Category Archives: Culture

Hackers and Harpies and Maggots, Oh My!

Notice how I put hackers before harpies and maggots.  That’s because I think hackers are the worst and should all be executed or at least have their fingers broken. Ok, ok, I know that sounds a bit extreme but I am royally p.o.’d!  I’m a “mom and pop operation” minus the “pop.”   I’m not a…

What Jon Stewart Didn’t Ask Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter was a guest on the Daily Show recently and when the subject turned to Paris and Islamic violence in general, Mr. Carter said this about root causes: “Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem. And this aggravates people who are affiliated in any way with the Arab…

Weather Suddenly Doesn’t Matter in the Climate Change Debate?

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The other day, one of my liberal friends posted one of those sharable, meme images featuring a quote from comedian Stephen Colbert on her Facebook page. It has become a fairly popular quote – one that I’ve seen posted a number of times over the past couple of months: “Global warming isn’t real because I…

Islamic Terrorism by Any Other Name …

More than a million people turned out. More than 40 presidents and prime ministers were there. It was, as the New York Times reported, “the most striking show of solidarity in the West against the threat of Islamic extremism since the Sept. 11 attacks.” But President Obama did not go to Paris. Neither did Joe…

Here’s an Idea: Million Muslim Man Marches Around the World

In a column about the massacre in Paris, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wanted us to understand that while there is indeed a “strain of Islamic intolerance and extremism” that has caused too much violence in the world, most Muslims are good people who detest what happened in Paris the other day as much…