Posts tagged "Ronald Reagan"

A soldier's pledge

Ronald Reagan was right about cow farts and greenhouse gases

Ronald Reagan was ridiculed mercilessly when he asserted that cow farts produced huge amounts of methane that contributed to greenhouse gas pollution. He also said that trees and plants were similarly guilty, also to much ridicule. Including from me. Now comes word that he was right all along. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Moonbeam) has signed legislation... Read more »

Ronald Reagan and the nation mourn the Challenger shuttle disaster 30 years ago today

And for those of us who witnessed it, we still mourn. As with the President John F. Kennedy assassination, we, who are old enough, will forever remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard. We won’t forget because it was one of the worst American tragedies to unfold before our eyes.... Read more »

Speaking ill of the dead

With the death of Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert seemingly universally mourned without a nasty word being spoken about him, it seems out of place–at least in Chicago–to hear the unvarnished nastiness raining down on former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Here’s a sample from the Guardian columnist Seumas Milne: But most shocking are the... Read more »

When war is worth fighting

Here is a post-Memorial Day thought–an eloquent explanation of why men and women have fought and died: We in America have learned bitter lessons from two World Wars: It is better to be here ready to protect the peace, than to take blind shelter across the sea, rushing to respond only after freedom is lost.... Read more »

Bring in the clowns

Friend Bob wants to know why Al Franken so quickly made it to the prestigious Senate Judiciary  Committee. Why not appoint Jack Benny or W.C. Fields? I have no answer, Bob. A seat on the  committee is one of the most sought-after plums (especially for lawyers, which Franken is not), so the question needs to... Read more »
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