Category Archive: Etcetera

Vanilla Weather Report

You East Coasters, you have my sympathies, although, who told you guys to live where the weather is shitty?

No cracks about white guys can’t dance.

We, on the west coast, another sunny day, although a little bit colder from our usual 70′s {yawn}.

Um, maybe Sunblock UV 50 today.

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A Sad Day For The Criminal Justice System

A little over 2 years ago I wrote this post concerning the brutal murder of a homeless kid, perpetrated by 6 thugs that should know better. The wheels of justice turn slowly, witnesses have to be contacted and the initial investigation has to be prepared so that it is trial ready. Additionally the defense always tries to prolong the actual trial, out of sight out of mind so that the incident ( as well as … Read more

The Emergency Canard

In the runup to Obamacare, we were told that universal healthcare would actually cut costs. One of the big reasons was that it would cut down on expensive visits to the Emergency Room. Newly insured people, we were told, would go to the doctor to get problems addressed early rather than waiting until they exploded into $10,000 write-offs.

You know where this is going, don’t you?

Just like the “if you like your plan,

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Another Year

Another year older (wiser……..ehhh)

For those, like myself, that don’t make it anymore to midnight, or don’t go out partying like when you were younger (Damn, the NY’s parties we used to have, a misplaced baby/lose tiger, missing tooth, all child’s play) here’s a bit of festivities you will enjoy;

The Chinese had the gold standard for fireworks displays during the Beijing Olympics, but this does that one better. Oil money sure does buy a … Read more

Hey Mr DJ: Big Damn Holiday Edition

With Christmas behind us, we must pause to remember 2013. And while you do that, I’ll be preparing for my New Year’s Eve tradition of getting wasted and passing out on the couch before midnight. I didn’t say it was a good tradition or anything to be proud of. It just kind of happened back in 2008 and I’ve been doing it ever since just to see if I can. Oh, shut up.

Anyhow, 2013 … Read more

Merry Christmas to you all.

Wishing all of you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and all that.

Me I will be celebrating my Kwanza by playn’ Ice T’s “I am dreaming of some white women” if you know what I mean.. :)… Read more

The Good News

I will be travelling the next few days so I will throw up my Christmas post a few days early. 2 years ago (holy smokes, time flies) I posted this, about those wacky Christians breaking out into song in some of the craziest places, it was a great excuse to revisit the videos (don’t forget this one). I got another one, this will make your day;

I get a lot of the typical complaints … Read more

Yule Log

Christmas time is my favorite time of the year. I will be posting some other Christmas related posts in the next week or so, no War on Christmas posts are coming so relax, and to start it off (they will get better, I promise) I will “roll out” this one;

I really don’t know what to say, other than, you’ve got to be kidding me? Tourists will buy anything, I guess.

I remember years ago … Read more

Mandela and The Arc of History

One point that keeps coming up in the aftermath of Mandela’s death is that many conservatives were opposed to him for decades and fearful of his release from prison. Many opposed sanctions on South Africa during Apartheid, with Reagan vetoing sanctions when they passed Congress.

As it turned out, we were wrong about Mandela. South Africa did not go communist or descend into a bloody race war. Newt Gingrich, who was one of the few … Read more

Turkeys and Drumsticks 2013

For six years running, I have taken advantage of the Thanksgiving Holiday to give out my awards for Turkey of the Year and Golden Drumsticks. The latter are for those who exemplify the best traits in our public sphere. The former are for those who exemplify silliness and stupidity. I rarely give them out to someone who is evil; they are reserved for those who regularly makes me shake my head and wonder what they’re … Read more

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