Category Archives: Politics

From the Greek, “poly” meaning “many” and “tic” meaning “blood-sucking parasite”.

Las Vegas Shooting

I had a long night last night, after putting my wife on the jet plane heading back to the UK — a separation that will end only by the UK government finally granting me a permanent visa to live there, … Continue reading

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Settled Status a “Damp Squib”?

Oh, for crying out loud. Brexit!  Yes, that’s apparently going to happen eventually.  If you don’t know what that is about, don’t bother reading any further because I’m not going to explain it — try Wikipedia on Brexit.  Then come … Continue reading

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Hacked Clinton Emails — So What?

In one news source, The Guardian, there appears the following about the leaked Hillary Clinton emails: The releases were highly damaging to Clinton, and US intelligence officials now believe they were hacked by Russia and passed to WikiLeaks to boost … Continue reading

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Let’s Blame the NRA for San Bernardino

Yesterday, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, shot up his workplace’s holiday party, killing 14 and wounding 21.  They did it in the name of Allah. And of course this is the fault of the National Rifle Association. … Continue reading

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That Wicked National Rifle Association

Not three seconds elapsed after the initial reports of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, before the hearse chasers of the Left leapt into the fray, via Twitter of course, to condemn the NRA. So, let’s see if I … Continue reading

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Driving Licenses vs Firearms Ownership

I had a brief, but interesting, Twitter exchange with one of my favorite Sci Fi authors, Jennifer Foehner Wells (@Jenthulhu), involving guns and gun control.  I responded to a tweet of hers putting down the National Rifle Association, to which … Continue reading

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The So-called “Gender Pay Gap”

I’m a software developer.  Among software developers we have some superstar programmers, and one of these is Jon Skeet.  Jon has the highest reputation on one of the most influential programming Q & A sites on the net, Stack Overflow, … Continue reading

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Captain Sulu Hits the Nail on the Head

Okay, I will admit that I don’t agree with George Takei much, when it comes to politics. But in this TED Talk, he hits the nail on the head when it comes to the principles that this country stand for. … Continue reading

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His Flexibility Has Changed Nothing

I confess to being a bit surprised.  A year and a half ago, in the wake of Barack Obama’s reelection, I blogged that I was afraid this country wouldn’t be the same by the end of his presidency.  But now … Continue reading

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Yes, Armed Citizens are Clueless Tools — NOT

Tooling around YouTube Hey, I found this 3-part screed about how bumbling private citizens cannot possibly defend themselves effectively.  This is what they say in the description. The controlled study documented in these videos show that concealed carry permit holders … Continue reading

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