Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hypocrisy is the watch word of our modern society, it is everywhere:  in our politics, our social mores, our entertainment industry, and especially in our media.  Why is it that the media gets so worked up every time a white man kills a black man, which is really quite rare, but is lackadaisical when a black man rapes and kills white girls, possibly a lot of white girls.  Nobody in marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, there are no riots and incredibly the Department of Justice is not interested in conducting an investigation.  Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are nowhere to be found and President Obama has nothing to say on the matter.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

What do words mean?

What is the definition of war?  Does it only mean the use of ground forces, or does it mean the engagement of an enemy by what ever means necessary to achieve victory?  If it means the latter, we are at war with Islamic Terrorists in spite of the failure of our leader to use that term, or for that matter his failure to even identify the forces we are fighting.  The name of our enemy is ISIS, the key word in that identifier is Islamic.  Why won't our leader identify the enemy?  Is it because of his upbringing, the dreams of his father, or his fear of offending a group of people?  While we are on the subject of definitions, what does the phrase "Bring to Justice" mean?  Every time the Islamic Terrorists (there, I said it) attack and kill an American we are told the perps will be "Brought to Justice", but it rarely if ever happens, unless by bringing to justice we mean killing by the use of drones.  But in my dictionary that's not justice its retribution.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sexual Harassment

Monica Lewinski is back in the news and it is now coming out that some in the media aided the Clinton's in making her the villain in the scandal that led to the impeachment of the President.

Amazing how things turn around, I don't think that Clinton should have been impeached for  his affair and the cover-up that ensued, but he should have resigned or at the very least apologized for his actions and volunteered to enter sexual harassment training.  To this day Bill and Hilary act and talk as if Monica was the villain of the piece.  If what he did was not sexual harassment then the term has no meaning.  The fact that those in the media and others, some who call themselves feminists, defended him and continue to lionize him is the real tragedy of this whole episode.  Clinton's actions in this instance, and this was not the only such instance in his life, set back the cause of equality of women in the work place and led to an atmosphere where women continue to receive unequal pay and are derided if they act like men when they are put in positions of power, take note New :York Times.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

At one time I oversaw FOIA at a Federal agency, having to forward requests to the White House for review must impose a tremendous burden on both requesters and agency personnel.