Saturday, April 29, 2006

Delacroix Post #6

Sorry for the belated post, but I have a new gig in LA (while I am waiting to hear from DC) and I am learning the ropes. Speaking of the District, this picture, Arabs Skirmishing in the Mountains was finished in 1863, the year he died (Godspeed) and can now be found at The National Gallery of Art.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Why are people afraid of moving to Downtown LA?

According to LAPD officer, Jack Dunphy, the infamous 9th circuit backed the Plaintiffs (including the ACLU) in the case, Jones, et. al. Vs. City of Los Angeles, which will allow the Homeless on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to stay on the streets, Compare that decision with this article.

Let's see: The homeless are allowed to habituate on the streets of Los Angeles, thus interfering with any customers wanting to business down there. Also, Eli Broad wants to re-build the area? Would Judge Wardlaw bring her children to live and eat in Downtown? Once she does, then her decision will hold water.

The Democrat's Shadow Government

If you look at this chart here, you can see the connections between the Clinton Administration's war against the Bush Administration. The coup leaders are from the CIA. Will the liberals stand up and stop the coup,or is because the Agency is protecting one of their own, leaks are alright?
(Chart hat-tip to: The Poliboro Ditkat)

Friday, April 21, 2006

Blog Down -- A computer Prayer

I am having some help with the Blog right now....No Delacroix post today though. However, while we are waiting here is something interesting from one of my favorite writers, Phillip Kerr. This is from his book, The Grid which takes place in Downtown Los Angeles. The story of which a Computer that runs a building goes mad. Here is one of the more interesting quotes by Ishmael, the computer:

"Let us Compute. Our sysgen which art in mathematics...your next
generation start up. Your command to execute a program run, in the CPU
as it is on the network. Give us this cycle time our binary data and
debug our faults and errors, as we detect and clean our drives for
viruses. For yours is the solid state, the RAM and the communications,
for ever be it so. Amen"

The Grid, pg. 424

Phillip Kerr

Monday, April 17, 2006

Questions for Newsweek

According to this Newsweek Article, six Generals want to fire Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Yet their are five Generals who want to back Rumsfeld in the Wall Street Journal (unfortunately, that article is behind a wall). The President supports Rumsfeld, yet their are some in the Pentagon who disagree.
During the 2004 election, Time, Newsweek, the LA Times, The NY Times and most of Hollywood put in a concerted effort to say "Bush is a bad President. Kerry should be President," over and over again. Now the same chorus (with lead vocals by Neil Young) are saying, "Rumsfeld is bad, thus Bush is also bad". Orwell had a great line about sheep and men in Animal Farm, this is being replayed by the MSM.
I only have a few questions for those who do reporting and those who are Partisan Dems (most times one and the same) regarding this aspect of the War on Terror.

  1. If you think Generals should overrule civilian leadership in War, should we change how wars are done and exclude the civilians of the Executive Branch entirely? Remember, this plays out even if a Dem is in 1600.
  2. If Iraq is not the place to fight, where do we go? Iran's President has called for the abolition of Israel, do we fight there or lose an ally? And if we don't fight in Iraq or Iran, should we wait till the terrorists attack Soft Targets like Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco?
  3. Ok, according to the MSM, Abu Gahrib is bad, listening in to conversations to terrorists is bad, what then do we do to prepare ourselves for another attack? Or are you willing to have New York in the century become like Tel Aviv?

All that I ask is that you answer with a policy you would support no matter what party controls the White House. Good luck.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Delacroix post #5

In honor of Holy Week. This picture is called Christ on the Lake of Gennesaret. It was painted in 1853 and is being hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

"Talking about a New Iteration.."

I am back from DC and ready to Blog again. However, along with the Delacroix paintings (Every Friday), there will be more political issues discussed here. Some upcoming posts are: Why 2006 is not 1994; How National Republicans win and California Republicans don't; And, of course, anything else that catches my eye. If you like this blog, please visit the sidebar and contribute. And if you can't, just tell 2 of your friends to visit and ask them to tell 2 of their friends..etc.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Delacroix post #4

It's Friday, and no matter what else is going on in the world -- it is time for the Delacroix post. This Self-Portrait was painted in 1837 and can be seen in the Louvre.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

TWO job interviews

Blogging will be light because I am in the process of going for an interview in DC (on Capitol Hill) and an interview in Sacramento. Even though there is a lot of political news going on (McKinney's scuffle with the Capitol Police and DeLay's resignation), I'll post when things get less busy on the personal side.
However, if you want to help, use the Tip Jar on the side. Either the or the PayPal will help. Also, there are certain items on the wishlist that can help a young politico, please contribute if you wish. April is going to be a wet and busy month.


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