To Err Is Human

Michelle Obama is in the news this week because of the publication of her book, “Becoming”. In the book, she makes the statement that she will “never forgive” Donald Trump because he pushed the “birther conspiracy”. For those wondering, that was the claim that Obama was actually born in Kenya. It’s clear from the context…

Is Google Even-Handed? Is The Bear Catholic?

Here is a story of three simple searches. The search I did is for the following terms: left wing political violence united states   First, the results on Bing, Microsoft’s search engine … All but one have “left wing” or “left” in the headline. Next, the same search on DuckDuckGo, the privacy-oriented search engine … Again,…

Quoted and Misquoted

I really don’t like being misquoted. In discussing my scientific work, someone will inevitably pop up to say something like “But you claimed that XYZ was absolutely true”, when in fact I actually said something like “XYZ might possibly be valid in some limited specific circumstances”. The distortions, the misunderstandings, the misquotations are astounding. And…

False Alarums

Even young children are aware of what is fair and what isn’t … and boy, they’ll let you know about it. Heck, even the animals know about fairness. As a teenager, a primitive form of animal life to be sure, I remember coming home from my first day at high school and telling my long-suffering…

Moonbeam Brown Destroys Our Hospitals

Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown of California continues with his mad liberal claim that if you just pass a law, things will get better. His latest lunacy involves hospitals discharging homeless people … in many cases after they have received “free” care at taxpayer expense. And the state is full to the brim with homeless ……

Being Economical With The Truth

[UPDATE: Since I wrote this, an alert reader has pointed out that there is more to the first part of this study than I knew. Since I’m sworn to tell the truth in my blog, even, or especially, when I’m wrong, here is the section of the law he pointed out: This chapter shall not…

Investigations That Don’t

My liberal friends, and yes, thankfully, I have some, keep saying to me, “Why didn’t Kavanaugh call for an investigation? If he was innocent that’s what he’d do”. Let me show why he didn’t, and why you wouldn’t either. I just got back from my high school reunion, where we shared stories of what happened…