Empty, but no vacancy

Although I have not maintained new content here as of the past couple years, I have not lost my desire to write..only my motivation to do so.  It's truly a shame to abandon something for which you've always held an affinity. Perhaps a little something to bring any readers who may still be around up … [Read more...]

It’s 1984, but we are Big Brother

A video of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry is making the rounds on social and traditional media for her berating a towing company employee. I've seen the video, and yes, she was out of line. She was angry and pompous, reminiscent of Alec Baldwin in many ways. These kinds of videos get clicks though, … [Read more...]

Do we have a right to die?

Brittany Maynard has renewed the discussion on the ethics of assisted suicide and assisted death after she wrote an op-ed piece for CNN sharing her story about her decision to take her life early next month.  Assisted suicide and assisted death are different, and I think the distinction is … [Read more...]

Are your moral objections principled?

I was listening to a morning radio show which included a segment called 'Six on Sex'.  Ordinarily, a contestant (usually a young girl) is asked six very personal questions about her sex life while her father is listens to his daughter's exploits.  If he can make it through all six questions and … [Read more...]

Perpetuating the myth of domestic violence

  The above graphic has been circulating the internet for at least a couple weeks now.  It references the incident between former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator.  I think the image above only serves to show the bias most … [Read more...]

NFL to institute biased penalties for domestic violence

Know this upfront: I don't condone or make excuses for anyone committing domestic violence.  However, the NFL has, in response to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, instituted a zero tolerance policy of sorts for these kinds of offenses.  ESPN reports that "[t]he NFL is immediately implementing … [Read more...]

Everything is offensive when you’ve been taught to look for it

Progressivism thrives on conflict between blocs of the populace.  In fact, it can't survive without it.  Their voting blocs are victims of the others, usually due to alleged racism, misogyny, or some kind of xenophobia.  Bottom line, everything can be turned into an example of racism.  Peanut butter … [Read more...]

Independence Day

July 4th marks a day of celebration throughout America.  Fireworks, picnics, and parades are just some of the ways we all recognize the day our Nation was born.  Having noticed a difference in how people wish others a happy celebration, I'm curious as to what others think. Do you say 'Happy … [Read more...]

Is gender assigned, or recognized?

First, you have to consider the source.  But I've seen this kind of attitude toward gender from hyper-liberal feminists before.  They abhor the thought that boys are boys and girls are girls.  Somehow, this notion that we can tell if someone is a boy or girl simply by looking, is offensive. (Slate) … [Read more...]

Government imposes political correctness on private business

For those of you who follow the news, the federal government has sufficiently pressured the US Patent Office to revoke the trademark for the NFL team, the Washington Redskins.  First and foremost I find it suspicious that these kinds of frivolous movements only take root in years when a certain … [Read more...]

We can’t just move on, can we?

What is it about moving on that it's nearly universal to us all?  Whether it's leaving that job you hate, splitting from a bad relationship, or even abandoning a religious or a-religious set of convictions, people will so often stay put for too long. Some situations are obviously controlled by other … [Read more...]

“No Loser” events don’t help kids

Many schools and institutions have, over the past few decades, drifted toward an environment where children don't ever feel the agony of defeat.  They hold events where no one keeps score, where no one wins or loses.  Little Leagues for baseball, softball, and football do this too early on.  The … [Read more...]

Failed Oklahoma execution means what exactly?

By now most have heard about the murderer who was supposed to be executed but instead died from a heart attack in the execution chamber.  Some are calling for an end of the "barbaric" practice of capital punishment.  But is this a good reason? Agreed, this particular incident should have … [Read more...]

What happens when people listen to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgKiMRpufoM What I thought was most telling about this woman's tirade was how it didn't seem like she took into account at all how people come to own businesses. It appeared as though people just "come here" and get a business. She then complains that these … [Read more...]

Can we admit yet that it’s not the weapon?

Late last week a high school student was fatally stabbed when she rejected an invitation to the prom.  So far, reports suggest the girl's killer was an ex-boyfriend.  He took out his rage in the populated hallway of hos school early in the morning. I suppose I could make a snide remark … [Read more...]

Gun deaths in America by the numbers

Seemingly every time we pick up a newspaper or watch the evening news we are confronted with the tragedies of gun violence.  People use incidents in the news to further whatever their agenda may be.  The Political Left uses the news in an attempt to restrict the liberties of Americans to obtain, … [Read more...]

Insistence on diversity is the opposite of diversity

In a letter to the editor of the Daily Bruin, UCLA's campus newspaper, a UC Berkeley alumnus encapsulates the problem with obsessing over diversity.  His view mirrors my own on this issue. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech embodies what true diversity looks like.  True diversity is … [Read more...]

Unfit mother arrested for leaving children locked in a hot car, Progressives rush to her defense

I have been reading in Progressive leaning blogs about a homeless woman who was arrested after attending a job interview for child abuse.  Apparently, she left her children, 2 years-old and 6 months, locked in her car (in Arizona) for at least 45 minutes while she interviewed.  The spin being added … [Read more...]

Liberal panelists caught in their double standard about race

Notice the change in the tone of the panelists.  It's quite telling.  Almost as if the whole racist "code words" thing is just made up to discredit and slander political opponents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1oUAo3aPFc … [Read more...]

ACLU gets one right: Students can keep passwords private

It's not often that I agree with the work the ACLU does, but every once in a while they're on the right side of things.  Minnewaska Area Schools agreed to a settlement for $70,000 and will rewrite their policies to limit how much leeway the school has when wanting to search student’s e-mails and … [Read more...]