A little housekeeping…

Well, campers, the readership of Captain Digital Speaks! is growing by leaps and bounds. That’s good. Unfortunately, along with that growth comes a bunch of associated problems – mostly of the spam variety. At first, it was enough to simply delete entries that were obviously spam. That worked for a while, but as you would […]

Ayn Rand was Right.

I think most people go through life paying attention to their own specific interests, all the while blotting out what’s happening around them. They only wake up when something dramatic happens, or when it’s too late to do something about whatever it is that’s suddenly captured their attention. 9/11 is a case in point. Aside […]

Thoughts on Barbara Bush.

Before there was a “W” in the White House, and before there was even a “President Bush” there was a campaign where Ronald Reagan ran for the White House against 1-term President Jimmy Carter. Reagan’s running mate was George Herebert Walker Bush, U.S. Congressman, U.N. Ambassador and director of the CIA. I was living in […]

Defining what’s “essential.”

Barack Obama, from his podium deep inside The Office of the President-Elect (?!), announced today that his administration would conduct a full and complete review of every government program, determine which ones we need – and which ones we don’t – and then cut funding to everything that’s not essential. Bravo! I’ve frankly been waiting […]

Groupthink. Sort of.

I’ve heard it said that there are four types of people: People that make things happen.  People that watch things happen. People that things happen to. People that don’t know what’s happening.  I’d like to think I belong to the first group, especially in regards to my business.

How to Hijack a Religious Denomination.

  I’m an Anglican, nee: “Episcopalian.” At one time, those two words described the same thing. Not today. As I’ve previously recounted on these pages, in the late 60’s and early 70’s, a new breed of Episcopal priests – all of whom espoused theology that was far to the left of the mainstream – infiltrated […]

At the Movies…

  I took my progeny and a classmate of hers to see Madagascar 2 this afternoon. I used to see a lot of movies. In my single days, I probably saw at least one movie in the theaters per week, and rented a couple of tapes as well. One wife, one stepson, and one daughter […]

A(n im)Modest Proposal.

With apologies to Jonathan Swift, I have my own modest proposal for the Bailout Bucks Sweepstakes.    I think the government should write me a check. (And every other taxpayer for that matter.)  Think of it this way…if the government is going to start bailing out every Tom, Dick and CEO, why not me? And […]

Wanna hear something REALLY scary?

News item: Zogby Poll: Almost No Obama Voters Ace Election Test Released: November 18, 2008 UTICA, New York — Just 2% of voters who supported Barack Obama on Election Day obtained perfect or near-perfect scores on a post election test which gauged their knowledge of statements and scandals associated with the presidential tickets during the […]