William K. Wolfrum http://www.williamkwolfrum.com Sat, 18 Nov 2006 13:25:43 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en Sufferin’ Till Sufferage: Nancy Pelosi breaks a barrier for women While I don't expect to see Nancy Pelosi as a great political reformer, some credit is due. In honor of the first female Speaker of the House, a little School House Rock - Sufferin' Till Sufferage: --WKW http://www.williamkwolfrum.com/?p=149 Nancy Pelosi kicks things off with some ethical lying In a rah-rah blog at The Huffington Post, New Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi jotted down some words of positivity, leading with getting the hell out of the Iraqi death and money pit: "I told my colleagues yesterday that the biggest ethical issue facing our country for the past three ... http://www.williamkwolfrum.com/?p=148 Nukes for everyone! U.S. decides nuclear proliferation is the wave of the future The Administration really is taking the "Right to bear arms" thing seriously. They're letting Iran and North Korea get nukes. They publish nuke secrets on the Internet. Now, they give the stuff to India. It's the "If-everyone-has-a-gun-no-one-will-get-hurt" philosophy in action. We just have to deal with the fact that every now and ... http://www.williamkwolfrum.com/?p=147 Bush shows he learned nothing from McNamara’s Vietnam blunders Here's a stellar comment to a blog at Unclaimed Territory, Glenn Greenwald's blog: ############################## Why aren't pundits and journalists calling Bush on this? Bush vs. Robert McNamara's Lessons from Vietnam Bush • freedom takes time to trump hatred. McNamara's 11 lessons from "The Fog of War" • We misjudged then — and we have since — the ... http://www.williamkwolfrum.com/?p=146 Corporations grieve for Milton Friedman; most others wished WalMart would provide health care Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize winning economist that helped put 16 percent of the nation's wealth into 1 percent of the pockets of the U.S., died today at the age of 94. Friedman leaves behind many large corporations, including Exxon Mobil, WalMart, Chevron and General Motors. "He was like a father to ... http://www.williamkwolfrum.com/?p=145 Godwin’s Law be damned: Authoritarian societies mirror each other There would be no such thing as Godwin's Law if comparing things to Nazi Germany wasn't commonplace. Nonetheless, this section from "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" struck me as eerily familiar: No one who has not lived for years in a totalitarian land can possibly conceive how difficult ... http://www.williamkwolfrum.com/?p=144 Bush: The U.S. can’t return to isolationism - you know, like we were in 1940 Showing once again that when he says "We must work together," what he really means is "Screw you, hippies," President George Bush today continued on his attacks of Democrats who seem to object to the Bush Doctrine of endless, badly fought wars: "We hear voices calling for us to retreat from ... http://www.williamkwolfrum.com/?p=143 The New U.S. No-Fly list: No, we aren’t becoming Nazis - they weren’t checking everyone who wanted to leave Many liberal blogs are up in arms about the new U.S. law, which will come into play in January, making it mandatory for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to review every U.S. passenger who will be taking an international flight. Basically, you need the State's permission to leave the ... http://www.williamkwolfrum.com/?p=142 Scoop Jackson: Proof ESPN will hire anyone if they act hip enough I hate to sound like the aging sportswriter that I am, but for the love of dog, are the Scoop Jacksons and Bill Simmons of the world really the future of the medium? Both can be somewhat entertaining, but Simmons and his 76,000-word narcissistic spewings, and Jackson's hipper-than-thou nonsense get ... http://www.williamkwolfrum.com/?p=141 Some recent TravelGolf.com blogs A bit of what I've been doing at TravelGolf.com: If O.J. Simpson can get iffy, so can a golf blogger In a career full of glorious achievements, including gaining 2,003 yards rushing in 1973, the Naked Gun movies, the murders of his wife and her friend, and the O.J. Simpson Trial, O.J. ... http://www.williamkwolfrum.com/?p=140