Needless to say, there’s been a growing dissatisfaction with House Speaker John Boehner for quite some time.  Many conservatives, not only throughout America, but within the House of Representatives, feel Boehner has shown weak and ineffective leadership of the House and has, in effect, been President Obama’s lapdog.  The question is, how many will actually […]

This past Sunday when I first wrote about AirAsia QZ8501, the plane hadn’t been found, and the article was, I’ll admit, a bit of a knee-jerk reaction.  After all, it was still the same day the flight disappeared, and I’m sure finding an airliner that’s gone down in the sea is no easy task.  Especially […]

This morning, yet another Malaysia-based commercial airliner went missing.  AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared from radar screens at 06:24 or 07:24 local time (reports differ, and information still seems sketchy) this morning over the Java Sea during its flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore.  The plane was an Airbus A320-200 with 162 people aboard.  AirAsia is […]

I must admit that back in the nineties, I listened to Art Bell quite a bit on the radio.  He did a nightly talk show called Coast to Coast AM, which started at midnight and continued for hours, until about 5 AM if memory serves.  This was no problem for me because I was working […]

With all the brouhaha and general unrest that followed last week’s St. Louis County grand jury announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson won’t be indicted for the shooting death of Michael Brown, the St. Louis Rams have stirred up even more controversy.  During Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, five of the Rams appeared […]

It seems our old friend, the ever-enigmatic Matthew Miller, made minor news again last week when, from the safety of U.S. soil, he declared he would rather have stayed in North Korea.  Miller was released by the North Koreans November 8th along with fellow American Kenneth Bae, and both of them were brought back to […]

Occasionally there are times something will happen that is so sudden and unexpected that it’s forever ingrained in our memories where we were and what we were doing at the time.  Such was the case on Friday, November 22, 1963.  I’ll guarantee you that anyone old enough to remember the assassination of President John F. […]

Early tomorrow morning, a spacecraft that was launched more than ten years ago will, with any luck, achieve the first landing on a comet.  The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft was launched in March 2004, and has had a long journey.  During several orbits around the sun, Rosetta has completed four slingshot maneuvers to boost […]

Election day is finally here, and I’m glad to see it come around.  The congressional races will be decided today, and we’ll presumably know later this evening – or by tomorrow, anyway – just how everything shakes out. The White House obviously isn’t optimistic about how the day’s voting will go.  White House Press Secretary […]

  The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. ~ Psalms 19:1   If indisputable evidence were discovered that there is intelligent life somewhere else in the universe, how would that affect all the major world religions?  That’s the subject of a new book by David Weintraub, called Religions and […]