The Error of Defeat

So…Sony gave in and canceled the Interview in it’s entirety.  The so stupidly named Guardians of Peace and North Korea beat the studio. People who believe in the freedom of speech, the right to protest and freedom of expression should be chilled.  And yet, I am seeing some folks opting … Continue Reading The Error of Defeat

Torturous Memos

Just want to say…if something seems like a vile form of degradation based porn you would find repulsive on the internet, maybe our government should not be using it as an “Enhanced Interrogation Technique”.

Cutting Off Air

Think about this. Choke holds are banned in New York. An officer used a choke hold on Eric Garner. Garner was gasping out that he could not breathe.  The cop did not stop. Garner died. The coroner determined this was a homicide. This was caught on video. A grand jury … Continue Reading Cutting Off Air

Just Don’t Understand

My Facebook feed filled up pretty quick with white people lamenting the Ferguson situation.  Except, it was not the kind of lamenting you would hope.  It was white people expressing how they cannot understand how black people cannot get it through their heads how destroying their own community solves nothing. … Continue Reading Just Don’t Understand

The Shift

With riots, there are many tragic issues at hand.  Looting is not an expression of rage against an injustice.  And if I came to find my store burned to the ground?  I would be devastated.  And this to, is not raging against an unjust system.  Of course, looters and vandals … Continue Reading The Shift

Bigotedly Correct

Oh, Gary Oldman. I love you. I really do. I see you are in a movie and I get excited to see that performance. You were one of the reasons I did not totally refuse to see the RoboCop reboot. But really…if you want to be critical of the restrictions … Continue Reading Bigotedly Correct

Everybody’s Free

free en·ter·prise noun noun: free enterprise 1. an economic system in which private business operates in competition and largely free of state control. There was a news story on Fox recently which declared Free Enterprise dead. It was ridiculous, of course, for multiple reasons. Primarily, it was because a Judge … Continue Reading Everybody’s Free

Talk Like a Man…?

Read this column by Pia Glenn. It is about street harassment.  I don’t think we men quite realize what (and how early) women are really facing.  It is a challenging and heartbreaking read.  But it is worth it.

For the Colorblind

I have been thinking about Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia recent commentary regarding the Voting Rights Act.  A reminder: And this last enactment, not a single vote in the Senate against it. And the House is pretty much the same. Now, I don’t think that’s attributable to the fact that … Continue Reading For the Colorblind