Common Cause

Well, this will be short I think. Who would have predicted common cause between some conservative Republican Senators, especially with Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) as one of them. A conservative for conservatives. It is not hard to see why virtually all Democratic senators delivered a big thumbs down to one of the singularly most politically stupid,…… Continue reading Common Cause

Catfish and Con Artists

It used to be that to steal your  money mostly somebody would show you a weapon in a deserted place if you were unfortunate enough or perhaps unobservant enough to be there. But you might also just live in one of those places too. That, of course, still happens every day. But the less thuggish…… Continue reading Catfish and Con Artists

Spotting Scam Artists

If you’re like me, you’re rebuilding. Especially relationships of various kinds. The reasons why are abundantly clear, if we don’t we can have some mighty miserable times, especially around the holidays. Disconnected from old friends, in my case married friends, I’m not invited to events they’ve planned, others, newer friendships that are just starting to…… Continue reading Spotting Scam Artists

The Bamboozle Bra

I’ve been watching reruns of What Not to Wear. TLC’s been running the old shows that I never saw, like season 4 and 5. One of the adds is for the Miracle Bamboo Bra, which will solve all your brassiere problems forever. Incidentally, brassiere is an English word adopted from the French that does not mean…… Continue reading The Bamboozle Bra

The Truth when critiquing bigots

I don’t doubt that Congresswoman Hartzler is anti-LGBT, or that she deserves criticism but the headline: Congresswoman: Trans People In The Military As Dangerous As ISIS is not only not a quote, it is a misrepresentation of her stated position. It is true she’s against “transgenders” (her usage) in the military, apparently thinking that Rand’s study was…… Continue reading The Truth when critiquing bigots

Lose that Chip

This goes for other communities that are hypersensitive too (at least parts of them are), but I’m not going to name them, or shame them. All these communities really are marginalized, victimized, and vilified by the general populace or even just the majority. They feel justifiable outrage, but sometimes that slips over into things that…… Continue reading Lose that Chip