I've been watching the circus. You know, the one currently being held over in Washington DC. The one that's been dominating our news cycle for weeks. If nothing else, what I've seen has convinced me of one thing: I don't like the circus. You might not know this, but I have a legal background. I … Continue reading …And In The Center Ring…
Back in March, some neanderthal shot up a couple of mosques in Christchurch, NZ, and I wrote a short post about it (here). A few days ago, a 16 year old kid killed two of his classmates, wounded two more, before shooting himself in the head; he later died. It was his birthday. I don't … Continue reading Santa Clarita, CA
We're the United States of America. We're not the United States of Europe. Or the United States of Scandinavia. Or the United States of Australia. Or Asia. Or India... We are unique. We were founded on unique principles and by a unique brand of people. Our ancestors may come from other parts of the world, … Continue reading We’re the United States of America
You've probably figured out by now that I support the Constitution of the United States. I support it all, in fact, even the parts I find inconvenient, which is apparently something of a novelty. Certainly many of our elected representatives, the people who have actually taken an oath to protect and defend the whole thing, … Continue reading Mao ZeO’Rourke
The mind boggles. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously declared the National Rifle Association (NRA) a domestic terrorist organization. While a symbolic act, they are urging other governmental entities to do the same. Apparently, support of the US Constitution (the 2nd Amendment in particular) is enough to brand you a terrorist in … Continue reading Apparently, I’m a Terrorist.
We live in dangerous times. We live in a era where divisiveness rules. Our differences deliberately amplified, our similarities ignored. "We" cannot be like "them" - even when "we" are actually more like "them" than not. We are taught to hate those who don't look/act/think as we do, and that hate is OK. We live … Continue reading The Times We Live In
I've about had it. I've had enough of the faux outrage, the selective offense, the one-sided media attention. Name your subject, and I'll guarantee there are important, even critical facts that are being white-washed, swept under the rug, or just completely ignored. And you're OK with it. Immigration. Yes, the conditions in those camps are … Continue reading And you’re OK with it.
It's a time-honored tradition that Ohio is following. Jumping on the least effective, most harmful method of limiting behavior they don't like. Same for Utah, Louisiana, Iowa, North Dakota... Ohio's governor just signed into law a ban on abortions beyond 6 weeks. Aside from the fact this is contrary to SCOTUS rulings and will be … Continue reading Doing It Backwards
OMG, the obvious cover-up. AG Barr had the completed report for 24 hours before he provided a 4-page summary? On a Saturday? He's obviously hiding something. Oh, the humanity! Yes, boys and girls, that was sarcasm. I realize it might be a little subtle for some of you, but that's me being sarcastic. It's a … Continue reading Mueller Report
"Privilege" in society comes in many forms. "Privilege" is when special accommodations are made for someone due to some specific factor, an assumption of entitlement - it's not an easy definition to spell out, actually, because there's rarely anything overt about it, the privilege is assumed because of (insert factor here). Mind you, "Privilege" is … Continue reading Smollett and the Power of Privilege