we still remember mitch hedberg

A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

Apr 1st 2010

“But their reports fell on the deaf ears of hearing people.”

Unbelievable. They were deaf, but they were not silent. For decades, a group of men who were sexually abused as children by the Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy at a school for the deaf in Wisconsin reported to every type of official they could think of that he was a danger, according to the victims and […]

Mar 10th 2009

New Rule: If You Can’t Make Even One Payment, You are Taken Out Back and Shot

More than 9,200 of the loans insured by the FHA in the past two years have gone into default after no or only one payment, according to the Post analysis. The pace of these instant defaults has tripled in one year. By last fall, more than two dozen FHA home loans on average were defaulting […]

Jul 24th 2008

Boo Freaking Hoo: America’s Life Expectancy Disparity

The other day, I expressed some frustration with people who blame poverty on our system of government. Someone commented that he had some of the same concerns about the blame game over health care, at least for children. This reminded me of a New York Times story I read a while back, digesting a report […]

Jul 17th 2008

File Under: No Longer Care

I apologize for inflicting ‘The View’ on readers of this blog, but I think the flow of conversation over there is at least helpful to show how a group of unintelligent people can struggle with this complex issue. Particularly, I refer to the “two worlds” discussion that begins at about the 4:25 mark. As someone […]

Jul 7th 2008

In America, Beggars Can Be Choosers!

Recently, in Cincinnati, I had an unreal experience with hunger in America. Around 11:30 am on a Friday, a man approached me in a skywalk between two downtown buildings. He was hungry, he said, and could I help him out. I didn’t have any cash on me, but I had two granola bars with me. […]

Apr 20th 2008

Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. The following story personifies the scripture:

Nov 2nd 2007

Interesting point of view…

The most important (moral) issue of our time is not abortion, but the national deficit/debt. So says Tom Coburn: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Congress’s deficit spending has become a moral issue surpassing abortion because it saddles future generations with massive debt before they’re born. “The greatest moral issue of our time isn’t abortion, it’s […]

Jul 12th 2007

Geeez…talk about playing to stereotypes

What jerks. Three people were arrested Thursday after staging a noisy protest as a Hindu chaplain read the opening prayer at the US Senate, branding his appearance an “abomination.” US Capitol Police said the protestors, apparently Christian religious activists, were ejected from the chamber and charged with an unlawful disruption of Congress. Video here.   […]

Jun 25th 2007

domestic partner benefits at the university of kentucky

i wrote this in february 2007 and never published it. here it is now. — travis UK has started discussions about the university potentially offering the benefits to gay and unmarried domestic couples. Last month, the UK Domestic Partner Benefits Committee, commissioned by President Lee Todd in the fall, recommended passing the benefits. ::::: in […]

Apr 11th 2007

Required reading for folks who want Don Imus fired

All those who have embarked on the Don Imus must be fired moral crusade should take time to read Michelle Malkin’s column. Warning, there is offensive language. She compares what Imus said (which she despises) with the lyrical content of the top six songs on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks Chart. Very instructive.