In 1427, a ship captain sailing for his Portuguese prince, Henry the Navigator, discovered the Azores Islands. If the question of the significance of this event had been posed at the time to Sultan Murad Khan, the leader of the Ottoman Empire, to Itzcoatl and Nezahualcoyotl, the co-rulers of the Aztecs, or to Rao Kanha, one of the princes of Jodhpur in India – it is unlikely that any of them would have responded that it was an early indication of an historic explosion of cultural energy in Europe that would lead to European exploration and conquest of most of the known world. Nor would they have foreseen a renaissance of European thought that would give rise to scientific, industrial and scholarly dominance of the planet by European culture for at least a half a millennium.
I need someone to explain to me what in the world we are doing bombing convoys in Libya.
On the very first day of the anti-Gaddhafi attacks we launched a reported 110 Tomahawk missiles into Libya at a cost of about $600,000 per. The very first day of President Barack Obama’s very first war cost $66 million not including the cost of fuel, manpower, tax, title and dealer prep.
Amidst all the confusion over our new little war in Libya , one thing is clear: Notwithstanding the bravery and professionalism of our troops in naming it Operation Odyssey Dawn, the Pentagon has invoked a haunting specter. The war’s namesake Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” is the tale of the hero, Odysseus, taking 10 years to get home from the Trojan War which itself took 10 years to fight.
House Speaker John Boehner has so far driven Congress in the right direction. He has negotiated successfully to cut spending and keep the government open. He allowed for an open process that delivered the largest discretionary spending cuts in the history of the lower body. He has gotten high marks from just about everybody on how he has risen to the occasion in difficult times. He has his hands firmly on the steering wheel and he seems to know where he is going.
Headline:Saudi Troops Enter Bahrain to Help Put Down Unrest
Come with me into the Wayback Machine.
Back in the day, I worked for a company called EDS which had been founded by a guy named Ross Perot. Perot was gone in the mid-90s when I was there and got involved with what I’m about to describe to you.
Make sure you go to the ‘jury selection’ at the local County Courthouse when your name is called and sit through the entire process. (You have to go otherwise or you will be arrested for failure to do your civic duty) Continue reading →