(Not An Actual F-35 in Flight)

The Absurdity of the F-35


When the F-35 program was announced in October 2001, the estimated cost per aircraft was set at $40 to $50 million. The F-35 is now in its 18th year of development. Not deployment. Development. It’s an appalling saga of continuing redesign, test deficiencies, botched fixes, schedule slippages and, above all, cost overruns. In fact, last…

Randy Credico (R) and his dog Bianca arrive at U.S. District Court, September 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Credico, a comedian with ties to Roger Stone, was subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller and eventually testified before the grand jury.(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Why Roger Stone Is an Arrogant Idiot


There was a lot of excitement earlier this month when Roger Stone was finally indicted. You’ve likely read enough about the indictment and Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s careful ambiguities. No, what WC wants to point out is the Roger Stone is an arrogant idiot. No, WC isn’t referring to the tattoo of Richard Nixon Stone…

The Government Shutdown Explained


WC will undertake to explain the nation’s longest, stupidest government shutdown in words that possibly even Donald Trump can understand. There is no emergency at the border. It’s clear that illegal immigration is down and has been down for a while now. If there was truly an emergency, Congress would have addressed it when the…

Berlin Wall from the American Sector of West Berlin (Photographer unknown)

Can We Talk About Walls?


As WC writes this blog post, we are all of us enjoying a special Christmas gift from President Trump: the shutdown of much of the federal government. Isn’t that sweet? The president has wrecked a lot of holiday seasons solely to attempt to coerce Congress into funding his wall along the Mexican border. Can we…

Source: American Bird Conservancy

The Terrible Threat of House Cats


The American Bird Conservancy is an international leader is the efforts to save the world’s bird populations, especially birds of the Western Hemisphere. Across the Western Hemisphere, 12 percent of the New World’s 4,230 bird species are declining in population and headed for extinction in our lifetimes without immediate conservation action.The Conservancy has published its…