The actual Mao quote is “Let a hundred flowers blossom.” I decided to go with the more widely quoted, but less accurate, version.
Yes, ebola is a terrible disease. But in the universe of things that are likely to get you, it ranks way, way down the list.
Now we know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall, or, uh, the White House.
Another summit on one of the world’s most pressing issues, another day without any concrete action to do something about it. Just more off-gassing.
Even as we bomb the extremists, we hand them propaganda coups. And here at home we’re on high alert, holding our breath for a domestic terror attack in retaliation for our bombing.
Upon hearing of this latest security lapse, my wife asked if I thought these screw-ups would have occurred with a white president. It’s hard to believe that Secret Service agents would want to allow harm to any president in their charge, regardless of race. But as the incidents pile up it makes one wonder.
It really grates that this congress has done so little, but has still found time for a 5-week summer break followed by another breather to run for reelection. Sheesh.
It was a matter for the Scots to decide and it certainly threw a scare into the Brits. In the end, I think they decided wisely.
There’s been a lot of talk in the last few days of the U.S. working with “moderate” fighters in Syria. But today’s moderate is tomorrow’s terrorist in the constantly shifting alliances of the Middle East. You can’t, as they say, tell the players without a score card.
I’d give my teeth for a pair of those iglasses.