Monday, March 31, 2014

U.S., Israel Discussing Pollard Release -

What an outrageous idea - "paying" the Israelis to do the right thing in talking with the Palestinians. We should, instead, say that all military assistance to Israel will stop in 6 months unless serious negotiations - as judged by us - are underway.

Bill Maher exposes Democrats over Paul Ryan’s “racist” remarks -

I think Bill MAHER deserves a lot of credit for this, and others ought to consider this point much more carefully. Get your knees out of your minds and think.

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Whitewash for Gov. Christie -

I am glad we can now focus on the cost of this work.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Obama’s Anemic Speech in Europe -

Another point of view on President OBAMA's speech; I disagree.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Obama has “too much golf, not enough work” -

A lot of the criticism of the President is, alas, well-merited.

Monday, March 17, 2014

E.U. Fights to Get Everyone Speaking Same Language on Education -

We need to be reminded how we are doing in the US - this combined with Nicholas KRISTOFF piece yesterday talking about the importance of study overseas.

The Huffington Post UK - Google+ - Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Vanishing Planes…

Fascinating graphic.

Weekend Gun Report: March 14-16, 2014 -

We need to solve this problem.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Erin Go Drinking -

Bravo! I don't have to wear crazy garb or engage in various excesses to celebrate, within me, my Irishness. That's - thank God - not something I can buy at Walmart.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Paul Ryan’s Irish Amnesia -

It makes me proud to be an Irishman whose family somehow survived the famine, and it makes me so sad that so many seem to support RYAN. Those supporters, alas, are the last ones likely to want to learn themselves by reading EGAN's excellent essay.

Like So Many Others, Leaving Ireland For A Better Life : NPR

I can surely identify with what she says.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Interview: Brigid Schulte, Author Of 'Overwhelmed' : NPR

Surely an issue deserving of being addressed, when we get the time.....

The Samaritans - Comedy TV Series

Will be interesting to see where this goes!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

AA flights between RDU and LHR

On my last flight - 30 Jan 2014 - I was struck, as is usual, by the incredible rush to make you eat the very repetitive meal they serve in coach during a 9 hour flight, the awful pizza they serve toward the end of the return flight to the US, and by the awful films shown.