is alleged irascibility germane to the issue? da! nyet!

PutinSnowden header copy

FROM TODAY’S SEATTLE TIMES (Au­gust 8, 2013, page A3) is a piece from The Wash­ington Post ad­dressing Pres­i­dent Oba­ma’s “snub­bing” of Russian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin over the granting of asylum to Ed­ward Snowden, Mr. Putin is de­scribed as “shrewd but fa­mously iras­cible … with a deep sus­pi­cion of U.S. [Continue reading]

my bhl petitions on facebook (bleeding heart liberal petitions)

I SUBSCRIBE TO SEVERAL NEWSLETTERS that are ac­cu­rately re­ferred to by my less-enlightened brothers and sisters—you know them as “conservatives”—as being of the “bleeding heart lib­eral” (BHL) ilk. You know: things like global cli­mate change, en­dan­gered species, women’s/gay/minority rights (no­tably any steps to­ward equality for any or all groups who do not cur­rently enjoy that status), let­ters to the Pres­i­dent, Con­gress, large cor­po­ra­tions, etc., [Continue reading]