Pity, that. This one may be far more apt.
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.
Critically thinking about critical thinking
I greatly enjoy dissecting the news and tearing it apart. Unfortunately, there is such a vast wealth of poorly presented news that it’s often like shooting fish in a barrel. I also […]
Detroit News' Nolan Finley: [Black] murder's not news
I was originally going to respond to a thoughtful piece by Jane Briggs-Bunting here at Scholars & Rogues, “Is the media simply racist? Detroit News columnist hits the mark on Bashara murder coverage,” […]
Great googly moogly! Google ain't gonna !#$*!$%'in like this
Expletive Deleted Or, Allegations of America’s dirty little backwoods secret and Google won’t let their ads be placed on the newsfic coverage… Since I’ve only got a few articles under my belt thus […]
Gallup poll provides for a dismal outlook for liberalism in US
Obama’s 2012 prospects: now for the bad news John Cassidy, The New Yorker December 30, 2011 “Consider yet another survey from Gallup, released on Thursday, which examined the ideological views of about […]
Bryan Fischer and the American Family Association: diabolical voices of un-Christian, un-American hate
Fischer: ‘Allah is a demon god of darkness, violence, death, and destruction’ Right Wing Watch December 23, 2011 Considering Bryan Fischer makes so much hateful noise, is it any wonder that it’s […]
Senate procedure: it's not a three-ring circus, it's full-tilt clown war
I think the educated, informed and politically active electorate on all sides get the three-ring circus metaphor for our government. There just needs to be more of them, on all sides. Let’s […]
Bloggers and journalism – what is a "citizen journalist" to make of all this?
It’s a funny thing that happens when someone buys a car, especially when they think they’re buying a none-too-common sort. I buy a Mitsuyota RoadWidget, in part because it is distinctive, and […]
We're still waiting to learn what Herman Cain meant
I ordinarily like Chris Cillizza’s writing well enough, but “What Herman Cain Meant” missed the mark early on. The rest of his article may have its merits, but I take exception to […]
An open letter to Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)
Dear Senator Baucus: I appreciate your thoughtful response. However, it confirms for me the worst of my suspicions of how exactly you “support” Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. As one of your […]