"When faced with a problem you do not understand,
do any part of it you do understand; then look at it again."
~(Robert A. Heinlein - "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress")

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

"...and the sharks will come."

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There's a parable in this piece of dialog from Iron Man 2, in which Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) explains to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) just how effective his recent public intimidation of Iron Man/Tony Stark really was:

"If you could make God bleed, people will cease to believe in Him.
 There will be blood in the water, and the sharks will come.
 All I have to do is sit here and watch, as the world will consume you..."


Barack Obama is bleeding over his handling of the Gulf oil spill; when you have devout worshipers such as Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews all but openly wondering, "Can't this jerk get anything right?!!!", there is definitely blood in the water.

(Updated at the end)

Friday, June 11, 2010

What's Wrong with Obama?

While I've often wondered, this time it's a question posed by blogger Robin of Berkeley on the American Thinker blog site: A Shrink Asks: What's Wrong with Obama?

UPDATE - 05 JUL 2010 - I hope she will forgive me for lifting two more paragraphs that immediately preceded the original quotes (as they now do here), because even though they precede, they are in fact the "bottom line" of what needs to be done. So much so that I have emphasized them in toto.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Priorities

Or, how an engineer and a politician approaches a problem...

"Let's work the problem people."
  (~NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz, during the Apollo 13 crisis - 1970)


"I want to know whose ass to kick!"
  (~President Barack Hussein Obama, during the gulf oil spill - 2010)

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Monday, June 07, 2010

Day Nine...

...of my "Let's not drop dead just now, Ok?!!!" project.

In my previous post (Ready to hear God laugh?) I announced a regimen of walking to try to improve my current condition (which ain't so hot, right now).

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