As I was growing up, one of the memories that has stuck in my mind when I think about my father was during the holidays. After his mother passed away, we stopped getting together with our extended family members and started eating at my dad’s, instead. We usually had turkey, ham, and everything that goes… Continue reading Dinner at Dad’s
The Penny Arcade had a great comic up today pointing out the irony in the gun control/free speech debate. What I enjoy about these guys is their ability to call bull shit without necessarily taking a particular political side or stance. We’re a country of people who are all too often divided into an “us” or… Continue reading Penny Arcade
So Facebook has this post going around where Obama is saying the guns don’t make people safer while it has all his secret agents with their guns circled. I’m all for the 2nd Amendment and I’m for the responsible ownership of guns, but this particular message is a bit off center. The average citizen does… Continue reading Obama on gun control
With all the debate going on right now about gun control and the merits of what the 2nd amendment means and so on, I’d like to point out some fatal logic on the part of some of the pro gun crowd. Now, before I dig to deep it’s best to get this on record right… Continue reading How to get shot first
The Constitution is kind of a unique thing in American minds. In a nation where change is constant, where people and institutions will change their political, theological and ideological stance whenever the wind blows, in American conservative politics the Constitution is held up as this inviolate document that does not change… Ironic given that it… Continue reading The Constitution- Hallowed be thy name?
Flappers, Hipsters, Beatniks, Greasers, Hippies, Rebels, Slackers, Nerds, Geeks, etc. These are all names for social outcasts at one point in time or another in our country. They dressed different, may have talked different, certainly challenged our social norms in one form or another. Many of the people of the time pointed to them as… Continue reading Kids these days…
I don’t post personal things on Facebook much. I don’t believe in airing my dirty laundry, and I happen to like my life, so I see no reason to complain about it, even when I struggle. Having said that, I want to share a bit of a story with you in the hopes that it… Continue reading It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
What happened on Friday the 14th was a tragedy. A tragedy perpetrated by evil for purposes we can only guess at. No amount of analysis will ever give us all the answers we could possibly want for why such a horrible act occurred. But that hasn’t stopped many people from coming out of the woodwork… Continue reading Tragedy as politics