(or How I Came to Prefer the Bomb) With reports and hype currently abounding regarding Japanese nuclear plants endangered by recent (and continuing) earthquakes, perhaps it is time to take a look at the truth about the state of nuclear power in the world today.
On my last full day in D.C. I had to catch the National Museum of Art. Again. This is part two of my last full day. So join me in cramming a full-day activity into a few hours. Feel the panicked rush to try to take it all in one last time. Did I mention there's nudity?
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK-Dqj4fHmM Who would have thought that the best advice for America in a motion picture would have come from Dean Vernon Wormer's reprimand of Flounder in Animal House? America is...
Reid insisted in 2010 that delaying the debt ceiling vote would ensure that the Republicans would own part of the responsibility. And so we find ourselves on the brink of disaster.
I usually try to get back to the Commonwealth once a year. I've lived for the past 30 years in the same part of England to which two other Virginia women, Pocahontas (my kinswoman) and Nancy Astor, were condemned;...
In the modern era of punditry and media, we have now become accustomed to news being a never ending chain predictions. As the crude saying goes, predictions are like assholes, every news show has them.
Friday night on Vox Populi, I mentioned that I had been posting the HP Bush Years Posters to answer Obama bashers across the net. I believe it was escribicat who asked what the Bush Years Posters were, and I...
The Boston Globe just reported today on a study at the University of Michigan that examined how people, especially those who are wrong about what they believe to be true, respond to being presented with the facts: Facts don’t necessarily...
Today is Father’s day and I wish to honor my father, Gene, who left this world 9 years ago at the age of 75. My father was not perfect, by no means, but I have come to realize, what an...
I received an interesting reply to my final email sent just before I removed myself from HP. The cynical me might think this only came because of days of users abandoning that site, but let's give this moderator the...

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