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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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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We Don’t Want the Capitol

Recently, there has been some local and national buzz around the notion of moving the United States Capitol to Nebraska.  It’s pretty easy to see why media members and bloggers would run with this idea – it makes for an attention-grabbing (and click generating) headline. The story behind it is a political ad by Ben Sasse, […]

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More Facebook Pet Peeves

A year or so ago, I compiled a list of my biggest Facebook Pet Peeves.  While some of these have slipped away – the “copy and paste this as your status if you agree” movement has mercifully slowed down – some new ones have cropped up.  Technically many of these are more about annoying Friends […]

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