Archive for May 2015

Tomorrow: Fact or fiction?

Tomorrow: Fact or fiction?
          The only problem with getting a topic at 9:00 PM about which you must publish a finished, cogent blog by 10:00 PM is…the whole thing.  That’s the problem, the whole thing. Producing an impromptu blog in an hour isn’t necessarily harder than having all day to do it, especially when... Read more »

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015
          From a previous post: A decade before I was born 2,400 American service men and women perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor, drawing us into a global conflict. By the end of World War II that number would exceed 400,000. Not to be confused with Veterans Day, which is... Read more »

Gay marriage and the queers in black robes

Gay marriage and the queers in black robes
Gay marriage was a hot topic at the Supreme Court last month with oral arguments presented by both sides.  If you’ve asked yourself why there are ANY sides to the idea of two people getting married, you may not be alone. Isn’t it enough that a couple has to hold their breath when the officiant... Read more »
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Top 10 reasons David Letterman will be missed

Top 10 reasons David Letterman will be missed
Every Letterman fan has his or her own reasons for being at least a little bit sad that tonight will be Dave’s last show.  Sure, we’ll be able to buy a box set of seasons 1 through 33 on DVD by Memorial Day, but it won’t be the same. One day, one of my kids... Read more »

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev given death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev given death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing
It’s no surprise that the jury impaneled to hear the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev unanimously voted to put the young terrorist to death.  That decision was made on six of the seventeen counts for which Tsarnaev could have been executed. The only real surprise is that Tsarnaev’s family still insists that he had nothing to... Read more »

Drawing Muhammad: Do you want $10,000 or what's inside the AK-47?

Drawing Muhammad:  Do you want $10,000 or what's inside the AK-47?
It’s usually spelled in one of two ways, the name of the Prophet of Islam.  It’s either “M-u-h-a-m-m-a-d” or “M-o-h-a-m-m-e-d.”  I think it’s one of those things you don’t want to get wrong. In case you think my concerns about getting the Prophet’s name right are unfounded, you may not have heard about the events... Read more »
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Deflategate, Bridgegate and the mothers of all Gates, Water- and Bill

Deflategate, Bridgegate and the mothers of all Gates, Water- and Bill
A 139-page report, filed by attorney Ted Wells says, in essence that “it is more probable than not” that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knew that his balls were being deflated. I mean, c’mon, a guy knows things like that.  Do we really need a 139-page report to tell us? While there was no... Read more »