Three days after he decried the lack of civility in American politics, President Obama is quoted in a new book about his presidency referring to the Tea Party movement using a derogatory term with sexual connotations.
It’s not difficult to take him seriously when he piously preaches to us about civility. It’s impossible.
Oh, and as an aside, no, I am not brimming with pride that he gave the commencement speech at my alma mater.
Is the Army ready for another Jihadi attack? I doubt it. When you consider how politically correct things were during the Bush administration, it must be much worse now, in an administration that doesn’t even want to name the enemy. With regard to Times Square, it seems we’ve reverted back to the war on “terror.” Except I don’t think that they believe we’re at war, even though the people who planted that bomb are trying to kill us.
I’ve been predicting for weeks that there will be a continuing resolution on the budget, which means that NASA won’t know what their budget for new initiatives is for many months (and long after the start of the fiscal year at the beginning of October. Now AvLeak is reporting that this is looking quite likely, which means the policy chaos will continue into next year, at which point it’s also quite likely that the Republicans (so far no fans of the new plan in the Congress, other than Rohrabacher) will write the new budget at least in the House. What a mess.
…come up with ridiculous skill/experience mismatches with positions? I used to get calls when I was working advanced space programs in Downey from headhunters looking for me to do things like avionics spec development for Navy fighters at Point Mugu. There was nothing on my resume to indicate either experience or interest in such a thing. My theory, then and now, is that corporate headhunters are both desperate for fresh meat (though that’s less of a problem in this economy) and clueless about technical jobs.
About three months ago, I had a couple phone conversations with Charles Homans, an editor at the Washington Monthly, who had contacted me as a result of reading The New Atlantis piece. Apparently, he’s been doing a lot of other research in the interim. This long article is the apparent result of it.