.S. And now go check out this update, where a Seattle Times journalist tears an affirmative-action affirmer limb-from-limb (rhetorically speaking, of course....)Read More

Leaving Politics to Politicians and Medicine to Doctors

Here's a description of what "Parital Birth Abortion" is and what it is not. What's most disturbing to someone like me is not that such a law as was signed by President Bush could become law, but that the public seems to have narry a clue as to what is really involved in the procedure and why it is performed.Read More

Protest Warriors

These guys got their start a few months back during the anti-war protests in San Francisco. They have since gone national, and their latest muckraking was in at the recent commie lunacy known as "International A.N.S.W.E.R." (yea, right) and their anti-business, anti-civilization, anti-prosperity, anti-reason rally in DC. A spirited and amusing collection of signs, banners, bumper stickers, and t-shirts. The funniest part is that the "protesters" usually take a while to "get it" once they…Read More

A letter to a friend in Baghdad

presenceofmind.net Greg Swann is a guy I've been reading off and on for years. Excellent writer. Like me, he's bearish on the idea of governments and taxes in general, but I have to agree with the expediency argument in this case.Read More

Alien: The Director’s Cut

filmcritic.com Movie Review: Alien: The Director's Cut It was quite a treat to see it once again on the big screen -- after 24 years. Very recommended. DVD just doesn't do it justice, even on a big screen TV.Read More

A Beginning

Well, It's a start. For several years I have wanted to create a website to serve as the primary outlet for my ideas and commentary. So this is it, a weblog. Will anything really become of it? Don't know. I'm not setting any goals or making any promises. I'd like to think I will spend some constructive time at this, but I guess we'll see. I may also archive some of the other stuff I've…Read More