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The Front Fell Off!

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

On the lighter side, a friend sent me this link from an RCP story - the clip is a spoof of an interview with an Australian official about an oil tanker wreck that really happened last year.

Practical Protection From Vote Theft

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Here’s something to push for! A cheap, practical, effective way to make sure your vote is counted, and counted as a vote for the people you actually voted for. Electronic voting machines should be an improvement over older technologies, but they’ve turned out to be too vulnerable to fraud. There have ...

We Can’t Get Fooled Again

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

A lot of politics always consists of negativity – Monday-morning quarterbacking, dredging up past sins or mistakes, and general finger-pointing that can sound like kids whining, “I’m telling!” It would be more useful to focus on the future and on the positive – what do we want to change? How ...

Sarah Palin and Animal Cruelty

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Why does Sarah Palin hate wolves so much she tries to use her office to fund animal cruelty with taxpayer revenues? We’ve been hearing about Sarah Palin’s talents as a hunter and “sportswoman.” Overall the net impact seems to be mainly the novelty factor; a lot of Americans fall on each ...

Big Brother is Alive and Well in Hickman, Nebraska

Friday, August 29th, 2008

This story might seem trivial compared to all the global and national events happening right now. But it’s a sick commentary on the way people treat each other; and how a power-crazed corrupt city government can bully its own citizens. It also shows that you don’t have to live in ...

General Query, Apropos of Not Much

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Does anyone on BIO live in the Raleigh, NC area?  My sweetie is taking me on vacation there next month, and it's fun to meet online friends face to face, the way we had a chance to get together with Ken Grandlund on a trip to San Diego a while ...

Energy Crisis: America at a Crossroads

Friday, July 25th, 2008

This isn’t our first energy crisis. The first one was during the winter of 1973-74, and there’ve been a few since then. But this one seems more permanent than the others. Along with skyrocketing gas prices, we’ve got record high food prices, a housing crisis and a credit crisis. Everything seems ...

When a Squealer Gets Squealed On

Monday, July 21st, 2008

This story doesn’t have a point to it. It’s just one of those neighborhood incidents involving class warfare, neighborhood gentrification and clashing values. Here’s the full story. In Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood, a homeless person built himself a treehouse in a local park. The locals all knew him as the Squirrelman. He ...

The Privatization of Your Fire Department

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

As you know, it’s been a record year for fires throughout the Western states, especially California. And the fire season has barely begun. The need for fire safety is on a collision course with the exploding population in fire-prone areas. More and more self-absorbed yuppies are moving to their own private ...

Just a Pitiful Little Screed

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

It's been a long time since my last anger-filled screed. This unexpected development isn't because there are no more topics worthy of long and vicious screeds, it's because I'm feeling a little like a ripple wimpily expending itself on the placid shores of a pond. It's hard to get all ...