When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
Benjamin Disraeli
My neighbor — a staunch conservative and advocate of laissez faire as far as his view of the federal and state governments are concerned — argues that we need to return to the national political …

7 September 2009  Uncategorized

In 2002, on NBC’s Meet the Press, then Vice President, Dick Cheney stated, “In my opinion, prospect of a future attack against the United States is almost certain. We don’t know if it’s going to be tomorrow or next week or next year.” He added that it was “not a …

18 May 2009  Uncategorized

As Christmas approaches and the final chaotic rush for gift selection of one or more of the countless primarily unnecessary items (soon to be obsolete or out of fashion) occurs, my thoughts turn inward. I’ve been contemplating the meaning of gift-giving and, as a final admonition, the concept of …

14 December 2008  Uncategorized

Well, as we could all have predicted, the conservatives are ballyhooing the choice of Joe Biden as Obama’s VP as “proof” of Obama’s lack of expertise in the fields Joe excels in: Foreign policy and economics. Yep, choice of someone knowledgeable in those fields was dumb…why didn’t he follow …

24 August 2008  Uncategorized

Holy Moley! I think the California State Legislature finally recognized that there may be a water shortage…at least in the future! Their insight is exceptional; their bold statements to be praised; and their objective…nothing short of glorious: “We need to get more water,” they say (or maybe we …

3 August 2008  Uncategorized

Let’s see…Al Gore is pushing non-carbon alternatives to energy because:
1. He is truly concerned about the state of the country and the earth, or;
2. He has a lot of investments in wind and solar energy companies, or;
3. His Nobel Peace Prize is being withheld until Dubai goes bankrupt, or;
4. He thinks this is the …

20 July 2008  Uncategorized

Last month’s headlines read, “It’s Over…Hillary Concedes!” Well, I wish it were over but it’s not…maybe it never will be. Yes, Hillary conceded and Barack is the Democrat’s presumptive candidate but that’s only fired up the neo-cons to go all out on their “let’s invent some new facts” …

1 July 2008  Uncategorized

It appears that to validate my blog title of Ambivalent Environmentalist I should, at least occasionally, write on environmental issues.
To begin with, I have been a staunch supporter of the Endangered Species Act since its inception in 1972. Most of my professional career has been directed at …

14 May 2008  Uncategorized

Today’s presidential press conference was equally enlightening as to what’s really going on in this country. As if we didn’t know it all the time, it was refreshing to hear the President finally admit to who and what was causing our current economic woes…Congress! Congress, it seems, has …

29 April 2008  Uncategorized

“Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies. From these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many …

27 April 2008  Uncategorized
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