Monthly Archives: January 2012

How sincere was the grief shown at the death of Kim Jong-il?


Some of it probably came not from the heart. The Daily NK is a generally reliable Seoul based publication about what’s happening in North Korea.  Today, in an article headlined Harsh Punishments for Poor Mourning, it observed, The North Korean … Continue reading

Posted in Criticism sessions, Death of Kim Jong-il, Funeral of Kim Jong-il, Korea, mourning, Real grief | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Vote For or Against Governor Romney because he is a Mormon?


Don’t we have better things to worry about? An opinion piece in the Washington Post authored by Ken Starr, formerly a special prosecutor and now the president of Baylor University, asked “Can I vote for a Mormon?” Were Mr. Starr … Continue reading

Posted in Christians, Conservatives, Constitution, Elections, Freedom, Governor Romney, Mormonism, Obama, Politics, Religion, Republicans | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Kim Jong-un is really cool!


Here is a new video showing North Korea’s newly ascended leader, Kim Jong-un Kim Jong-kool, riding a horse, driving a tank, preparing to fly an airplane and doing other stuff most any guy of his age would enjoy. He even … Continue reading

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Our foreign policy is OK for a second rate nation.


Herds of horses have leaders.  They establish dominance by fighting all comers and by protecting the lesser horses within the herd.  Eventually, fighting ceases to be necessary.  A hard stare, the baring of teeth or even a kicking gesture become … Continue reading

Posted in Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Cuba, Democracy, Freedom, Los Nevados, Obama, United States, Venezuela | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Has Honor become an Anachronism?


A few quaint vestiges persist and others are salvageable. In May of last year, I wrote an article about the University of Virginia Honor Code and charges that a student then about to be graduated from the School of Law … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Constitution, Corruption, Culture, Democracy, Elections, Facts, free speech, Freedom, Health Control, Lies, Obama, ObamaCare, Political class, Politics, Robert E. Lee, Romney, Society | Tagged | 2 Comments

Further Speculations on North Korea


Strange things can happen behind closed doors. As I’ve observed many times, North Korea is a black hole from which little light emerges; what little useful information escapes usually consists of propaganda and speculation. Here’s some more speculation. Part of … Continue reading

Posted in Death of Kim Jong-il, Funeral of Kim Jong-il, History, Kim Dynasty, Kim il-Sung, Kim Jong-il, Kim Jong-un, Korea, Korea speculation, Mao, Military | 3 Comments

What are “Conservatives?”


We have more agreements than disagreements and should make the most of our agreements. The label “Liberal” has been abused to the point that it no longer has the clear and rather inclusive meaning it once had, an open and … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Abuse of Power, Agnosticism, Cain, Christians, Conservatives, Constitution, Debt limit, Deportation, Disputes, Elections, Freedom, Global Warming, health care, Health Control, Ideology, Law, Law and Order, Meddling, Obama, ObamaCare, Politics, Regulations, Republican Debates, Republicans, Right Wing, Society, States' Rights | Tagged , , | 3 Comments