It’s been a while since GorT (or others here) did a multi-part post/series. We’ve had some memorable ones. While this one may not become one, it’s of interest to me and a few followers that I’ve traded emails with so …Continue reading →
‘Puter’s had it with the Left’s ignorance of Israeli history. ‘Puter suspects, however, that much of this ignorance is not ignorance. Rather, it’s rank bigotry affecting an ignorant guise. Great Britain controlled the territory that comprised modern Israel and Gaza …Continue reading →
The Czar wishes to report with personal sadness the passing of his beloved family member, Sally, whom a few of you emailed and tweeted to us about periodically. Sally, as some of you may remember, was a Shetland Sheepdog we …Continue reading →
Amazon Studios just quietly greenlighted the drama The Man In the High Castle. Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel, The Man In the High Castle is written by Frank Spotnitz (of the X-Files) and to be directed by David Semel (Legends). It is set in …Continue reading →
Quickwhat does the Russian incursion of Ukraine have in common with the Israeli strikes on Hamas in Gaza? If you lean to the Left, you might be inclined to say something about an offensive military power taking advantage of a …Continue reading →
It’s been some time since ‘Puter’s excoriated E.J. Dionne, America’s Foremost Mentally Retarded ColumnistTM. Frankly, ‘Puter got bored tearing apart Mr. Dionne’s “logic.” It’s not very challenging to do so. But Mr. Dionne’s column, run in today’s Washington Post,* piqued …Continue reading →
GorT is a manager of 20+ software engineers in two different cities in the United States. GorT has been in the software industry for 20+ years and this group is one of the highest performing and talented teams he’s seen …Continue reading →
St. Jerome, in his busier days, once wrote that pretty much nihil was novus under the solis, and that observation is pretty true in politics. Know all those stupid tropes that Democrats keep throwing out about their Republican rivals? You …Continue reading →
Gentle Readers, Dr. J. saw this casting news this morning. Lucy Lawless will be joining the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast this fall in an unspecified role for an unknown duration of episodes. Dr. J. would like to make a casting …Continue reading →
Gentle Readers, Dr. J.’s thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Malaysian Airline that appears to have been shot down in the Ukraine by Russian or pro-Russian forces. President Obama gave an odd forty second acknowledgement yesterday …Continue reading →
Since 2006 or so, when David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett decided America needed was an untested, uninterested community organizer as president, we’ve been told America’s conducted its foreign affairs wrong since its inception. What America truly needed was “smart diplomacy,” a …Continue reading →
GorT got this delivered via the autonomous mail delivery system we have here at the Castle…mostly because the denizens of the moat don’t play nice with our regular postal carrier. We love our postal carriers, but it’s pretty hard to …Continue reading →
Gentle Readers, As you are aware, The Czar is, among other things, our Grammarian-in-Chief, a title Dr. J. will never own. Weird Al is back! He’s putting out parody videos like he’s back in the ’80s. Dr. J. suspects that …Continue reading →
GorT came across a brief post by Seth Godin regarding autonomous cars and tends to agree with his broad assessment. His summary: Self-driving cars are going to be a huge transformational disruption, and they’re probably going to happen faster than …Continue reading →
On the one hand, we get a note from Boneman: Oh powerful and feared Czar, Your minion, Boneman, humbly suggests that those who think Dear Leader somehow doesn’t understand or appreciate the ongoing southern invasion and how to deal with …Continue reading →
Gentle Readers, Happy Bastille Day! This is just a friendly reminder as to how quickly democracy can transform into mob rule, and ultimately tyranny 2.0. and In the words of the greatest president in our lifetime, if not the 20th century, …Continue reading →
The following essay is a guest post from Operative BG. We remind our readers that you are welcome to submit your thoughts either as an email or as a complete essay. Every year, the weekend after Independence Day, the city …Continue reading →
What has Barack Obama accomplished as president? Permit ‘Puter to rephrase the question. What has Barack Obama accomplished as president that has been good for America? ‘Puter would argue that Obama has accomplished exactly nothing that has made America a …Continue reading →
Following up on yesterday’s essay on the Quinnipiac poll of best and worst presidents, the Czar wanted to take the opportunity to provide his rankings. Agree or disagree as you wish, but here are some thoughts on best to worst. …Continue reading →
The Czar, you loyal readers will note, has long maintained that history’s judgment on President Obama would be particularly harsh. Evidently, history is not waiting. Last week, despite the intense suppression of the main stream media, the generally pro-liberal Quinnipiac …Continue reading →
Dr. J. loved GorT’s tribute to Nikola Tesla, however, GorT didn’t quite get it right with regard to Tesla’s fan base. Back in the 1980s, the ladies loved Nikola, and indeed, Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark (OMD) made a video …Continue reading →
Today marks the 158th anniversary of Nikola Tesla’s birth. GorT has a bit of a bias and feels that Tesla is probably the greatest inventor in the modern age. Aside from being most famous for developing the modern Alternating Current …Continue reading →
No, not that change of life! Dr. J. spent a good amount of his training time in research related activities, and actually held a grant or two from the NIH at various times in his career. At a critical juncture …Continue reading →
It’s been a while since GorT has done a mailbag dump (man, that sounds like something ‘Puter would say). Item 1 – maybe shockingly to the Czar, Borepatch writes into the silver robot with the followin: Great writeup. I completely …Continue reading →
GorT told his friends and family a few years ago that the whole “cupcake industry” as it were has 3 to 5 years of viability. Then people will tire of it, there will be some new trendy thing and all …Continue reading →
As you know, DC Comics is locked in an epic battle for domination of the superhero movie genre with Marvel Comics. DC has not fared so well; as they try to figure out how modern audiences will adapt to the …Continue reading →
Operative BJ writes to opine: Your Highness, This lowly one has been watching the recent reaction to the deaths of 3 teens unfold in Israel and wishes to make an observation. The child-king Obama spoke to Israel and asked for …Continue reading →
Like GorT, ‘Puter has enjoyed many of his liberal friends’ logic free, overwrought Facebook rants on the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby et al. Unlike many of his friends, ‘Puter has actually read the Court’s decision and …Continue reading →
Sigh. GorT has been trying to ignore the Facebook deluge that those opposed to the recent SCOTUS ruling a/k/a the “Hobby Lobby case” are causing. Most recently, GorT came across this post referenced in his timeline by a friend of …Continue reading →
XKDC.COM posted this cartoon today: It shows the surface area of all of the solid celestial bodies in the solar system. Just like on heart, some real estate is better than others for building a home, it nevertheless is pretty cool. …Continue reading →
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Human_Fertilization.png One of Dr. J.’s hep-cat progressive friends from on teh Facebook posted this article from the Atlantic during her wailing, rending of garments and gnashing of teeth as a consequence of the narrow-in-scope Hobby Lobby decision. The article tries, like so many, …Continue reading →
So the Czar is goading GorT (and maybe ‘Puter) a bit with his latest post about soccer being tiresome. Aside from his clever title the post is a bunch of mis- or uninformed babbling. Yeah, I’m calling out the Czar …Continue reading →
The Czar is glad Americans are watching the World Cup in such numbers, because since last week the number of people claiming baseball is way more boring than soccer has dropped to nearly nothing. No matter how tiring you feel …Continue reading →
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