A certain frenzied logic takes over five days before the Super Bowl: I presently have a 37" television screen. A 37" screen just will not do. Therefore, I need a bigger TV.
Powerless to argue against such an ironclad line of reasoning, I bumbled into my preferred (read closest) home electronics retailer. By the way, I do literally bumble into stores selling anything more technologically advanced than a box of Cap'n Crunch (picture Cro-Magnon man entering a books... continue reading
Requiem for a Means-Test
The recently and unfortunately re-elected Governor of my state yesterday signed into law a policy that would require drug testing on welfare recipient...
Is the West to blame for Ukraine?
In a recent article at the foreignaffairs.com, John J. Mearsheimer blames the West and the U.S. in the problems in Ukraine. He says that Putin, in thi...
The case of Mapp v. Ohio
In this outstanding case, the parties were the following: first as plaintiff, then as respondent was Ohio State, and on the other side first as defen...
Flight MH17: Searching for the truth
Itís one of the greatest war crimes of modern times Ė and the truth still hasnít been told. On July 17th 2014 at about 16:20 local time, Malaysia Airl...
Why we don't need religion
For many years religion has been seen as a bastion of hope for many people of faith. My experience is quite the opposite. Growing up I never really be...
I don't want to be a Christian
I have been a believer in God and the Bible for a relatively short time, even though I grew up in the church. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior m...
Have You Served Your Technology Today?
I am one of technology's lackeys, as are you. Whether you want to acknowledge it or not we all squander great swaths of life jumping at the commands o...
New News is Good News...Who Knew?
Can you hear that sound? Itís the sound of grandmothers across the country weeping for their fallen angel Brian Williams. Yes, that devilishly hands...
Hackers, Hackers Everywhere
Celebrity Instagram hack: isn't it funny how internet security isn't an issue until it becomes one? Of all people who should know to keep their dirty ...
Mamie the Plow-Horse
The following is the actual script Ė including stage direction in parentheses and italics Ė of a speech written for Ernest P. Blufous VI, President an...
Juvie For A 10-Year-Old
According to FoxNews.com, two males brought weapons onto their school campus with a plot to kill a classmate.
I didn't make you take this job Bless You and All That Crap
New Generation Employees Just Donít Get It
Let me start by saying, this is not an isolated incident. I know I am not the only one who has been feeling some frustration when it comes to the service industry as a whole, from food to retail, employees are not getting the message that the customer is always right, even ... continue reading
I'm an Atheist so I don't normally invoke anything having to do with God or religion. That being said, God and religion are perpetually importuned upon me. This isn't because I have basic cable and thirty percent of the channels are of the GNC variety (God Network Channel). It's not because every sporting event is pref... continue reading
Let's Face It, We're War Criminals
Iíve wanted to watch The Interview since May, when I was sitting in a movie theater and I saw a preview for the Seth Rogen and James Franco film about the assassination of Kim Jong-un.
Unfortunately, I wonít be watching it anytime soon. In case you live under a rock, hereís what youíve missed. Sony is pulling The ... continue reading
September 11 - We Will Forget
Says Cheney, "I would do it again in a minute."
I'm sure he means, "I will do it again in a minute," referring to torture. How else is he supposed to enjoy his retirement without re-living his glory years? (I shudder at the thought of Cheney's reaction when one of the housekeepers does something stupid like misplace... continue reading
What Do Misogyny and Racism Have In Common In America?
A report was released Tuesday last week on the myriad methods used by the CIA and other intelligence agencies to extract certain information from al Qaeda operatives convicted of terrorism, including prolonged sleep deprivation, exploitation of phobias, and threats against their family members. Sleep deprivation was fo... continue reading
I see the Pope
Misogyny and racism have both been in the courts and news lately. With Ferguson, among many other instances where black men were unjustly killed, and the daily stories of rapes on campuses, both local and national news reflect misogyny and racism on almost a daily basis. Why now, and what do they have in common?
For... continue reading
I see the Pope's name in the headlines quite a bit recently, and I know that a lot of people, even those outside of the Catholic Church, think he is a wonderful example of what Christianity should look like, and he is a good man. But I have some serious issues with a lot of the things he has been throwing out there for... continue reading
There's Something About Midgets
There's just something very likeable about Midgets. Now, I know that 'Midgets' isn't politically correct and that they prefer to be called dwarves or ...
