Monday, February 29, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
I haven't read anything by Dave Freer I haven't liked. This came close to it. Supposed to be funny but barely by my reckoning. I bought all the Bolg titles at once so maybe this was the outlyer. We'll see.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Strict Scrutiny and Originalism?
That's my red line for an Obama nominee.
H/T to Ed
Monday, February 22, 2016
So far, I have viewed the GOP presidential race as a slow-motion train wreck, but after South Carolina I think there are reasons to be optimistic:I really hope he is right on this.
1) Conservative candidates took 67.5% of the vote.
2) At some point, conservative Republicans will coalesce behind Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz. Either, at that point, should be able to defeat the RINO Trump rather easily. The risk, obviously, is that such unification could come too late.
3) As for the last point, it will take 1,237 delegates to win the nomination. So far, Trump has 61.
4) Jeb Bush is out of the race, a happy development. Carson and Kasich may or may not drop out soon–my guess is they won’t–but their voters will start to fall away. It is reasonable to expect that most of those voters will gravitate toward one of the conservative candidates, and my guess is that Rubio will get the largest number.
So, in my opinion, the Sun is shining a little brighter this morning.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
It's OK. At 38 pages there really isn't a whole lot of time for much to happen. If you are not already familiar with the characters it's just short of huh?. Having said that, if you are a fan of either of the leads, it is worth the 99 cents. If not, take a pass.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
A short story that really needed to be longer. Well written but not much happens. I will probably buy another by Ms. Montgomery but this one was just kinda eh.
Gatefather by Orson Scott Card
I liked the first two books in this trilogy quite a bit. This was n't up to the others. It wrapped up the trilogy but it was slow and well, boring. maybe my expectations were too high.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
The latest in the Vorkosigan Saga. Some Miles but this is about his mother Cordelia and her getting on with her life after the death of her husband. It's comforting to know these characters you've followed for so long find happiness after the loss of a loved one. It's Bujold therefore it's good. Highly recommended.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Still, “It will never get to an indictment,” Krongard said.
For one, he says, any criminal referral to the Justice Department from the FBI “will have to go through four loyal Democrat women” — Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, who heads the department’s criminal division; Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates; Attorney General Loretta Lynch; and top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
Even if they accept the referral, he says, the case quickly and quietly will be plea-bargained down to misdemeanors punishable by fines in a deal similar to the one Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, secured for Gen. David Petraeus. In other words, a big slap on the wrist.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
For some reason I missed this when it was released in 2014. The third and last of F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack's early years trilogy and probably the last for some time. If that is so, this is a fine end to the series. It's a straight thriller. The supernatural doesn't enter into it. We see how Jack developed into the man he is. He also meets James Bond. Wilson doesn't call him that but that's who he is. It is a run ride, and it is my hope that Wilson will climb back on and give us another sometime soon.