Saturday, November 21, 2009

How are things in your neck of the woods?

Once again I have been remiss in posting. If I felt better or had more energy I would probably do more, but that's the breaks.


Looks like the current administration is trying to skirt the question of whether Hasan is just a nut or a terrorist. As far as I'm concerned, ALL terrorists are mentally ill, but that is no excuse for their actions. As far as whether he is a terrorist, my vote is for yes.

1. He was screaming "Allah is greatest" while shooting at people.
2. Has a documented history of correspondence with Muslim extremists.
3. Has been outspoken on agreeing with extremists and terrorist tactics.

Just because he was not working directly for a large group doesn't mean he wasn't a terrorist; how are his actions any different from McVeigh's?
Why this administration is trying so hard to avoid calling a spade a spade is frustrating; I'm surprised they haven't apologized to Hasan for arresting him.


The more I see of the "Healthcare" plan, the scarier it looks. A huge, bloated, expensive bunch of bullshit, in my opinion. With over a hundred new agencies formed, the thing is going to be nothing more than another mass of bureaucracies to soak up time, money, and resources. This thing is not about better care for people, it is about the government inserting itself more into people's lives and exerting more control over them.
Just my opinion.


The kerfluffle at the CRU is getting more interesting. It would seem that fame, money, and politics trumps the scientific method among some so-called scientists. One of the biggest problems with stuff like this is that it destroys credibility in the scientific community; it can be hard to earn people's trust after a fiasco like that.


Oprah is ending her show in the near future; sorry if I can't get too excited. I seem to remember catching part of a couple of her shows when I was visiting people, and I have to say I was very underwhelmed.


Any favorites in this bunch?

"The Green Leaves of Summer" by Dimitri Tiomkin
"More Than a Feeling" by Boston
"I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash
"Take Me Home Tonight/Be My Baby" by Eddie Money
"Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty
"Bourree From Violin Partita No. 1, BWV 1002" by Andrés Segovia
"El Paso" by Marty Robbins
"Witchy Woman" by Eagles
"Kiss Me Deadly" by Lita Ford
"Too Cool" by David Munyon

The first and the last in the list:


James Higham said...

It seems we have a similar situation - the admin is shoring itself up to avoid what the people are calling for. It's getting closer to Boston Tea Party time again.

BobG said...

I agree, only I think we'd be better served by keeping the tea and throwing the politicians into the harbor.

Kenny said...

Things are going well in my neck of the woods. I am in Denver right now getting ready to go to the football game. GO CHARGERS!

Hasan is terrorist just like the kid that shot up Trolly square. Both muslim both terrorist on their own jihad. I believe we will see much more of this as time goes on.

Borepatch said...

I like your taste in music.

The CRU situation is very interesting, and I dare say will get more so.

James Higham said...

Happy thanksgiving, Bob.

meleah rebeccah said...

"Oprah is ending her show in the near future; sorry if I can't get too excited. '

Me either. Me either!