Archive | February, 2013

The Republicans are S.O.L.

With all this talk about the sequester, and with Obama apparently wanting to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of income tax in America by giving us more of it, I’m finding myself pretty close to giving up. It’s just way too hard to make sense of any of this. The inmates are actually running the […] Read more
Category: Politics

PaleoDiet Notes

Interesting article from Medline Ancient humans had healthier teeth than people do today, researchers say. This decline in oral health over the past 7,500 years is the result of changes in oral bacteria due to human evolution and industrialization, the study authors said. These changes have led to chronic oral and other health problems, according Read more
Category: General

Happy National Margarita Day – Belated

I missed it. It was yesterday. But, the sentiments are still there. History: As the story goes, the drink was actually named after a woman named Margarita. Dallas socialite Margarita Sames was known hosting fabulous parties. During a Christmas poolside party at her vacation home in Acapulco, Margarita once again initiated one of her favorite Read more
Category: General

Google Glass. Super Cool.

Remember the Terminator movies – how “Arnold” (the Terminator) would look at stuff and get all kinds of dials and gauges and instructions that appeared in his field of vision? But they didn’t block his vision in any way? Wasn’t that cool? Google is announcing “Google Glass”, and implementation of this kind Read more
Category: Technology

Tuesday Trivia on Thursday

Ooops. Missed it. Well here goes. Mosquitos like… The color blue. So, if you’re camping or picnicking, I guess blue jeans are not the best choice for wear (or BSU gear :)) Chasing the dream. Probably best known for the Vacation movies and his stint on Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase was an early drummer […] Read more
Category: Trivia

Damn That Global Warming

We got a bunch of snow this winter, unlike the past few years. Of course, what we had was nothing compared to what they got on the Eastern Seaboard. So, I had to kinda wonder about this… A famous climate scientist predicted that the Arctic would be ice-free in five years. Unfortunately for him, that […] Read more

John Kerry Must Be Worth It, I Guess

Secretary of State “Why the Long Face?” John Kerry was under the protection of more security during his recent trip to Virginia than was deployed to Benghazi before last year's terrorist attack. Makes ya kinda wonder, doesn’t it? On Kerry's first day as head of the State Department, four agents were on hand when he […] Read more

Are You Losing Your Health Coverage?

I had a conversation with a liberal a few months ago about Obamacare. I kept asking for him to explain how we’d pay for it, he kept telling me how he was excited a lot of underprivileged people would now have health care. I never got an answer and, needless to say, the “debate” went […] Read more

Russian Meteor

A meteor exploded with a blinding flash above central Russia on Friday, just when we weren’t expecting it. All eyes were turned towards the area of the sky where the DA14 asteroid was “near missing” the planet, and the meteor snuck up behind us – so to speak. At first I wondered if the two […] Read more
Category: General

Shocking Failure?

Ah, the hybrid car. You know, people who have them seem to think they are the slickest thing since sliced bread. I don’t blame them though, the electronics alone are worthy of a NASA space mission. But, can the past crop of hybrid cars really be called “hybrid”? I remember many years ago when one […] Read more

Can We Inflate Our Way Out of Debt?

Obama: We can’t cut our way into prosperity. Republicans: We can’t tax our way into prosperity. Man behind the curtain: Hey, why not inflate our way into prosperity? It’s a simple theory. If you have a lot of fixed costs (mortgage, car loans, student loans, credit cards, medical bills, etc.), and your income doubles, then Read more

Tuesday Trivia

I like trivia. (I also likes puns. But, I’m not sure I want to subject anyone to that kind of drivel:)). In fact, I like trivia so much that my wife has purchased a dozen “bathroom readers” over the years to keep me… uh…. occupied. So, I’m going to start a new feature – Tuesday […] Read more
Category: Trivia