Social Justice For Dummies

Many who champion government involvement in people’s lives and decisions purport to do so to protect the weak, the disadvantaged, the oppressed, the less “privileged,” and the more vulnerable members of society. That last category was illuminated by...

Cabaret, Oh Cabaret!

New York City has finally repealed its 91 year old, Jazz Age Cabaret law. The fight over the 23 skidoo goes on, vodeodo‘s specter infiltrates unchecked across the “isle of Manhatto” in its subtle wiles, but the Charleston is now free to come up from...

Scientists Are People Too

I recently took a break from my hoovering “urban fantasy” novels to read Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything. The book is a history of the science of the Earth and the universe, with the “history” aspect being discussion...

Suppose You Were An Idiot…

And Suppose You Were A Member of Congress; But I Repeat Myself Thus goes a famous Mark Twain aphorism. It held true when he said it, and it holds true today. The perpetual head-scratching and WTF utterances by our Commander in Chief (who is not and has never been a...

Peak Irony

Ever think that something is so crazy that it can never actually happen? Or, that when it does happen, it can never be topped? I used to, but the news proved me wrong so many times I stopped making such presumptions. Today’s bit of OFFS: A University of...