A second American Civil War…

... is not going to be the response to these lovely online petitions. Legally, the White House has to respond if there are 25,000 signatures, and Texas is already over the limit. Texas may be viable economically if it were to secede, but I honestly think Obama's response will be along the lines of "lol…

A pretty slick museum

The wife and I went to the WWI Museum in KC on Sunday for Veteran's Day. I'll have some pictures up on Facebook soon, but it's a pretty nifty museum, given that 1) the US's role in the Entente Victory was fairly small and b) admission was free. It is definitely worth a look --…

The Benefits Of English Imperialism

A recent article in the Daily Telegraph on England (though they're being generous and saying Britain) being world invasion champs. Bonus curmudgeonly point of the day:  a nation's present-day success has an almost-linear relationship with its acceptance of 19th century British mores and customs, even if it was not a 19th century British colony (e.g.,…