The World

A year later, new stuff continues to trickle out

Posted by on August 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm

So here we are. Edward Snowden has been in Russia long enough that his visa has been extended. You can actually buy t-shirts with his face on them. There are people who consider him a traitor and people who consider him a hero. He’s got a huge spread in the current issue of Wired. The […]

Keep It Simple, Silly.

Posted by on July 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Alright, so apparently it took tens of thousands of kids showing up all alone in our country, having traveled thousands of miles through incredible obstacles to get us to collectively pay attention to immigration policy for more than 5 minutes. There’s screaming on both sides: they’re kids, many of them little, and they need our […]

Happy Blogiversary, Judicial Edition

Posted by on June 25, 2014 at 6:42 pm

So, I’ve been at this 11 years. My second post was about the new Supreme Court rulings of the day, and as such, it’s only fair to bring you a breath of fresh air from the Supremes: the cops can’t just go browsing through your cell phone, even if you’ve just been arrested. In another […]

Double Feature

Posted by on May 15, 2014 at 6:49 pm

I don’t normally talk about the so-called “rape culture”. However, if what I am reading about what happens on our college campuses is even halfway true, we should all be outraged. All students — regardless of their gender — have a right to attend school without fear of assault, sexual or otherwise. The idea that some […]

5 Things Happening that are More Important than Cliven Bundy

Posted by on April 26, 2014 at 10:05 pm

  Ok, the Bundy thing is still going on, and I do appreciate that it’s a local news story with national coverage. Not sure why anybody cares who says what about him on Facebook. However, while all of us are watching the circus, here’s 5 things we’re not paying attention to: The President is in […]

Ok, Fine. Bundy.

Posted by on April 24, 2014 at 9:12 pm

I thought this was going to blow over fast, turns out I was wrong. So here is a brief summary of my thoughts. It is a local issue to me, actually in Clark County Nevada same as Las Vegas, and so Las Vegas Metro Police Department does actually have [some] jurisdiction. Still, it’s kinda a […]

Talking out both sides of their mouths.

Posted by on March 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm

The White House says they have a plan to end NSA collection of data, by which they mean they are going to make phone companies keep the data and see to it that the courts issue subpoenas when anybody with a badge asks have overview. Snowden says well hey, that’s better than nothing! And of course, […]

A Scary Halloween Story

Posted by on October 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm

You thought it was your imagination, but no. It’s true. They Are Watching You! Look out! “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” In Closing: enjoying the view; don’t forget that Yellowstone is essentially a giant, flat volcano; organized crime; family tree; I’m willing to take it as a police failure that Target […]

Syriana

Posted by on September 3, 2013 at 3:47 am

Today is all Syria and nothing but Syria. Obama managed to surprise his own advisors on Syria. What’s the rush? Why did John Kerry have to stick his neck out and fluff up the “evidence” with decade old pictures? The phone is ringing, Secretary. It’s Colin Powell asking if you’ve lost your mind. And Ok. […]

An Independence Day Post

Posted by on July 4, 2013 at 1:32 am

I have annotated the Declaration of Independence with relevant news and commentary from the present day Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them […]