Decline is a Choice

Decline is a Choice – Charles Krauthammer Wriston Lecture

While I don’t agree with some of the jibes in this lecture from Charles Krauthammer the heart and soul of this argument are pure and persuasive: America faces a long term strategic choice – and Decline is one of the options. Which choice should we make? As a moderate-right conservative I would choose the path of strength and prosperity, and to retain the abilities to stop the world from spiraling down to another world war.

This is a long lecture that contains meaty content for thought, please listen to the whole thing and remain objective. Don’t be thrown off track by use of Noam Chomsky’s favorite “H” word. Also note that from my understanding the ban on offshore drilling expired without much note from conservatives last Saturday.

The Lecture

Kasey Likes to Ride

Kasey likes to ride

Kasey-RidesKasey likes to walk around the neighborhood best, but a trip to the store in the car is almost as good to her view.

Schrödinger’s Dog

Schrödinger’s Dog

Another pet, another challenge, another solution to Schrödinger’s equation. It can be summed up by the succinct statement: “I’m a good dog.”

H/T Uncertain Principles

What’s this all about? See the Wikipedia articles here, and here.

The Secrets of the Psychics

The Secrets of the Psychics

Here’s a great documentary that looks skeptically at claims of psychic frauds. I’m posting the first of the series so please click out to Youtube to see the whole thing.

Let’s Play “Where are the Jobs!”

Let’s Play “Where are the Jobs!”

A new NRCC targeted ad, simple but effective:

With the rate jump to 9.8 percent today it’s no wonder that the Dems consider this “sobering”.

Gatorbait’s Rebellion

Gatorbait’s Rebellion

He thinks that having to sit in a car seat is unfair, but even though he just shot an 800 lb Alligator his mom is still the boss.

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools

This is Robert Plant’s song from the 9 lives box set, and there’s some nice guitar work here.

October Moon Nearing Full

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October Moon Nearing Full

Here’s a picture of tonight’s beautiful moon, it’s nearing full. The sky was crystal clear, but the wind from across the Western plains was quite stiff so this is not as clear as it could be even though I was shooting from a tripod.

Autumn Comes to Kansas

Autumn Comes to Kansas

The first yellow leaves on the Redbud tree.autumn-comes