Advice & Dissent: 2005

This interesting tidbit from today's Washington Post: "But overall, the Bush administration's funding requests for the key New Orleans flood-control projects for the past five years were slightly higher than the Clinton administration's for its past five years. Lt. Gen. Carl…Read More
"U.S. Troops Sweep Into Empty Insurgent Haven in Iraq," declares the headline of a Washington Post piece of Sept. 11. Yet in the piece itself we read "at least 550 suspected insurgents have been killed or captured" in the operation (as opposed to five Iraqi troops and one…Read More
As a National Geographic headline puts it: "Human-Alligators Encounters Rising In Southeast." At this rate, becoming gatorbait will soon be a part of any travel plan to Florida. National Geographic gives the simplistic, paid-for explanation that this is because both humand and…Read More
In response to my column saying that "In Steven Bochco's Reality is sacrificed to the God of Diversity. Why didn't Bochco also include a Klingon?" somebody did just that. What? No Vulcans?Read More
This photo was taken by my friend Ronald Rotunda while he was participating in the Freedom Walk at the Pentagon on Sept. 11. No comment necessary.Protestersof911March2.jpg TrackBack URL for this entry: Listed…Read More
Just months ago we were being told that because of the Iraq war, the military (especially the Army and Marines) couldn't recruit soldiers for love (of country) or money. In other words, it was yet another reason to insert tail firmly between legs and pull out. Well, last I heard…Read More
In a previous post I included a photo of protesters carrying utterly vile anti-American signs. Curiously, though, some also carried anti-homosexual (or "fag") as it were signs. Didn't know what to make of it. Fortunately, my friend Kevin Gleeson did. Turns out they're a bizzare…Read More
A new study in Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition reports that using ultrasound researchers have found that fetuses appear to cry at 28 weeks, or four weeks into the third trimester. Since the discovery came about just by chance, directed research could…Read More
What if the Dell and Apple computer companies announced an "ambitious" plan to produce desktops by 2018 that did what computers could do back in 1969? Then why is everybody going gaga over NASA's announcement that it would do the same with lunar landings? And while research that…Read More
You might think so from all the high-fives in the media over a new study in Science magazine that claims, as one headline put it, "Study Links Hurricanes to Global Warming." But people who actually read the Science paper, like Dr. Patrick Michaels, research professor of…Read More