There’s a sequence of 6 letters that appears nowhere in the transcript President Obama finally addressed the nation today regarding the executive actions he’s taking in regard to our broken immigration system. […]
Lifelong student with interests a mile wide and an inch deep. Autodidact. Pedant, hopefully of the slightly more pleasant sort. Sharer of things learned along the way. Lately of a creative bent.
Rev. Al Sharpton, his fans, and Boolean operators
Apparently it’s not okay to take on one of our own This was originally going to be a comment at Democratic Underground. The more I typed, the more I thought I should […]
State of Emergency! Ferguson battens hatches
And who can blame Governor Nixon for that? Like most folks who keep up at least a little with the news, I’ve heard a thing or three about Ferguson. Of late, I’ve […]
Finally just pulled the Facebook plug
It took me a while and a measure of forgetfulness, but the deed is done Since my last post on the subject of Facebook (see Goodbye, Facebook below), I’ve paid next to […]
Should Justice Ginsburg retire?
No, and here’s why in her own words Just a couple of months back I wondered out loud as to why Justice Ginsburg shows no signs of retiring while President Obama still […]
Erm, hi, England here. I get it. I’m sorry.
I’ve been the problem all along This is really awkward for me, what with being a country and all. I don’t usually speak, and I certainly never imagined I’d speak from a […]
GOP misses its golden moment: why impeach when they can censure?
Whose side are these guys on, anyway? Warning, with no apologies: f-bombs. More than a couple. Because they’re honest. Calls for and thinly veiled threats of Obama’s impeachment are surely old hat […]
What do Nestle and Zyklon B have in common?
Nestle sells you chocolate farmed by child slaves and is okay with that, because profit As San Francisco Chronicle reports: U.S. court rules OK to sue chocolate firms over child slave labor […]
Headline news nearly everywhere: Bergdahl transfer broke law – except at The Wire
Why the softball headline? As I understand it, the purpose of a headline is to quickly and briefly call attention to a story. One of the biggest stories today ran the gamut […]
How do you know the collector you’re paying really owns your debt?
You don’t. Just in case you don’t have enough to worry about already, here’s just one more thing: debt collectors and the twisted games they play. Trust me, you’ll want to invest […]