Welcome to Egypt
When you're thinking about Egypt and its current turmoil, consider this - the country is split into 4 somewhat balanced powers, almost equal in their ...
Syria vs. Syria?
Last week, the devastation of a chemical attack in Syria was covered in the news. The story was presented by news media as an attack of a rebel group ...
Lamar Odom: It's a slippery Slope
On the morning of August 30th, 2013, basketball player and more notably Kardashian husband, Lamar Odom was pulled over for reckless driving. After bei...
Shaking Hands With Beef Trees
George III is most famous for his loss of the thirteen British colonies to country riff raff. Many of us are the spawn of them country bumpkins. The c...
Our predicament is much like the animals, I tell you. I myself am thinking of going the way of the West African black rhino, or maybe the golden toad....
Scientology in the Classroom?
European school systems have a long tradition of mandated religious education, which is becoming more difficult to implement as growing religious dive...
Think of Rachel
Rachel Jeantel doesn't care if you don't like her. She doesn't care if you think she is disrespectful. She doesn't care that she can't read cursive an...
Digging Their Own Graves
The Progressive Conservative party of Canada has, as of late, been buried up to their necks in scandals and cynical reactions from onlookers witnessin...
Are We Too Connected?
Being in my late 20s, I feel like I am at least somewhat on the cutting edge of technology and social media. I use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Googl...
RIOT in Turkey
Angry is about the only way I can describe how I felt after I heard this on the news; a quote from Reccep Tayyip Ergodan, the current Prime Minister o...
Finally in Big news
Finally in big news, the countries of the world are finally realizing that they are being spied on by the American government via the NSA. Figured now...
If you're anything like me, you worry considerably about the state in which we live. We live in a world of near absolute chaos, with an incredibly sma...
Dumb Ingredients for a Dumber Consumer
Chemicals! Additives! Preservatives! Names I can't pronounce! Soy! Peanuts! Nutritionists sound so smart & confident! Exclamation Points! Get on with ...
Seeking Experienced Mothers
What if you were 4 years old and your parents takes you outside into a strange area never to come back to you?
Climate Change, Climate Shmange
After a 20 year study, Dr. Melton J. McFickletter, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental Science at the renowned Bigelow Institute, declared that ...
Has racism evolved?
Welcome to the age where you can read all your magazines on an iPad, where cars talk to you and tell you which way to go, where toilets flush themselv...
A heard guided by scientists
We've hit a point in society where we believe our own immune systems couldn't possibly protect our bodies like science and the magic of the synthetic ...
Arizona's Student Constitution
Are civilians required to protect and defend their Constitution? Is it a responsibility of all Americans to fight in America's name?
In Gosh We Trust
Holy cow! My word! Jiminy Crickets! When something surprising or unbelievable happens, what's your go-to phrase of exclamation?
The global Chinese puppet theater
China has been rumbling away for the past decade like an unstoppable fiscal tank, diversifying, purchasing debt, expanding their military and talking ...
That Copyright Thing
Ever since the demise of Aaron Schwartz, faux moral guardians everywhere went on tirades around the internet about how copyright is so bad. Is it real...
The looming sequestration, which threatens to cause hundreds of thousands of Government employees to lose their jobs and otherwise wreak all sorts of ...
How close is Big Brother?
Are our governments actually trying to protect us from a looming threat, or are our governments themselves breaching our privacy in the name of some h...
Pass equals fail
Keep in mind that the political system has hills and valleys and there is nothing we, personally, can do to make a difference.
Boy Scouts Are Gay
In an article published by christianpost.com, I learned that the Boy Scouts of America visited the leaders of the Latter-day Saints, Southern Baptists...
Fighting The Obvious
For years I've wondered why conservatives like myself seem to be at such a disadvantage.
The Hunchback King
Known throughout history as the Hunchback King, recent events have brought this name-calling into controversy.
Ireland's Church vs. State
While the US battles for equal marriage options in a fight for civil rights, Ireland is still battling for the separation of church and state.
