For those unfamiliar with the phrase that is the title of this blog post, it's the question you get when you dial 911 in America; "911, what's your emergency?" Why am I bringing 911 (9/11) up now, you ask? Ordinarily, I wouldn't have brought it up or even have thought about it since so many … Continue reading What’s Your Emergency?
In the last thread I was accused, by a commentator of allegedly Italian descent, of disseminating pro-American anti-Russian propaganda. It's a false charge. This blog has been critical of Putin and Russia and its actions in Ukraine and elsewhere, but it certainly hasn't heaped any kind of praise or adulation on the West or America. … Continue reading Polonium-210 Tea With The Tsar
Yes, it's smerds, not nerds. For all those who aren't "American," the title of this post is a play on a popular, yet ridiculously cheesy and inane, 1984 movie entitled Revenge Of The Nerds. I'm convinced it was movies like this that helped hasten the fall of the Soviet Union because the movie was no … Continue reading Revenge Of The Smerds
If you haven't yet noticed, I have a predilection and affinity for double entendres. It's the beauty of being your own journalist and editor, and avoiding the authoritarian troll that is the editorial staff of most publications. I can imagine the bloody mess in the metaphorical operating room after the editors were through with my … Continue reading Georgia On My Mind
If you recollect from the Business As Usual blog post, I said the events in Ukraine are "very similar, in fact identical to, the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Except this time it’s Ukraine, and thankfully the Ukrainians aren’t cooperating like the Yugoslavians did, however reluctant they may have been at first. For any objective and independent … Continue reading Burning Down The House