January 13, 2017
Making Western Water Great Again
President Trump is not even President yet and he's already inspiring positive change to the drought conditions in the western United States. Almost all of the average precipitation measurements on this map of the west shows readings between 100 percent and 200 percent of normal for the last three months.
Colorado is doing nearly as well as California, as evidenced by the map below. (Source)
Sources found at The Water Report's snowpack research page.
February 11, 2016
Prosperity's Dark Side
Indoor plumbing and the washing machine may have heralded a longer, happier and healthier life for all mankind, but these labor saving advances come at a price - detachment.
We tend to think of youth arriving in waves by generation, every twenty years or so. In reality, the waves are five times as frequent - every four years another class of know-nothings matriculates from the academy. So while the naïve waifs who elected President Obama may now actually, for the most part, recognize their error, two more waves have washed over top of them. And since nothing has been done to correct their curricula, the tide of egalitarian socialism is on the rise, making each successive wave that much stronger than before.
Witness the rise of Senator Socialist, the Independent-In-Name-Only from Vermont, who offers nearly everything as reward for one's vote, deftly stopping short of promising to outlaw war and neckties and long pants. One wonders how his followers might change their thoughts and attitudes and priorities if they had to wash their own clothes, by the river, by hand. Or if they had to defend their village from armed invasion by hungry hoardes from beyond the horizon.
I'm for making the viewing of History Channel's 'Vikings' a mandatory precondition for voter registration. All four seasons. The fourth of which, begins a week from tonight.
(Either that or they have to charge their iPhone with a bicycle generator for a month or so.)
November 9, 2015
New Category - Hail Hail Fire and Snow...
This could as easily have gone under "politics" since it has become a prominent feature in Democrat strategy, but I put it under "philosophy" because it has an epistemological basis - in the name of the "pure principle" of the prophet of equality, anything goes. Including "The enemy have discovered our operation. They must be annihilated."
"Hail hail fire and snow. Call the angel, we will go... far away... for to see... friendly angel come to me."
The problem with democracy...
Well maybe not the problem with democracy, but one of them at least... and a big one at that, is that people like this are entitled to vote.
In a just society, what is the proper response to this child-like anti-social behavior?