Farts are Funny; Censorship is Not.

Some truths that I hold self-evident: Googly eyes are inherently funny. A well timed fart (or fart noise) can be a source of amusement, especially if the associated odor is minimal. Vandalism is a crime. Our First Amendment right to free speech is a cornerstone of democracy. How do these seemingly random things come together?  […]

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In (partial) defense of Hugh Freeze

Hugh Freeze resigned from his position as University of Mississippi’s head football coach yesterday. Freeze and Ole Miss have been under NCAA investigation for a number of (alleged) violations intended to get top flight recruits to sign with the Rebels. Until Thursday, Freeze and Mississippi stood together in fighting the allegations. However, this changed when it […]

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Don’t Vote For A Jackass

In years past, I’ve written about local and national elections several times.  However, I’ve always tried to keep my personal beliefs to the side.  I’m guessing it would not be very hard to figure out which way I lean on the political spectrum, but I’ve tried to stop short of saying “vote for _____” or […]

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Selective History

The last few days, I’ve been seeing versions of the same image showing up frequently in my Facebook feed: Selective History     I know the message that the Republicans are trying to send:  “On issues that are fundamental to the American way of life (freedom, voting rights, racial justice, etc.) the Republicans have been on the […]

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God, Gays, and Good Grades (g)

In a perfect world, otherwise rational people would not fear homosexuals. When I was planning out what I would write about for this A-Z series, I had planned to address gay marriage with letter G.  My plan was to speak in general terms about allowing gays and lesbians to marry, and how a committed loving […]

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Husker Hot Takes – Fiala and Phillips Edition

I’ve got a handful of post-Spring Scrimmage thoughts I’d like to share, but I want to focus on the two biggest Husker stories of the week: Former Husker linebacker and broadcaster Adrian Fiala passes away at age 67. Adrian Fiala was a standout linebacker on the Bob Devaney teams of the late 1960s.  Although he […]

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Blurt and Ernie (e)

In a perfect world, Ernie Chambers could make his points without controversial hyperbole. During a recent committee hearing in the Nebraska Legislature, State Senator Ernie Chambers said “My ISIS is the police. Nobody from ISIS ever terrorized us as a people as the police do us daily. And they get away with it.”  In the same […]

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