Half the news that’s fit to print is an appropriate appellation to confer on all the newsies who qualify to be lumped into the category of ‘main-stream-media – lumped also in the sense of coal for their Christmas stockings. Recognizing that this is a potential infringement on the New York Times self-proclaimed goal, it shouldn’t … More Half The News That’s Fit To Print
You and a friend are having a discussion and you go to the internet to get the right answer to a question you have been arguing about for an hour. Your Google results produces a screen with half of it blacked out; as in redacted like a government document they don’t want you to see … More Republicans’ Corporate Overlords?
Recalling a three credit hour business law course stuffed into my engineering curriculum in college, the professor was fond of saying, “you argue black and I’ll argue white, or I’ll argue black and you argue white”. The point being that substance is a distant second to building a winning argument. Perhaps that is one of … More The Trivial Pursuit Score Board, Here Kitty, Kitty
A culture gone to crap, might be the title of this episode described on http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/06/video-shows-memphis-couple-overdose-on-heroin-outside-store.html, October 6, 2016. The short of the story is that a couple, a man and a woman, apparently used a Memphis Walgreen’s bathroom to snort some heroin, mid-afternoon in Memphis Tennessee and succumbed to a state of helpless inebriation as … More A Culture Gone To Crap
In May, I wrote, “Through the Looking Glass”, a sequel to “Alice in Wonderland”, finds Alice behind the mirror where she comes across a book, Jabberwocky, that can only be read by holding it up to a mirror. This may be a useful suggestion when trying to make sense of today’s political reporting.” How is … More Creating Jabberwocky Mid-September Update
The Cardiff Giant was the figure of a man, 10 feet 4-1/2 inches tall, carved out of gypsum and surreptitiously buried on the farm of a Syracuse, NY suburb called Cardiff. When it was found in 1869 by a farmer drilling a well, it was immediately promoted as the petrified remains of a giant who … More Hoax of the Century
In an election season where indignation and outrage are the postures du-jour, comes EpiPen, a medical device manufactured by Mylan drug company. A Facebook post yesterday, capsulized a headline from the website “Uncut”, “Big Pharma’s dirty secret: EpiPen was developed entirely with taxpayer money”, placed under the words, “CLASS WAR”. I have no way of … More Epi(c) Outrage