It Just Doesn’t Add Up…

My grandfather and father both used the expression “horse sense*” as in, “It doesn’t make horse sense.” In other words, even the brain of a horse could figure this out. The following things don’t make horse sense to me. 1. That in the United States of American an adult can be clearly and emphatically told by the police not to… Continue reading

Why I Hate Security

We all accept risk every day. We try to make informed decisions about the level of risk to which we are exposed. We drive our cars. We know tens of thousands of people die in the US every year in car accidents. Yet, we drive our cars. We drive them at ridiculous speeds. We choose to go well above the… Continue reading

About That Budget Deficit…

A little compare and contrast from @_Capitalism_: “I am capitalism and the U.S. has 450 billionaires and 7 million homeless people, living side by side with equal dignity.” Oh, but all of those homeless people are druggies, prostitutes and other forms of filth who are getting what is coming to them. Sorry, I forgot.  My bad. And another point of… Continue reading

Post Number: 2,500!!!

Now, I’ve actually written a lot more than 2,500 posts here at tt.us over the past 6 years, but a good number of them never got published for one reason or another:  they became old news before I finished the post, I was venting and then reconsidered, I waxed insane and recanted…  The list goes on. So what is Post… Continue reading

The Absurdity that Is Air Travel

Image by Getty Images via @daylife I never cease to be amazed at how powerful fear is. Today, going through security from Canada to the US was the most astoundingly absurd security process I’ve ever experienced. It took an entire hour just for security, not including immigration. Each individual person went through the metal detector. But why? They were going… Continue reading

Osama’s Still Free, How About You?

The title, from the question at the end of the quoted material below, is a sickening wake up call we need to all feel in our national collective stomach. We are flushing our civil liberties down the toilet for an invisible threat that some are speculating was killed several years ago. You know those airport scanners that can see through… Continue reading