• "It Was Russia!" "It Was Russia!" "Yes, Russia Did It; That’s the Ticket!"

    "IT WAS RUSSIA!" "IT WAS RUSSIA!" "YES, RUSSIA DID IT; THAT’S THE TICKET!"

    Recently I was watching one of the old M*A*S*H episodes that had some parallels to today’s mainstream news. The theme of the episode was based upon the imaginary childhood friend of the main character, Captain Benjamin "Hawkeye" Pierce, M.D., who was portrayed by actor Alan Alda. During the episode Hawkeye told about his imaginary friend, he called his imaginary friend Tuttle. Whenever he did something wrong he would always blame Tuttle. If he was asked who broke the lamp or who wet the bed the answer was always Tuttle did it. While I agree that the old M*A*S*H show is fiction and for entertainment purposes, it reminds me of the…

  • Censorship

    Censorship.  Freedom of speech.  Freedom of the press.  Much ado has been made in the past week concerning legislation pending before both houses of the United States Congress, and with good reason.  On February 18, 2012, many websites “went dark” in a protest of this legislation, including this one and my main website www.brianbrown.net. Even the venerable Wikipedia which purports to be forever neutral closed its doors (although all one had to do to access their website was to turn off JavaScript in one’s browser).  Many Wikipedia editors and administrators supposedly resigned in protest over the protest.  Imagine that! Stop Internet Censorship! Google, preferring profits over politics simply placed a…