It's a Bastard of a Mindset
So, I woke up feeling like a pile of cow manure. You know, the lowest of the low festering on the green grass of this blue sphere. I toss and turn on my mattress in my blanket cocoon trying not to make sense of the fact I’m still alive. That one existential question fondles the deepest parts of my subconscious: Dear Lord, why am I here? The creepy, grotesque hand of the Grim Reaper taps me on the shoulder. I’ve contemplated about the final drink with Ol’Death, but I... continue reading
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
It’s one of the greatest war crimes of modern times – and the truth still hasn’t 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...
The news is a never-ending trainwreck. We can’t help but keep our eyes on it.
10 Reasons to TRUMP Trump!
On Sept.6, 2015, drawing a unique, historic line in the local sand, The Los Angeles Times News Group’s editorial board proclaimed loudly, and in print...
A Letter to Socialists Top Gear fans are idiots
The 1990s was a decade without enemies for The United States. The Soviet Union fell, China was now our friend and Cuba was just an afterthought in the minds of most Americans. In this world without war capitalism evolved. Machines seized production and the jobs that remained were shipped overseas. This capitalism, know... continue reading
Yes, you, and you, and you there sending death threats to the producer, Oisin Tymon, as well as the BBC director general Tony Hall and his wife. How else could one explain the threats made to those people? Especially when the producer is only guilty of taking the verbal and physical assault, and the BBC director for fi... continue reading
Have You Served Your Technology Today?
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... continue reading
Mamie the Plow-Horse
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 of inanimate objects.
Don’t believe me? Two words: self-checkout.
It’s called various things - U-Scan at my grocery store – but by any name self-checkout is the ret... continue reading
New News is Good News...Who Knew?
The following is the actual script – including stage direction in parentheses and italics – of a speech written for Ernest P. Blufous VI, President and CEO of Blufous International, manufacturers of agricultural equipment and direct marketers of aluminum siding, vacation rentals and burial insurance.
The speech was ... continue reading
Hackers, Hackers Everywhere
Can you hear that sound? It’s the sound of grandmothers across the country weeping for their fallen angel Brian Williams. Yes, that devilishly handsome broadcaster is in some hot water over recent comments.
In 2013 Williams, on the “Late Show with David Letterman”, recounted a story in which himself and a convoy... continue reading
Leave celebrities and the insured feeling exposed
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 pictures private, wouldn't it be celebrities? I am so tired of these "hacking" stunts. No one would care if my nude p... continue reading
I have been working on this article for a while now and I have been trying to find my voice. I see both side of this topic.
We all know that Washington and Colorado have legalized it, that more than 11 other states have decriminalized it, we watch in movies and TV shows as ...
Stop and Smell the Old Technology
Even if it manages to avoid the humiliation of ending up next to the Sony Betamax in a rubbish pile, the best any technology can hope for – no matter ...
Oscar nominations are in the news and soon the glitterati will be donning their finery and having their picture taken in the hope of not making a fash...
iOS 8 Will See You Now
Otherwise intelligent people sacrifice a day of finite lifetime - and vacation time - in pursuit of the bleeding edge.
Growing up in the Electronic Age
Growing up in the Midwest, I spent a great deal of my time playing outside and using my imagination to create the virtual world I played in. I could t...
Making God Bleed
At the close of the film '300,' there's an entirely inaccurate depiction of the historical battle of Thermopylae which pitted the hordes of the Persia...
The Job Creators
I would like to start this by providing you with some background information about me; I was raised in a southern small town that was primarily conser...
Anti-Vax Men: Diseases of Future Past
Remember Ebola? You know, the disease that's still ravaging Western Africa, and has been for years? Though you probably know it best for it's American...
I didn't make you take this job
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 serv...
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...
Bless You and All That Crap
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 upo...
I’ve 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...
Let's Face It, We're War Criminals
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 ...
September 11 - We Will Forget
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 Q...
I see the Pope
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...
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...
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.
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.
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 can’t 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, Latino’s 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 Obama’s first term, can we, as a nation, honestly assess exactly what he’s accomplished, and more importantly, what he hasn’...
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 I’m sure you can tell by my opening, I’m no fan of recycling, especially state-enforced recycling.
If It’s Delayed It Isn't News
Why can’t 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 isn’t 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 didn’t tune into the presidential debate or those who did and fell asleep already know that Romney wants to cut off Big Bird’s he...
Hannity does it Again
Fox News’s 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.