The Election of 1860 Was Not Accepted

The third Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton featured a statement by Mr. Trump he might not accept the results of the election. This has happened before. Shortly before Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated President in March  1861 the states who did not agree with his policy on slavery voted to leave. Fort Sumter was … More The Election of 1860 Was Not Accepted

New Weapon: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Like Alexander Fleming stumbling upon penicillin it appears Samsung has mass marketed a new weapon of mass destruction, the Galaxy Note 7 smart phone. Apparently the batteries explode, catch fire, or both. The message from the company advises the machine should be immediately powered down and surrendered to a retailer at the strip mall where … More New Weapon: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Democratic Suicide

“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” John Adams April 15th, 1814. I awoke this morning to find the British have done just that. For a long time I have postulated the American Revolution was a mistake, we would have been … More Democratic Suicide

The Donald

The storied U.K. publication The Economist has weighed in on the background for Donald Trump and the implications for his qualifications for the Presidency. The review is typical British understatement, but can only be read as an ungentlemanly pan. “Opaque,volatile and contested” they write. “Information about Trump’s business is sketchy”. “Whether he has transcended the business … More The Donald

“The Bomber Will Always Get Through” British Parliament, 1932

These words turned out to be wrong when uttered by Stanley Baldwin, as he was referring to the bomber that flies over a city intent on killing, maiming and terrorizing the civilian population. Today we have a different kind of bomber, the bomber who walks through a city, intent on killing, maiming and terrorizing the civilian population. … More “The Bomber Will Always Get Through” British Parliament, 1932

The Washington Department of Corrections Catch and Release Program

Apparently the Washington Department of Corrections mistakenly got a memo from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, instructing certain species of fish be released upon capture. Failing to read the document closely the DOC altered their practices to allow big fish criminals to go free early. We were in Britain when the story broke. I … More The Washington Department of Corrections Catch and Release Program