Tim’s Poo Poo List

Image by: N14219 – Flickr – skinnylawyer (1).jpg Today I’m traveling. I was seated, waiting for my flight to board, when emergency services wheeled a man by on a stretcher. I’m not making this up. It really happened. So, naturally, I immediately thought he was a passenger who had been ejected from a United Airlines flight. I’m serious. This was… Continue reading

Bleeding My Achy Breaky Liberal Heart

I suspect that most of us, the vast majority of us, have a deep need to at least feel as though we have some level of control over our destinies. This need for self-determination and independence seems hard-wired into the human DNA. I don’t know anyone who consciously likes having things “done to them.” We like to pick, choose, mold,… Continue reading

Ok. Time Out Is Now Over

You can come out and play with the big boys again as long as you promise to play nice! From time to time on my blog I have blathered on about the racism, homophobia, and blatant misogyny found at Bob Jones “University.” But foolish me: You don’t shame religious bigots and hypocrites. They proudly wear the derision of the sane… Continue reading

Didn’t Learn a Thing from Their Racist Roots, Sadly

The Southern Baptist Convention closes its convention today issuing the statement below. I emboldened their statement to facilitate more easily differentiating between their statement and my editorial comments. [Editorial comments in brackets are mine.] As Southern Baptist Christians, we are committed to Biblical faith and ethics [I could make a long list of broken commitments.]. As a result, this body… Continue reading

Someone Really Doesn’t Want You to Read This

Last Friday I wrote a quick post to my blog: Relationship between Baltimore and Marriage Equality? It was read by one person. Apparently this person became angry and then immediately launched a distributed denial of service attack on my blog causing my server to crash. I didn’t have time, at that time, to deal with it1; so, my blog was… Continue reading

TWIR #2: Relationship between Baltimore and Marriage Equality? [Updated]

The Week in Review: Topic Two—Let’s look at the relationship between the tragic events in Baltimore this week and the historic arguments presented before the Supreme Court for marriage equality… Yes, only my mind thinks like this!1 When you have been taught that you have a constitutional democracy for, by, and of the people2, and you believe that government is… Continue reading

The Art of the Fauxpology

First, I want to express my sincere admiration for Jeffrey Hoffman, the executive director of BJUnity, and all of that organization’s board members. They succeeded in piercing the arrogance of Bob Jones III and holding him to account for his bullying hate speech. Hats off to BJUnity! But I’m taking a harder line than these kind-hearted, good-spirited people. You see,… Continue reading

Open Carry Georgia

Georgia‘s Open Carry law, allowing people to carry loaded weapons, including assault rifles, around with them went into effect yesterday, July 2, 2014. I am appalled. People can now carry loaded AK47s with them to church, to school, to the store, and even in bars. Let me be clear about the insanity of this law: I do not trust the… Continue reading

Your Local Police Militarization

Does this not concern anyone but me?! Does this make you feel safer??! This is insane! We are running in the wrong direction as fast as we can. Why? Police militarization is hurting the wrong people. Is government anticipating our running out of drinking water because of all of the fracking poisoning the drinking water or because of the depletion… Continue reading