You would think that I would applaud the reading the Constitution in order to open a session of Congress. But I’m not doing that. I used to be a Roman Catholic. Part of the Roman Catholic Mass involves collective recital… Continue Reading →
It’s one thing to read comments to YouTube videos, which have acquired something of a reputation for being particularly inane and intelligence-free. But one hopes for better when one reads comments to an article in Scientific American.
It took me sixty seconds on the internet and $6.99 to become ordained as a minister and become empowered to officiate over and solemnize wedding ceremonies. I didn’t even have to profess a religious creed. Truly, I live in a… Continue Reading →
General Motors has, after its traumatic financial reorganization, reduced its branding from eight or nine different brand names to four. One of its brands, GMC, is reserved for trucks, so it has only three levels of branding available for its… Continue Reading →
“Holy communion” Is why I’m an atheist: It’s not human meat.
It was double feature Christmas Eve yesterday after The Wife got off work early (I had the day off). The selection at the theaters was Tron Legacy in 3-D and Black Swan. There is no point in seeing Tron in… Continue Reading →
Take two hypothetical people. And when I say “people,” what I really mean is “taxpayers.” Let’s call these folks “Attorney Alice” and “Minister Mike.” Attorney Alice works for the law firm of Nasty, Poor, Brutish & Short LLP, which pays… Continue Reading →
As neo-confederates celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of South Carolina’s act of treason in defense of slavery, I am grateful for a link to Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic. Coates tells the story of Robert Smalls, an escaped slave who commandeered… Continue Reading →
Correspondence from 1974 between an attorney who is a Cleveland Browns season ticket holder and the response turns out to be 100% pure awesome. If it’s not genuine, it ought to be.
Is it just me or has the lame duck session of Congress this year been more productive than the entire regular session? Whether you like the results or not, it’s undeniable that a lot of stuff got done on both… Continue Reading →