Friday, May 09, 2014

Today's Obituary of Note


William Baur


BAUR, WILLIAM HAROLD passed away quietly on May 5, 2014. He lived quietly as well, unless you happened to mention global warming and climate change. He would then patiently explain to you that abundant evidence exists of even warmer global temperatures in recent geological history without the corresponding carbon imprint left by man.

He spent a lifetime reading and learning, always to the backdrop of classical music and opera. Most of all, he was a truly free thinker, with his own carefully reasoned opinions no matter what everyone else chose to think. He loved frappuccinos; he scorned community associations. He was never wrong, or at least not so that he would admit. He ate ice cream every day. He was a true renaissance man in the modern world he could read dozens of books about computers without the need to ever turn one on. Educated as a physicist, he spent his free time building and sailing multihulls. In fact, he could build most anything. His humor, on the other hand, could be a bit obscure. He was a great artist and sculptor, creating works of exquisite beauty that few have been lucky to see.

He was an inspiration, precisely because he never tried to inspire anyone. William Baur was born in 1932 in Michigan. He is survived by....

Published in The Capital on May 9, 2014

How many of you know who Trey Gowdy is?

Well, he is, off the top of my head, the only MOC who impresses me at the moment. 

How's this for a magazine DiFi?

Oh My


Should we ever fear FLIR?

*VIDEO* Thermal Shield Test by Apache FLIR – Pass!

A citizen of Nazi Germany or Communist Russia could never discuss such matters for fear of being investigated by the state police.  Good thing we live in the United States, right?  Where government drones are not used for spying on the citizenry.  Still, better to be educated about things, right?  Like Robert A. Heinlein said.
      Free Tommy Lee Smith!

Cell Entanglements

Pondering Stuff


Second Amendment Under Attack

Arguing for the DEFENSE

Ron Metzger For the Defense

What First Amendment?

Police State Culture                   


Teacher Tells Student to Put Away Bible During Free Reading Time
“I noticed that he has a book – a religious book – in the classroom. He’s not permitted to read those books in my classroom," she said

FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation --- like PACs

HGTV Pulls New Home-Flipping Series After Report Emerges Identifying Its Stars As Anti-Gay Activists
David Benham had led a prayer rally outside of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC in 2012
  • HGTV also announced it had greenlighted a design competition show from Ellen DeGeneres.
FBI investigating Bundy supporters in BLM dispute

And God said, “Son, I sent you a warning. I sent you a car. I sent you a canoe. I sent you a motorboat. I sent you a helicopter. What more were you looking for?”

A Lobster and a Wog Log

Oh My
Big Things That May Evoke Lustful Thoughts


Tunt Towers

Best Characters Ever in a Television Series: 
The "Tunts;" ARCHER

Carney CV Cover Page?

best etherial quiddity ever