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February 25, 2015

HRH Obama And The Bomb

It seems that, from what I’ve heard, HRH Obama is intent on getting a deal, any deal, no matter what is in the deal, with the Iranians concerning their continuing attempts to obtain a nuclear weapon. It's all about the optics, never mind that Iran, the world’s largest supporter of terrorism, has vowed to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.

We have been negotiating with Iran for years in an attempt to get them to stop their quest to become a nuclear power to no avail. All the while, their centrifuges keep plugging away.

There is only one thing that the Iranians understand, brute force. Unfortunately, HRH Obama has no clothes.

Posted by Rick | February 25, 2015 08:27 AM | Political Science

On Net Neutrality

I don’t believe that I understand everything that is being discussed with regard to net neutrality, but there are a couple of old adages that can usually be relied upon in cases like this:

1) If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

2) Leave well enough alone.

3) Always keep in mind the law of unintended consequences and make sure that any government intervention via new laws or regulations is needed and that the consequences of such governmental intervention have been fully considered.

To allow the FCC, directed by five unelected commissioners, to institute sweeping new regulations on the internet without any congressional hearings and/or input seems heavy-handed and un-American.

Posted by Rick | February 25, 2015 08:09 AM | Just A Thought ~ | Political Science ~ | Social Studies

February 6, 2015

Sonny Dunham - Memories Of You

Growing up, I played, rather poorly I might add, the trumpet in grade school and high school. My inadequacies aside, I still have a great fondness for music played by great trumpeters.

I have a selection of songs by the famous trumpeter, Bobby Hackett, playing in The red meat Jukebox right now but I recently came across a few songs by a great trumpeter from the 1930's and 40's by the name of Sonny Dunham. I am going to include my favorite of the few songs I have by him called Memories Of You along with the songs by Bobby Hackett in The red meat Jukebox. Not nearly as well known at Hackett, Dunham was, nevertheless, a very special musician.

Invest 3 minutes of your time listening to this. You will not be disappointed.

Posted by Rick | February 6, 2015 05:16 PM | Just For Fun

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