Terrible news. Blogger Neptunus Lex was killed when the Kfir aggressor he flew at TOPGUN crashed yesterday. I met Lex at one of the Milblogger Conferences a few years ago and stood by while he and Pinch traded Tomcat and Hornet barbs. Pinch posted a photo of the two of them from that evening. There […]

Make the President Veto It

Republicans muscle tax cut bill through House The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation sought by President Obama to extend Social Security payroll tax cuts through 2012. But the bill also includes a requirement for construction of an oil pipeline that has drawn a veto threat. The Republicans “muscled” it through. That’s like getting enough votes […]

Iranian Media Making Up Stuff? No Way!

Iranian Press TV accused of making up stories about U.S. drone strikes in Somalia The channel, which is based in Tehran and broadcasts around-the-clock in English, claims that more the 1,370 people have been killed in 56 drone strikes since September – an average of 24 deaths per attack. But an analysis of their reports […]

Funniest Thing Murdoc’s Seen All Week

Why Corporate Elites Should Be Petrified of Occupy Wall Street The occupation of Wall Street has formed an alternative community that defies the profit-driven hierarchical structures of corporate capitalism. I’ll bet corporate America is shaking it its boots right now over this. Yeah, AlterNet. But still funny.

Nope. No derangement there.

Tea Party’s War on America Op-Ed by Joe Nocera in the NYT: You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them. These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people. Remember, Republican vitriol and rhetoric leads […]

Krugman thinks we need a new form of government

‘Down the road to banana-republic status’: What Republicans have just gotten away with calls our whole system of government into question. After all, how can American democracy work if whichever party is most prepared to be ruthless, to threaten the nation’s economic security, gets to dictate policy? And the answer is, maybe it can’t. “Gotten […]

How To Blog

Murdoc has been asked several times over the past couple of weeks how he started his site(s), how he grew them into something that people paid to advertise on, and how he used them to get paid gigs writing for other sites and print magazines. But rather than bore everyone about how topics like the […]

Hoping for a Nuclear Disaster

Is it Murdoc, or do some people seem to be almost hoping for a nuclear disaster at at least one of Japan’s earthquake/tsunami-damaged power plants? The media, of course, is licking its collective lips over the possibility of an even-more-gripping story, but I wonder if those opposed to nuclear power or those in favor of […]

Food With Integrity

The link on Yahoo’s front page is: Fast food chain’s immigration conundrum Chipotle Mexican Grill has a lot going for it — an upscale burrito concept, a hip and eco-friendly image, expansion plans galore and a 500 percent-plus stock price gain in just over two years. And then it has something not going its way […]