As the tragedy of the Malaysia Air flight unfolds there are two stories I must mention. Tragedies really.
As many people here know my Girlfriend (Hera) is… a Malaysian. So I had a few questions about her safety in all of this. [Read more...]
Yeah this kind of needs to be done.
It is no secret that I love football. I grew up watching it. I am rather irritated that I cannot see the matches at the moment and that England managed to go out with a whimper rather than a bang. It’s no secret that I was a Manchester City fan during the Roller Coaster Era where sublime football strode hand in hand with shockingly bad football. You didn’t follow City for glory back then.
You followed it because just once. When all the stars aligned… City would be perfection.
This one was so preposterous as a mail, I figured everyone should have a laugh! It is no secret that the rest of the world is crazy for football while “America” is not. Instead America plays four sports of which only one is played widely enough to have a World Cup (Ice Hockey).
So it is rather puzzling to see this piece of mail. [Read more...]
It”s no secret that the tragic murders by Elliot Rodger are effectively the news of the week.
But there is one group of people who had to intervene.
It is no secret right wing Americans and the NRA defend guns to the hilt as a method of rejecting tyranny by killing beer cans and paper silhouettes. And that when guns are used to kill the usual parade of the NRA begins. This time powered by Joe the Plumber. The man who proved that complete pig ignorance was the driving force of the Tea Party and that Joe the Plumber seriously supported laws and plans that were harmful to himself. [Read more...]
Joseph Farah bemoans the “homosexual progress in or society due to the gay revolution”. [Read more...]
I have generally stayed out of the Boko Haram issue. Mainly because I really had nothing to say on the topic. I understand the problems with the Boko Haram in that they are similar to the Indian Naxalites, operating out of strongholds where there is an effective governmental black hole, but I also didn’t want to speculate.
It turns out that their leader likes supervillain rants and hamming it up, while they girls are hostages.
Now here is the thing? There is precious little we can do about this. We are in effect all “slacktivists”. Boko Haram kind of hates western influences. They aren’t worrying about the number of likes their page on Facebook is getting nor about twitter campaigns. [Read more...]
The National Rifle Association were first brought to my attention via Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine and Eddie Izzard’s stand up comedy.
Bryan College in Dayton is named after a rather infamous alumni. William Jennings Bryan who was Creationism’s defender at the Scopes trial.
But student dissent is changing that. See the school’s’ statement of belief is that Adam and Eve were the divinely created progenitors of mankind and not created from other life forms. [Read more...]
Thought for today. How would the reservations in SD be different today if the AIM leaders in the 70's were disciples of Gandhi. Not too late
— stevehickey (@stevehickey) April 28, 2014
If the American Indian Movement was inspired by Gandhi, they would probably be around your property refusing to move and keep breaking laws till you look like such a villain. [Read more...]