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

Dick Cheney, War Crimes Against Humanity

Enough Is Enough lenn Beck makes a lot of money hanging just a little too close to crazy. I never thought the day would come when we shared any common ground, but on his show this week he delivered a rant, “Enough Is Enough.” I totally agree with the following: From the beginning, most people on the left were against… Continue reading

The Toxic Hellstew of Religion

I have come to the end of my rope with religion. I have shared with those close to me that I actively view religion as the most evil force on our planet. I am not talking about people of faith. I am not talking about those who organize around concerted efforts to be kind and to do good. But kindness,… Continue reading

Should You Attend Bob Jones University?

Should you attend Bob Jones University now that it has a new president? His last name isn’t even Jones. Mr. Steve Pettit, the newly appointed university president, was introduced to the student body on May 10th, by the chairman of the board, Larry Jackson. In a frantic attempt to save the institution (in its current form) from almost certain collapse,… Continue reading

Reflecting on Those “Underserved” after being “Ravaged by Abuse”

The New York Times is reporting that Bob Jones University is faulted for halting an abuse study. The first paragraph starts with a bang and gets more heartbreaking from there. GREENVILLE, S.C. — For decades, students at Bob Jones University who sought counseling for sexual abuse were told not to report it because turning in an abuser from a fundamentalist… Continue reading

Coming Apart at the Seams

I blogged before about the issue of Bob Jones University having Chuck Phelps remain on its board of trustees after the facts about Phelps’ inappropriate conduct became public as a result of Ernie Willis’ trial for the rape of 15 year old Tina Anderson. In that previous post, I stated that I could see no way Bob Jones University could… Continue reading

Process Versus Outcomes

I actually think that the way we go about (process) achieving goals (outcomes) matters. But, I probably generally believe that outcomes tip the scale and matter a bit more than the process. I mean, haven’t we all sat through meetings (process) where we felt like screaming, “Just make a decision, and let’s get on with doing it!” So, the Democrats… Continue reading

Al Jazeera America?

Have I been living under a rock? How did I miss this? Al Jazeera is starting a news channel in the US? I’m sure Fox trotted out the usual parade of ignorance. CNN no doubt has a vested interest in reporting this negatively. But, let’s be honest. American cable news is so lacking, Al Jazeera America saw a market! In… Continue reading

The Christian Taliban

Yes, I believe these homegrown religious extremists are every bit as dangerous as their Muslim fundamentalist counterparts. They want to combine church and state and force all of us to live by their ancient and culturally irrelevant beliefs—their narrow lifestyle of choice. Since the SCOTUS rulings, the Christian Taliban has been doing its best to stir the pot of anger,… Continue reading

Beta Breakers

Every time I hear the name, I think of people that test beta software and try to break it. But the name has nothing to do with that. In fact, the name really is: Bay to Breakers: the famous, annual, 30,000 people race that starts on the bay side of San Francisco and ends Oceanside, at the ocean “breakers.” Apparently… Continue reading