Please Support and Sign My “We The People” Petition!

Democracy only works if we make it work. Please sign my petition and help create enhanced freedom and safety for all Americans. With their narrow focus on firearms, the NRA is failing to protect our FULL arms-bearing Second Amendment rights.This is a real petition, and it needs 25,000 signatures by January 21, 2013. Let's get to work, Americans! A blade-carrying population is a respectful population!Click here:  Hank Fox's We the People Petition … [Read more...]

Dear Mr. President

Oh man, I am so glad you won. Whew! Mitt Romney just scared the hell out of me. And Ryan a heartbeat away from the presidency? No way!I know you have a lot on your plate right now, but ... I’m going to toss one more serving up there.“ABCD by 2023” is an ambitious scientific research project I’d like to see Americans undertake. Briefly, it’s a 10-year Apollo-style project against four diseases: Alzheimer’s. Birth defects. Cancer. Diabetes.For the rest of it, I hope you’ll forgive me for pres … [Read more...]

Slight Damper on the Obama Victory

One of my old Texas friends sent me an email last night, titled "A Touch of Real Class," showing 18 pictures of George W. Bush mixing and mugging with uniformed soldiers arriving at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport. It ends with "And, tell me once again the name of the person in the White House who bad-mouths this man and his wife." Jeezus.(Inside scoop: I picked this photo out of all the others because of the young man's crooked smile. I fancy it says "Yeah, yeah, I'm smiling on that side … [Read more...]

Samuel L. Jackson Weighs In

Hilarious! And Not Safe For Work.Cue some obligatory right wing outrage at the "language" in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... … [Read more...]

Politics: Getting “Nailed” by Jesus, and Bush

(This is a repost, slightly edited, from 2008.)Say you did something you thought was good at the time, but later turned out to be bad. You could admit the mistake. Or you could refuse to admit it.Any sensible person would probably say the first option was the best one. If you can admit a mistake, you can probably do something to fix it, or correct your course so you don’t do it again. And you can move on.The second option has some variations built into it, argumentative positions that m … [Read more...]

One in Five Americans Stricken With Crippling Mental Illness

Well, it’s a crippling mental illness if you’re a religious authority. Otherwise, it’s Freedom.Nones Climb to 19 Percent America’s “Nones” — the nonreligious — are at an all-time high, now comprising nearly one in five Americans (19%), according to a new study by the Pew Center for the People and the Press. The 19% count is based on aggregated surveys of 19,377 people conducted by the Pew Research Center throughout 2011 and reported by USA Today. … [Read more...]


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