Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Given the recent flail of accusation without foundation or evidence, I wondered where such tactics would lead in the Ringworld by Larry Niven.
We could do with a little more of that in response to allegations without substance made from dreams and fueled by rage and hate. I think Christine Blasey Ford just set fire to the #MeToo outrage and men will simply no longer believe anything claimed without actual real proof.

As a commanding officer I had to deal with a few captain's mast cases where it was 'she said/he said' and there wasn't a lick of evidence to back up the claims made formally to the chain of command. These pretty much define TANJ. I can think of no justification for sitting on an alleged assault charges for months, years, decades even, without making any stir at all and given that, I see no reason whatsoever to believe them when I read about them.


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    1. Heck, I just found out that there's three unread Ringworld books I never knew about.

  2. What with all the business Congress has on its plate, I feel the accommodations made to witnesses and whatnot during committee hearings is just stupid. People need to be making appearing before a Congressional Committee a much bigger priority than one's own personal business.
    I am deeply offended by this Congresses performance re. Senate hearings for judges. this should have been finished and done months ago. Zero leadership by senior senate and house republicans.

    1. I really don't know when republicans turned into the party of squish but that's all they are. My father couldn't see why Virginians voted out that loser Cantor despite his position as head of the party republicans in the House. We're sick to death of squish pols who go to DC and turn into lapdogs for the elitists that own that city and all the politicians who forget who they represent. Boehner saw the writing on the wall.