Daily Archives: December 20, 2010

More on that coyote

Andy Moore has sent me a number of photographs of the coyote he espied at the OGRCC building (that would be Eckman Center for long-term residents), but I’m having trouble uploading them. Check back tomorrow, when I’ll have the problem licked, but this is definitely one big dog.  It’s really cool, in a way, but I understand why the parent of  a small child might want to carry a shotgun. These guys are not your small western cayotes. They’re coyotes on steroids.

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This sounds encouraging

UConn names new president. UConn’s a good school that’s been getting better and better. This woman sounds like she has the experience and talent to keep that progress going.

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Damn that Joel Kaye!

He never mentioned to me that his daughter Dara is a Fulbright Scholar. Joel may be a most excellent real estate lawyer, but what are friends for if not to celebrate a child’s success?

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Who’s tougher than a Navy SEAL?

Too funny,in view of yesterday’s Senate vote. My girls were just down for tea and the conversation turned to a young man we know who has served at least two tours of duty as a Navy Seal.  Katie has another friend who is still in training for that corp, having survived cuts from 350 to 130, but still, only 30 will make it. I mentioned the other fellow and she said matter of factly, “yeah, and he’s gay”. She’d know – she grew up with him – but wouldn’t it be a loss if our country lost his service? I think so.  By the way, I think the current generation is far more comfortable with all this than mine is. I’m no fan of political correctness, but I do think the acceptance of homosexuals is an improvement over what they faced growing up in the 60s.

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Mission creep

Homeland Security wants to recruit Coast Guard into battle against global warming. You can’t fight a bureaucracy piecemeal. The only answer is to abolish entire departments, starting with Homeland Security, continuing through the Department of Education and the Energy Department, then taking a breath and seeing who to attack next. The Department of Agriculture comes to mind as a likely target.

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Do you rememeber when Obummer promised “science without politics”?

Well, neither does he. But engine makes are suing his D.E.P., claiming, accurately, that the latest mandate to boost ethanol content to 15% is going to ruin cars, lawn mowers, boats, you name it. Everyone knows that the 10% mandate was a complete flop, saving no gasoline and merely increasing costs to consumers. Congress’s response? Add another $5 billion in subsidies and increase the ethanol content 50%.

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The triumph of hope over experience

Second marriages – why bother?

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