First, via Ann Ivins: Harold Camping’s Family Radio has completely redesigned its Web site with no mention of the Rapture. Hunh. I hopped over to have a look, because cynical me wondered […]
Gays and professional sports: Sir Charles stands up for what's right. Again.
A few days ago, Phoenix Suns president Rick Welts revealed that he is gay. And the whole sporting world exploded yawned. Okay, that’s not precisely true. There has been a bit of […]
GOP Madness 2012: the Barney Fife and Neidermeyer brackets
Aha! My predictions are already coming good. In my first post in this series I said not to be surprised if the Republicans chose an entertainer for their candidate, because they can’t tell politicians […]
Royal wedding an antidote for storms, wars, space launches and religious protests
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Local and national new outlets are going gaga over THE wedding. A prince and a commoner, was there ever a better fairy tale possibility all slated for worldwide viewing […]
The American Parliament: our nation’s 10 political parties
Part two in a series. Forgive me for abstracting and oversimplifying a bit, but one might argue that American politics breaks along the following 10 lines: Social Conservatives Neocons Business Conservatives Traditional […]
Pastor Terry Jones, a publicity seeking rogue, sits in court in Michigan
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Florida Pastor Terry Jones is in a Dearborn, Michigan court this morning (April 22) trying to persuade a jury of seven that his plans to hold a protest later today […]
GOP Madness 2012: Strother Martin and Barney Fife Brackets
My life is complete–I managed to work Strother Martin and Barney Fife into the title of a post. It doesn’t get much better than that. Strother Martin Bracket Gingrich is our winner. A […]
Sarah, Newt or Herman? Yes, Herman. Decision 2012
We know (or think we know) who’s representing the blue team in the 2012 presidential race, but have no idea who’s representing the red team. And every day another Republican wannabe is […]
Hard times for the pure of heart: is it possible to live ethically in modern society?
I think we’d all love to live every phase of our lives in happy accord with high moral and ethical principles. We’d love it if we were never confronted by logical contradictions […]
In Defense of "Jesus Glasses"
The facts of my case are fairly simple. Chad Farnan, a 15-year-old self-described Christian fundamentalist student in my AP History class, sued me for a “pattern” of statements unconstitutionally hostile to religion. His claim was based on hours of illegal and surreptitious recordings. In my attorney’s opinion, the law was on our side, so he advised me to seek a summary judgment. I now believe that was a critical error…