Me (in response to a Facebook meme): Atheism is fundamentally incompatible with science. Atheist A: “I would like you to explain that. I would never say general creationism is fundamentally incompatible with science. As the existence of a God can not be proven or dis proven. I would say young earth creationism is incompatible with […]
Why do Kung Fu Masters in China Lose to MMA?
I was heavily involved in martial arts in the 1990s. Having had no access at all to martial arts in high school, I had just finished a career as a wrestler through the 80’s. I started training in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taiji in college, before being introduced to wonderful style called Hwarang-Do by a […]
Dear liberals: No matter what anyone claims, the Federal budget is 100% the responsibility of Congress. Period, full stop. Dear Conservatives: RIFs only apply to planned furloughs, not emergency shut-downs. This is not a brilliant master plan.
You know, George W. Bush was not a “great” President. He got ambushed by the repercussions of Bill Clinton’s policies, and while he was trying to do what needed to be done, he was continually set upon by some very powerful powerful folks. Nancy Pelosi, architect of the current crisis, being prime among them. His […]
I have been trying to post some historical data regarding previous Federal Shut-downs, but it is proving impossible to find the articles for which I am searching. Therefore, I wanted to take a moment to record some data for future use. Before I begin, I must note that I voted for Donald Trump neither in the […]
Him: “Civilians shouldn’t have AR-15s!” Me: Didn’t serve, or oath-breaker? Him: “I was a tank commander!” Me: All you had to say was “oath-breaker”. Him: “I am an American.” Me: Did you magically become a tank commander without swearing an oath to defend the Constitution? Or did your oath come with an expiration date? If […]
From Twitter (paraphrased for brevity and clarity): Them: “Public businesses have to be open for the whole public!” Me: It was a private business. Them: “Conservatives never consider that businesses are supported by police and fire departments. No business is an island.” Me: If anyone had the choice to opt out, that would be a […]
The morning news today said that the American Academy of Dramatic Arts would be taking extra steps today to ensure that they would not repeat the mistake of having awards announced incorrectly. Are there any steps which they could take to get some good movies made?
Ryukyuan martial arts were not a monolithic entity called “toudi”, any more than there is one martial art in China called “kung fu” (or more precisely, “quan fa”). There were two major schools of Ryukyuan martial arts; one based in the capital city (Shuri-te) and one based in the major port (Naha-te).* “Toudi”, or more […]