Saturday, April 30, 2022
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Is he really that bad? I confess that I have some decidedly mixed feeling about him. On the one hand I think he is a genius and his electric cars are probably making the world a better place. On the other hand I think he can be a flake and those electric cars always left me feeling like I was trapped in somebody's Play Station. On which note, I wonder how many of these woke scolds that are decrying Musk as the living incarnation of Old Scratch, are also driving one of his cars.
And then there is this. Sometimes the jokes write themselves.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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Thursday, April 14, 2022
- The European Union is reportedly giving serious consideration to a full embargo of Russian oil, an act hitherto considered politically untenable because of the severe effects it could have on Europe's economy.
- The Russian cruiser Moskva, flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, has been severely damaged and at least temporarily abandoned. Ukraine claimed last night to have struck the vessel with missiles while Russia has since acknowledged severe damage but claimed it was the result of an accidental fire that set off ordinance. (Setting aside the Kremlin's credibility gap, as a former sailor in the USN I am highly skeptical that this was an accident,) It is unclear if the ship is still afloat.
- Rumors are flying of a Kremlin purge within the senior ranks of the armed forces and intelligence services. For obvious reasons, hard and verifiable details are not easy to come by.
- The US and NATO allies are believed to be shipping much heavier weapons to Ukraine, including artillery, armored vehicles, and some battlefield missiles.
- Evidence of mass atrocities committed by the Russian army and security services in areas under their occupation continue to mount.
- It has been reported that as many as 15 dioceses of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church have ceased commemorating Patriarch Kyril of Moscow. The damage done to the reputation and position of the Russian Orthodox Church as a result of its endorsement of Russia's invasion, both in Ukraine and globally, is difficult to overstate.
- The UN is reporting severe disruptions to global food supplies that could have catastrophic consequences in underdeveloped parts of the world due to untenable levels of food inflation.