You Say You Want A Revolution?
Almost wrote “day 6″ up there, but then realized I was a bit ahead of myself. Arrived in St. Thomas (USVI) relatively early this morning — around 7:30 or so. Sandra and I opted for a bit more leisurely activity today: a bus tour of parts of Charlotte Amalie (the capital of St. Thomas) and [...]
I’m posting this entry from 30,000 feet (and how quickly that has become commonplace). My sweet wife Sandra and I are sailing on the National Review Cruise tomorrow — seven days of traveling around the Caribbean while listening to and hobnobbing with people like Mark Steyn, Fred Thompson, Jonah Goldberg, Victor Davis Hanson, James Lileks, [...]
Honestly: our defense spending is high. We’re still embroiled in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and while we’re withdrawing from Iraq, it really is unclear (President Obama’s various pronouncements notwithstanding) when and under what circumstances we’ll actually leave. So, yes, if we weren’t spending the money we’re spending on defense, we’d have a lower deficit. Maybe. [...]
The Kleiner-Perkins “USA, Inc.” report offers possible solutions to the financial nightmare that the US Federal Government — and all of us taxpayers — are facing. I don’t agree with some of these — I think the empty results of the “Stimulus” pretty much negate the first item in #4 — but it’s telling how [...]
I’m going to continue to post graphs and slides from Kleiner Perkin’s “USA, Inc.” report for some time. Here’s some of their text that accompanies this graph: Take a step back, and imagine what the founding fathers would think if they saw how our country’s finances have changed. From 1790 to 1930, government spending on [...]
Most anyone in the IT industry for any length of time knows about Kleiner Perkins, one of the most successful venture capital firms in modern times. Well, as it turns out, Kleiner Perkins put its own people to work analyzing the US Federal Government as if it were a business, one that Kleiner Perkins might [...]
Even as news circulates that Gaddafi may have fled Libya for Venezuela — and I frankly can’t think of two world leaders who more deserve each other than Chavez and Gaddafi, except possibly Kim Jong-il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – I find my hopes for these various “street revolutions” tempered by history. We, as Americans, have [...]
You must have known that our favorite Taiwanese news animators would chime in quickly. ..bruce w..
For those wondering, here’s some information on the singer’s reference to “2257″. Hat tip to Paul Chesser over at the American Spectator blog.
[Instalanche™ in progress; thanks to Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit for the link!] It’s pretty hard to read this as anything but pure vindictiveness and intimidation on the part of the Transportation Security Agency: The Transportation Security Administration has opened an investigation targeting John Tyner, 31, the Oceanside man who was ejected from the San Diego International [...]