So, can someone explain to me how we have another security breach at a major company? EBay what’s up? I don’t understand.

I’m not sure that we are looking at the right things at the VA. I don’t think that Eric K. Shinseki is the problem. The VA has been a slow and plodding organization for more than 30 years. When we started the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Bush administration didn’t want to hear about  the large numbers of injured that could potentially be coming back. We didn’t increase the number of doctors, nurses, physical therapists and the like until the Walter Reed scandal. Although Obama has proposed increasing the budget of the VA republicans have not found it in their hearts to go along with these plans.

firing squad

Firing squads? Really? That’s what we need in the US. Firing squads. The US shouldn’t be in the habit of killing its own citizens. The death penalty is simply wrong. Think about it. What is its purpose. The death penalty is designed to exact revenge. Someone has done something so wrong that we, as a society, need to get even. We need to kill that person. I’m not down with that. I won’t get into the recent problems with lethal injection. Let me just say that we want a certain type of death when we use lethal injection. We want one of those soap opera deaths in which the victim simply closes his (her) eyes and dies. We don’t want to see coughing and gagging. That’s ugly. A firing squad? That is beyond ugly. I’m not sure if this idea is just stupid or just sad.

I’m not sure that deploying our troops in Nigeria is a good idea. I’m all for helping the Nigerian government find the missing girls. I just don’t think that I want to see any of our troops killed or injured in the effort. I remember Black Hawk Down. Don’t you?

Maybe Republicans and their Southern strategy ain’t as hopeless and as crazy as we once thought. Maybe they need to simply do more.

More Hispanics are declaring themselves white. No surprise here.

Rory McIlroy just sent out wedding invitations. Now the wedding is off.