Category Archives: Politics

Thoughts on Ferguson

The situation in Ferguson, MO, has gotten incredible. What started as a tragic and calamitous incident has blown up into a firestorm of jaw-dropping outrageousness. At every single decision point the authorities in the city opted to take a path … Continue reading

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The City that Sold a School to a Casino

When the tornado hit Springfield in 2001, the Howard Street School was damaged beyond use. The city, being broke, couldn’t afford to fix it up. The same thing happened to the South End Community Center. Without the money to repair … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby

Today, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court stated that religious belief (backed with a lot of cash) is more important than actual scientific and medical fact. Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores, decided it didn’t want to cover … Continue reading

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You Can’t Declare War on Women, We’re ALREADY at War with Them

We started out Memorial Day with the latest mass-shooting by a legally-armed lone-nut. What set this case aside from the others was the alleged trigger and target for Elliot Rodger: he was a “nice guy” who was furious that women … Continue reading

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Newsweek Examines Conspiracy Theories, For a Change

Remember Newsweek? It used to be a news magazine, but they magazined so poorly that they were just a website until recently. They’re back in print, and here’s the latest cover: (I’d like to point out that the JPG artifacts … Continue reading

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Someone’s Going to be an Asshole; Why Shouldn’t it be Me?

By now you’ve heard of the horrific situation in Nigeria, where two hundred girls were kidnapped and probably sold into slavery by a band of Muslim fundamentalists called Boko Haram. The girls’ crime? Trying to get an education, which of … Continue reading

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That’s Not Fair!

Last night I babysat my friend’s daughters for a couple of hours. They’re 3 and 5 and they were fine. We had supper, we chitchatted, and they watched some Angelina Ballerina while I endured being in the same room as … Continue reading

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It’s a Great Time to be Rich in America!

If you’re lucky enough to be super wealthy in America, this is your time to shine! Here are some of the opportunities available to you: Wreck a State’s Entire Economy So You Can Make a Few More Bucks! The tax … Continue reading

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