Dec
31

Proper Execution, II?

Saddam's comments at the gallows have been determined, and contrary to initial reports he did not go to his death telling people to go to hell.  "Fallen tyrant" taunted in Saddam video By Claudia Parsons Sun Dec 31, 10:31 AM ET BAGHDAD (Reuters) – "The tyrant has fallen," a witness shouted after Saddam Hussein dropped… Continue reading »

Dec
30

Proper Execution?

As anyone who turned on the news today or yesterday is aware, Saddam Hussein is dead.  He was hanged just before dawn, Baghdad time, and thus his sentence was carried out.  Watching the video, we see an old man, slightly afraid, but resigned to his fate.  He almost seems confused.  Grainy footage of his body,… Continue reading »

Dec
24

A Global Warming Christmas

I recently found an item on Drudge that piqued my interest.  Two reasons: 1.  The topic is global warming.2.  The news outlet is the New York Times. When we put those two together it generally makes for a fretful, glaringly idiotic piece of tripe journalism designed to subtly reinforce that notion that only baboons aren't… Continue reading »

Dec
21

Dumb S@#$-ometer

I think from time to time I will also present things that make me want to use profanity and rail against the hopelessness of it all.  I'll call it my Dumb S@#$-ometer, and I'll assign a random value to it.  A cumulative total will be applied to my blog, so that I'll know when to… Continue reading »

Dec
21

Sean Penn and You Too

For your reading pleasure, the continuation of my blog from yesterday. The most effective forms of de facto censorship are pre-emptive. Systemically, we are encouraged to keep our heads down, out of the line of fire – to avoid the danger, god forbid, that someone in the White House, on Capitol Hill, or a media… Continue reading »

Dec
20

Sean Penn and You

Sean Penn was awarded the Creative Coalition's "2006 Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award."  According to the Coalition, the award is given to those who "…are dedicated to the sanctity of the first amendment and its free speech provision."  His comparison of the President with a pimp didn't hurt his chances.  Let's look at his acceptance… Continue reading »

Dec
19

Introduction

Hello!  My name is Neal, and I'm going to be doing some blogging here.  I've never had a blog, but it seems like a lot of fun.  By fun, I mean that it seems like a good opportunity to formulate my thinking and get some feedback on it.  I suppose that I should outline what… Continue reading »