Musings from Brian J. Noggle
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Kicking Taylor Swift to the Curb
I'm giving up Taylor Swift as my current songstress crush because, frankly, a large number of her songs refer to her Daddy, and each time she does, I'm reminded that her Daddy is probably my age, and that makes me feel creepy. If it makes me feel creepy, it must be creepy indeed.

Instead, here's Jane Monheit:

I am pretty sure Monheit translates into Hot, man in some language.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Stossel on Health Care

Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Get Your Picks In
I have July 4 in the Chavez invades Honduras pool.

Because our current leadership seems incapable of handling nothing, so what say the North Koreans fire a missile and Communist tanks roll on the same day?

Tyrannosaurus Debt

(Link seen on Instapundit.)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Too Long For A Bumper Sticker
War Is Not The Answer; War Is C., and The Answer Is D. All Of The Above.


War Is Not The Answer, But It's A Good Guess.

Book Report: St. Louis in Watercolor by Marilynne Bradley (2008)
This is a collection of watercolors by local artist Marilynne Bradley. Each depicts a notable landmark in the St. Louis area, most of which remain. Additionally, each watercolor comes with a bit of the history of the depicted location; Ms. Bradley is also active in the local historical society, so she brings that bit of knowledge to bear.

I paid full price for it in the local bookshop; if I'd planned better, I probably could have gotten an autographed copy from Bradley. I'd originally thought I'd bought the book as a gift for my mother-in-law, but I'd only had the notion to do so, so I got it for me instead and will share it.

Do I recommend it? I guess, if you're into looking at watercolors or want a little trip through some history vignettes.

Books mentioned in this review:

Monday, June 29, 2009
How Republics End
neoneocon and Donald Sensing have more details about the "coup" in Honduras where the military removed a president whose term limits were about to expire and who was going to have a referendum not supported under the Honduran constitution to remove those term limits.

One wonders what would happen in the United States if that sort of power grab occurred. At the local level, it worked for Mayor Bloomberg of New York City. Meanwhile, here's the start of the Constitutional amendment to repeal the 22nd amendment to our constitution limiting Presidents to two terms.

I think there should be more term limits at the Federal government level, not fewer; however, I do not support the consolidation and acquisition of power to a central, self-selected few as a new aristocracy in Washington.

When the Republic falls, an emperor is not far behind.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."