My dad’s secret mission in the Pacific in WWII

It's been 13 years since the old man died. He was typical of that generation where he never talked about WWII or any engagement. But towards the end of his life he would make these cryptic references to the secret mission. Neither my brother nor I could pry any details out of him. One time, while waiting at the deli counter in a supermarket, o…

Berniebots Behaving Badly

It was Sanders' supporters who were tipping point for me when I made the game time decision to vote for Clinton in the New York April primary. As much as many Sanders supporters tried to claim the Bernibro and Berniebot behavior was an invention by the mainstream media, it wasn't. Back in February CNN's Jake Tapper asked Sanders about it "Have …

Progessive purity, Sanders and Clinton

Sanders supporters and the progressive purity crowd have questioned Clinton's progressive bona fides. Bernie Sanders says there is no such thing as a "moderate progressive." What progressive era? The progressives of today aren't the same ones from the early 1900s. Well, if she doesn't believe in eugenics and raising the minimum wage to keep im…

Is the Sanders campaign encouraging voter fraud?

It just keeps getting worse and worse. The latest nonsense to emanate from the Sanders campaign is that of New York's closed primary. They are whining about vote suppression due to the fact unaffiliated voters can't vote in the Democratic primary. The primary system is the function of political parties. These knuckleheads feel they have the righ…

Soured on Sanders

I've always liked Bernie Sanders. I first became aware of him when he became Mayor of Burlington and I followed his career. I think he's a good man with good ideas. So when he threw his atheist yarmulke in the ring for President, it was a foregone conclusion that no matter who else was running, he was the guy I was voting for. Then I started lis…

Saul Alinsky, the Left and the Berniebots

NOTE: This was written before Sanders' upset in Michigan. Update at the end. Some wise words from Saul Alinsky in 1971, a so-called "hero" of the left. Effective organization is thwarted by the desire for instant and dramatic change, or as I have phrased it elsewhere the demand for revelation rather than revolution. It's the kind of thing we se…

Bernie Sanders and his genius staffers

Look, I'm going to vote for Sanders, but man, the Sanders campaign has some real geniuses working for them. MSNBC reporter Steve Kornacki asks the fired data guy, Josh Uretsky If you went into her voter files, if you searched them, if you copied information from them, it basically sounds like you are telling me you are committing, crime is a s…

True delusion: Anti-GMO to put Monsanto on trial in pretend “tribunal” in The Hague

Just when you thought the anti-gmo movement couldn't get anymore delusional, this craziness pops up.  And we're not talking fringe here. We're talking some of the main players like professional protester Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association  and the ever popular, international menace, Vandana Shiva. Jesus H. Christ in chicke…

I’m pretty much done with the GMO fight

There’s a reason this blog has been quiet for a while. I just can't do it anymore. The idiocy out there is unstoppable. There is a very sad strain of anti-science based on world views on the progressive side that is so ingrained that it is impossible to change. It's sad. A technology exists that can benefit the world and all these imbeciles c…

Folta, FOIA and USRTK in 200 words

Dr. Kevin Folta, non-GMO scientist does science outreach regarding the issue of GMOs. He speaks about the science of GMOs and how his audiences can better communicate that science. Anti-GMO group, US Right to Know (USRTK) files FOIA request in search of collusion between Dr. Kevin Folta and Monsanto. They find that Monsanto awarded University…