Let Me Tell You Something, Camille Paglia

So Camille likes to press buttons and say controversial things. Mostly I just ignore her because I find that her wackadoodle thinking has little intrusion on my daily life, but heck if this story wasn’t linked to all over the place. So of course I read it, and I find it pretty upsetting, honestly. Of…

Let’s Just Conquer Iraq Already – Sunday Politics

I have watched a LOT of news the past few weeks and everyone is in a tizzy about Isis or Isil or Daesh or whatever you want to call it, and all the cable news networks are making sure we know that all the options are bad and that whatever the President or Congress does…

Joan Rivers Dead – Afterlife Reports Being Mocked

I am personally devastated by the news that Joan Rivers just died.  I have loved her and her daughter Melissa for a VERY long time (for reasons I will probably get into some day) but right now I just want to think about how tough she had to be her whole life and how it…

You’re Looking for the Wrong Guy

I waited for a while to say anything about The Fappening because it is pretty complicated.  Not that theft is complicated.  It isn’t.  And this is purely a case of theft.  What is complicated is the back and forth I have seen because I can see elements of sense in a lot of the different…

Bacon, Beans and Limousines

In Ferguson the cops are all set to protect and serve the shit out of you. It’s pretty clear to me that when a corner of the United States starts looking like eastern Ukraine something is wrong. What then is the right-wing talking about while the police in Missouri hide their version of Russian Humanitarian…

Arrested Development – Tennessee

In the ’90s we had Rodney King and the L.A. riots (damn if my name was Rodney King I would totally start a band and call it that).  We had Abner Louima.  We also had the Branch Davidians and Ruby Ridge.  Why does it matter?  Well, unless you are a hippie with no TV you might…

Robin Williams: Depression is a Real Thing

Well, here we are again.  You may recall earlier this year when I posted a tribute to three of my favorite entertainers who passed away in early 2014.  In that piece, I begged 2014 to be done with taking my favorite people away, knowing that the chances of that happening were pretty slim.  Sure enough,…