The Somalis in My Backyard


As many of you know, I’m in the very shallow end of the wealth pool. That’s not a call for sympathy. Many Americans are going through hard times. I’ve had more money before and I will again. I only mention it because some of my friends from Twitter know I lived in an apartment building … Continue reading

Finding My Way: Compassionate Conservatives


Language. It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing. People spend their lives studying it, deconstructing it, tracing its roots. We use it daily, obviously. Constantly. I’ve heard some people say they think more in images than words. Not I. I’m a very word-orientated person. To me, a word is worth a thousand pictures. At the most basic … Continue reading

Red Eye: Security Breach Around


OK. The TSA screening policy in use has been in place for a while now, as far as I know. Washington State’s SeaTac airport has had the full body scanners in place for at least several months, and I had a brief exchange on Twitter definitely that far back about people opting for the pat … Continue reading

Red Eye: Anarchy in the UK


According to Greg Gutfeld, the latest wave of European entitlement rioting comes to us from the UK, where angry college students are protesting a steep rise in college tuition costs. Naturally, when the conservative government does something we don’t like, the correct response is to break into party headquarters, start fires and spray paint  the … Continue reading

Bioethics and End of Life Questions


I’ve been feeling a little philosophical of late. OK, so I always feel a little philosophical. Recent events have caused me to be even more so. Consequently, bored on a Thursday night and browsing the list of available, streaming Netflix programming, I cam across a National Geographic Explorer episode entitled “Moment of Death.” This short … Continue reading

Red Eye: God Hates Total Bastards


After last night’s heated – but fruitful – Twitter debate over the TN house fire, I promised to write a silly post. Sorry, but it turns out I lied. It’s time to tell a little story. As many of you know, I am teh ghey. For years, I’ve lived by myself. I’ve had relationships on … Continue reading

TN Fire Inflames Passions on Red Eye


Wow. What a night. Let me start off by saying, don’t annoy Andy Levy, because he will totally take you down. Just kidding, Mr. Levy. I still think you’re swell. In truth, I tweeted just before tonight’s Red Eye started that I’d vote for Levy because he is one of the kindest, most fair minded … Continue reading

Burning the Qur’an


On September 11, 2010, a small church in Gainesville, Florida is planning an organized burning of the Muslim holy book, The Qur’an. The burning is to mark the anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks against the US by Islamic terrorists. Of course, everyone – including General David Petraeus – is worried the burning will endanger the … Continue reading

What is a Social Conservative? And Do They Hate Gays?


My most recent post at NewsReal Blog has raised some interesting questions. For me, at least. The biggest question is this: what does it mean to be a social conservative? That question is quickly followed by: if I’m not a social conservative, does that mean I’m not a conservative at all? And the third: who … Continue reading

My Last Word on the Ground Zero Mosque


The whole Ground Zero Mosque kerfuffle will continue for quite some time. Until it’s built, and long after, I suspect. However, I find there is only so much one can say about it. I will continue to lend my support to those opposed to the mosque on philosophical and moral grounds. If it’s pertinent, I … Continue reading