Category Archives: Culture

Super Bowl Sunday

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Today is Super Bowl XLIX and I will watch the game in the comfort of my living room as will billions around the world. I will have seen 48 on TV and have had the privilege of attending one Super Bowl in person. I am a life long NFL fan and NFL Season Ticket holder….

Those Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Conservatives!

I wasn’t quite sure what was going on the other day when I logged into my social media accounts and was immediately overwhelmed with scores of impassioned posts on the typically unexciting topic of vaccinations. Everyone was talking about it, and most of the rhetoric seemed to come in the form of angry parent-shaming, with…

It’s Time for the Flat Tax

Here’s a bulletin: President Obama wants wealthy Americans to pay higher taxes. I know: What else is new? The proposed increase is part of the president’s budget he just sent to Congress, a budget that at least in part tries to deal with income inequality by taking more from the so-called rich and giving their…

Super Bowl Mania – I Just Don’t Get It

Don’t hate me but I really don’t get the mania that surrounds the Super Bowl.  Yes, I get the money aspect.  I know there’s plenty of money thrown around in Vegas; I know the cost of 30 second commercials during the Super Bowl.  Even in Seattle, our driver got hundred dollar tips last year at the…

US to France: “You’ve Got a Friend”

Really? I was horrified and perplexed when I saw the video of James Taylor singing “You’ve Got a Friend” recently.  Instead of sending a high-ranking official to the Paris March earlier this month condemning the Islamist jihadists’ attack on and murder of employees at Charlie Hebdo, John Kerry schleps aging James Taylor over to Paris…