Net Neutrality? Really?

The first time I heard the phrase “net neutrality” was in this Daily Caller article: Comcast, Time-Warner Tank After Obama Announces Net Neutrality Support. Normally “net neutrality” would sound like nails on a chalkboard to me. It’s a little too PC for my taste, but I confess when I first read that net neutrality means reclassifying ISPs as utilities, I thought it actually could be a good thing for broadband customers because…

Remember this?

Haven’t we all had similar experiences with our ISPs? Seriously, does anybody like Comcast? Or AT&T? Or Time-Warner? I know I don’t and, products and services aside, it always makes me wonder how these companies manage to stay in business with such egregious report cards when it comes to customer service. read more

You Say White House Ebola Response Coordinator. I Say Ebola Czar

You say toe-may-toe. I say toe-mah-toe. You say White House Ebola Response Coordinator. I say Ebola Czar. Either way, President Obama’s appointment of Ron Klain has as been a bit of an enigma for most Americans.

I mean, wouldn’t it make more sense to pick someone, say, with an infectious disease or public health background? Or at least some sort of medical doctor? But “he’s strong. He’s very tough,” said CNN political analyst David Gergen. “It’s important in this job to be a coordinator; you have to knock heads together. He’s tough enough to do that.” Okay… now I get it. POTUS was looking for someone to arm wrestle ebola, not actually coordinate the government’s response to the deadly virus. Ron Klain… you da man! read more

Even Wretched Leaders Lead

Originally published on June 23, 2014.

On a Sunday evening in mid-June, 2014, U.S. Special Operations forces captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged ringleader of the September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya which resulted in the deaths of four Americans. A few days later, this status update appeared in my newsfeed “Leaders Lead” posted along with this Washington Post article which depicts the details of the capture.

This is great news and this presidency certainly deserves to be credited with catching the bad guy, which incidentally cancels out one of the five senior Taliban bad-guy- terrorists POTUS released from Guantanamo Bay ALL ON HIS OWN, you know as in without notifying congress as required by law, because “there wasn’t enough time.” Oops. Did I break the law? It’s that forgiveness vs. permission executive thing to which he seems to feel entitled. Yeah, leaders lead alright. read more