Sadako Red

Author: Sadako Red Disclaimer: I chose the pen name Sadako Red in order to remove any notoriety reflecting on my other real job as a very senior executive in the Department of Defense. Naturally, my opinion is my opinion only and despite DoD wanting to associate with my fine work, they cannot have it. Trust me, they want it. Trust me, they can’t stand for it.

Author Archives: Sadako Red

Stupid is as Stupid Does …City of Baltimore

By | March 17, 2018

[March 17, 2018]  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Or, should I say “bah humbug”!  Why?  I’m back dear readers with some bad news.  This being only a few days after the release of the City of Baltimore’s latest crime statistics, we can again say unequivocally that the murder rate and violent crime is on the upswing in this once… Read More »

Thoughts from Sadako Red as a Young Man

By | November 14, 2017

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [November 14, 2017]  When I was a young man, back in the day of tube radios and black rotary telephones, my friends and I spent a lot of time appreciating the fine ladies we dated.  We never obsessed over their race, religion, or even their sexual orientation (it never came up)… Read More »

City of Baltimore: When Leaders Fail

By | May 4, 2017

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [May 4, 2017]  Ahhhh … identity politics continues to be alive and well in the City of Baltimore – a place I described as “stuck on stupid” just a few months ago in June when city leaders were adopting policies that simultaneously drove up crime rates and effectively dismantled its police… Read More »

Weak Leaders, Politicians and Racism …

By | March 19, 2016

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [March 19, 2016]  I write best when I’m drunk; although I have to be more careful about my spelling and grammar.  After a few shots of whiskey my inhibitions – those internalized by me after years of government training – seem to melt away with alcohol in my bloodstream.  Jack Daniels… Read More »

City of Baltimore: Still Stuck on Stupid!

By | July 11, 2015

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [July 11, 2015] Sitting at my desk here in Washington D.C., I get to see a lot. Politicians are the big game in town and what they do makes the headlines but it’s what’s behind the scenes that’s the real story. With the U.S. presidential campaign beginning and Donald Trump making… Read More »

City of Baltimore and Race: Stuck on Stupid

By | April 30, 2015

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [April 30, 2015]  Fundamentally, leadership means being able to help take care of those who follow you. That is why leadership is so important for the advancement of human beings and why choosing the right leader is imperative. The elected mayor of the City of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is also aware… Read More »

Lead by Example and Show Some Dignity!

By | March 2, 2015

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [March 02, 2015]  There is nothing more basic in the performance of leadership than showing others how to behave and do good works – lead by example. I work in the federal government and senior government officials understand this more than most. The outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder knows this too… Read More »