Shocked, shocked I am to see good intentions go off the rails You know, it seems like only yesterday a particularly odd combination of Americans was aligned on at least one point…the […]
I’m facing a self-defense conundrum
How do I defend myself or others from violent white supremacists and their ilk if self-defense can be spun against me?
Where is my tribe?
In the last two days I’ve been tone policed for being unkind, uncool, and tribal. Mind you, the single person doing the tone policing had nothing to say about what I signified. […]
Facebook, the NFL and the GOP: #WTF
What a fucking day. Item: Congress has tentatively agreed on a bill that will keep the government from shutting down. Now, there’s a lot wrong with it, starting with the fact that the Republicans are […]
Dante’s Inferno and contrapasso
Dante created “contrapasso” – the idea that divine punishment of the damned in Hell would mirror the sin being punished.
Five reasons why soccer will eventually surpass football in the US – #2: The lawyers are coming
Part two in a series. Yes, the lawyers are coming, and football will be forced to change in ways that undercut its essential appeal. Did someone say “litigation”? From the ESPN story linked […]
Five reasons why soccer will eventually surpass football in the US – #1: Parents love their children
Part one in a series. Several years ago I wrote a piece examining the reasons that soccer wasn’t bigger (as a spectator sport) in the US. In the end, I argued, it all […]
“Don’t retreat, reload”: vigilantes at large
What Palin captured, with her belligerent “Never Retreat, Reload” war cry, looks back to our lying invasion into Iraq (indeed ten years of foreign policy) plus today’s street stalking of Trayvon Martin, violent politic rhetoric and increasing, take-no-prisioners manias dominating the right’s politics.
Romney, Santorum benefit local broadcast outlets in Michigan
by Jane Briggs-Bunting GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney emerged from an expensive and bruising campaign in Michigan, the state of his birth, with a narrow three percent victory over his current chief […]
Will somebody please stomp Brian Burke until he shuts the fuck up?
Toronto GM Brian Burke misses the good old days. And just the other day, he got all misty about having to send his enforcer down the minors because, well, he couldn’t find […]