Remember the Terminator movies and the evil electronic overlords of Skynet the computer system that became self-aware and launched the war against humans? We arent thereyet. But we are fast approaching the point where people simply arent necessary to conduct a significant amount of business and life.
Thirteen years ago today the United States was attacked. More than 3,000 people lost their lives because a radical group of monsters saw a giant sleeping and took advantage of it. It could easily happen again.
News broke this week that Luke Russert, son of the late Tim Russert, will be a regular part of the revamped Meet The Press starting today. Hes 29, has worked for NBC News since graduating college, andthats about it. His last name is the only qualification he possesses for joining the team of the longest running show on television. If this, and the other personnel decisions that have been announced, is NBCs plan to save the once-great show, Meet The Press is screwed.
In the era of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., etc., etc., theres barely a moment people arent documenting in some form or another. How many friends do you know who post pictures of their every meal? Or every outfit their kid wears? Every concert they attend?
We do have a plan, it turns out. And the plan is awful.
There was a time, or so Im told, when feminism was about equality for women. Women had been treated as second-class citizens in many well-documented ways, and it was not right.
In every cartoon Ive seen with an ostrich, there comes a scene where it gets scared and buries its head in the sand. Ostriches dont do this in real life, but it came to symbolize, in cartoons at least, the concept of thinking something bad will go away if you simply ignore it.
It seems like the world, or at least the media world, is obsessed with the happenings in Ferguson, Mo. No detail is too insignificant to speculate about, no matter how wild the speculation. I know more about it than I should, and I bet you do too.
On Thursday, I started a column about the problems of the political right, but there are too many to cover in one column, so here we are again.
There are major differences between the various factions of the political right – social conservatives, fiscal conservatives, national security conservatives, Tea Partiers, etc. – and they all, to some extent, bleed into each other to varying degrees. Each has their problems, just as each has their strengths, but for purposes of brevity I will just refer to them all nebulously as “Republicans.” It may irritate some, but tough. This is about politics, not pandering.
It’s a tradition as old as time – blaming someone else for one’s own problems.
People from every corner of the planet wanted to move here, throw themselves into that pot, become Americans and melt themselves into all the opportunity that word offered. That’s no longer the case. Thanks to the progressives’ “divide and conquer” electoral strategy, the melting pot has been thrown away and replaced with a series of chafing dishes.
I write today in the hope you all can get over whatever anger, distrust or bruised egos this primary season and political year has caused you. We on the right need to unite and send a message to progressives by unambiguously retaking the U.S. Senate in November.
?Democrats are getting desperate.
Remember the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me”? It’s meaningless now.
In the movie "Grosse Pointe Blank," one professional killer is protecting a target from another professional killer when he says the other hitman is either in love with the purported victim’s daughter “or he has a newfound respect for life.” It’s a comedy (and a good one), so the second hitman is in love the guy’s daughter. No newfound respect for life at all.
Growing up, I was – as I assume you were – inundated with lists of “the benefits of citizenship.” The list was long and capped, naturally, by the fact the United States was the best, strongest, freest nation on the planet.
I don’t get tanning, either outside or inside. I’ve never been a sun-worshipper and can’t stand hot summers.
?Remember when you could have fun at someone else’s expense?
It took 5 1/2 years, but we’ve finally found a law President Obama is willing to enforce as written.
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