Wednesday, March 11, 2015


This morning, I awoke to the sounds of fog horns from ships coming and going. All sorts of metaphors about "fog" filled my mind as I put on the news and wondering if I should blog about us walking around in a fog. Been there. Did that. There on my screen was Al Roker reporting on the large number of states covered in fog ... so I got up and looked outside ...yup ... it was foggy. That was at 7:00am. Now, at 9:00am, the fog has lifted presenting a sunny day in the city. Sadly, fog was a factor in this accident.

  Military helicopter crashes off northwest Florida; 11 missing   CNN - March 11, 2015
Eleven members of the U.S. military were missing after an Army UH-60 Black Hawk crashed into water off the Florida Panhandle during a training mission Tuesday night, representatives of Eglin Air Force Base said. The helicopter, carrying seven Marines and four aircrew members, was reported missing during foggy conditions at about 8:30 p.m., and searchers found debris in the Okaloosa Island area near Eglin at about 2 a.m. Wednesday, Eglin spokesman Andy Bourland said.

Eleven missing after US army helicopter crash in Florida   BBC - March 11, 2015
A search is under way in the US after an army helicopter crashed in Florida leaving its crew of seven marines and four soldiers missing. The crash happened near Pensacola during a night training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base. Eglin spokesman Andy Bourland said the helicopter took off from a nearby airport in Destin. It was reported missing at about 20:30 local time (00:30 GMT) and debris from the aircraft was located later. Mr Bourland told the BBC the aircraft was a UH-60 helicopter or Black Hawk.

Political Blogs

If you want a great political blog, you have the read the experts on politics, and there are many out there. The 2016 US presidential race is going to create so much turmoil, it's exhausting even projecting about it. As for me, I have read and studied too much about political systems, here and abroad, to comment constructively because they are all shrouded in secrecy, or for today, should I say hidden in "fog."

Hillary Clinton has been on the scene for decades, and fantasizes, "If I were president". As we know the Clinton administration was filled with secrecies, conspiracies, and lies - the Clintons always having had their own agenda. Could she really resolve the issues at play? No. No one can. Obama learned that the hard way and now look at who he has become. I don't really want to see Hillary elected. What about you? Think about all the copycat films and TV shows that mirror her life in politics.

In truth, none of what you and I believe is going to change the way things play out in 2016 and on ... if reality, as we conceive it, continues after that. The real issues will always be power which takes us to the economy and how we are going to pay for the enormous military expenses, climate changes, natural disasters and so forth that are rising faster than a graph of economic spending and deficit.

Are you ready for more presidential campaigning? All I can think is, "Shoot me now" ... "Fire at will" ... "Fire at will" ... (Sorry ... I've always wanted to say that.)