"Public calls! We've got the public on our side! Out of my way, guy with public opinion coming through!"
Striving for imperfection
It seems we have reached that rung in the ladder of our social and biological evolution where everyone either has, or wants something to be wrong with...
Kevin O'Leary: One Trick Pony
There are assholes, and then there are those who wish to be assholes. Kevin O'Leary is an obnoxious combination of both.
Rape in America
Why is the subject of rape divisive? It sure as hell shouldn't be. Rape is something that I am pretty sure is accepted as something that is morally an...
The Hubris of Man
You can pass law after law in attempting to correct the ills, but it will never solve the problem.
If the sole purpose of a firearm is mass murder, it should be banned from civilian ownership.
The Fiscal Cliff Notes
My wife thinks our family budget is nearing the "Fiscal Cliff" because we canít afford her buying brand new $100 shoes once a month.
Oh Bill Maher, There You Go Again...
Even the high and mighty have their biases. Here is Bill Maher on the Jewish Journal thinking he's being factual on the Israel/Palestine conflict...
The Communist Ideal
Both Capitalism and Communism are context-specific. In environments of scarcity, capitalism reigns supreme. In environments of abundance, capitalism m...
The Love Agenda
I have yet to hear or read a satisfactory reason as to why a same-sex couple does not have all the rights enjoyed by a straight couple.
United State of Whatever
Elections aren't for everyone. Politics in general really. But it's just one hell of a pain in the ass to avoid.
Latino is the New Black
The results are in, and to no ones surprise, Latinoís overwhelmingly voted to put Barack Obama back into office for another four years.
Election has been brutal. Feet are tired, knuckles hurt, throats are dry, fingers throb and brains are pounding. Friendships have ended, families have...
A Republic of Rape
The republican party treats a grieves crime as rape justifiable and how women have no rights in their ideal world.
Can't a girl just say hello?
You may have heard this a million times by now, (I know I have) of how men love the chase. I always believed this to a certain extent, but now I am re...
I need a husband!
Forget the phony, democrat-conspired war on women! The real war on women is making us think we can be productive, valid members of society all on our ...
The Biggest Scam Ever Played
Looking back at President Obamaís first term, can we, as a nation, honestly assess exactly what heís accomplished, and more importantly, what he hasní...
The Lesser of Two Evils
If your main argument for choosing Barack Obama or Mitt Romney for president has anything to do with one being less evil then the other, I'm so glad y...
To Hell with the Facts!
With the 2012 Presidential Election looming, the subject on your mind at this moment is probably the future of this country.
Recycling - What A Waste
As Iím sure you can tell by my opening, Iím no fan of recycling, especially state-enforced recycling.
If Itís Delayed It Isn't News
Why canít our news be as real as what we see in the serialized fiction we gobble up on network television each night?
What happens in Vegas
Las Vegas exists solely as a stereotype of itself so that you and I can afford to lose a thousand bucks on slot machines, vomit in public elevators an...
Religion in Politics
The worst thing to happen to modern day Politics would have to be the overuse of Religion to sway votes.
No, you are not!
Wonderings as to why a commonly used phase around American dinner tables isnít considered a faux pas.
What Really Pisses me Off
Recycling, ribbons, politically uninformed, NFL players in Pink, pussies, face libertarians, what's do they have in common?
The Numbers of a Sure Loser
As most of us have noticed over the last couple of weeks, the economic numbers coming out of Washington have appeared overly, and oddly, positive.
Ethnic Dating in the Digital Age
Ms. Dalai Mismaladoop and Mr. Chang Choo Jones are two 40-year old virgins, who wear their anal promise rings with pride. Looking for love on line is...
An Ugly Theory of Reality
"We are gathering here to participate in this noble gesture and help everyone who needs it. Our politicians have given up half their salaries for the ...
Bye, Bye Big Bird
Even those of us who didnít tune into the presidential debate or those who did and fell asleep already know that Romney wants to cut off Big Birdís he...
Hannity does it Again
Fox Newsís Sean Hannity goes wild over a 2007 Obama speech that had gotten enough and more press during the 2008 election, but not according to him.