CT Sen. Blumenthal stands with Iran

September 10, 2015

“While this is not the agreement I would have accepted at the negotiating table, it is better than no deal at all.”  

Sen. Richard Blumenthal


The “bad deal is better than no deal” logic is a terribly sad commentary on our current state of affairs.

The people who build IEDs, support Hezbollah, and openly continue to threaten Israel, got the better of us, now with the support of a Senator who actually tries to claim that had he been involved, his position would be different!


We don’t need to accept moral mediocrity as a reasonable standard, and party lines should pale in comparison to the loss of American soldier’s lives and limbs – directly taken by Iranian terrorism.

Hindsight is 20/20.

The “landmark” deal made a while ago with North Korea directly enabled them to get nuclear weapons.  Who then gave North Korea missiles?


Blumenthal’s support gives Iran more finance to keep maiming US soldiers, supply missiles to North Korea, support terrorists, and move closer to obliterating Israel (their stated objective!).

And that’s just related to what we know about so far.

Well, at least we also may rest assured that if the CT Senator been at the table, he wouldn’t have accepted such a ludicrous agreement.

Yet, it’s now worthy of his vote!

BTW, not that it matters, but what about the American hostages Iran still holds?

When did vacuity of national character become official policy?

You see, if an agreement is one you would not have accepted when it was fashioned, then you shouldn’t support it at all.

Lives matter.

Even more than votes.

Check this montage…


Kim in Jail?

September 3, 2015

I think the “tyranny of the Left” is well known in many parts of our society, and diversity in viewpoint is only tolerated if one agrees with the predominantly politically correct opinion.

Citing her understanding of God’s Law, Kentucky County clerk Kim Davis spurned a court order and maintained her refusal to issue licenses involving gay couples.  However, while she has a right to refuse such requests, inasmuch as she is employed in a civil job, she also has the responsibility to resign.

A doctor may well prescribe contraceptives that a medical secretary doesn’t agree with, on religious grounds.  Fine.

But that secretary should either be willing to issue the prescription, or call it in to a pharmacy, or that individual should vacate the position.

Some clerks, from their own faith perspective, might not approve issuing marriage licenses to individuals previously divorced.  That too, is fine.

Yet, we can only restrict and refuse such requests for licensure on the basis of law, not religion.

Even so, it is a very sad day for our country when a clerk, driven by faith not to participate in something that might easily have been transacted by another clerk, has been remanded to the custody of a US Marshall.  The gay rights folks have won this legal battle, but I believe the cause of respect for passive diversity has suffered a major setback.

Now that Ms. Davis has been removed, are we to assume that dozens of certificates for same-sex marriages will now be issued in her sector of the state?  Somehow, I doubt it.

I believe a calmer response would have been wise, all around.

Thanks Darling

August 27, 2015

As a swimmer, I stink.  I could serve as ballast.

People have tried to teach me to float face up, but as they scream, “Arch your back!” I slowly sink, hovering about 6 inches below the available air.

“Arch your back!” as I look like a submerged Yoga Master impaled on a stick, sounds like, “Bbblllarchh, bbllooaa bbbblllll!”

Doing the face down “dead-man’s” maneuver, I can stay buoyant for days, but unlike a dolphin, I don’t have a blow-hole in the back of my head…

I’ve almost drowned 3 times in the past, the first event occurring when I was about 4…  Still, ever since Jacques Cousteau plumbed the depths on the televised voyages of the Calypso, I’ve always been enthralled with the environment underwater.

As a kid, apart from the full outfit of a snorkel and mask, enabling the aforementioned dead-man’s float, sans rubber blow-hole, I was given just the mask.  Far worse than nothing…  Bad idea!

Still, these were the days when people believed the nonsense that swimming within 30 minutes of eating, say, a warm tuna sandwich on the sand, would leave you with cramps.

Truth is, even after an hour, coating the children with tuna oil, before having them re-enter the surf on Jones Beach, not far from Montauk where they catch Great Whites, is FAR more dangerous than tightened muscles.

Time passed, the dream faded, and then I married my wife.

With her prior experience, she got me and my children into proper snorkeling, and then into certified diving.  We have all bonded through this experience, and become better people because of it.

Swimming on the surface, I still resemble a lead weight attached to a large sand-bag.  But sinking with rented scuba gear on, the last 150 dives have been a cinch.

Thanks darling.  And, Happy Birthday!

You opened a world less explored than the Moon, and enabled our children to better know the earth, and indeed, themselves.

BTW, if you check out the video below, click through to YouTube directly, it’ll play much better…

Ferguson again, why?

August 12, 2015

Exactly why are violent protests happening in Ferguson?  We are at the 1st anniversary of what?

Fact is, the DOJ issued a report fully exonerating Darren Wilson.  This is after a Grand Jury refused to indict him.


Read the DOJ report.  Go on the DOJ website and download it.  Pages 5-8 are worth the price of admission.

Why hasn’t the President used this anniversary to re-frame the whole “race” issue, restate the blatant facts coming from the DOJ investigation, and re-institute a common sense, dispassionate view of law and order?

Fact is, like all life, so-called “Black” lives do matter.  They are being lost violently in nearly epidemic proportions, and not via police action.

Why isn’t the President calling attention to this basic reality?

He is uniquely poised to tell the truth, and set about planting a long-term fix.

Without the diagnosis, we’ll never be able to start fashioning solutions.


“We choose to go to the Moon…”

June 24, 2015

When President Kennedy sent us on the quest for landing on the moon and returning safely, his idea was well beyond what anyone on Earth had ever thought realistically possible.

It was an enormous vision.

President Obama needs to do the same thing in envisioning the quest for a society that forgets “race” and looks upon character.

Our current President enjoys a golden opportunity to redefine America, and lift us far beyond the mud of racial division into the stratosphere of universal human reality.

He is uniquely poised to do this.

I hope he will.



frontier veritas

June 23, 2015

I just spoke with another Frontier Executive Level Support person, who was looking into my situation…

This individual had the integrity to tell the truth…  Finally!

Indeed, the ARRIS NVG589 MODEM/ROUTER that Frontier is installing for customers paying for 45mbs/sec. service, CANNOT handle that speed wirelessly (at least not for more than a few bursts).

It CAN handle that speed via Ethernet cable, as I posted on June 3rd.  So, 99% of the time, forget wireless.

I was also told that as of late May, when I signed on for the “Power” package, 11 service tickets had been posted to my account regarding the problems.

Thus far, Frontier has credited me for $25.00.  Yes, I’m serious.  $25.00.

Missed service appointments, actual speed that usually runs a bit better than half the contracted rate, hours spent on the phone with tech support…







Finally, Frontier!

June 17, 2015

Finally hit 46mbs/sec once this afternoon, for a few moments.  

All the complaints, phone calls, emails, postings may be doing something, at least for a little while


Every customer should be advised to systematically check out Speedtest.net to see if they’re getting near what they’re paying for.

ESPECIALLY if they’re paying for 45+ mbs/sec service.

They may find that in the vast majority of circumstances they’re running a good deal less than they’re paying for.


Most times, it’s “kinda-sorta”, “maybe next time”, “on rare occasion you could conceivably”…

Like the old Chevy Vega, with the 110mph speedometer…

6/20/2015 around midnight  (28mbs):  http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4445923021



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