RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blaming the messenger

A US consulate in a Muslim country with a large population of Islamist fanatics and still in near-anarchy was attacked on 9/11 in a pre-planned attack. Surprised? Then you're an idiot. And so is the US President who left diplomatic personnel and facilities unguarded by US Marines. On the other hand, since the President has been skipping intelligence briefings fro the last year to campaign and fundraise, how would he even have known there was a danger?

Of course, if you're a member of the press, none of this dereliction of duty matters. Just blame Mitt Romney for pointing out the obvious.

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