The Mote in God’s Eye by Dr. Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven
One of the classics of Science Fiction by two of the best “Hard Science Fiction” authors out there. This was their first collaboration and for extra bonus points, they had it vetted by the Grandmaster of Science Fiction, Robert A. Heinlein.
On this day in 1789, Thirty-nine American Patriots gathered to sign the U.S. Constitution.
Get a copy to carry around and read it in your spare time. It’s not that long. Even a U.S. Congressperson could do if they wanted.
I can’t stress this enough, read it, learn it, understand it. Too many people in the federal government don’t want you to do that, which is reason enough to do so.
Bill Whittle of PJTV has a very insightful segment on branding and politics. He pulls no punchs in pointing out the democrats get it and how the RNC is pretty much completely clueless on the subject.
Yup, something else that the RNC has screwed the pooch on. Add it to the list.
Mr. Whittle makes two excellent points in this video. First, the RNC has the better message (they may not live up to it all the time, but that is another issue). Fiscal conservatism, individual rights and responsibilities, the US Constitution, all that stuff. It’s healthier for the nation, its citizens and allies. The RNC packages that message as “eat your vegatables”, not as a tasty smoothie that, oh ya, happens to be the best thing for your body since whatever the last thing that was best for your body was. The DNC’s message of socialism, statism, and turn in your grandma for reading the Constitution, is by comparison, the junk food that is going to harden your arteries and give you a fatal heart attack, but its wrapped up in pretty package and loaded with tasty cancer causing chemicals. Barack Obama and the DNC are like the Marlborough Man, the brand sold a lot of cigarettes, and killed a lot of their customers.
The other point is that Mr. Whittle makes is that the branding can turn on you. There has been a distinct rise in negative messages using the Obama “O” logo, and even BHO’s face, which the DNC and its lackeys where so careful to associate with an angelic halo whenever possible, has been associated with a clown faced psychopath, who’s main goal is the destruction of society and the advancement of destructive chaos. Expect more of this as our Dear Leader‘s poll numbers drop and more people pick up on the truth of Mr. Whittle’s message.
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It’s not the one the Russians are building. Given the Russian’s record of failure with nuclear reactor’s and generally poor environmental record, any buyer’s are doing so at their own risk.
The world’s first floating nuclear power plant was built in the early 1960s by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. It was the MH-1A Sturgis, a converted WWII Liberty ship. The BBC falsely reported that the Russians were building the first floating nuclear power plant back in 2006, and other news agencies are still repeating their mistake.
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
A delightful murder mystery wrapped in some really good SciFi. The hero, who really is not a nice man, finds himself back on Earth in a new body. A bit of suprise, since his last one was killed on another planet, involved in crimes that should have kept his consciousness in storage for quite a bit longer. It proceeds to get weird from there, but in a good way for the reader.
With the clock running out on a new US-Russian arms treaty before the previous Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, expires on December 5, a senior White House official said Sunday said that the difficulty of the task might mean temporarily bypassing the Senate’s constitutional role in ratifying treaties by enforcing certain aspects of a new deal on an executive levels and a “provisional basis” until the Senate ratifies the treaty.
Bypass the Constitution? Well, Team Lightgiver doesn’t like the thing anyway, with it’s pesky concepts like limiting the power of government and ensuring the rights of individuals.
As Ed Morrissey points out, the democrats hold sixty seats in the Senate. Getting this passed should be no problem. Unless our Dear Leader thinks he can’t get a majority of his own party to approve this Charlie Fox of a treaty, which is why he is considering violating the Rule of Law. Not that he’s losing much sleep over that, probably because the MSM, with the exception of ABC’s Jake Tapper, not covering the story about the President of the United States, who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, is publicly discussing violating Article 2, Section 2, of the Constitution.
Eye of the Storm by John Ringo
The latest by best selling author John Ringo. It’s the next book in his Legacy of the Aldenata series. “Iron Mike” O’Neil is back, and boy is he pissed!