MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

July 2009

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Programming note

I will be leaving in, literally, about five minutes for Myrtle Beach, S.C., and will not be back until sometime Sunday. I hope everyone has a good weekend. I, for one, will be contemplating what it…



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Michael Vick’s apparent return to NFL

In National Football League news Monday, former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was reinstated into the league by commissioner Roger Goodell, in a move that, frankly, I thought I would never see. I thought Vick’s…



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Obama’s citizenship

I’m not a huge Chris Matthews fan, but here he discusses the supposed controversy over President Barack Obama’s citizenship with John Campbell of California: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVndfV4–5g in which Matthews’ continued badgering gets Campbell to admit that…



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Jupiter a great protector? Not in 2036

Numerous news outlets have now carried the story about the Australian amateur space enthusiast who discovered the “something” that appears to have crashed into Jupiter, leaving a spot on the surface the size of Earth….


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Beatlemania, 1960s hence

Because I truly don’t seek to offend swaths of people in every post that I make — I know it’s hard to believe — I’m going to break from the God talk and the slavery…


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Confederate flag issue: ‘delicious’ irony

ABC News and The Associated Press report that the Atlantic Coast Conference has pulled baseball tournaments from being played in Myrtle Beach, S.C. in 2011-2013 in light of the Confederate battle flag being flown on…


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FOIA, briefly

The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. has done a laudable job, I think, of covering the recent stew over Gov. Mark Sanford’s brouhaha (and that’s not funny “haha”) regarding his affair with Maria Belen Chapur…


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