Category Archives: Columns

Teaching Monkeys How to Gamble — and Other Ways to Waste Your Tax Dollars

I know all about the new case of Ebola, the one in New York City. I know that ISIS is still on the move. I know what just happened in Canada. They’re all important. I know that too. But there’s another menace that causes great harm – and this one doesn’t get the attention it…

Where Was President Obama?

President Obama says he’s “shaken” by this week’s violent attacks on three soldiers in Ottawa by an Islamic jihadist. He immediately phoned Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to offer support and “solidarity.” He vowed to “remain vigilant.” Too bad Obama didn’t show the same resolve after multiple attacks and plots against our troops by Muslim…

Ferguson, Missouri: Chapter II

There are some rumblings and rumors emanating from Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson in August. A grand jury has been examining all the evidence and hearing all the testimony, from people who were at the scene that day and from Wilson himself. Former St. Louis County…

The Legend of Mark Uterus

Mark Udall

A few months ago, I wrote a column on this website about the U.S. Senate race in my home state of Colorado. At the time, Democratic incumbent Mark Udall was leading Republican challenger Cory Gardner in all of the polls. My belief was that Udall was headed toward certain victory because of how well the…

“Ice Buckets & Oracles” and “Christmas Might Come Early”

Let me confess that, aside from donating time or money, I rarely understand the odd things done on behalf of charities. For instance, even decades ago when I was an advertising copywriter, my fellow workers would often ask me to donate money based on how far they walked or ran on the weekend. I understood…

Certifiably Safe Sex

(CAUTION READERS: CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK. SOME CONTENT MAY BE MORE OFFENSIVE THAN USUAL.) There is something really wrong with the California State Legislature. It’d probably surprise me if any of these Shawarmaheads could use a revolving door without getting lost, but it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if they passed a “clockwise-only” mandate…

The Hunter Biden Chronicles

Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way. The youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden…

The Hunter Biden Chronicles

Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way. The youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden…